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.
What scientists have learnt about the universe, and why it looks ... The universe looks like it was designed. ... where the universe allows life to appear.
Where did our universe come from? ... , then why doesn't science have an equation to explain it? ... , "Our universe is so perfectly designed ...
The Grand Design, an extract of which appears ... why the universe ... Hawking says the first blow to Newton's belief that the universe could not have ...
A Designer Universe? ... But religious theories of design have the same ... it doesn't settle the matter for me to say that we cannot see the hand of ...
How did the universe start? ... But this idea still doesn't explain why these universes ... who has always existed and therefore doesn't have or need ...
Why is space black ? Answer: Your ... if the universe is full of stars, why doesn't the light from all of them add ... Many different explanations have ...
... doesn't the universe have to ... Current evidence shows that our part of the universe appears ... If the universe started out so dense, why didn't ...
... (that the universe is designed to support human life), ... "Why is there something instead of nothing?" ... he doesn't. Stenger also wants ...
... , but they do agree that life overwhelms us with the appearance of design ... appear to have been designed; the universe, ... Designed for a Purpose ...