What makes a certified astrophysicist spread clichés like supposed neoliberal quote of the free lunch? At the Origins symposium a few weeks ago, a interesting panel was put together with Paul Davies as its chair discussing shitty things like the uniqueness of our universe and a few other small matters. One of the participants professor of physics Andrei Linde correctly purports that it is strange that the multiverse theory is coming into prominence now, when it has been around for some thirty years already. He quotes the panelist Alan Guth who talked about the creation of a universe as the ultimate free lunch. This is all part of the multiverse theory where one universe inflates another, and so on, connected to contemporary string theory.
Recall creationist William Dembski‘s book No Free Lunch – Why Specified Complexity Cannot be Purchased without Intelligence. In the book Dembski claims that Michael Behe‘s notion of irreducible complexity is an indication that there is a designer involved in creation of the world. Well, the most dangerous notion put forward by Dembski and his peers, is one he seldom admits; the search for glitches in our common scientific strata, instead of meaning and congruity. It turns every little creationist to a science critic and evolution-doubter. If God shows herself himself in the small inconsequences of science and explanations of the world, everyone will do their best in trying to never be convinced by basic or complex scientific theories. It is dangerous and spooky and should be rebutted. See the discussion from the symposium as a start.