Fine-Tuning in Cosmology, Interview Series

October 17, 2018
Avi Loeb

Life in the Cosmos

"We do not yet know how life first formed on earth, but no scientist argues that it can never be explained in material terms.  How prevalent is life throughout the universe?  We now know that there are likely even more planets than there are stars.  So, is life in the cosmos prevalent or rare?  Either answer yields profound implications."

Fine Tuning Cosmology

"What enables structures to form in the universe?  How did galaxies, stars and planets develop from the primeval plasma soup?  What are the laws of nature that bring about these cosmic bodies and did those laws have to be just so?  Is it legitimate science to see fine-tuning in cosmology?"