Fine-Tuned Indeed

“He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power…” (Heb. 1:3, ESV)

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Col. 1:15-17, ESV)


We have all read about how the universe is “fine-tuned” for human life and how that fine-tuning points to the existence of God. With that said (and in noting the fact that I usually avoid arguments such as this because I have no real desire to argue for the existence of “a god,” or, “a creator”), I came across this amazing statistic today in studying for my mid-term in apologetics. Our “fine-tuning” is truly amazing and only attests to the amazing and perfect detail of our Triune God.

The fine-tuning is estimated to be at least on part in 10(53) [10 to the 53 power] – that is, one part in one hundred million billion billion billion billion billion. To get an idea of how precise that is, it would be like throwing a dart at the surface of the earth from outer space and hitting a bull’s-eye one trillionth of a trillionth of an inch in diameter – less than the size of an atom. (Derwin L. Gray, Kindle Location 1381)

Works Cited

Hindson, Edward, and Ergun Caner. The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2008.