Science, the dominant way of knowing of our age, now finds itself caught between a rock and (very) hard place.
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.
I had thought of the Singularity as an event, to which the universe — physical reality — traces back at the moment of the Big Bang.
“We can detect more than a thousand problems that had to be solved in advance for life to be able to develop on Earth,” says chemist Marcos Eberlin.
According to Halsmer, engineering involves “the creative use of resources and ingenuity to accomplish a purpose or solve a problem.” It does so by creating “affordances.”