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This seems to be a matter of opinion as a naive person interested in Physics.Some things such as Dark Matter, Dark Energy, have variables in the 'Goldilocks' just right zone. A tad higher or lower and the universe would not have expanded at just the right rate for life as we know it to exist.Is there a scientific belief that this balance is by some fundamental reasoning or hat it is a happy accident?Views?
There is an awful lot of universe and very little life....
the universe fine-tuned for life
I tend to think the reverse - life is fine-tuned for the universe.
Quote from: Alan There is an awful lot of universe and very little life....Might this not be based on very limited knowledge of what could be just a vanishingly small part of the universe?
life came along and then adjusted itself to be suited for the universe as it is
Basic statistical analysis of unknowns: assume that the evidence you have is close to the average.
Poor statistical reasoning. A party meeting is not a representative sample
To the best of my knowledge there is no life elsewhere in the solar system, which is a very large constituency.
I would not seek to argue with the fact that cosmologists have to accept some generalisations in order to make any progress, but all they can really achieve is knowledge about our Universe. All the rest is supposition.
…but all they can really achieve is knowledge about our Universe. All the rest is supposition.
You might imagine another universe that could be teeming with life of any form you like, but it would be wholly irrelevant to the question or to any denizen of this universe.