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<p class="xmsonormal"><b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121">Date: Tuesday, 3<sup>rd</sup> of October<br>
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<p class="xmsonormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121">Abstract: </span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121">In physics and cosmology, scientists often talk about a
 theory being "fine-tuned" if it requires a suspiciously precise, ad hoc assumptions to explain some data. Of particular interest is the fine-tuning of the universe for life, which suggests that our universe’s ability to create physical life forms is improbable
 and in need of explanation by, perhaps, a multiverse. After introducing this idea in the scientific literature, I will consider a philosophical puzzle: how can we understand fine-tuning within a broader picture of the philosophy of science? In particular,
 does it provide evidence of a "multiverse" of other, different universes?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="xmsonormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121">Contact: Adam Hochman (</span><span style="color:#212121"><a href="mailto:adam.hochman@mq.edu.au" target="_blank" title="mailto:adam.hochman@mq.edu.au
Ctrl+Click or tap to follow the link"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1155CC">adam.hochman@mq.edu.au</span></a></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121">) or
 Mike Olson (</span><span style="color:#212121"><a href="mailto:michael.olson@mq.edu.au" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1155CC">michael.olson@mq.edu.au</span></a></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121">) </span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="xmsonormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121">A google calendar with details of other events in this series is available for viewing and subscription by following this link</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121">: </span><span style="color:#212121"><a href="https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/9OVQB5UM1mkEhz?domain=goo.gl" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#039BE5">goo.gl/3Iu7hk</span></a></span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU">Adam Hochman</span></b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU"><br>
Lecturer in Philosophy & Macquarie University Research Fellow</span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU">Department of Philosophy</span></b><b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#DD1911;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU"> | </span></b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#222222;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU">W6A,
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Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia</span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#222222;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU">Academia.edu Page </span></b><b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#DD1911;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU">| <a href="https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/lqmYBbSXGmKksd?domain=mq.academia.edu"><span style="color:blue">https://mq.academia.edu/AdamHochman</span></a></span></b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="line-height:150%"><b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0cm;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU">Philpapers Page<span style="color:#222222"> </span><span style="color:#DD1911">| </span></span></b><b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU"><a href="https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/z4nRBmULwm6xC2?domain=philpapers.org"><span style="color:blue">http://philpapers.org/profile/48626</span></a></span></b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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