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Question:
I have always been fascinated to believe that there could be other universes beyond our own. Do you believe in other universes and parallel Universes?


Replies:
Nia,

I want to focus on two parts or your question, belief and observation. Science is the process of making observations and interpreting the meaning of those observations. If an idea is well supported by reliable evidence, a scientist might say s/he 'believes' it at the time, but that would change if new, different evidence emerges. Your question is particularly challenging because an 'alternate universe' is almost by definition unobservable. I would suggest that science is silent on the subject because we can neither prove nor disprove the existence of other universes -- although individuals may form opinions on the subject based on non-scientific reasons.

Hope this helps,

Burr Zimmerman



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