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Single Idea 18501

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Cosmology / 9. Fine-Tuned Universe]

Full Idea

Maybe the universe is fine-tuned as it is, not because things happened to fall out as they did during and immediately after the Big Bang, or because God so ordained it, but because God or the Big Bang had no choice.

Gist of Idea

Maybe the universe is fine-tuned because it had to be, despite plans by God or Nature?


John Heil (The Universe as We Find It [2012], 08.09)

Book Reference

Heil,John: 'The Universe as We Find It' [OUP 2012], p.177

A Reaction

You'd be hard put to so why it had to be fine-tuned, so this seems to be a nice speculation. Unverifiable but wholly meaningful. Maybe the stuff fine-tunes itself, by mutual interaction. Or it is the result of natural selection (Lee Smolin).