Why the Universe is Just So

@article{Hogan2000WhyTU,
  title={Why the Universe is Just So},
  author={Craig Hogan},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
  year={2000},
  volume={72},
  pages={1149-1161}
}
  • C. Hogan
  • Published 16 September 1999
  • Physics
  • Reviews of Modern Physics
Some properties of the world are fixed by physics derived from mathematical symmetries, while others are selected from an ensemble of possibilities. Several successes and failures of ‘‘anthropic’’ reasoning in this context are reviewed in light of recent developments in astrobiology, cosmology, and unification physics. Specific issues raised include our space-time location (including the reason for the present age of the universe), the time scale of biological evolution, the tuning of global… 

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