And indeed, I have heard many discussions of string theory in the past, but never before have I been so totally blown away by the absurdity of these ideas--perhaps because Dr. Michio Kaku does such a great job of simplifying them, so that one can focus not on the "huh?!?" but on the sheer nonsense of it all.
This theorizing about multiverses, for instance--looking "beyond the big bang." It's just one more way of evading the most fundamental question: where did everything come from? If time, space and matter created themselves (an absurdity from the get-go), how'd it happen? (Never mind that no one has ever proven the big bang, except in the "it must have happened this way" sense, which no reasonable observer would consider proof of anything except an active imagination. But let's pretend it's true, shall we, so we can now venture beyond it?)
Dr. Kaku also does a great job of explaining these theoretical worm holes between theoretical universes. Trouble is, we don't know (and cannot know) if any of these fantasies even exist, which makes his query about the ease of travel between universes via worm holes especially bizarre.
He actually--really, you can't make this stuff up!–Dr. Kaku invokes Alice in Wonderland and The Time Machine, as if Carroll and Wells were really on to something worthy of serious study. It reminds me of my favorite quote from my atheist days: "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast," said the Red Queen in Through the Looking Glass.
And the idea that our universe must burn out and die (as opposed to all those other universes?)--well, that would be true enough if it were left to its own devices, I suppose. And indeed, in this scenario, jumping into a fast worm hole to the next universe might be the only way to escape such an event if you just happen to be alive "trillions of years from now" when our universe breathes its last.
But the fact is, no matter what universe you occupy, real or imaginary, no human being escapes physical death. In truth, only one "theory" provides mankind with an everlasting escape from it, and that's the gospel of Jesus Christ--detailed in the eminently provable Bible.
One is tempted to find the ideas of "science so-called" mere comedy. But in truth, it's nothing less than eternal tragedy for those who trust in it. It is in fact heartbreaking to see all this time and energy and money wasted on a search for life and truth apart from the Creator and His word.
"Death is swallowed up in victory" wrote the apostle Paul in the Bible's great resurrection chapter, 1 Corinthians 15. "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?"
Now that's a quote worthy of serious study.