Harvey, I thought we agreed just the other day that everything that happened, happened because it was possible and because it was inevitable to happen at some stage.
Well, you agreed with me. You were saying something along the lines of that is how God would have set everything in motion, that the inevitability was your teleology. I am happy with that, just that I don't think it implies a divine teleology, definately not a theistic one.
What about the objection that a universe with complex fine-tuning for life means the designer, if there is one, has to be even more finely-tuned and complex, and thus hypothesizing God doesn't solve the problem of why our universe is finely-tuned?
On a separate note, I've only read a bit about our universe being finely-tuned for science to be done; it's an interesting argument, but it's not a stretch to call it a coincidence; there are probably trillions of secrets to our universe that humanity will never discover because the "clues" aren't there for us to find. Our scientific knowledge could be worse in an alternate universe with more dark matter or something, but it could also be better.
A multiverse is far more complex than a brain, ..That lays the foundation for theism in a far more parsimonious manner than it does for the brute fact existence for an infinitely complex multiverse.
Consider that you can only have a universe if certain constant values are fine-tuned (e.g., the cosmological constant) which means in one out of 10^120 (or perhaps a lower number than this but still a vast uncountable number) you have a universe otherwise you don't have one at all -- at least none where any complex structures could form.
Not so. Same ground state, same mechanism with multiple probabilities. We already know this is part and parcel of our natural quantum reality. Poor argument.
Bullocks. The cosmological constant is fine tuned by scientists in order to make it work until they've figured out how.
According to quantum field theory (QFT) which underlies modern particle physics, empty space is defined by the vacuum state which is a collection of quantum fields. All these quantum fields exhibit fluctuations in their ground state (lowest energy density) arising from the zero-point energy present everywhere in space. These zero-point fluctuations should act as a contribution to the cosmological constant Λ, but when calculations are performed these fluctuations give rise to an enormous vacuum energy. The discrepancy between theorized vacuum energy from Quantum Field Theory and observed vacuum energy from cosmology is a source of major contention, with the values predicted exceeding observation by some 120 orders of magnitude, a discrepancy that has been called "the worst theoretical prediction in the history of physics!".This issue is called the cosmological constant problem and it is one of the greatest mysteries in science with many physicists believing that "the vacuum holds the key to a full understanding of nature".
^ No, not really.