The Anthropic Principle

The Anthropic Principle

It is well known today that our existence in this universe depends on numerous cosmological constants, physical laws and parameters whose numerical values must fall within a very narrow range of values.

If we were to construct a mathematical model of what we believe we know about the universe, there are hundreds of delicate ratios that, if altered the slightest, would render life impossible. Even a single variable were off slightly, we would not exist.

The extreme improbability that so many variables would align so auspiciously in our favor merely by chance has led many scientists and evolutionists to agree, that it was God who engineered the universe to suit our specific needs.

This is the Anthropic Principle, the universe appears to have been fine-tuned for our existence.

Anthropic factors in Atomic Physics

  • Velocity of light
  • Strong and Weak nuclear forces coupling constants
  • The Electromagnetic coupling constant
  • Ratio of electron to proton mass
  • Stability of the proton
  • Fine structure constants

Anthropic factors in Geology

  • Surface gravity of Earth
  • Thickness of Earth’s crust
  • Rotation period ( length of a day)
  • Magnetic fields
  • Earth’s Axial tilt
  • Oxygen to nitrogen ratio
  • Carbon dioxide and water vapor levels
  • Ozone level s

Anthropic factors in Cosmology

  • Gravitational constant
  • The age of the universe
  • Expansion rate of the universe
  • Entropy level of the universe
  • Mass of the universe
  • Distance between stars
  • Rate of luminosity increase

I’ve only listed a tiny fraction in these lists, studies today show there are hundreds of such factors. Its may be reasonable to say these are co-incidences if they are only a handful. The sheer number of these factors coupled with the rate at which new ones come out make it impossible for any other explanation to survive except that we have an extremely intelligent creator who perfectly engineered this universe for our existence.

Further Reading

Cosmic Codes: Hidden Messages

Missler, C. (1999). Cosmic Codes: Hidden Messages. Koinonia House. [WorldCat, LibraryThing, Google Books, BookFinder]

Knowing the Truth about Creation

Geisler, N. L. (2003). Knowing the Truth about Creation: How It Happened and What It Means for Us. Wipf & Stock Publishers. [WorldCat, LibraryThing, Google Books, BookFinder]

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