RE: [asa] Many Worlds Interpretation and ID

From: Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu>
Date: Fri Aug 17 2007 - 14:53:25 EDT

We live in a fine-tuned universe regardless of what is the probability
of finding possible universes that are fine-tuned. If the values of the
fundamental constants happen at the inception of the universe, then the
probability was one that things would be as they now are.

Moorad

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From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On
Behalf Of David Campbell
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2007 2:16 PM
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Subject: Re: [asa] Many Worlds Interpretation and ID

I think the disagreement relates to exactly what is included under
fine-tuning. If you are merely claiming that intelligent life
requires a very narrow set of parameters, then the probability of this
happening is not relevant to a claim of fine-tuning. Howver, if you
are claiming that there is some significance to the match between our
universe and the parameter range needed for life, then you need
estimates of probability.

-- 
Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections
University of Alabama
"I think of my happy condition, surrounded by acres of clams"
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