Sep 4, 2008

The Fine Tuning Of The Universe - Evidence For The Existence Of God

One of the types of evidence for God is the evidence of design in the fine tuning of the universe.

Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson, who is not a Christian, has said the following about this phenomenon:

"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".

The world famous astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle stated that:

"I do not believe that any scientists who examined the evidence would fail to draw the inference that the laws of nuclear physics have been deliberately designed with regard to the consequences they produce inside stars. If this is so, then my apparently random quirks have become part of a deep-laid scheme. If not then we are back again at a monstrous sequence of accidents."

A few examples of this extraordinary fine tuning are featured below:

-If the strong nuclear force, the force that binds protons and neutrons together in an atom, had been stronger or weaker by as little as 5%, life would be completely impossible.

-If gravity was stronger or weaker by the slimmest of margins, then life sustaining stars like the sun could not exist. This would also make life impossible.

-If the neutron were not about 1.001 times the mass of the proton, all protons would have decayed into neutrons or all neutrons would have decayed into protons, and therefore life would not be possible.

-If the electromagnetic force were slightly stronger or weaker, life would be impossible, for a multitude of different reasons.

To learn much more about the fine tuning of the universe, check out this article entitled "The Fine-Tuning Design Argument: A Scientific Argument for the Existence of God":

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