Intelligent Design, and the Fine-tuned Universe
OMG. Our planet is so perfect. If the earth were to move only a bit closer or farther from the sun, life would not be possible! This really proves intelligent design.
Akay. First, there are 70 sextillion stars in the visible universe. Many of these stars have exoplanets. Let’s wrongly assume that all these exoplanets are unhabitable because they are either too far or too close to their suns. That means that out of 70 sextillion stars (70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) only one star (the Sun) has a planet which is in the habitable (Goldilocks) zone. That is some real intelligent design.
That’s like, go to a beach. All the sands there are white, but suddenly you find a pink sand and you say, holy shit this whole beach is so intelligently designed or fine-tuned. Improbability does not mean design. The fact that only 1 out of billions of planets are inhabitable just goes on to prove how fine-tuned for life this universe is.
Another thing is this. Life evolved in the universe, so actually, life is fine-tuned for the universe, not the other way round. And isn’t it a bit arrogant to say that the whole bloody universe was created just for us?
By the way, I just found out that Bebo members (yeah, wtf, Bebo) beamed “A Message from Earth” to the planet Gliese 581d, an exoplanet in the Goldilocks zone of a star, in the constellation Libra (go, Libra!). Well, like the aliens are going to understand human. I hope they also remembered to beam an English Dictionary, haha.
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