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Old 04-18-2017, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Mijin View Post
Of course, but the issue with the fine-tuning argument is that even our universe, even if earth is the only planet with life, would look lush compared to one where the strong force was a smidge stronger, say....
Yes. If the current model of string theory is correct, it appears the vast majority of allowable parameter values are inconsistent with the existence of any form of stable matter, let alone "life" under even the broadest of definitions. This may be wrong, but that's what the only viable current models seem to say. And we need a little better than a hand-wavey "maybe life is less unlikely than we think" to resolve it.

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