A Finely Tuned Universe
Just by chance or well designed?
"That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. ... The harmony of natural law...reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection." (Albert Einstein, Religion and Science, 1956)
"You find it strange that I consider the comprehensibility of the world (to the extent that we are authorized to speak of such a comprehensibility) as a miracle or as an eternal mystery. Well, a priori, one should expect a chaotic world, which cannot be grasped by the mind in any way ... the kind of order created by Newton's theory of gravitation, for example, is wholly different. Even if a man proposes the axioms of the theory, the success of such a project presupposes a high degree of ordering of the objective world, and this could not be expected a priori. That is the 'miracle' which is constantly reinforced as our knowedge expands." (Albert Einstein, Letters to Solovine, p 131, New York, Philosophical Library, 1987)
"Every one who is seriously engaged in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that the laws of nature manifest the existence of a spirit vastly superior to that of men, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble." (Albert Einstein, Letter of 24 January 1936 to a schoolgirl, Phyllis Wright)
"The anthropic principle is the most interesting development next to the proof of creation, and it is even more interesting because it seems to say that science itself has proven, as a hard fact, that this universe was made, was designed, for man to live in." (Robert Jastrow, "A Scientist Caught between Two Faiths," Christianity Today, August 6, 1982)
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