Sciama’s argument on life in a random universe and distinguishing apples from oranges

Zhi-Wei Wang*, Samuel Leon Braunstein*

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Dennis Sciama has argued that the existence of life depends on many quantities—the fundamental constants—so in a random universe life should be highly unlikely. However, without full knowledge of these constants, his argument implies a universe that could appear to be ‘intelligently designed’.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
JournalNature Astronomy
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Jun 2023

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