“In the set of possible physical laws, parameters and initial conditions, the subset that permits rational conscious life is very small.”
Of course whether that implies design is more controversial but I defend the case that it does:
For a more in-depth defense of the scientific case (and some excellent philosophical points), I highly recommend Cosmologist Luke Barnes:
- Dr. Barnes has an excellent podcast for popular audiences.
- Here is the most comprehensive peer-reviewed review article on Fine-Tuning and an excellent rebuttal to Fine-Tuning skeptic Vic Stenger.
- Barnes has some excellent videos on this topic as well – here is one.
- Finally here are some excellent blogs by Barnes on this topic.
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