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As For Different Fundamental Constants

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Posted by Harvey on January 21, 2002 04:42:26 UTC

Alex,

To some degree you make a good point. There are many fermions and bosons, so slightly tweaking the physical constants might have horrendous effects for life that is based on protons, neutrons, and electrons, but they might open up new possibilities for kaons, mesons, tau, etc. The trouble I have with this is that we cannot possibly think that each slight tweak results in a life producing universe, correct?

This all but forces us to accept a strong anthropic understanding of the universe in order to properly explain the universe as we see it. Is that what you would like to say, that a strong anthropic principle is all but required? If so, then why would you object if some of us think there exists an all-encompassing holistic principle that links the existence of life and the reason the laws of physics are 'just so'?

Warm regards, Harv

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