(665) Fri 23 Jun 95 8:43 By: Hector Plasmic To: AL SCHROEDER Re: Re: ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLES

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(665) Fri 23 Jun 95 8:43 By: Hector Plasmic To: AL SCHROEDER Re: Re: ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLES St: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ @EID:73a2 1ed74560 @SPTH: Fidonet#1:380/16 @MSGID: Fidonet#1:380/16 2fea761e AS> if people like Davies, Sandage and Hoyle could think some of the AS> constants might indicate a Creator Davies: "Obviously, there's an anthropic factor to what we observe and the position in the universe from which we observe it, or maybe the time, the epoch, that we observe it. Having said that, the question is whether it's a comment about the universe or in some sense an explanation for some features of the universe. If there's only one universe, it's just a comment on it. But if we imagine that there is a whole ensemble of universes -- a huge variety, with different conditions, different laws -- then it starts to become an explanation, or a selection principle." "It's very easy to misconstrue the anthropic principle and draw ridiculous conclusions from it." --- Tear a new one * Origin: Blaspheme v. To question. (1:380/16) SEEN-BY: 102/2 138 435 850 851 861 890 943 1326 147/7 270/101 280/1 9 25 31 SEEN-BY: 280/45 53 115 135 333 378 398 290/627 396/1 @PATH: 380/25 270/101 280/1 102/2 851

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