Exposing PseudoAstronomy

November 27, 2017

Podcast Episode 168: Common (and False) Fine-Tuned Universe Beliefs, Discussed


Fine-tuned Universe:
Not just for creationists
Anymore. Let’s see …

Fine-tuning of the universe to allow us to exist has tended to be a focused argument by young-Earth creationists, but it’s also used by other folks to generally argue that we are special. In this episode, I discuss four categories of claims that fit into this broad argument.

An exploration into four groups of fine-tuning arguments used by some to say that we are special: Solar outbursts, habitable zone, lunar origin and effects, and giant planets and impacts on Earth.

Fine-Tuning Image

Fine-Tuning Image

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3 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging.

    Comment by Vincent S Artale Jr — November 27, 2017 @ 1:01 pm | Reply

  2. Mike Bara is another who thinks the Moon prevents winds on Earth. In his book ‘The Choice’ he wrote “Without the Moon’s calming influence, the Earth would spin so fast that the centrifugal force would most likely flatten us all like pancakes.” When critics, including me, pointed out that he had the effect of centrifugal force exactly wrong, he tried to make amends deceptively. In his next book he wrote “As I put it in my previous book ‘The Choice’ …. Without the Moon’s calming influence,the Earth would spin so fast that the winds caused by the centrifugal force would most likely flatten us all like pancakes.”

    Luckily for him, there are no vigilantes monitoring non-fiction books and penalizing authors for bare-faced lies.

    Comment by expat — November 28, 2017 @ 9:55 am | Reply

  3. Have you considered the posiblity of him actually thinking this?

    Comment by Lena Synnerholm — November 29, 2017 @ 3:26 am | Reply


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