Re: [asa] Multi-worlds, parallel histories, and theology

From: gordon brown <Gordon.Brown@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Fri Mar 21 2008 - 14:03:09 EDT

On Fri, 21 Mar 2008, George Murphy wrote:

> OTOH what's now called a "multiverse" theory is one in which what we see as
> the big bang actually gave rise to many universes with different physical
> properties. Ours is just one bubble which expanded at a particular rate in a
> vast foam of bubbles expanding at various rates. Some may be similar to ours
> but there's no particular reason to think that any have to have exteremely
> close correspondence with ours - e.g., that there was anyone we would
> recognize as Hitler. Robert Mann's article "Inconstant Multiverse" in the
> December 2005 PSCF is worth looking at on this.


In this description it appears that there is only one big bang. Aren't
there multiverse theories in which each universe had its own big bang?

Gordon Brown (ASA member)

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