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Bayesian considerations on the multiverse explanation of cosmic fine-tuning

@article{Palonen2008BayesianCO,
  title={Bayesian considerations on the multiverse explanation of cosmic fine-tuning},
  author={Vesa Palonen},
  journal={arXiv: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability},
  year={2008}
}
  • V. Palonen
  • Published 2008
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • arXiv: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
The fundamental laws and constants of our universe seem to be finely tuned for life. The various multiverse hypotheses are popular explanations for the fine tuning. This paper reviews the four main suggestions on inference in the presence of possible multiple universes and observer selection effects. Basic identities from probability theory and previously unnoticed conditional dependencies of the propositions involved are used to decide among the alternatives. In the case of cosmic fine-tuning… Expand

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