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

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Fri Mar 21 2008 - 15:07:35 EDT

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From: "gordon brown" <Gordon.Brown@Colorado.EDU>
To: "George Murphy" <>
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Subject: Re: [asa] Multi-worlds, parallel histories, and theology

> 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.
> George,
> 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)

Yes, there are more complex theories.


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