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A Critique of Cosmological Natural Selection

McCabe, Gordon (2004) A Critique of Cosmological Natural Selection. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Mathematical physicist Lee Smolin has proposed a theory of Cosmological natural selection which, he argues, explains the existence of our life-supporting universe, and which, he claims, is superior to Anthropic Principle explanations. I will argue in this paper that the theory of Cosmological natural selection does not provide an improvement upon the Weak Anthropic Principle.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Anthropic Cosmology Natural Selection Smolin
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
    Depositing User: Gordon McCabe
    Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2004
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:12
    Item ID: 1648
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1648

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