I saw your reply on the AoM board. My hunch is that the use of zero in the case of the universe's existence is better put as a "virtual" zero, by those who believe it's existence is non random.
If I understand their thinking, the belief follows a template that we apply to many situations. For example, if we find a person's DNA at the scene of crime, say a one in five quadrillion strain, on knife, on the victim, on the back door and so on, most of us will say the person is 100 percent guilty.
The presumed guilt is ultimately based on a mathematical foundation, the overall improbability of various conditions. But when you crunch the numbers there is always a chance, however extremely remote, that the conditions are due to another cause.
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