Physicist Sean Carroll Rebuts the Fine-Tuning Argument Christian Apologists Love to Use

Physicist Sean Carroll explains some of the problems with the popular “fine tuning” arguments for a god.

Check out the complete debate here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07QUPuZg05I

…and Sean Caroll’s post-debate reflections here: http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2014/02/27/godcosmology-debate-videos/

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One Response to Physicist Sean Carroll Rebuts the Fine-Tuning Argument Christian Apologists Love to Use

  1. I like Dr. Sean. He’s great speaker and am presently listening to one of his courses on the Higgs boson.

    Nevertheless, for his first argument against fine tuning he sets himself up as the authority for his own argument, which is a logical fallacy.

    His second argument is an atheist stable which is, “God doesn’t act the way I, the atheist, think he should act, therefore, I wink him out of existence.”

    The foundations of modern science arose in during Christian Middle Ages from the Christian worldview.

    Central to the Christian worldview is that God is rational and that universe he created is comprehensible, a result of “the Laws of Nature, and Nature’s God.”*

    Therefore, Dr. Sean’s second argument, that God has the power to violate his own rules in order to get life to happen, is also an example of the atheist creating God in his own image and finding him wanting.

    All of that in 1 and 3/4 minutes. I didn’t have the heart to continue further.

    * The Declaration of Independence

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