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Life in a random universe: Sciama's argument reconsidered

  title={Life in a random universe: Sciama's argument reconsidered},
  author={Zhi-Wei Wang and Samuel L. Braunstein},
Random sampling in high dimensions has successfully been applied to phenomena as diverse as nuclear resonances, neural networks and black hole evaporation. Here we revisit an elegant argument by the British physicist Dennis Sciama, which demonstrated that were our universe random, it would almost certainly have a negligible chance for life. Under plausible assumptions, we show that a random universe can masquerade as ‘intelligently designed,’ with the fundamental constants instead appearing to… 

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