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Subject:  Re: You don't suck Date:  10/13/2019  5:07 PM
Author:  bdhinton Number:  27008 of 27158

The argument seems unfalsifiable. If we found life on Mars and the Moon and everywhere we looked in the Universe, then Creationists would say that's proof that the Universe is designed for life. If we found life only on Earth, Creationists say that's proof that the Universe is designed for life.

Falsifiable? Sure it is. There seem to be 3 options to explain why the parameters of the universe are such that they permit advanced life (ie humans) anywhere at all:

1. Chance - we just lucked out
2. Necessity - there are no other ways for the parameters to be, they have to be what they are
3. Design

If you show that it is 1 or 2, then 3 is out. However, if you rule out the first two, the 3rd seems very plausible. I think the first two can be ruled out. Do you know of a 4th option?
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