Divine Fine-Tuning vs. Electrons in Love

American Philosophical Quarterly 54 (1):89-98 (2017)
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Abstract

I present a novel objection to fine-tuning arguments for God's existence. On any values of the physical constants, the psychophysical laws could be set to permit intelligent and happy beings, so the specific values of the physical constants in our world provide little evidence for God's existence. For example, even if the physical constants didn't allow carbon or any atoms larger than hydrogen, the psychophysical laws could be set so that charge is sufficient to realize romantic desire. Then every hydrogen atom would be a proton and electron in love.

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Neil Sinhababu
National University of Singapore

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