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Carr and M. J. Rees, Nature 278, 605 (1979). 33. M. H. Hart, Icarus 33, 23 (1978). 34. J. Hartle and S. W. Hawking, Phys. Rev. D 28, 2960 (1983); F. J. Tipler, preprint (1984). 9 26 Introduction 35. B. Carter, Phil Trans. R. Soc. A 310, 347 (1983). 36. Whitrow, cited in E. Mascall, Christian theology and natural science: 1956 Bampton lectures (Longmans Green, London, 1956). 37. G. Idlis, Izv. Astrophys. Inst. Kazakh. SSR 7, 39 (1958), in Russian. 38. See, for example, P. L. Meyer, Introductory probability and statistical applications (Addison-Wesley, NY, 1971).

Physical assumptions, like all scientific statements, are statements of matters of fact: syntactically, they are declarative sentences. Moral assumptions, on the other hand, are statements concerning moral obligation: syntactically, they are imperative sentences, which contain the word 'ought' or its equivalent. For further discussion of this point see any modern textbook on moral philosophy, for instance H. Reichenbach, The rise of scientific philosophy (University of California Press, Berkeley, 1968).

J. D. Barrow, in ref. 23. 43. T. L. Wilson, Quart. J. R. astron. Soc. 25, 435 (1984). 44. L. J. , 1917). 45. F. Hoyle, in Religion and the scientists (SCM, London, 1959). 46. M. Jammer, The philosophy of quantum mechanics (Wiley, NY, 1974). 47. R. P. Feynman and A. R. Hibbs, Quantum mechanics and path integrals (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1965); L. S. Schulman, Techniques and applications of path integration (Wiley, NY, 1981). 48. C. W. Misner, K. S. Thorne, and J. A. Wheeler, Gravitation (Freeman, San Francisco, 1973), Chapter 44.

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