A known Australian physicist in the 19th century, Ernst Mach, douted the existence of atoms. While giving the reasoning behind his view, he revealed that no one had seen the particle yet, so it’s confusing to consider it as the smallest particle of an object. These days, scientists are offering similar reasoning for the existence of the multiverse. Many scientists believe in the concept of the multiverse- the presence of similar universes like ours.
Views of Ancient Scientists and Philosophers
Now it is clear that Ernst Mach was wrong, and today no one doubting over the existence of atoms. The same case might possible for those who are denying the presence of a multiverse. Multiverse, much like atom these days, could not be seen in the real world. Both the concepts, atoms, and multiverse, originated from the ancient Greeks, which makes the reasoning even stronger. Epicurus of Samos, a Greek scholar, also gave a similar kind of statement about the existence of the multiverse. He stated that their many universes exist, some are similar to ours, whereas some are different.
However, Aristotle was entirely against the idea of the multiverse. He believed in the existence of only one universe. Later, the bishop of Paris disagreed with the concept proposed by Aristotle. He discarded the views of Aristotle, as God, the mighty, could create as many universes as he wants.
The existence of multiverse was controversial since the arrival of Copernicus into the field. Copernicus was the first one to predict the location of the sun in the solar system. Previously, Aristotle assumed that the earth is the centre of the universe. Once the views of Copernicus accepted in society, people started to think about the existence of other solar systems.
The difference of opinion is still there about the existence of the multiverse and will remain so for at least the next 50 years. Unless human beings able to decode the entire mechanism of the universe, sadly, we have no answer.