Don’t ya just love when the guys with all the degrees start pontificating about things we’ve been tossing around here for years now?
Call it a fluke, a mystery, a miracle. Or call it the biggest problem in physics. Short of invoking a benevolent creator, many physicists see only one possible explanation: Our universe may be but one of perhaps infinitely many universes in an inconceivably vast multiverse. Most of those universes are barren, but some, like ours, have conditions suitable for life.
The idea is controversial. Critics say it doesn’t even qualify as a scientific theory because the existence of other universes cannot be proved or disproved. Advocates argue that, like it or not, the multiverse may well be the only viable nonreligious explanation for what is often called the “fine-tuning problem”—the baffling observation that the laws of the universe seem custom-tailored to favor the
emergence of life.
Or, just maybe, all this stuff that keeps being shoveled up to as ‘fiction’ – maybe that’s just the way a superior intelligence tries to tell a toddler species what awaits in ‘the universe of magical things’