Hello all. For a while I’ve considered myself an agnostic atheist, however lately I’m having a hard time identifying with that title. The biggest reason is this: is the universe convenient for life?
I have read the Douglas Adam’s comparison of the puddle. I’m not arguing evolution or the big bang or anything like that, I completely agree with those theories.
But what I am trying to say is this: take, for example, a shower. A shower is made up of many different parts, which are made of many different materials. These materials are made of a combination of elements, from carbon to hydrogen to iron. In order for a shower to work, it requires, for example, water, pressure, and gravity.
Now, was the universe inherently created so that we could use these elements, use these forces of nature to our benefit? Such as building and using a shower?
Look around you. Nearly everything you see in the room you are occupying has been made by man, using materials from the universe. The paint on the walls, the wooden frame of the walls, and glass of the windows and light bulbs. The leather of the chair, and the plastic mouse you are using to navigate your computer, which is powered by electricity.
From my reasoning, I guess, all of this seems convenient. A bit too convenient. Almost as if something had arranged the laws and matter of our universe to work not only to keep the universe running, but to also allow us to make use of the laws and matter given to us. To make tools, build shelter, and eventually reach the stage of a full-fledged civilization, complete with communication methods, transportation, entertainment, and more. All of this is possible because of the makeup of the universe. The way the atoms of matter interact with one another. The fact that the universe is even here to begin with seems to be a bit of a “miracle”.
Thoughts? I appreciate all responses.
Posted: July 26th 2014