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Theories of the Universe

There are no scientific theories that are widely accepted to explain the beginning of time, space, or matter. While there are scientific ideas like the Big Bang Theory and the beginning of life, there are no theories of how things started. Also, considering the universe is so big, shouldn’t there be many planets that can support life?

Common Ground

Both atheists and theists agree that the circumstances that allow any forms of life for multicellular organisms require “fine-tuning.” The probability that this fine-tuned environment exists elsewhere is infinitesimal.

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“Extreme Design Theologically, the space energy density demonstrates that for physical life to be possible at any time or place in the history of the universe the value of the mass density of the universe must be fine-tuned to within one part in 1060, and the value of the cosmological constant must be fine-tuned to within one part in 10120. To put this in perspective, the best example of human engineering design that I am aware of is a gravity wave telescope capable of making measurements to within one part in 1023. This implies that the Creator at a minimum is ten trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion times more intelligent, knowledgeable, creative, and powerful than we humans. To word it another way, before this discovery the most profound design evidence scientists had uncovered in the cosmos was a characteristic that had to be fine-tuned to within one part in 1040. Thanks to this twenty-first century discovery, the evidence that God created and designed the universe for the benefit of life and human beings in particular has become 1080 times stronger (a hundred million trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion times stronger).”

– Hugh Ross, “The Creator and the Cosmos: How the Latest Scientific Discoveries Reveal God”

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