Finely Tuned Life

A Review of Fit for a Purpose: Does the Anthropic Principle Include Biochemistry? by Fazale Rana

In 1986 physicists John  D. Barrow and Frank  J. Tipler published The Anthropic Cosmological Principle, whichaddressed the theological and philosophical implications of a material universe possessing physical constants with the precise numerical values necessary to support carbon-based life. This work forced the field of cosmology to straddle both science and metaphysics, accomplishing what Harvard physiologist Lawrence  J. Henderson was unable to do for the life sciences some 60 years prior. In Fit for a Purpose: Does the Anthropic Principle Include Biochemistry? Dr. Fazale Rana revisits Henderson’s thesis and examines key biochemical systems to ascertain whether the anthropic principle manifest at...


graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Fresno, with a BS in molecular biology and a minor in cognitive psychology. As an undergraduate, she conducted research in immunology, microbiology, behavioral and cognitive psychology, scanning tunneling microscopy and genetics - having published research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, and projects in scanning tunneling microscopy. Having recently completed an M.Ed. from University of Cincinnati and a Certificate in Apologetics with the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, Emily is currently an instructional designer/content developer for Moody Bible Institute and teaches organic chemistry and physics. As a former Darwinian evolutionist, Emily now regards the intelligent design arguments more credible than those proffered by Darwinists for explaining the origin of life.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #62, Fall 2022 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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