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Is Believing in God Reasonable? Pt. 2: The Anthropic Evidence
DWJ BlogThe Anthropic Evidence
(what can we deduce from our life-sustaining universe?)
This currently popular term in astronomy comes from the Greek word anthropos meaning ‘man’. The Anthropic Principle states that the universe was fitted from its moment of existence for life and is especially suited for the well being of mankind. It is a powerful argument that the universe was designed. Evolutionary theory believes it has an answer to "design" in biological systems by hypothesizing ongoing processes of mutation and natural selection.
Living things are said to change very slowly and improve with time. There are many fundamental problems with evolutionary theory, not the least of which is that in the case of the Anthropic Principle the theory provides no answer at all.
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Whether describing tides, proton mass, or the earth's position in the solar system, a grand design presents itself from the very beginning. These phenomena don't mutate or change with time. The reality of this has forced some in secular science to propose that there are an infinite number of universes, each with a completely different set of physical properties. According to such thinking, our particular universe just happens to have conditions suitable for human life, and that is why we are here to enjoy it!
Of course, there is no way to detect any "other" universes or comprehend their underlying principles. That is why people, secular or religious, refer to our cosmic reality as a universe not a multi-verse, which is exactly what the Bible says! Also the fact that ‘something just happens to be here’ is not an explanation for why it is. Our universe contains everything, including the clear marks of the supremely intelligent design of our creator God…
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