Multiple Reasons for a Multiverse

  • Don N. PageEmail author
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 395)


The apparent fine tuning of many of the constants of physics has been used as a design argument for the creation of the universe by an intelligent God. However, an alternative explanation is that there is a huge multiverse with very many different sets of constants of physics, and we are in one in which the constants have values that permit its being observed. Here I shall give several reasons for taking this possibility seriously. Even though multiverse hypotheses undercut one particular argument for design, I shall argue that they are consistent with theism and might be God’s preference for creation.


Cosmological Constant External World Fine Tuning Conscious Experience Conscious Perception 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, 4-183 CCISUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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