I have been struggling on the concept of the multiverse and especially relating to the theories holding to eternal universes/multiverses over the last week, and I hope some folks here can help me out, and maybe this post can help others.
If we say there is a multiverse, whether it arises through inflation or through string theory, ultimately that multiverse and those laws positing the dimensions underlying string theory would have to come from something, whether that is some kind of multiverse generator or just eternal “laws,” something must have come before either of those things in order to create those deeper underlying laws that generated both. Even if we posit some kind of eternal universe with no defined beginning, how does that absolve us of saying where those laws/theories came from?
In other words, how is it that atheist scientists can argue that these remove the need for God from the equation? I just don’t understand it, no matter what is theorized all it does is bring the “why” up another level to me… even if you theorize a totally eternal multiverse with no beginning that exists just due to string theory, then you still need to explain where string theory came from… is the argument basically that they just don’t have to answer it at that point? Am I totally off base on this assertion? All it seems to me is that this may somewhat hurt the Christian theistic worldview and lead someone to a Deist worldview… I say all of this knowing that of course mainstream science now holds firmly that we can trace the beginning of the universe to a finite point, this is more so if these theories are somehow demonstrated.