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In the Multiverse, Are You Just a Brain?
The idea of there being multiple, parallel universes "out there" sounds pretty cool.  But does this  really make sense?  Many atheists would say yes, perhaps because it helps to avoid the conclusion that God created our universe.  In particular, it looks li...

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FTA part 5: Aron introduces the normalizability problem (part of the Aron series)
Aron says: If I grant a uniform distribution for the sake of argument, then the probability of G being "just right" is the ratio: (life permitting values/possible values).  As far as I know (and I'm no expert) there's nothing in modern physics that restrict...

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FTA part 6: Defying intuition, the multiverse, or necessity (part of the Aron series)
Greg says, Yes, the normalization problem does seem to come up, doesn't it?  But the more I think about it, the more I think it's a cover-up.  Here's what I mean.  Just like the initial objection you raised about degree of fine tuning not translating into a...

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FTA part 7: Aron asks clarifying questions (part of the Aron series)
Aron wrote: Thanks for the response!  I want to make sure I understand you, and that you understand me.  My objection was this: our universe is just one out of a pool of infinity conceivable universes.  P(FT/~G) is the probability of picking a universe like...

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FTA part 8: Clarification on the multiverse vs. necessity (part of the Aron series)
Greg says, I am sorry that my lengthy response wasn't very clear.  Let me see if we can get on the same page.  (Of course, it's not essential that we agree, right?  Just essential that we understand the other person's arguments.  I really appreciate that yo...

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FTA part 4: Why fine-tuning means the universe is improbable (part of the Aron series)
Greg says: OK, great, all that is good to know for me. Hopefully, it will help us avoid talking past each other. I'll go ahead now and engage with your points from your previous post. First, I am not sure if we want to go down the path of discussing Spinoza...

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FTA part 8: Clarification on the multiverse vs. necessity (part of the Aron series)
Greg says, I am sorry that my lengthy response wasn't very clear.  Let me see if we can get on the same page.  (Of course, it's not essential that we agree, right?  Just essential that we understand the other person's arguments.  I really appreciate that yo...

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FTA part 7: Aron asks clarifying questions (part of the Aron series)
Aron wrote: Thanks for the response!  I want to make sure I understand you, and that you understand me.  My objection was this: our universe is just one out of a pool of infinity conceivable universes.  P(FT/~G) is the probability of picking a universe like...

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FTA part 6: Defying intuition, the multiverse, or necessity (part of the Aron series)
Aron, Yes, the normalization problem does seem to come up, doesn't it?  But the more I think about it, the more I think it's a cover-up.  Here's what I mean.  Just like the initial objection you raised about degree of fine tuning not translating into a rigo...

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FTA part 5: Aron introduces the normalizability problem (part of the Aron series)
Aron says: If I grant a uniform distribution for the sake of argument, then the probability of G being "just right" is the ratio: (life permitting values/possible values).  As far as I know (and I'm no expert) there's nothing in modern physics that restrict...
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