---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <LEnglish5@...> wrote :

 The Type I multiverse isn't a belief, but merely the inescapable conclusion 
that you simply MUST draw given a few assumptions about the nature of the 

 If you have to rely on assumptions it is still "just" a theory. We simply 
don't know yet if the universe is infinite in extent.

 In a sense, a Type 1 multiverse is merely an extension of Bolzmann's Brain, 
which is where a nervous system spontaneously arises somewhere in the universe 
due to random quantum events that has an illusory past history that makes said 
nervous system believe that it is a typical living creature with a 
human/martian/vulcan/whatever background -at least for that brief instant 
before it expires due to lack of anything that would normally keep such a 
nervous system alive.


 Futurama had at least one episode where the characters encounter an entire 
colony of such brains floating in space.


 In that case I believe it.



---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <s3raphita@...> wrote :

 Re "The multiverse is a theory . . . I don't see why atheists would use this 
theory to support their idea that there is no God.":

 The multiverse theory - the idea that there are a possibly infinite number of 
universes - is uncannily like the idea of the medieval scholastics that in God 
there were an infinite number of potential worlds that He(?) could actualize. 
The big difference - and it is a really, really big difference - is that in the 
multiverse theory all possible universes *must* exist - including the most 
hideous. For the theologians, God would *only* bring into existence those 
worlds he felt were good (good in the long run - and for the majority of us).

 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.

 (Genesis 1:31)

 Also in this He shewed me a little thing, the quantity of an hazel-nut, in the 
palm of my hand; and it was as round as a ball. I looked thereupon with eye of 
my understanding, and thought: What may this be? And it was answered generally 
thus: It is all that is made. I marvelled how it might last, for methought it 
might suddenly have fallen to naught for little[ness]. And I was answered in my 
understanding: It lasteth, and ever shall [last] for that God loveth it. And so 
All-thing hath the Being by the love of God.

 (Julian of Norwich)

 There is no evidence for there being any multiverses - it is as much a leap of 
faith as believing in God. The "God option" really means you have trust in 
whatever is unfolding.

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