Foundations of Science

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Fine-Tuning, Quantum Mechanics and Cosmological Artificial Selection

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Abstract

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.

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

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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