Fine-Tuning, Quantum Mechanics and Cosmological Artificial Selection

Foundations of Science 17 (1):29-38 (2012)
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
Keywords Fine tuning  Far future  Entropy of the universe  Universe simulation  Cosmological artificial selection  Artificial cosmogenesis
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