David Beck and I recently presented a paper on God and the multiverse at the annual Evangelical Philosophical Society conference in Milwaukee, WI on November 14, 2012. In this paper we argue that if a multiverse exists then it is harmonious with theism. Not only do we argue that it’s compatible with theism but we develop a distinctly Christian approach to it. We trace the idea of many worlds back to the pre-Socratics, which contributed to a theistic framework. We use Thomas Aquinas, Leibniz, Kant, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and others to create a Christian model of modal realism. We have called our model “Thomistic Modal Realism.” We plan on explicating the paper and submitting it for publication soon. Please feel free to comment and leave feedback in the comment section. Any and all appropriate/substantive feedback will help us strengthen our model.
November 17th, 2012by Max Andrews
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Tags: Christianity, cosmology, david beck, EPS, ETS, Evangelical Philosophical Society, Evangelical Theological Society, hugh everett, Immanuel Kant, leibniz, many worlds, Max Andrews, Max Tegmark, modal realism, multiverse, origen, quantum mechanics, quantum physics, thomas aquinas, Thomistic Modal Realism