Sunday, 4 August 2013

“The Multiverse Idea Is a Radical Departure into Philosophy or Religion,” Astronomer Says.

The idea of many universes is an attempt to explain design without God. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

What do some secular scientists do when everything in the universe looks like it has been designed? They invoke a hypothetical idea that can never be proved, because they do not accept the idea of a Higher Being who would set the rules.

Astronomer Danny R. Faulkner, who is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of South Carolina Lancaster, has written over a hundred papers in astronomy journals. Referring to Lawrence Krauss’ book A Universe from Nothing (2012), he says:

The now widespread belief in the multiverse among cosmologists amounts to a surrender in the war over design. They have painted themselves into a corner, because, even with their big bang cosmogony they are left with strong theistic implications. Unwilling to accept that there may be a God, they in desperation have resorted to defining away the problem. There is no evidence for a multiverse, nor, by definition, could there ever be.

This is a radical departure into philosophy or religion, but it doesn’t seem to bother these cosmologists. Having painted themselves into a corner, blowing the wall away to make a door to escape through is the only choice that they have. This is a tacit admission that they have lost the design debate for this universe


Mitchell, Elizabeth. 2013. Are We One of Many, or Did God Design the Universe with Physics That Actually Works? Answers in Genesis (August 3).