Re: Fine tuning

From: Iain Strachan <igd.strachan@gmail.com>
Date: Thu Apr 28 2005 - 09:06:58 EDT

On 4/27/05, Carol or John Burgeson <burgytwo@juno.com> wrote:
> Ed wrote: "The view of fine-tuners is that any God who can design
> a cosmos that makes people out of billion year old
> carbon is more of a marvel than a God who has to keep
> pulling rabbits out of his hat and adjusting things."
>
> The metaphor is, of course, not the only one possible. If it were, I
> might agree with you.
>
> But consider the metaphor that has God "playing" with His creation, Like
> a violinist playing his instrument. "Dinos were a fun experiment; now
> I'll try humanity."
>
> My God is a God of joy and playfulness.

So, if I'm correct in your model/metaphor, there has to be
supernatural intervention all the time. If the violin is unplayed
then nothing happens. Ed's view of fine tuning is perhaps of a
self-playing violin .. ?

Iain.

>
> Burgy
>

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