Sunday, July 29, 2012

Antony Flew on Multiverse Theory

“Some have said that the laws of nature are simply accidental results of the way the universe cooled after the big bang. But, as Rees has pointed out, even such accidents can be regarded as secondary manifestations of deeper laws governing the ensemble of universes. Again, even the evolution of the laws of nature and changes to the constants follow certain laws. ‘We’re still left with the question of how these “deeper” laws originated. No matter how far you push back the properties of the universe as somehow “emergent,” their very emergence has to follow certain prior laws.’1 So multiverse or not, we still have to come to terms with the origin of the laws of nature. And the only viable explanation here is the divine Mind.”

—Antony Flew (There is a God, pp. 121-122.)
1. Martin Rees, “Exploring Our Universe and Others,” in The Frontiers of Space (New York: Scientific American, 2000), 87.


  1. Razor Swift July 30, 2012

    Great quote there. The *philosophical* multiverse really doesn't help the atheist's way around a designer. It's either down the path of an infinite regression of universes (to illogically sidestep the uncaused cause e. g. God) or just accept that all the laws of the universe have a law giver.

  2. John Burger September 6, 2014

    When atheists enter the fields of origins to prove the world only "appears" designed and discover the hidden Math is even more designed than appearance we have corresponding proof of design.
    When all of mankind throughout history believes in God in one form or another AND science discovers this independent fine tuning–something no one even factored into their belief in God in the first place..we have a slam dunk and all is left is a bunch of weirdos who deny their own Data. Its just embarrassing at this point to even discuss their absurd cowardly denials.