If you don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve — or even if you do have plans — take six minutes out of your evening to watch this spectacular video produced by William Lane Craig:
Yes there’s a Bible verse at the end, but that in no way negates or mitigates the point here, which is the astounding fine-tuning of the universe for life. On the contrary, and this is of interest whether you’re a religious believer or not, it shows that the wisdom of the ancients is being confirmed, not refuted, by the discoveries of modern science. The video’s argument for design is strictly scientific:
If the mass and energy of the early universe were not evenly distributed to an incomprehensible precision of 1 part in 10 to the 10 to the 123rd, the universe would be hostile to life of any kind. The fact is, our universe permits physical, interactive life only because these, and many other numbers, have been independently and exquisitely balanced on a razor’s edge. … The best explanation for why the universe is fine-tuned for life may very well be, it was designed that way.
What a happy thought to welcome the New Year.