My So-Called Universe

From: Emil Gilliam (
Date: Thu Aug 21 2003 - 00:18:29 MDT

Article in Slate, by Jim Holt:

"One morning last April, the New York Times op-ed page ran a piece by
the Australian physicist Paul Davies warning readers not to be so
gullible as to believe there could be more than one universe. The next
month, Scientific American published a long article by the physicist
Max Tegmark asserting that, to the contrary, parallel universes almost
certainly do exist. Around the same time, bookstores received Are
Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?, wherein Martin Gardner dismisses
theories of multiple universes as "frivolous fantasies." If you had
seen all this, you may well have asked yourself: Is this really a
matter on which I need to form an opinion?"


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