Life, the Universe, and Everything Multiverse Lecture

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Life, the Universe, and Everything Multiverse Lecture

This is the video of a lecture I gave on Thursday, May 9th 2013 at the UNAM campus in Chicago. In this lecture we explored a brief history of 20th century cosmology, and some recent surprising developments. Included was the evidence for the expansion of the universe from the big bang 14 billion years ago, as well as open cosmic questions such as dark matter and dark energy. Also, we speculated about concept of multiple universes (or “multiverse theory”), the various different kinds of potential multiverses, what evidence we have or could have for such a thing, and the implication that multiverse theory can serve as a naturalistic alternative and counterargument to the theistic “argument from design” (and related anthropic principle) often used to argue for the existence of God. The Q&A was quite engaging and got somewhat technical at times, so I hope you enjoy it!

Check out my personal blog, The Skeptical Teacher:
http://skepticalteacher.wordpress.com

Duration: 01:56:30

via Matt Lowry.

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