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Fit for a Purpose: Does the Anthropic Principle include Biochemistry? - DC Chapter
Presenters: Fazale 'Fuz' Rana, President, Reasons to Believe

Abstract or topic: Blaze a new trail of discovery in biochemistry. Nearly a half a century after the introduction of the idea that humanity lives in a universe at the just-right location, the just-right time, and with the just-right physical constants, the anthropic principle continues to gain acceptance among astronomers and astrophysicists. Few scientists question the fine-tuning of the numerical quantities that define the universe. But what about the unexplored areas of chemistry and biochemistry? Do we witness an equal amount of evidence for fine-tuning?
In his new book Fit for a Purpose: Does the Anthropic Principle Include Biochemistry? (, biochemist Fazale Rana fearlessly pushes the boundaries of the anthropic principle beyond cosmology. In the process, Rana invites the reader to discover the world of chemical and biochemical fine-tuning, as well as to contemplate this question: "If the universe is fit for life, and biochemical systems are fit for their role in life, is it possible that everything is 'fit for a purpose'?"

Aug 27, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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