What is YOUR take on Louis Crane's idea of meduso-anthropic principle?
Well, weak- anthropic beats the hell out of strong- anthropic. One cannot, in good conscience, postulate God from the improbability of a good primordial soup kitchen, when beating the odds is the prerequisite for anything evolving sufficiently to be amazed. Life, however, plays hell with probability, because it’s possible for an improbably complex thing to create as many improbably complex things as energy allows. Introduce evolution, crank out a tool user, it gets worse. One dedicated farmer can create a vast and profoundly improbable flourishing of life. Now if we move out into the universe and find a vast and improbable flourishing, we will have cause to suspect the existence of cosmic farmers. This especially because it appears we are evolving towards that state ourselves. Dressing up this concept in pseudo science though, strikes me as a bit pretentious. Which is my take on Louis Crane's idea of meduso-anthropic principle
Well Im not into quantum physics much these days, but in his book Life and Light Lee Smolin proposes that if the quantum theory of gravity has two special features the universe would fine tune itself! If we perturb a Kerr-Newmann black hole so that the new universe will really form on the other side, and that the constants of nature might fluctuate in such a process so that the new universe would have sightly different physics than our own. Its well over my head at this stage; cause Im just an N.Y.U.K. graduate! NYUK NYUK NYUK Anyone wants to read up on it can go to the link below.