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Stenger Should Stick To Physics

Stenger Should Stick To Physics

Victor Stenger, atheist physicist, emeritus professor at the University of Hawaii, writes in New Scientist of why scientists ought to stick to their own competencies. Well, no, he doesn’t say that in so many words, in fact he tries to say the opposite, that science can judge against the existence of God. He tries, but he fails so miserably, the real lesson is what I have just said: stick to what you know, please, so you don’t embarrass yourself. The…

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God and the Multiverse: “If you don’t want God …”

God and the Multiverse: “If you don’t want God …”

Late in 2008 Discover Magazine published an article on God and the multiverse, which contains one of the clearest reasons any scientist has ever stated for favoring multiverse theory. I believe my blog entry on it is worth re-posting (with some edits/updates). Follow it to the end for the key statement, and then ask yourself: is he reasoning from science or from theology? Discover Magazine tackles the fine-tuning problem in its December 2008 issue, in an article titled “A Universe…

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“If You Don’t Want God, You’d Better Have a Multiverse”

“If You Don’t Want God, You’d Better Have a Multiverse”

Discover Magazine tackles the fine-tuning problem in its December 2008 issue, in an article titled “A Universe Built For Us.” It’s not available online, unfortunately, unless you’re a subscriber [update 11/10/08, courtesy of Todd: it actually is online here. You might enjoy buying a copy to discover what they’ve wrapped around this enticing introductory material: Physicists don’t like coincidences. They like even less the notion that life is somehow central to the universe, and yet recent discoveries are forcing them…

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