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Skeptical of the Multiverse

SPECULATIONS AND THEORIES ABOUT THE EXISTENCE of other worlds have a long history. In recent times, the arguments have shifted away from their typical philosophical and theological character to supposedly become more objective thanks to their scientific underpinnings. A prime example of this trend is the current multiverse theory, which has the support of a number of famous cosmologists, for example, Max Tegmark. But are these arguments more credible than counterarguments based on philosophical and metaphysical considerations?

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THE RISE OF THE NONES Imagining No Heaven — The Rise of the Nones and the Decline of Religion; Never Doubting God — Surveys on Belief in God’s Existence; Persistence of Belief in a Purposeful Universe; Honor, Dignity, Victim — A review of The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture Wars; The SkepDoc — Premature Ejaculation in the News: How Headlines Influence Our Thinking; Is the Earth Flat? Flat Earthers Are Back — How do You Best Make the Argument for a Round Earth?; Conspiracy Theorists and the Harm They Do; Bruce Perkins and Another Terrible Tragedy of the Recovered Memory Movement; Deterrence and Its Discontents: Now That Nuclear War Seems to Be Getting More Likely Again, It’s Time to Turn a Skeptical Eye on Deterrence; Reality Need Not Diminish Our Concept of Our Place in the Cosmos; Junior Skeptic — Perpetual Motion; and more…

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ARTICLES
THE MORE ONE EXPLORES HISTORY, THE MORE YOU can see
Bruce Perkins and Another Terrible Tragedy of the Recovered Memory Movement
The Value of Diversity in Birds, Bees, and People
Reality Need Not Diminish Our Concept of Our Place In the Cosmos
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OVER THE LAST FEW CENTURIES RELIGION HAS BEEN slowly
SPECIAL SECTION THE RISE OF THE NONES
The Rise of the Nones and the Decline of Religion
What Surveys on Belief in God’s Existence Reveal
REVIEWS
A review of The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture Wars by Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning.
A review of Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker.
A Review of It’s Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear by Gregg Easterbrook.
A new Netflix documentary purporting to provide proof of alien visitation fails to deliver: A review of the film Unacknowledged
JUNIOR SKEPTIC
Imagine two impossible, magical machines: the first runs forever, and the second, through some fantastic process, generates more energy than it consumes…