He asked poignantly in A Brief History of Time, “What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?”
Some scientists respond, “Well, there must be an enormous number of universes and each one is a little different. This one just happened to turn out right.”
Yale clinical neurologist Dr. Steven Novella posted recently about Dr. Richard Gallagher, a psychiatrist trained at Yale who provides psychiatric consultation services to the Catholic Church.
As I noted yesterday, Joseph Carter wrote a fatuous essay in which he denies purpose in the universe and does an amusing dance around the implications that follow.
The Many Worlds Interpretation is sort of an extension of the Darwinian creation myth, applied to cosmology.