#里茲螞蟻批判性思考寫作專欄 #Alex專欄 #外師每週精選閱讀 #多重宇宙論
Intelligent alien lifeforms visiting our planet may be a an extremely remote possibility, perhaps to the point of impossibility, but how about the potential of infinite parallel universes in which the rule of physics, chemistry and biology are not valid at all, and every single possibility is realised? Surely this is the work of science fiction, and not even worth serious consideration. Nonetheless, there are theoretical physicists around the world dedicating their entire careers to trying to find evidence to prove that this theory is true.
To seriously entertain the multiverse theory as a possibility, it requires more than just a willing suspension of disbelief – something many people regularly do to appreciate a work of fiction, film or art. Accepting that infinite parallel universes coexist with ours as a possible way of explaining away the failings and shortcomings of classical physics pushes a field that was already esoteric to the extent of implausibility on to the point of absurdity. It begs the question how it is any different from early humans creating fantastical and equally implausible concepts of heavens, hells, gods, ghosts and demons, to explain things which could not be accounted for with any more logical reasons. Then again, religious leaders still maintain manage to maintain straight faces while indoctrinating millions of people with false hopes of fantasy, even in the 21st century.
Yet, as the author of this article makes clear, there is public and private funding (at Kings College London, no less) and talented brainpower being funnelled into investigating these ludicrously far-fetched theories. So, although it may be possible that it is not just mathematical sophistry, and could be testable science as some physicists claim, it is hard to see how something so frivolous is worthy of the time, effort or funding that could be infinitely better utilised for much more pressing, real-world issues that need research right now.
上面的貼文內容是我們的實力派外師Alex針對每週一篇英文文章在他閱讀後，親自寫出的批判性思考文（不是copy & paste的東西啊）。旨在讓同學知道如何用不同的角度來讀文章。你可以選擇先讀Alex寫的批判文，也可以選擇先讀本次的英文文章連結，但最好兩處都要閱讀才能達到最好的效果。
Alex是我們的御用老師，每週都會幫梅姨、托托、慕華、金金上英文課。目前星期一晚上有開一班 #里茲螞蟻外師應用英文課程 ，程度高級，充滿知識性與深度。有開放單次付費上課。若你想學習用英文來深度探討各項主題，check it out！