Table of Contents for Fallacy of Fine-Tuning : Why the Universe Is Not Designed for Us


Acknowledgments 13(2)
Preface 15(12)
1 Science And God
27(10)
1.1 Noma
27(2)
1.2 Natural Theology
29(2)
1.3 Darwinism
31(3)
1.4 Intelligent Design
34(3)
2 The Anthropic Principles
37(10)
2.1 Fine-Tuning
37(1)
2.2 History
37(3)
2.3 Hoyle's Prediction
40(1)
2.4 The Anthropic Principles
41(3)
2.5 Fine-Tuning Today
44(3)
3 The Four Dimensions
47(26)
3.1 Models
47(2)
3.2 Observations
49(1)
3.3 Space, Time, and Reality
50(4)
3.4 Parameters
54(1)
3.5 Definitions
55(4)
3.6 Trivial and Arbitrary Parameters
59(3)
3.7 Space-Time and Four-Momentum
62(5)
3.8 Criteria for Fine-Tuning
67(5)
3.9 Geological and Biological Parameters
72(1)
4 Point-Of-View Invariance
73(22)
4.1 The Conservation Principles
73(2)
4.2 Lorentz Invariance
75(2)
4.3 Classical Mechanics
77(1)
4.4 General Relativity and Gravity
78(4)
4.5 Quantum Mechanics
82(3)
4.6 Gauge Theory
85(3)
4.7 The Standard Model
88(4)
4.8 Atoms and the Void
92(3)
5 Cosmos
95(20)
5.1 Some Basic Cosmology
95(5)
5.2 A Semi-Newtonian Model
100(3)
5.3 Inflation, Past and Present
103(3)
5.4 Phase Space
106(1)
5.5 Entropy
107(8)
6 The Eternal Universe
115(34)
6.1 Did the Universe Begin?
115(6)
6.2 The Missing Singularity
121(11)
6.3 Quantum Tunneling
132(3)
6.4 Imaginary Time
135(4)
6.5 A Scenario for a Natural Origin of the Universe
139(3)
6.6 The Biverse
142(7)
7 Gravity Is Fiction
149(8)
7.1 Gravity and Electromagnetism
149(2)
7.2 Not Universal
151(1)
7.3 Why Are Masses So Small?
152(1)
7.4 How to Get Mass
153(1)
7.5 Another Way to Get Mass
154(3)
8 Chemistry
157(10)
8.1 The Hydrogen Atom
157(3)
8.2 The Quantum Theory of Atoms
160(1)
8.3 The Many-Electron Atom
161(1)
8.4 The Scaling of the Schrodinger Equation
162(1)
8.5 Range of Allowed Parameters
163(4)
9 The Hoyle Resonance
167(8)
9.1 Manufacturing Heavier Elements in Stars
167(1)
9.2 The Hoyle Prediction
168(7)
10 Physics Parameters
175(24)
10.1 Are the Relative Masses of Particles Fine-Tuned?
175(3)
10.2 Mass of Electron
178(1)
10.3 Masses of Neutrinos
179(1)
10.4 Strength of Weak Nuclear Force
180(4)
10.5 Strength of the Strong Interaction
184(2)
10.6 The Relative Strengths of the Forces
186(5)
10.7 Proton Decay
191(4)
10.8 Baryogenesis
195(4)
11 Cosmic Parameters
199(14)
11.1 Mass Density of the Universe
199(1)
11.2 Deuterium
200(2)
11.3 The Expansion Rate of the Universe
202(3)
11.4 Protons and Electrons in the Universe
205(1)
11.5 Big Bang Ripples
206(2)
11.6 Parameters of the Concordance Model
208(1)
11.7 The Cold Big Bang
209(4)
12 The Cosmological Constant
213(20)
12.1 Vacuum Energy
213(7)
12.2 Holographic Cosmology
220(2)
12.3 Ghost Particles
222(2)
12.4 Is the Cosmological Constant Zero by Definition?
224(2)
12.5 Acceleration with Zero Cosmological Constant
226(1)
12.6 The Multiverse and the Principle of Mediocrity
227(6)
13 Monkeygod
233(12)
13.1 Principles and Parameters
233(3)
13.2 Simulating Universes
236(9)
14 Probability
245(12)
14.1 Probability Arguments
245(2)
14.2 Bayesian Arguments
247(5)
14.3 Another Bayesian Argument
252(5)
15 Quantum And Consciousness
257(20)
15.1 The New Spirituality
257(3)
15.2 Making Your Own Reality
260(2)
15.3 Waves and Particles
262(6)
15.4 Human Inventions
268(1)
15.5 A Single Reality
269(4)
15.6 The Statistical Interpretation
273(1)
15.7 Deriving the Uncertainty Principle
274(3)
16 Summary And Review
277(20)
16.1 The Parameters
277(12)
16.2 Probability Arguments
289(2)
16.3 Status of the Strong Anthropic Principle
291(2)
16.4 A Final Conclusion
293(4)
Notes 297(22)
Bibliography 319(14)
Index 333(10)
About The Author 343(2)
Other Books 345
Victor J. Stenger