Some of you may recall that last February I gave a talk on Science and the Resurrection to Ratio Christi, an apologetics club that meets at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
Well, this Monday (the 26th) I'm giving a talk on "Explanations for Fine Tuning":
Were the laws of physics selected to produce life? This talk will
describe several examples of fundamental physics parameters which seem to be "fine-tuned", i.e. taking on special values that permit life to exist. We can use techniques from modern particle physics, such as the "renormalization group flow", to help decide which claims of fine-tuning are real, and which are only apparent. Some examples, such as the Cosmological Constant Problem, seem very unlikely to have any normal scientific explanation. I will argue that the only plausible solutions involve God or a multiverse.
Any of you who are in the area are welcome to attend. This one is at 9 pm at the College Ave Student Center, room 411C. For more details, see their Facebook page. Please note that the location and time are different from my previous talk.