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Elliott Sober, Alvin Plantinga and the Design Argument

Can we really say how probable it is that God would design our universe?

The design argument has enjoyed a new lease of life in the last few decades, with attention being drawn to cosmic fine-tuning in particular. Scientists have increasingly become aware that the universe is ‘just right’ for life. Had the ratio of the electromagnetic and gravitational forces differed by 1 part in 1040  then planets capable of supporting life could not exist.

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Richard Dawkins, Slenderman and the Terrible Power of Fantasy

Not too long ago, Richard Dawkins asked parents: “Is it a good thing to go along with the fantasies of  childhood, magical as they are?” Dawkins’ genius for publicity rivals Katie Hopkins’ and Miley Cyrus’s. When Richard wants a headline he shall have a headline: he uses preposterous statements and ludicrous questions to generate absurd amounts of free-advertising on Twitter and in newspaper columns.

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