The Anthropic Coincidences, Evil and the Disconfirmation of Theism

Religious Studies 28 (3):347 - 350 (1992)
The anthropic principle or the associated anthropic coincidences have been used by philosophers such as John Leslie (1989), William Lane Craig (1988) and Richard Swinburne (1990) to support the thesis that God exists. In this paper I shall examine Swinburne's argument from the anthropic coincidences. I will show that Swinburne's premises, coupled with his principle of credulity and the failure of his theodicy in The Existence of God, disconfirms theism and confirms instead the hypothesis that there exists a malevolent creator of the universe.
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Quentin Smith (1991). Atheism, Theism and Big Bang Cosmology. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 69 (1):48 – 66.

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