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It's been expanding for 13 billion years or so.

But aren't you curious why it was designed that way? If an intelligent God created the universe then there should be a reason why the universe is the way it is. To those who advocate the theistic anthropic universe model, that the universe was designed to be able to produce intelligent life, the reason is obvious. It is only by having a universe so large and old that the highly improbable events required to create life and evolve intelligence become probable.

To someone who advocates special creation, the issue is less clear. If one believes God routinely suspends the laws of nature to make improbable biological structures then there doesn't seem to be any need for so much time or space. Afterall, from what your young earth compadres say it seems that if God worked efficiently only a few thousand years and a star cluster or two would suffice. So why are there billions of years and star clusters? Obviously you can simply say "God works in mysterious ways" and that would be the end of it. But I was wondering if the scientific creationists had come up with other rationalizations.
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