Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 12:53 PM
Subject: Re: MULTIVERSE HYPOTHESIS and natural laws
On 5/24/2011 7:26 AM, Stephen Paul King wrote:
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:58 AM
To: Everything List
Subject: MULTIVERSE HYPOTHESIS and natural laws
They mentioned Tegmark's Level IV multiverse so I thought i would post
the link here.
Nice paper! I would like to read Vic Stenger's comment on it as he has
argued against the fine tuning problem.
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.
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!
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