• Goldilocks and the Moon

    Further to my entry on the 'Goldilocks Effect' - the idea that the universe ...

  • Grayling and the fine-tuning argument

    Philosopher A.C. [...]

  • Rare Earth?

    Scientifically-minded people seem a little confused about whether they think ...

  • The anthropic principle

    According to the anthropic principle, the universe is extraordinarily adapted ...

  • The Goldilocks Effect

    How can humans - tiny specks of transient life that we are - have any significance ...

  • Why is the universe so big?

    A sceptic might argue: if God created the universe as a special place for humanity, ...

  • Why is the universe so old?

    Until about 50 years ago, conventional scientific wisdom was that the universe ...