RE: [asa] Multiverse math

From: wjp <>
Date: Tue Sep 01 2009 - 19:36:37 EDT


I would wholly agree with you.
But apparently many others find the compulsion to a multiverse to
be akin to a cosmological argument.

In trying to lay out an "argument," I'm hoping to uncover the
internal and unspoken logic of the conclusion or, if not so strict
as to be an argument, at least to uncover why the conclusion is


On Tue, 1 Sep 2009 17:29:51 -0600 (MDT), gordon brown <Gordon.Brown@Colorado.EDU> wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Sep 2009, Dehler, Bernie wrote:
>> "3) Since it is possible that these parameters can take on other values,
>> they will."
>> Maybe a different way to state it is like this:
>> 3. Since these values fall within a small range, the actual numbers
> aren't
>> special but appear to be randomly selected.
>> For example, let's say a certain constant is 1.5667 and it must be
> between
>> 1.5000 and 1.6000 for existence to be viable.  Amazing, it is 1.5667! 
> Yes,
>> but it could have been 1.5571 or 1.5001, etc.  The actual number is in
> the
>> life-giving range, but other than that, it is special in no way.  I
> think
>> that makes a compelling argument.
> How can you look at a single measurement and determine that the value you
> get must have been randomly selected? It might be that it was selected for
> some additional reason besides causing existence to be viable.
> Gordon Brown (ASA member)

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