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Author Topic:   Chance as a sole-product of the Universe
NosyNed
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Message 75 of 263 (322278)
06-16-2006 12:48 PM
Reply to: Message 73 by mike the wiz
06-16-2006 11:42 AM


another possibility
All of these universal laws and components that JUST HAPPEN to be perfect, need to be answered for.
You offer one explanation: Many, many attempts.
There is another (at least): only one possible outcome. If you lottery can only pick the number 42 then it is easy to explain why that is the one picked.
We don't know if any other universes are possible. Maybe, indeed, "there can be only one".
It maybe that the answer lies somewhere in between. There may be a small number of possible sets of physical laws and constants. It maybe that all of them can produce somesort of life (just not life that is exactly like us but so what?).
We can all conjecture all we want. What we have is an unanswered question. That is all if is. It doesn't tell us anything at all about the universe or it's cause. It is JUST an unanswered question.

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NosyNed
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Message 77 of 263 (322292)
06-16-2006 1:08 PM
Reply to: Message 76 by jar
06-16-2006 12:53 PM


Why Ask.
We ask because we are curious. We ask because that is part of being human. We ask because we can.
Mike may ask but so do physicists and so dedicate their lives to answering the question even if it may be unanswerable.
You might also note, Jar, that Mike thinks All of these universal laws and components that JUST HAPPEN to be perfect, need to be answered for.
You might note that Mike says "perfect". Perfect? How would I know if it is "perfect".
He's also forgetting that puddle who is so terribly excited about how well designed the hole is. How amazingly well it fits him.

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