The Fine-Tuning Argument Revisited

Philo 3 (2):38 - 49 (2000)
A version of the fine-tuning argument (FTA) considered in a previous essay is replaced by an improved version, which is then refuted. Advocates of FTA must proclaim that there is no world ensemble, that a great many alternatives to the physical constants of our universe are physically possible and roughly equal in probability to them, and that alternate hypothetical worlds are all, or almost all, uninteresting in comparison to our universe. But no reason has been produced to believe ’any’ of these claims, and so FTA, even in its improved version, can still be dismissed as unsupported, doubtful, and weak
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DOI 10.5840/philo20003215
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