Having just completed a careful read of Brian Greene’s The Hidden Reality, I am impressed with the possibility that there are an infinite number of universes. This means there would be universes without limit, many of them similar to ours, somewhere out there in the vast reaches of space or as entwined imperceptibly with ours. It also means that there would be duplicates of you and me and every conceivable variation. Bizarre to say the least! And it would take a naturalist not to get suspicious that such a belief reflects reality. Indeed, the Multiverse perspective is so bizarre that Greene’s theoretical math may have inadvertently tapped into the infinite mind of God. For as Jesus said, “In my Father’s house there are many mansions.” This would allow the mathematics of quantum physics to remain coherent while nevertheless missing the truth. But here is something else to consider – infinity is awfully big! Insofar as there might actually be an infinite number of parallel universes, would not at least one of them have the potential for annihilating the others? And if not that one, then another – since there is no end to the number or type. If there is some limitation to the type, then there must be some logic or law causing this limitation.
The Multiverse rests on the assumption that matter is fundamental. It is therefore a view held by those who are rebelling against the personal and authoritarian nature of God and need to come up with a way to explain the origin of our Universe apart from a Creator. Listen to Greene’s own words (in a discussion of the holographic principle): we (humankind) have the potential for understanding “all there is to know about reality” – a statement reminiscent of the promise the devil made to Adam and Eve when they were about to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge: “Ye shall be as gods.” It does not take a huge leap of the imagination to grasp how atheistic scientists are in fact intent upon displacing God with their human intelligence.
My books (three to date) explain and amplify these ideas — proving by the anatomy of the brain that God exists, the One “in whom we live and move and have our being.” They can be accessed through my Homepage. The easiest read is a revised collection of these website postings titled: Consciousness Finally Explained: A Perfect Synthesis of God and Brain.
1. John 14:2.
2. Journey, 223.
3. Genesis 3:5.