Foundations of Science

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 29-38

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Fine-Tuning, Quantum Mechanics and Cosmological Artificial Selection

  • Clément VidalAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, Center Leo Apostel, and Evolution, Complexity and Cognition, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Email author 

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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 tuning Far future Entropy of the universe Universe simulation Cosmological artificial selection Artificial cosmogenesis