5) Fine Tuning of the Universe
The universe just seems to be too wonderful, too beautiful, too perfectly formed and balanced for life to exist. It seems that way because it actually is that way. As renowned Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson puts it:
“There are many . . . lucky accidents in physics. Without such accidents, water could not exist as liquid, chains of carbon atoms could not form complex organic molecules, and hydrogen atoms could not form breakable bridges between molecules –in short, life as we know it would be impossible.”
Physicist Stephen Hawking has made similar comments:
“The laws of science, as we know them at present, contain many fundamental numbers, like the size of the electric charge of the electron and the ratio of the masses of the proton and the electron. … The remarkable fact is that the values of these numbers seem to have been very finely adjusted to make possible the development of life.”
Just one of the many examples of this is as follows: If the cosmological constant were different by just one part in 10120 (just for perspective this number is vastly greater than the number of all elementary particles in the universe ~1080), our universe would be life prohibitive [no life could exist] (due to the exponential increase or decrease of the universe’s inflation / deflation rate depending on which way the dial is turned).
Here is the syllogism:
1) Fine tuning is either due to chance, necessity or design.
2) Fine tuning is not due to chance or necessity.
3) Therefore, fine tuning is due to design.
Who or what could design the universe? Watch this video for the full argument and its rational defense.