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"In 1973, in a lecture to the International Astronomical Union in Poland, the physicist and cosmologist Brandon Carter called attention to something he called "the anthropic principle"… Carter, of Cambridge University, pointed out, "life had to be, in effect, "pre-planned" from the very origin of the cosmos. In order to get life to appear in the universe billions of years after the universe began, you had to start planning very early--from the first nanosecond of the universe's coming into being. The possibility of producing life depended on everything's being "just right" from the very start--everything from the values of fundamental forces like electromagnetism and gravity, to the relative masses of the various subatomic particles, to things like the number of neutrino types at time 1 second, which the universe has to "know" already at 10-43 second. The slightest tinkering with a single one of scores of basic values and relationships in nature would have resulted in a universe very different from the one we inhabit--say, one with no stars like our sun, or no stars, period. Far from being accidental, life appeared to be the goal toward which the entire universe from the very first moment of its existence had been orchestrated, fine tuned."

Patrick Glynn, God: The Evidence: the reconciliation of faith and reason in a postsecular world (Rocklin: Prima Publishing, 1999), pp 7-8.

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