Reblogging for future reference
There are four posts in the series, so far. I think Allen might be done, so I’m going to link to all four and snip something I like from each one.
The first post is on whether the fine-tuning is real, and whether a multiverse explains the fine-tuning so that there is no need for a cosmic Designer.
I just have to choose this quote from the atheist Stephen Hawking on the fine-tuning:
The remarkable fact is that the values of these numbers [i.e. the constants of physics] seem to have been very finely adjusted to make possible the development of life. For example, if the electric charge of the electron had been only slightly different, stars would have been unable to burn hydrogen and helium, or else they would not have exploded. It seems clear that there are relatively few ranges of values for the numbers [i.e. the constants…
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