in the same relationship to the simulating
system as human beings stand in relation
to the traditional Creator.”12
multi-layered complexity in our universe
is staggering even to contemplate, and
there are so many facets of our existence
that go far beyond the ‘grunt work’ of
mere survival and reproduction.
life, creation.com/tuned, updated 2015.
But while the scientific community
has, in general, rejected Boltzmann’s
version of the multiverse hypothesis,
the multiverse theory continues to
be invoked as an explanation for the
stunning order and fine tuning of our
cosmos, as does the so-called observer
self-selection effect. Given that fact, it
seems the force of the Boltzmann Brain
problem has yet to be sufficiently felt by
the secular academic community. Since
their ultimate vision of our universe is,
in Dawkins’ words, one of “no design,
no purpose ... nothing but blind, pitiless
indifference,” it becomes extremely hard
(read: impossible) to explain why we see
4. De Young, D., selected questions and answers
excerpted from Astronomy and the Bible;
5. Bates, G., Multiverse theory—unknown
Our universe cries out that God
exists and furthermore, He cares for
us! He has given us many pleasures and
abilities in this life—without which our
existence would be much more tedious
and miserable. At the same time, the
faults we find in this world speak to the
fallen state of creation after the original
sin of mankind. We should make sure
not to take for granted the many blessings God has bestowed, and remember,
as always, what the Apostle Paul said
about God on this topic:
science or illogical raison d’être? creation.
com/multiverse-theory, June 2009.
is nothing more than a tautology. An
still needed! See ref. 3.
7. Davies, P., A brief history of the multiverse,
New York Times, 12 April 2003; nytimes.
8. Moreland, J. and Craig, W., Philosophical
Foundations for a Christian Worldview,
Inter Varsity Press, Downers Grove, USA,
p. 487, 2003. See also Grigg, R., William
39(2):52–55, April 2017.
9. Cited in Moreland and Craig, Ref. 8, p. 488.
10. Cited in Moreland and Craig, Ref. 8, pp.
11. Craig, W.L. Invasion of the Boltzmann
as much order as we do.
Brains, reasonablefaith.org, 30 September
God’s love and creativity
12. Davies, Ref. 7.
We may now return to Dawkins’ original statement that the universe we
observe has exactly the properties we
should expect, given nothing but pure
randomness and no design. It should be
obvious at this point just how completely
wrong-headed, even absurd, this statement really is. The sheer amount of
“For his invisible attributes, namely,
his eternal power and divine nature,
have been clearly perceived, ever since
the creation of the world, in the things
that have been made. So they are without
excuse.” (Romans 1:20)
References and notes
1. Dawkins, R., River out of Eden, Basic
Books, New York, USA, p. 133, 1995.
PAUL PRICE, B.A.
2. Dawkins, R., The Blind Watchmaker, W. W.
Norton & Company, New York, USA, p. 1,
1986. See also:Catchpoole, D., Dawkins and
Paul has a bachelor’s degree in International
Affairs from the University of Georgia. He spent
several years teaching English in South Korea
and Russia. He is currently an Events Manager
with Creation Ministries International (US). For
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