“Multiverse of the Gaps”
|September 3, 2007||Posted by Barry Arrington under Intelligent Design|
Irony again. I love it. How many times have ID proponents been accused of resorting to the “God of the gaps” to explain the hard questions? For years Darwinists have said, essentially, “yes, the questions are hard, but we’re working on them and the answer is just around the corner. No need to invoke design, especially if you believe God may have been the designer.” (O’Leary’s “promissory materialism”)
Now the Darwinists appear to be giving up and invoking a gap filler of their own. I call it the “multiverse of the gaps.” This article is an example: http://www.biology-direct.com/content/2/1/15
The author, an avowed Darwinist, gives up on Darwin to ever explain the origin of life. He admits: “to attain the minimal complexity required for a biological system to start on the path of biological evolution, a system of a far greater complexity, i.e., a highly evolved one, appears to be required. How such a system could evolve, is a puzzle that defeats conventional evolutionary thinking.”
The problem is that, as Dembski and others have been arguing for years, in a finite universe there are simply not enough probablistic resources for even the most simple life to have arisen by chance.
His solution: Get rid of a finite universe by invoking an infinite “multiverse,” because if there are infinite “chances” then everything not only can happen, but it must happen, no matter how improbable. In other words, if the only universe we know about does not give you enough probablistic resources, conjure up as much as you need out of thin air by positing that this universe in only one of an infinite number of universes. Problem solved.