Foundations of Science

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 29–38

Fine-Tuning, Quantum Mechanics and Cosmological Artificial Selection


DOI: 10.1007/s10699-010-9219-2

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Vidal, C. Found Sci (2012) 17: 29. doi:10.1007/s10699-010-9219-2


Jan Greben criticized fine-tuning by taking seriously the idea that “nature is quantum mechanical”. I argue that this quantum view is limited, and that fine-tuning is real, in the sense that our current physical models require fine-tuning. Second, I examine and clarify many difficult and fundamental issues raised by Rüdiger Vaas’ comments on Cosmological Artificial Selection.


Fine tuningFar futureEntropy of the universeUniverse simulationCosmological artificial selectionArtificial cosmogenesis

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, Center Leo Apostel, and Evolution, Complexity and CognitionVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium