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Robin Collins, the FTA and the problem of evil

In this post I will be commenting on issues in the fine-tuning argument (FTA) from the problem of evil (PoE) as Robin Collins presents it in his chapter in the Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology. I find the evidential PoE to be … Continue reading

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The Fine-Tuning Argument

I recently ran across Jonathan Weisberg’s interesting paper The Argument from Indifference. Before getting to the argument, let’s first set up the fine-tuning dialectic. We’ve always known that the laws and constants were life-permitting.  After all, if the laws and … Continue reading

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Fine-Tuning, Firing Squads, and Observation Selection Effects

Some have taken the fine-tuned constants for life to support a design inference. Some of their opponents have appealed to the weak anthropic principle (WAP) to diffuse a design inference. Supporters of WAP reason that what we can only observe … Continue reading

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Multiverses and the Inverse Gambler’s fallacy

Many have thought that the constants of this universe are fine-tuned for life. Some think this provides support for an intelligent designer; others think this provides support for a multiverse. While some multiverse models are inferred empirically (e.g. inflationary cosmology), … Continue reading

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