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Philosophy Talk asks: God and the Fine-Tuned Universe

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Is it just dumb luck that the universe has just the right settings to support life as we know it?

If the precise value of many physical constants had been different, the universe would not have supported life, human life, consciousness, philosophy and us. Is it just luck – without which we wouldn't even be here to worry about it? Or is there a Creator who wanted things to turn out the way they did, and fine-tuned the universe to get that result? What if there were many universes, with many combinations of values for the basic constants, and we just exist in the one with the improbable combination for life? John and Ken fine-tune their arguments with Robin Collins from Messiah College, author of God and the Laws of Nature. Sunday 8/09 at 10 am and Tuesday 8/11 and 12 noon.