The universe appears to be designed

If, for some unforeseen reason, the landscape turns out to be inconsistent –maybe for mathematical reasons, or because it disagrees with observation –I am pretty sure that physicists will go on searching for natural explanations of the world. But I have to say that if that happens, as things stand now we will be in a very awkward position. Without any explanation of nature’s fine-tunings we will be hard pressed to answer the ID critics. One might argue that the hope that a mathematically unique solution will emerge is as faith-based as ID.

Leonard Susskind, in Berlinski, The Devil’s Delusion, 2009, p.135

If a naturalistic alternative isn’t found (made to appear plausible) soon, then ID will be incontravertable. And we can’t have that, can we.


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