Cosmologists sense the problem and strive to rescue their multiverse from the nagging demands for evidence.
Science writer Dennis Overbye calls the inflation controversy a crisis in cosmology. But maybe it is more of a crossroads.
String theory, which took root in the 1970s, proposes that “all objects in our universe are composed of vibrating filaments (strings) and membranes (branes) of energy.”
Cosmology has become an art form. Stylish essays are decked out with a very brief skirt of science.
Fine-tuning of the universe is so unpleasant a subject for materialists that it cannot really become a controversy.