The question she leaves unaddressed is why scientists would choose, despite the absence of evidence, despite the fact that the multiverse is “unobservable by assumption,” to believe in a multiverse.
Keas describes the surprisingly religious role played by much atheistic science fiction. The discussion includes 2001: A Space Odyssey and H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds.
Here is a myth that comes not from the past but from the future.
We last checked in with Robert Lawrence Kuhn as he interviewed Nobel laureate Brian Josephson who said he was “80 percent” sure of intelligent design.
Editor’s Note: This is crossposted at Professor Scot McKnight’s Beliefnet blog, Jesus Creed. The first post in this series is found here, and the second here. The Origin of Beauty Benjamin Wiker and Jonathan Witt’s masterful book A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature gives the following illustration of how modern scientific reductionists treat nature and the arts: Imagine hearing the following account of one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s symphonies: ‘We have been able to prove that this particular symphony is actually reducible to a series of notes that happen to be played both at the same time in chords and one after another, creating a string of disturbances in the air caused by Read More ›