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Friday, April 30, 2010

The 1.6% Solution

1.6% of the North American population says they understand how finely tuned our universe is. I don't think so.

In describing just one of the hundreds of exquisitely finely tuned constants and quantities that govern the existence of our universe, scientists have described it this way. Imagine an aircraft carrier weighing 100,000 tonnes. If the weight of the ship was balanced to 10 ^ 1,230 (the balance of the cosmological constant which keeps our universe from expanding into oblivion or collapsing back on itself) it could not be off by more than a billionth of a trillionth of the mass of an ELECTRON on one side or the other, or the ship would capsize.

This 1.6% of the population say they understand that but they also say than an infinite number of universes (there is zero evidence for these universes but atheists believe in them anyhow) have come into existence with just this type of fine tuning - ALL by accident.

These people think that with an infinite universe theory they are multiplying the chances of our life supporting universe existing by accident. In actuality, they’re multiply chances for normal people to see how absurd is the belief system of atheists.

4 comments:

  1. I don't know how something happened therefore it's MAGIC!

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  2. You're the one giving value and meaning to the constant that we observe. They appear extremely improbable because of the way you define them. It's arbitrary.

    If someone had never played poker, and you deal him/her a royal flush, would that person know that it's meaningful? Perhaps the person would think that this game has simply cards of the same colour.

    Talking about how fine-tuned our universe is is pointless. Quite ironic that you think atheist believe this, as it's not related to god, first, and not shared by everyone at all...

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  3. AtheistsnackbarMay 1, 2010 at 1:56 AM

    ...and not alll physicists agree that these values are "tuneable", accept for the cosmological constant (dark energy).

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  4. AtheistsnackbarMay 1, 2010 at 4:32 AM

    Of course not all physicists agree that it isn't tuned either, it'll be interesting to see what happens as we make discoveries. If m-theory proves true, a strange universe it'll be!

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