Tag Archives: Multiverse

Tegmark’s Level II Multiverse: bubble universes

I recently finished reading Max Tegmark’s latest book, ‘Our Mathematical Universe‘, about his views on multiverses and the ultimate nature of reality.  This is the second in a series of posts on the concepts and views he covers in the book.  Tegmark postulates four levels … Continue reading

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Tegmark’s Level I Multiverse: infinite space

I’ve just finished reading Max Tegmark’s latest book, ‘Our Mathematical Universe‘, about his views on multiverses and the ultimate nature of reality.  This is the first in a series of posts that I plan to do on it.  Tegmark postulates four … Continue reading

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The fine tuning “problem”

An interesting article byJonathan Borwein and David H. Bailey on why science needs philosophy. When renowned scientists now talk seriously about millions of multiverses, the old question “are we alone?” gets a whole new meaning. Our ever-expanding universe is incomprehensibly … Continue reading

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How a Medieval Philosopher Dreamed Up the ‘Multiverse’ | Space.com

The idea that our universe may be just one among many out there has intrigued modern cosmologists for some time. But it looks like this “multiverse” concept might actually have appeared, albeit unintentionally, back in the Middle Ages. When scientists … Continue reading

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SMBC: Sperm cosmology

All kinds of ways to interpret this one.  (Click through to see full sized version.) via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

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You say multiverse, I say galaxies

Corey Powell has an interesting post up on what he calls the Four Great Eras of Exploration.  The first era was Galileo’s discovery of the vastness of the universe, the second that stars were composed of chemical elements, and the … Continue reading

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When Classical Universes Collide, The Result is Quantum Mechanics, Say Physicists

I shared this on Twitter, but it occurred to me that, although I didn’t have any particular comment to make on it, many of my non-Twitter readers might find it interesting. The strange behaviour of the quantum world is direct … Continue reading

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Are Parallel Universes Unscientific Nonsense?

If you’re a multiverse skeptic, you should know that there are many potential weaknesses in the case for parallel universes, and I hope you’ll find my cataloging of these weaknesses below useful. To identify these weaknesses in the pro-multiverse arguments, … Continue reading

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The physics of the multiverse

Fellow blogger agrudzinsky shared this video in a comment, but I thought it was good enough to warrant a full post. I like the fact that he repeatedly states that these ideas have not been experimentally confirmed, and the wrap-up where he … Continue reading

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Why a Larger Multiverse Shouldn’t Make You Feel Small | Max Tegmark

The Higgs Boson was predicted with the same tool as the planet Neptune and the radio wave: with mathematics. Why does our universe seem so mathematical, and what does it mean? In my new book, Our Mathematical Universe, which comes … Continue reading

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