Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Why Isn't Our Universe Intelligently Designed?

I am writing an blog-article critiquing the Simulation Argument. The Simulation Argument is regarding the idea of post-human beings, exceptionally technologically advanced entities, creating a universe simulation; furthermore it is suggested we could be in such a simulation.

Similar to the evidence of the human body not being intelligently designed, I wonder what examples you would cite regarding the universe not being intelligently designed?

The Wikipedia Intelligent Design page states, regarding the universe: "Intelligent design proponents have also occasionally appealed to broader teleological arguments outside of biology, most notably an argument based on the fine-tuning of universal constants that make matter and life possible and which are argued not to be solely attributable to chance. These include the values of fundamental physical constants, the relative strength of nuclear forces, electromagnetism, and gravity between fundamental particles, as well as the ratios of masses of such particles."

I have tried searching for the atheist viewpoint regarding the design of our universe not being intelligent, but so far the arguments I have found are mainly supportive of universe ID. For example:

Here is one argument against our universe being intelligently designed:

Similar to how the twin bones in the human forearm, at the wrist, are thin and fracture prone to allow for hand rotation (thick bones would make rotation difficult), I wonder what examples you could give to highlight flaws in the universe? An intelligent design for the forearm would be one single thick bone, but what would you cite for a better design of the universe?

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