From the July/August, 1999 issue of Touchstone
The “Just So” Universe by Walter Bradley

The “Just So” Universe

The Fine-Tuning of Constants & Conditions in the Cosmos

by Walter Bradley

What does it mean on a human scale for an engineer to design a product? What would it mean on a grand scale to say that the universe is the product of an intelligent designer? And what evidence could support such a claim? What features of the universe suggest that a “home” has been carefully crafted for our benefit?

William Paley in his classic Natural Theology (1802) provided evidence from both the physical sciences and the biological sciences for a designed universe, but the strength of his argument for design was limited by the scientific understanding . . .

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