Friday, July 29, 2016

10 - The Anthropic Principle and the Multiverse Speculation

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As we look out into the universe and identify the many accidents of physics and astronomy that have worked to our benefit, it almost seems as if the universe must in some sense have known that we were coming.  - Freeman J. Dyson
In this post:

What is the Anthropic Principle?

What does it mean to assert that
the Universe is "finely tuned"?

How does the notion of the multiverse
feature in this discussion?

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