Recent discussions about the anthropic principle and the argument from design can perhaps be summarized as follows : The world is very unusual, so it must have been made by an intelligent creator. The world is very unusual, but unusual things do occur by chance. Both and , in their ordinary interpretations, have been labelled probabilistic fallacies. In my paper I will discuss in particular the following two aspects: The contemporary relevance of Cicero's discussions on chance. The fact that any talk of chance events is only possible subject to the more encompassing idea of "limited belief in chance"
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The Limited Belief in Chance.J. Van Brakel - 1991 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 22 (3):499-513.

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