Everything Coming Out of Nothing vs. A Finite, Open and Contingent Universe

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Stephen Hawking, present occupant of the Lucasian Chair at Cambridge University, is today one of the best known theoretical cosmologists in the world. His important contributions, in collaboration ...
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Why is the Universe the Way it is?

Pp. 97-113 (17)

Manuel M. Carreira S.J.

Abstract

Every thinking person seeks answers to the question: Why is the Universe the way it is? Einstein asked himself: Did God have any freedom in choosing the initial parameters when creating? The “Anthropic Principle” presents Man as the conditioning factor to explain why the universe is the way it is. Change, design, contingency, creation and finality in connection with the question: Why the Universe is the way it is?

Keywords:

Anthropic principle, Large Numbers Hypothesis, Chance, design, contingency, creation, finality.

Affiliation:

Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid