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Philosophy Talk: The Mystery of the Multiverse

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"Multiverse" by Tony Ibarra used under CC license
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Could our universe be just one among an infinite number of universes in the multiverse?

At the foundation of modern theoretical physics lie the equations that define our universe, telling us of its beginnings, evolution, and future. Make even minor adjustments to the fundamental laws of the universe, and life as we know it would not exist. How do we explain this extraordinary fact that our universe is so uniquely fine-tuned for life? Could our universe may be just one of infinitely many in a vast multiverse? Can science ever prove or disprove the multiverse theory? Or does the theory make some testable predictions about our finely-tuned universe? John and Ken multiply their thoughts with George Ellis from the University of Cape Town, author of How Can Physics Underlie the Mind? Sunday 7/28 at 11 am and Tuesday 7/30 at 12 noon.