Re: God

Rick Rossi (
Sun, 11 Jan 1998 15:06:36 -0500

>One reason for believing in the existence of God is the fact that the
>universe appears to be narrowly tailored for the existence of our kind
>of life.

Sorry but that is nonsense.

Take a look at figure 5 on
>and you see what a tiny fraction of the possible values for physical
>constants would allow life as we know it to exist. One way to explain
>this seeming coincidence is to say that our universe was intentionally
>created to have parameters in this region.

A real leap of faith.

>Note that this does not explain where the universe creator came from.
>It is possible that the universe in which he lives is fundamentally
>different from our own in ways we can't currently imagine, and is such
>that life can exist automatically. He then created our universe to
>explore the possibility of how our kind of life would work, which is
>only possible within this narrow and special range (an advanced version
>of the way we play with different rules for cellular automata, and find
>that only a limited set of rules lead to interesting behavior).
>Of course there are alternate explanations for this coincidence. It
>may be that all possible universes exist, and only those for which the
>constants are such as to allow the formation of life do have life form.
>But that is not a much simpler theory than the one which says that
>we were formed out of another universe; both require the existence of
>universes that we otherwise have no evidence for.

Sounds like a new religion to me.

Richard L. Rossi
The NTR Group, Inc.