“…a chemistry complex enough to support life can arise under circumstances that are not anything like the ones we experience, and our universe isn’t all that special.”

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“Physicists don’t have a lot of business with the science of self-aware conscious beings. They talk about the formation of galaxies…don’t expect physicists to even discuss large molecules. Talking about “life” is arguably catchier, but that’s really all there is to it.”

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Physics 101: “…there aren’t really waves and there aren’t really particles. Instead, everything in the universe (including, for all we known, the universe itself) is described by a wave function that has properties of both particles and waves…”

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“whenever physicists refer to particles, they actually mean a mathematical object called the wave function, which is neither a particle nor a wave but has properties of both.

“…Karl Popper’s idea that scientific theories must be falsifiable has long been an outdated philosophy.”

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“…I am glad to hear this, as it’s a philosophy that nobody in science ever could have used, other than as a rhetorical device.

“Science is about accumulating sets of observations [events] that occur reliably.” Predictions actually.

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“To make sense of it requires a framework to say, this is how all these different facts fit together, and this is why…Having a good theoretical framework makes it possible to make sense of sets of disconnected facts, and to explain why things happen sometimes and not at other times. Perhaps most importantly, it allows for predictions of what will be found in the data…Putting this in a formal model means pinning numbers and exact relationships to it, forcing precision about your ideas.”