The multiverse: The long march of progressive politics through science institutions
|June 6, 2017||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Multiverse, Naturalism, Science|
From Peter Woit at Not Even Wrong:
The political campaign for the multiverse continues today with a piece by Amanda Gefter at Nautilus. It’s a full-throated salvo from the Linde-Guth side of the multiverse propaganda war they are now waging, with Linde dismissing Steinhardt’s criticism as based on “a total ignorance of what is going on”. All of the quotes for the article are on the pro-multiverse side. There is a new argument from them I’d never heard before: Guth comes up with this one:
You can create a universe from nothing—you can create infinite universes from nothing—as long as they all add up to nothing. …
The article is subtitled “Why the majority of physicists are on one side of a recent exchange of letters”. One way to interpret this claim is just that 33 is more than 3, but the reason for this is clear: while Guth, Kaiser, Linde and Nomura decided to go on a political campaign, drumming up signatures on their letter. … More.
Basically, the multiversers rounded up push poll signatures whereas the other poor questioning sots put up a website discussing the science issues. The latter will probably lose, regardless of evidence. In the age of marchin’, marchin’ and shoutin’ shoutin’, the science doesn’t actually matter much. The marchers and shouters won’t admit that, but they will act like it. That is how we will know.
See also: How naturalism rots science from the head down