The Known and Unknown: Physics and the Revelation of Baha’u’llah.
Vahid Houston Ranjbar
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  1. `Abdu’l-Bahá’s imagery that the universe is infinite happened before the Shapley-Curtis debates.
  2. His explanation that the universe evolves from state to state was given before inflation theory was proposed; and also before the idea arose that constants of the universe may have varied over time.
  3. Bahá’u’lláh’s assertion that the worlds of God are infinite was revealed before the multiverse was proposed. Kevin Brown, whom you quote, assures me the Arabic word, álam (transliterated) in the Bahá’í Scriptures, and which is often translated as “world”, probably would be more accurately translated as “all physical existence” or the “cosmos”. Hence, other worlds mentioned in the Scriptures would refer to other parts of the multiverse, or to non-physical realms.
  4. Bahá’u’lláh’s (and, indeed, the Buddha’s) specification that every instant regenerates all of the multiverse pre-dates the discovery of the quantum leap.
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