Fine Tuning Archive

Is the Fine-Tuning of the Universe Negated by the Notion of a Multiverse?

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is infamous for supposing that the existence of a vast number of universes—a multiverse—explains the fine-tuning of our universe. In other words, Hawking asserts that, given a sufficient number of random universes, one of them is bound to have the necessary conditions to support not only intelligent life but also the […]

Is Earth a Privileged Planet?

Some scientists speculate that the earth is an insignificant speck of soil aimlessly adrift in a meaningless universe. As documented by astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez and philosopher Jay W. Richards, however, evidence refutes the principle of mediocrity (Copernican principle), demonstrating instead that our earth is a singularly privileged planet designed for discovery. First, the unique conditions […]

Does the Fine-Tuning of the Universe Point to a Sovereign Creator?

One of the most astonishing discoveries of the twentieth century was that the universe is fine-tuned to support intelligent life. From the force of gravity to the balance of matter and antimatter, the universe is balanced, as it were, on the fine edge of a razor. Consider the force of gravity. If it were stronger […]

Ten Urgent Questions and Answers about Origins

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 35, number 01 (2012). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Of one thing I am certain. People want answers. Concise, well-researched answers to questions concerning the single most important apologetic issue—that of origins. Indeed, how you view your origins will […]

Hank Hanegraaff with Special Guest, Jay W. Richards, Pt-2

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank continues his discussion of The Privileged Planet with Dr. Jay W. Richards. Dr. Richards is Vice-President and senior fellow of the Discovery Institute in Seattle, and co-author with Guillermo Gonzalez of The Privileged Planet. Hank and Dr. Richards also answer questions on the following topics: Can you help […]

Hank Hanegraaff with Special Guest, Jay W. Richards, Pt-1

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank discusses the fine tuning of the conditions for life presented in The Privileged Planet with Dr. Jay W. Richards. Dr. Richards is Vice-President and senior fellow of the Discovery Institute in Seattle, and co-author with Guillermo Gonzalez of The Privileged Planet. Hank and Dr. Richards also answer questions […]