Fine-tuning (Part 4): Is The Fine-tuning Of The Universe Due to Physical Necessity, Chance or Design?

THE FINE-TUNING ARGUMENT FINE TUNING “Fine-tuning” refers to the fact that constants and quantities in those formulas or laws of nature MUST fit an extraordinarily narrow range to sustain life. THREE OPTIONS TO EXPLAIN FINE TUNING In our last blog, from the standpoint of particle physics, we discussed how incredibly fine-tuned and delicately-balanced these constants (set values) and quantities (representing … Read More

Fine-tuning (Part 3) – The Goldilocks Dilemma: What Explains The Extreme Fine-tuning Of The Universe?

THE FINE-TUNING ARGUMENT FINE TUNING “Fine-tuning” refers to the fact that constants and quantities in those formulas or laws of nature MUST fit an extraordinarily narrow range to sustain life. “Life” refers to anything that can take in food, extract energy from it, grow, adapt to its environment and reproduce. PERSPECTIVE ON LARGE NUMBERS Unfortunately most of the numbers we … Read More

Fine-tuning (Part 1): William Paley’s Watchmaker Argument

PALEY’S WATCH In 1802, a brilliant philosopher named William Paley wrote a book called Natural Theology in which he used physical observation about the world around us as evidence for God’s existence. Paley said that if you were walking across a field and saw a stone lying on the ground, you would think nothing of it. Perhaps the stone had … Read More

Fine-tuning (Part 2): An Amazing Planet Earth

THE FINE TUNING OF THE EARTH We live on an amazing planet earth. Every day we wake up and the sun is there. We bet you that tomorrow it’ll be there too! The earth stays in its orbit around the sun. Spring follows winter, summer follows spring, on and on. It never stops. Why doesn’t the earth wobble once in … Read More