David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
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Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
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The anthropic coincidences are widely claimed to provide evidence for intelligent creation in the universe. However, neither data northeory support this conclusion. No basis exists for assuming that a random universe would not have some kind of life. Calculations of the properties of universes having different physical constants than ours indicate that long-lived stars are not unusual, and thus most universes should have time for complex systems of some type to evolve. A multi-universe scenario is not ruled out, since no known principle requires that only one universe exist.
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