The way Darwinism got on it. Including tax-funded textbooks in compulsory public schools and all the rest.
Science is also advancing our understanding of just how fantastically improbable the origin of life is. Evolutionary biologist, Eugene Koonin, looking at the possibility that life arose through the popular “RNA-world” scenario, calculates that the probability of just RNA replication and translation is 1 chance in 10 with 1,017 zeros after it. Koonin’s solution is to propose an infinite multiverse. With an infinite number of possible universes, the emergence of life will becomes inevitable, no matter how improbable.
So the multiverse has become atheism’s “god of the gaps” but some scientists point out that multiverse “science” is not science at all. Mathematician George Ellis wrote of multiverse models, “they are not observationally or experimentally testable — and never will be.”
Responding to the testability issue, physicist Sean Carroll proposes that we put less scientific emphasis on testable, falsifiable predictions, suggesting that a theory should be evaluated by how well it explains the data. Silk and Ellis point out that multiverse theories, unfortunately, can be adjusted to fit anyobservation. Mark Buchanan, in his review of multiverse enthusiast and physicist Max Tegmark’s book Our Mathematical Universe, writes, “In the end, this isn’t science so much as philosophy using the language of science.”
But that feature is just what will sell the project, unless it is contested.
Darwinism isn’t evolution; it is a theory about how evolution occurs. But it got taken for “evolution” in general and funded as such.
If only all nonsense were free and non-compulsory.
See also: How multiverse theory got started and why it matters so much to some.
And Talk to the fossils: Let’s see what they say back
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