Extraterrestrial life Fine tuning

At Mind Matters News: What if ET has morphed into what we now call the laws of nature?

Takehome: Scharf’s hypothesis highlights the genuine difficulty of accounting for a universe that comes into existence without any underlying intelligence at all. His thought experiment amounts to an intelligent design hypothesis for the universe in which the creators and the laws of nature turn out to be the same thing. It is much bolder than the usual arguments around fine-tuning of our universe. It highlights the genuine difficulty of accounting for a universe that comes into existence without any underlying intelligence at all.

Fine tuning Intelligent Design Mathematics

Physicist Marcelo Gleiser: Beauty in the universe is an “illusory consequence of our human mathematics”

So what, exactly, is this “false and illusory” view of our universe? Is this short essay another veiled “correct” assault on the fact of the fine-tuning of the universe for life? There seems to be a lot of that out there these days. Orthodox science is now in a deadly conflict with facts… There can only be one outcome.

Fine tuning Intelligent Design Multiverse

Molecular geneticist asks: “Does the existence of a multiverse hold the key for why nature’s laws seem so simple?”

Johnjoe McFadden’s latest book is Life Is Simple (2021), in which he proposes that universes evolve in a Darwinian process, which “solves” the fine-tuning “problem”. One difference that we might note between this thesis and the sort of thing we read in biology journals is that there is evidence for the existence of countless life forms, whether or not their journey through time is explained by Darwinism. There is no evidence of any universe other than our own.

Fine tuning Intelligent Design

At Mind Matters News: Weak Anthropic Principle? Not an explanation but a tautology!

Egnor: The Weak Anthropic Principle, which is widely held by atheists, is meaningless: Only in a universe that permits the existence of intelligent beings can intelligent beings exist — i.e., only a universe with intelligent beings can be a universe with intelligent beings. The Weak Anthropic Principle is a tautology. And a tautology is not an explanation. It’s merely a sentence in which the predicate is the same as the subject. It’s meaningless.