The Cosmological Anthropic Principle

This isn’t an argument for theists.

The creationist argument goes, the Universe appears fine-tuned for life. Take away any cosmological constant and the Universe is radically different, probably amorphous. It must have been God. This explains nothing. It is the exact same argument they use for explaining complexity (and everything else). All this does is push back the explanation one step. That is, creationists try to explain the immense complexity of life by proposing something necessarily more complex. That begs the question. The anthropic principle isn’t any better: we want to explain how life came to be. The idea proposes that God did it. Okay, well, now let’s explain God. It would be like asking for an explanation of how bread gets to the grocery store. Saying the truck driver brought it still leaves the question open.