Argument #3 = Fine-Tuning in the Universe
Premise #1 = Precision in a system or process infers an intelligent designer.
Premise #2 = There is great precision in the universe.
Premise #3 = Therefore, there must be an Intelligent Designer of the universe.
William Philips, 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor of Physics at University of Maryland (PhD Physics):
“I believe in God. In fact, I believe in a personal God who acts in and interacts with the creation. I believe the observations about the orderliness of the physical universe, and the apparently exceptional fine-tuning of the conditions of the universe for the development of life suggest that an intelligent Creator is responsible. I believe in God because of a personal faith, consistent with what I know about science.” (Letter to T. Dimitrov, 2002).
Sir Fred Hoyle, Cambridge Professor of Astrophysics and Natural Philosophy:
“Life cannot have had a random beginning… The trouble is that there are about two thousand enzymes, and the chance of obtaining them all in a random trial is only one part in 1040,000, an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup….
Once we see, however, that the probability of life originating at random is so utterly miniscule as to make it absurd, it becomes sensible to think that the favorable properties of physics on which life depends are in every respect deliberate … .
It is therefore almost inevitable that our own measure of intelligence must reflect … higher intelligences … even to the limit of God … such a theory is so obvious that one wonders why it is not widely accepted as being self-evident. The reasons are psychological rather than scientific.” (Fred Hoyle, ‘Evolution from Space’ (London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1981).
For Deeper Study:
Book 2, chapter 3
On-line lessons 45-53
Live classroom 9