Published on July 13, 2009
Why the Universe appears designed and why it doesn’t have to beAndrew Lang – Oral Roberts University – SciFoo 2009
What is the Universe? The Universe is by definition: Every physical thing that exists, including but not limited to, all matter, all energy, and all space.
Galaxies have 100,000,000,000,000+ stars
Visible Universe has 100,000,000,000,000+galaxies
The Universe is Expanding
The Church’s Reaction to the Big Bang In 1951 the Catholic Church officially pronounced the Big Bang to be in accordance with the Bible. Remember Galileo anyone? Protestant (American) Church remains skeptical.
The Finely Tuned Universe Some constants of physics, that cannot be derived from any known physical law, have specific values that determine the essential features of the cosmos. If any one of them were “untuned,” the universe would not exist as we know it. For example: Initial Expansion Rate: Too high – no stars. Too low – Big Crunch Strong Nuclear Force: A change by as little as 4% would make carbon based life impossible (Martin Rees) 3+1 Dimensions: Our Universe is the only one where planetary orbits are stable.
Initial Expansion Rate: Too high – no stars. Too low – Big Crunch
Strong Nuclear Force: A change by as little as 4% would make carbon based life impossible (Martin Rees)
3+1 Dimensions: Our Universe is the only one where planetary orbits are stable.
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