Multiple universes and the fine-tuning argument: A response to Rodney holder

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 86 (4):556–576 (2005)

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Michael W. Rota
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
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In this article I examine a common objection to the fine-tuning argument (an objection which may be referred to as the atheistic many universes (AMU) objection). A reply to this objection due to Roger White has been the subject of much controversy; White's reply has been criticized by Rodney Holder, on the one hand, and Neil Manson and Michael Thrush on the other. In this paper I analyze Holder's work in an effort to determine whether the AMU objection successfully defeats the fine-tuning argument. I conclude that the fine-tuning argument can be reformulated so as to avoid the AMU objection.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2005.00242.x
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