Not The Onion, The New York Times, and I quote:
"[the idea of a multiverse] has been given mathematical form by string theory, which portrays the constituents of nature as tiny wriggling strings, an elegant idea that in principle explains all the forces of nature but in practice leads to at least [ten to the five-hundredth power] potential universes.
This maze was an embarrassment for string theory. As Dr. Witten, one of the leaders of the field, said, “I am tempted to say this was an embarrassment of my youth.” '
IOW, they don't have a clue. May as well go back to the "Adam-and-Eve-rode-to-church-on-a-dinosaur-five-