Did the Universe Have a Chance?

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

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C. D. McCoy
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