Posts Tagged ‘Tuning’

Astrophysicist: “A vibrant scientific culture encourages many interpretations of evidence”

From Avi Loeb at Nature, on the achievements and limitations of Mayan astronomy: So why, I wondered, didn’t the Mayans go further and infer aspects of our modern understanding of astronomy? They determined the orbital periods of Venus, Mars and Mercury around the Sun, but Earth was at the centre of their Universe. I came […]

What next? Physical law as an alien intelligence?

Yes. From astrophysicist Caleb Sharf at Nautilus: Alien life could be so advanced it becomes indistinguishable from physics. After all, if the cosmos holds other life, and if some of that life has evolved beyond our own waypoints of complexity and technology, we should be considering some very extreme possibilities. Today’s futurists and believers in […]

Sydney: Conference on fine tuning, multiverse, and life, November 24-25, 2016

From University of Sydney: We invite you to the 2016 Fine-tuning, the Multiverse and Life Workshop, hosted at the University of Sydney. Issues of fine-tuning and naturalness are central to evaluating such physical and cosmological theories as inflation and extension to the Standard model of particle physics, including supersymmetry. In addition, our values of the […]

Cosmic coincidences?: New Scientist say multiverse is best explanation!

From New Scientist on our universe’s five most startling coincidences: 1. Dark matter and energy balance 2. Universe lines up along “axis of evil” 3. Universe flat as a pancake 4. Space is all the same temperature 5. Higgs boson keeps the universe stable Having decided that these cirumstances are not coincidences, the New Scientist […]

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