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Why is the Universe the Way it is?

  1. Feb 28, 2012 #1
    Why is the universe a big, vacuumed space with stars and planets and gravity and dark matter? Why is there life and a need of survival for species? Why is there just nothing? No universe or anything, why is there a universe or multiple universes in the first place?
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  3. Feb 28, 2012 #2
    Why not?
  4. Feb 28, 2012 #3


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    bp_psy hit the nail on the head.

    But for further reading on one viewpoint, look up the Anthropic Principle.

    In a nutshell: if it were not the way it is, we would not be here to observe it. So, of all the ways universes might have manifest - or not manifest - the only ones that get observed are the ones that have physical laws that support the evolution of an observer.
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