Full defence of the fine-tuning argument

Part 1: Introduction

Here I attempt an in-depth, comprehensive defence of the fine tuning argument. Before accusations of plagiarism, I note that I draw heavily on the work of Robin Collins here, though I have presented it in my own words and with my own examples, and the defences against objections will be largely my own. I will argue that the form and constant-values of the laws of physics, as well as the initial conditions of the universe, provide evidence for theism over the naturalistic single universe hypothesis (NSU), and over atheism. I have attempted to lay it out as clearly as possible so that, for example, if one already agrees with premise 4 of the argument, one can skip that section entirely and read the rest as free standing.

Contents

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Some preliminaries on formulation

Part 3: The basic shape of the argument

Part 4: Justifying premise 4

Part 5: Justifying premise 5

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