Contemporary History of Cosmology and the Controversy over the Multiverse

  title={Contemporary History of Cosmology and the Controversy over the Multiverse},
  author={Helge Kragh},
  journal={Annals of Science},
  pages={529 - 551}
  • H. Kragh
  • Published 1 October 2009
  • Philosophy
  • Annals of Science
Summary Cosmology has always been different from other areas of the natural sciences. Although an observationally supported standard model of the universe emerged in the 1960s, more speculative models and conceptions continued to attract attention. During the last decade, ideas of multiple universes (the ‘multiverse’) based on anthropic reasoning have become very popular among cosmologists and theoretical physicists. This had led to a major debate within the scientific community of the… 
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