Hi Brent,
From: meekerdb 
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 12:53 PM
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Subject: Re: MULTIVERSE HYPOTHESIS and natural laws
On 5/24/2011 7:26 AM, Stephen Paul King wrote: 


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  From: ronaldheld 
  Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:58 AM 
  To: Everything List 
  Subject: MULTIVERSE HYPOTHESIS and natural laws 

  http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1105/1105.4278.pdf
  They mentioned Tegmark's Level IV multiverse so I thought i would post
  the link here.
                                Ronald

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  Hi Ronald,

      Nice paper! I would like to read Vic Stenger's comment on it as he has 
argued against the fine tuning problem.  
http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/vstenger/Fallacy/FTCosmo.pdf

  Onward!

  Stephen


Buy the book.  Vic discusses all those purported instance of fine-tuning.  
However, he accepts that multiple universes would serve to explain fine-tuning; 
he just doesn't think they're necessary.  Or looked at another way, if there 
are multiple universes, ones with life are not particularly rare.

Brent


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[SPK]
    I have read the associated paper (from Vic’s website) which contains the 
essence of the book. I think that the Gil and Alfonseca paper (referenced 
above) point of that things are not as simple as Vic would like. Their modeling 
using cellular automata gives a reasonable approximation to empirical 
experimental testing of the fine tuning hypothesis within the many worlds 
hypothesis. They conclude that “the results presented in this paper can be 
considered as an inkling that the hypothesis of the multiverse, whatever its 
type, does not offer an adequate explanation for the peculiarities of the 
physical laws in our world”. The White Rabbits and measure problem are still 
very much alive!

Onward!

Stephen

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