The universe is balanced on a knife-edge

By Tom Quiner

Did the universe just kind of fall into place?

As science continues to unfold its mysteries, the exquisite design that emerges amazes.

Paul Davies, professor of theoretical physics at Adelaide University marvels:

“The really amazing thing is not that life on Earth is balanced on a knife-edge, but that the entire universe is balanced on a knife-edge and would be total chaos if any of the natural ‘constants’ were off even slightly.”

Is this precision a matter of luck or design?

1 Comment

  1. lburleso on June 21, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    It is complex at all scales. The more we learn, the more complexity we find. Here is a short video that examines this complexity at the cellular level:

    Biological Machines