On Saturday, April 21, 2018 I’ll be hosting a new live discussion between Luke Barnes and Alex Malpass on the Fine-tuning Argument for God’s existence. Skeptics have gone on record saying this is by far (in their estimation anyway) the strongest evidence for God. For more on the basic structure of the argument, see below. Important to note that Luke will be defending his own version.
The discussion goes live at 3pm Central (1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern) on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Here’s the link to view live (and watch later):
Dr. Luke A. Barnes is an astrophysicist and cosmologist at Western Sydney University. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney, before undertaking PhD research at the University of Cambridge. He is the author, with Geraint Lewis, of “A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos”, published by Cambridge University Press. He blogs at Letters to Nature.
Dr. Alex Malpass is an armchair philosopher. He completed his PhD in philosophy from the university of Bristol in 2011, and now he does philosophy for a hobby. He occasionally records conversations with philosophers for his podcast, Thoughtology.
The Fine-Tuning Argument
How does one explain the fine-tuning argument in a few sentences? I have an idea: check out this 6-minute video from Reasonable Faith on the argument. That should give you an idea of what the discussion will be like: