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Why Some Scientists Embrace the 'Multiverse'
Jewish World Review ^ | June 18, 2013/ | Denis Prager

Posted on 06/18/2013 1:30:53 AM PDT by expat1000

Last week, in Nice, France, I was privileged to participate, along with 30 scholars, mostly scientists and mathematicians, in a conference on the question of whether the universe was designed, or at least fine-tuned, to make life, especially intelligent life. Participants — from Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Berkeley and Columbia among other American and European universities — included believers in G0D, agonistics and atheists.

(Excerpt) Read more at jewishworldreview.com ...


TOPICS: Religion; Science
KEYWORDS: stringtheory
Food for thought - whether you agree or disagree with Prager's conclusions or other opinions expressed.
1 posted on 06/18/2013 1:30:53 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Pardon for the OT, but is the G0D (with an inserted zero) rendering a, for lack of a better term, “kosher” one? I can’t recall having seen it expressed that way previously.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 1:44:35 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (No more usurpers.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

I didn’t notice that - never saw that before and typically we write G-d but I guess it will serve!

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/166899/jewish/Why-Dont-You-Spell-Out-G-ds-Name.htm


3 posted on 06/18/2013 1:49:44 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

I believe Prager is Jewish I could be wrong that might explain the “0”

But it cold be a subtle political joke making fun of those who worship Zerobama


4 posted on 06/18/2013 1:51:25 AM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Fai Mao

>>I believe Prager is Jewish I could be wrong that might explain the “0”.

Correct, but typically G-d, not G0d, is used - at least in my experience.


5 posted on 06/18/2013 1:55:55 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000
Unfortunately, Spiderman was easily tracked, as he used Verizon and Google.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 3:39:37 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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Thanks expat1000.

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7 posted on 06/18/2013 3:43:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: expat1000

If there is an infinity of universe’s, could somebody please tell me how to find the bridge to the one where there is no marxism, no collectivism, no islam, no PC, no multiculturalism, and no liberals (in the modern sense).


8 posted on 06/18/2013 3:43:40 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: expat1000

bttt


9 posted on 06/18/2013 3:47:06 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: SunkenCiv

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10 posted on 06/18/2013 3:53:13 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

bfl


11 posted on 06/18/2013 3:56:28 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: expat1000; Fai Mao
Yeah, I thought it was a nifty, more readable format, that yet preserves the break.

"This causes problems. No matter how many times I write "G-d", the spell-check on the computer has no idea what I mean. "G-d" is not in its dictionary, and it won't accept it as an addition to the dictionary. So the computer comes up with all types of suggested corrections: Go, Do, G'day. And often half the name ends up on a new line: G-
d.

I wonder if G0D would be accepted as an autocorrect option in spell-check?

Fascinating article, btw. Those do seem to be on the order of Schrödinger's cat variety odds.

12 posted on 06/18/2013 4:08:13 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (No more usurpers.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

> If there is an infinity of universe’s, could somebody please tell me how to find the bridge to the one where there is no marxism, no collectivism, no islam, no PC, no multiculturalism, and no liberals (in the modern sense).

I’ll buy a ticket too to a ‘verse where black is black, white is white, and you font have to guess what the truth is.


13 posted on 06/18/2013 4:08:15 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

I’ll buy a ticket too to a ‘verse where black is black, white is white, and you don’t have to guess what the truth is.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 4:09:13 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Actually I skipped through that whole thing about why he uses G0d.

It would not have to be an autocorrect entry, just add it to the dictionary as he apparently did.

BTW, I haven’t the faintest idea what this means: “Schrödinger’s cat variety odds” but have added it to my list of things to explore as time allows.


15 posted on 06/18/2013 4:14:48 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome; All

Not G0d or G-d; but GOD! Anything else is a mockery. If Freepers who are conservatives (I exclude the trolls and RINOs - which probably an oxymoron)can’t get it right, how can we expect others to do so.

If you are offended by the correct spelling - GOD - too bad. Get over it. For the NSA, put that in your data banks under “troublemaker”.


16 posted on 06/18/2013 4:34:30 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: NTHockey

It’s a show of respect by not spelling out his name, typically a Jewish custom, IIRC.

While it may not be a “NTHockey Approved Method,” that doesn’t make it invalid.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 4:39:10 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: expat1000

I think prize-winning pr*ck Richard Dawkins called this “theory” ridiculous. Even that monstrosity won’t make such a claim. For one thing, there is absolutely ZERO evidence for the multiverse. It’s mainly a theory invented to try and maneuver atheism around troublesome mathematics.


18 posted on 06/18/2013 4:42:19 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: expat1000

interesting article and must have been an interesting gathering!

Note that the subject matter and conclusions of this esteemed gathering of scientists could be not taught or even discussed in our schools without drawing a lawsuit from the militant a-theists, if it was allowed to discussed at all by intimidated school boards

I didn’t see the name “Richard Dawkins”


19 posted on 06/18/2013 4:46:51 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

they dont want to be found or the isms you mention would be battering down their borders trying to emigrate and contaminate them


20 posted on 06/18/2013 4:48:06 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: expat1000

Unless someone can provide proof this is just all theoretical nonsense.

I can claim there is an alien civilization living in my ass and claim it’s a theory. Whoopdee doo!


21 posted on 06/18/2013 4:51:58 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Those are all direct descendants of the religion of Humanism, which began with the lie “you will be as gods, knowing good and evil”.

Unless one of these fantasy universes was exempted from the curse, you won’t find the one you’re looking for.


22 posted on 06/18/2013 4:53:55 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Viennacon

Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist. Why would his opinion on matters such as this mean anything? There is no “evidence” for a lot of things in the world. Science is about exploring the unknown in an attempt to make it known. So when faced with a question such as this one, many theories are proposed which all work, until some new discovery or new data can refute those theories or add a little more to them.


23 posted on 06/18/2013 5:13:27 AM PDT by hannibaal
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To: NTHockey; expat1000; Future Snake Eater
Not offended at all, and no offense was intended toward anyone on this forum; I'm not Jewish. As has been noted, it was simply a showing of respect for a Jewish FReeper, coupled with curiosity as to form, under Jewish custom.

/thread participation

24 posted on 06/18/2013 5:15:03 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (No more usurpers.)
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To: TheRhinelander

You can say the same thing for any religion. I know you will respond with the word “faith” which is something created because no one had any proof.

These are working theories, and work is done to disprove these theories.

I don’t see why you are getting your panties in such a twist.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 5:16:06 AM PDT by hannibaal
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To: expat1000
Why Some Scientists Embrace the 'Multiverse'

If there's life in there, the democrats will find it.

And register it to vote.

26 posted on 06/18/2013 5:16:21 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: hannibaal

I’m not I simply think it’s ridiculous. Send a probe through a black hole and we’ll see what happens.


27 posted on 06/18/2013 5:33:04 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: TheRhinelander

>>Unless someone can provide proof this is just all theoretical nonsense.

Sounds exactly like an atheist talking about G0d.


28 posted on 06/18/2013 5:56:43 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

I have no idea what this is about. There was nothing remotely offensive in anything you said.


29 posted on 06/18/2013 5:59:57 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: hannibaal

That’s my point. The scientific community will claim God doesn’t exist for lack of evidence, then declare that there are a zillion universes. They’re hypocrites.I mentioned Dawkins because he seems to have become the go-to guy for the general public on science. I’m well aware this is outside his field of ‘expertise’, but so is God and he never shuts up on that subject.


30 posted on 06/18/2013 9:55:10 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: expat1000
I was a bit shocked that Praeger would make the following assertion, given that he is also an OT Bible scholar and has no doubt read Daniel Chapter five:

But there is not a shred of evidence of the existence of these other universes. Nor could there be since contact with another universe is impossible.

There is another where/when only the length of an arm away from our own.

31 posted on 06/18/2013 9:56:48 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

If there is an infinity of universe’s, could somebody please tell me how to find the bridge to the one where there is no marxism, no collectivism, no islam, no PC, no multiculturalism, and no liberals (in the modern sense).


Or even the one where Sheldon is a clown made of candy. That one might not be too bad either.


32 posted on 06/18/2013 10:03:33 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: chaosagent

Sheldon is the star of the show ...


33 posted on 06/18/2013 10:39:02 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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