Rick's Critique of the Cosmic Coincidences: Appendix H

About the Size of Things

Why are stars so much larger than planets, but so much smaller than galaxies? Why are living organisms the size they are, so small compared to planets but so big compared to atoms? It is shown that the size and mass of all the major structures in the universe, from nuclear scales up to the scale of the observable universe, are determined by a handful of univeral constants. In fact, the scales are dominated by just two universal constants, characterising the strength of the electromagnetic and gravitational forces respectively.

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Crop circle near Avebury, Wiltshire, in the form of a Julia set (1996)