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Quine's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by Quine

The universe is not fine-tuned. Please stop making that argument.

Yes, it is a confusion of map vs. territory. Sticking voodoo pins in the models that the physicists make does not change the reality they are modeling. Speculation of what would correspond in a different reality to hypothetical changes to the model is exactly backwards, untestable and meaningless.

See my blog on this from 2008: http://quinesqueue.blogspot.com/2008/07/cosmic-fine-tuning.html

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 00:54:39 UTC | #844178