One of the arguments in Michael Denton’s new book, The Miracle of Man (2022), arguing that nature is fine-tuned for human life, is the
prior fitness argument. In a podcast, Denton, who is also an MD, “marvels at the engineering sophistication of the human heart and hands.”
But the remarkable thing is prior fitness:
One or two such examples are interesting. But where the argument gains dramatic force is in the accumulation of many examples, stretching from physics and the characteristics of our sun to chemistry and the ensemble of unique characteristics of planet Earth, water, carbon, and the transition metals.Evolution News, “Miracle of Man: Denton’s Prior Fitness Argument” at Evolution News (May 12, 2022)
Didn’t Freeman Dyson (1923–2020) say, “The more I examine the universe and the details of its architecture, the more evidence I find that the universe in some sense must have known we were coming.” The idea isn’t new; there’s just much more evidence for it.
You may also wish to read: Michael Denton’s new book: Nature is fine-tuned for human existence – check the stats Publisher: Drawing on discoveries from a myriad of scientific fields, Denton masterfully documents how contemporary science has revived humanity’s special place in nature.
The book is still doing well at Amazon:
#19 in Cosmology (Books)
#36 in Anatomy (Books)
#89 in Earth Sciences (Books)
Best Sellers Rank: #10,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)