Wednesday, November 4, 2015

FINE TUNING OF THE UNIVERSE: Resources for Study

A brief list of resources related to the fine tuning of the universe....

Click on the title links to find the great resources listed below
(and then check out my growing MASTER LIST OF APOLOGETIC RESOURCES)....




INTRODUCTORY
Videos

*Brierly, Justin. "How a Dice Can Show That God Exists" (4 1/2 minutes)

*Craig, William Lane. "The Fine Tuning of the Universe" (6 1/2 minutes)
*Questions from Atheists. "How likely are life sustaining planets in our galaxy?" (4 1/2 minutes).

Articles
*"Physics Professor Tells Students Scientific Evidence Points to a 'Designer'"


INTERMEDIATE
Videos

*
The Privileged Planet by Illustra Media (92 minutes)
*Ankerberg, John. "God's Fine-Tuning of the Universe." An episode of the John Ankerberg Show (28 1/2 minutes)
*Collins, Robin. "Is [It] True? Fine-Tuning the Universe - Robin Collins at Pepperdine" (70 minutes) A Veritas Forum lecture.

*Denton, Michael. "Privileged Species." (33 minutes) An excellent video produced by the Discovery Institute and featuring Dr. Michael Denton.
*Hawthorne, John. "Reflections on Fine Tuning." (48 minutes). From a conference at The Royal Institute of Philosophy in London.
*Hainline, Allen. "The Cosmic Fine-Tuning Argument: A Conversation with Allen Hainline": An Apologetics Academy webinar hosted by Jonathan McLatchie (2 hours 35 minutes).

Articles (& Book Chapters)
*Geisler, Norm and Frank Turek. I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist, Chapter 4: "Divine Design" (p.95-112).
*Last Seminary hosts 37 articles related to this topic that can be download for FREE--with brief abstracts for each.

BOOKS
*Lewis, Geraint F. and Luke A. Barnes. A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos. Luke Barnes' introductory video about the book (11 1/2 minutes).
*Ross, Hugh. Improbable Planet. RTB has an introductory video for the book.


ADVANCED

Check out this excellent article and resource list by my friend Carson Weitnauer. It has helpful explanations and topically arranged links to lots of free resources.


A Hubble/NASA image of Starburst Galaxy Messier 94 (Source)

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