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Bayes, God, and the multiverse

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The chapter begins by summarizing how the structure of an argument from the fine-tuning of a single universe to the existence of God can be expressed in terms of Bayes’ theorem. There could however be scientific evidence in favour of the existence of a multiverse. Insofar as the theory of such a multiverse is simpler than that of a single universe, and that theory makes good predictions, it would make it more probable that there will be a fine-tuned universe, and so — it might seem — would di...

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10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604760.003.0006

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103-126
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Probability in the Philosophy of Religion
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2012-01-01
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617750
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9780199604760
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2016-04-25

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