The fine-tuning argument

Philosophy Compass 4 (1):271-286 (2009)
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Neil A. Manson
University of Mississippi
Abstract
The Fine-Tuning Argument (FTA) is a variant of the Design Argument for the existence of God. In this paper the evidence of fine-tuning is explained and the Fine-Tuning Design Argument for God is presented. Then two objections are covered. The first objection is that fine-tuning can be explained in terms of the existence of multiple universes (the 'multiverse') plus the operation of the anthropic principle. The second objection is the 'normalizability problem'– the objection that the Fine-Tuning Argument fails because fine-tuning is not actually improbable.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2008.00188.x
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