Sunday, November 14, 2010

Biocentrism? ... really?

The Huffington Post has a new blog entry
Why Are You Here? A New Theory May Hold the Missing Piece
that I'm sure P.Z. Myers will excoriate as another bad example of woo.

Yeah - me too.

I love the idea that the observable universe is tailored for human existence - it satisfies my (our) high self-regard. But it doesn't make sense to imply that the universe is "tailored" as if the intention was to bring us into existence. We are only able to observe in a universe that is amenable for beings like us to survive. It would appear that it's tailor-made for our existence, but if it weren't, we wouldn't be here - so the only place we can make this claim is a universe in which we can exist to make it.

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