The Fine-Tuning Argument and the Simulation Hypothesis

Think 16 (47):93-102 (2017)

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Moti Mizrahi
Florida Institute of Technology
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In this paper, I propose that, in addition to the multiverse hypothesis, which is commonly taken to be an alternative explanation for fine-tuning, other than the design hypothesis, the simulation hypothesis is another explanation for fine-tuning. I then argue that the simulation hypothesis undercuts the alleged evidential connection between ‘designer’ and ‘supernatural designer of immense power and knowledge’ in much the same way that the multiverse hypothesis undercuts the alleged evidential connection between ‘fine-tuning’ and ‘fine-tuner’ (or ‘designer’). If this is correct, then the fine-tuning argument is a weak argument for the existence of God.
Keywords design hypothesis  fine-tuning argument  multiverse hypothesis  simulation hypothesis
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DOI 10.1017/s1477175617000094
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