Design and the Many-Worlds Hypothesis

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In the last thirty years, the argument from the fine-tuning of the cosmos has steadily gained in popularity, often being considered the strongest single argument for the existence of God. The ‘fine-tuning’ of the cosmos refers to the claim that the fundamental parameters or constants of physics and the initial conditions of the universe are set just right for life to occur.¹ To give two of many examples, if the strong force coupling constant, which determines the strength of the strong force that binds protons and neutrons together in the nucleus, were slightly less, the electrical repulsion between protons would...


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“Design and the Many-Worlds Hypothesis.” In Philosophy of Religion: A Reader and Guide, William Lane Craig, ed., New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002, pp. 130–48.

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