Thursday, March 10, 2016

In the Multiverse, Are You Just a Brain?

The idea of there being multiple, parallel universes "out there" sounds pretty cool.  But does this really make sense?  Many atheists would say yes, perhaps because it helps to avoid the conclusion that God created our universe.  In particular, it looks like our universe is exquisitely designed for the existence of life.  But if we're one of many, many universes out there, then there's bound to be one like ours that can support life, right?

Well, yes, maybe, but as we'll see, punting to the multiverse proves too much.  In essence: if there are so many other worlds out there that can be appealed to in order to explain improbable events, then anything, no matter how crazy sounding, can happen.  In particular, it should lead you to believe that only you exist.