Strike up a conversation with folks around Capitol Hill about their view of how and why the universe came into existence and odds are very good you will sooner or later hear the theory ours is just one of many universes.
This is the “multiverse” explanation for why there is something rather than nothing, and it is a concept that in recent years has gained numerous advocates within the scientific community and disciples in the popular press.
I’m also quite certain that more than a few knowing nods of the head would be seen in any gathering of congressional aides who could be asked if they are aware of the multiverse concept. And some of them could explain it, at least in basic terms.
Theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder studies things like quantum gravity, but she goes against the flow on the multiverse issue. She is also an accomplished author of books, technical articles, bylined pieces in magazines like Scientific American and Forbes, and posts on her blog, Backreaction.
Is she a Christian? I don’t know, but I doubt it. My guess is she has her own unique views on the issue of the literal resurrection of Jesus and related matters, but has not shared them for prudential or strategic reasons.
If somebody reading this knows to the contrary, please advise me of such in the comments, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, check out this fascinating video of her discussing the multiverse question:
And, if after watching the video you want to pursue the subject further, go to her blog and to her many YouTube videos. This woman, besides being incredibly intelligent, is also a prolific writer and an accomplished public advocate. Whatever her faith/non-faith might be, more like her are needed.
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