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The Fine-Tuning of the Universe for Intelligent Life

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The Fine-Tuning of the Universe for Intelligent Life
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 76

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We will touch on such issues as the logical necessity of the laws of nature; objectivity, invariance and symmetry; theoretical physics and possible universes; entropy in cosmology; cosmic inflation and initial conditions; galaxy formation; the cosmological constant; stars and their formation; the properties of elementary particles and their effect on chemistry and the macroscopic world; the origin of mass; grand unified theories; and the dimensionality of space and time.

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