Did the Universe Have a Chance?

Philosophy of Science 86 (5):1262-1272 (2019)

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C. D. McCoy
Stockholm University
Abstract
In a world awash in statistical patterns, should we conclude that the universe’s evolution or genesis is somehow subject to chance? I draw attention to alternatives that must be acknowledged if we are to have an adequate assessment of what chance the universe might have had.
Keywords Chance  Cosmology  Statistical Mechanics  Probability  Determinism
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