Does anyone know why the Many Universes interpretation of the multiverse (every sneeze creates a new universe) has suddenly gained new traction?
At Columbia mathematician Peter Woit’s blog, Not Even Wrong, we learn:
… getting lots of media attention while not saying anything substantive, there’s the multiverse of the Many Worlds interpretation. The media campaign to promote this is still in high gear. Recent examples include Brian Cox: ‘Multiverse’ makes sense at BBC News, this week’s New Scientist, which has a bunch of things including Multiverse me: Should I care about my other selves?, and an upcoming program here in New York that tells us that:
We may live in a multiverse in which every possibility happens and with each new possibility the universe branches off into another of many worlds.
The New Scientist article has Don Page pointing out that this explains the problem of evil. God likes the idea of everything possible happening all the time so much he’d rather not be bothered to stop bad things from happening:
You’d have to pay/sign up/get mail forever to read what Don Page says in New Scientist, so we better not draw any conclusions.
Will this thesis fly at BioLogos?
See also: As if the multiverse wasn’t bizarre enough …meet Many Worlds
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