I had some time this morning to read the recent Time magazine. I found the article Cosmic Conundrum very entertaining. I think a better title would have been Reality Conundrum. It quotes many scholars who are in a conundrum over the realities present in our universe.
It is interesting that scientists faced with design complexity and the anthropic principle are unwilling to seriously consider intelligent design, but are willing to invite someone who postulates that “our universe was manufactured by a race of superintelligent extraterrestrial beings.” Then a leading scholar says this is a “novel perspective on humankind’s role in the universe”. (quote from Martin Rees, astronomer royal of Britain and Cambridge colleague of Stephen’s Hawking’s).
The anthropic principle says that the cosmos is perfectly tuned to support life. Against all odds, the universe is designed “just so.”
I like science. Like 5-time Nobel nominated and 3rd most quoted chemist in the world Dr. Fritz Schaefer, I often look at science and say “So that’s how God did it!” I recently wrote Lessons from the Hunt which delved into scientific and spiritual observations early one morning while deer hunting.
Want to read more? One of the best articles is The Designed ‘Just So’ Universe by Walter L. Bradley, Ph.D.
Want to read a lot more? One of the best websites I know is Origins.
So, on this Thanksgiving morning, I thank God for creating our universe “just so”. Don’t you wish everybody did?