Thursday, August 14, 2008
Quote of the Day: Prima Facie Evidence of Design
Edward Harrison - Cosmologist
“The fine tuning of the universe provides prima facie evidence of deistic design. Take your choice: blind chance that requires multitudes of universes or design that requires only one. Many scientists, when they admit their views, incline toward the teleological or design argument.” (h/t y-origins.com)
British-born Cosmologist Edward R. (Ted) Harrison, was emeritus Distinguished University Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was known for his work on the growth of fluctuations in the expanding universe and his books on cosmology, which include "Cosmology: The Science of the Universe", Darkness at Night, and Masks of the Universe.
"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"