Research Article

Fine tuning and the multiverse

Rodney Holder


It is claimed that the universe appears to be fine-tuned so as to admit the development of life. In this article Rodney Holder examines the evidence for fine-tuning and the chief rival explanation to design, namely the existence of a ‘multiverse’.

The Revd Dr Rodney Holder is Course Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund's College, Cambridge. He is the author of God, the Multiverse, and Everything: Modern Cosmology and the Argument from Design (Ashgate 2004), which explores the ideas of this article in concsiderably more detail and provides a full set of references.