Monday, August 21, 2006
Many Universes or Fairies?
The problem is that the many-universes hypothesis is used as a discussion-stopper - a way to avoid the fine-tuning of the universe.
Here’s what it reminds me of: A small child claiming that “the fairies” broke the vase or stole the cookies. I used to deal with that kind of thing as a childminder and later a young mother on a regular basis.
The real problem isn’t whether fairies exist or act - only a naif or a fool would try discussing that with the child - but whether “the fairies” are used to avoid addressing difficult sets of facts. So with many universes.
Arguments like these are why I had to convert from atheism. I don't have strong enough faith to believe that there wasn't a creator.Post a Comment