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 […]