Asked by Mindy Weisberger:
While scientists have yet to find any evidence that multiverses exist, there are a number of hypotheses that use the laws of physics to explore the possibility of multiple universes, sometimes challenging our understanding of reality itself in the process, Erin Macdonald, astrophysicist and self-proclaimed “massive sci-fi nerd,” explained during a panel on Saturday (June 17) at Future Con, a festival that highlighted the intersection between science, technology and science fiction in Washington, D.C. More.
Not only have we yet to find any evidence that multiverses exist, it is unclear that we could find any such evidence in principle.
The article provides useful information on various multiverse theories, about which we learn, “”None of these can be proven — but they’re fun to think about,” Macdonald said.”
So where is the multiverse hiding? Where are the fairies in the bottom of the garden hiding?
So now, how did this become a topic in… science? Well, here is one possibility: If Top People truly need the idea, there is a serious risk that they will enforce it anyway, by tampering with basic principles of science such as falsifiability and Occam’s razor.
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