The Origins of Coherence in the Universe
Recent cosmological models view the universe as a cycle in a vaster and possibly infinite “multiverse.” In this concept the universe we inhabit is not “the” universe but merely a “local” universe. Its remarkable coherence must be seen in the context of its existence as a cycle in the multiverse. Our universe could have obtained its fine-tuned properties through its trans-universal connection with a preceding universe.
This is a cogent hypothesis, for the coherence of our universe is not likely to be a matter of mere...