John Gribbin

John R. Gribbin (born 19 March 1946) is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. His writings include quantum physics, human evolution, climate change, global warming, the origins of the universe, and biographies of famous scientists. He also writes science fiction.

Oscillating Universe Bounces Back

Nature 259 (1976) p 15-16

"The biggest problem with the big bang theory of the origin of the Universe is philosophical - perhaps even theological - what was there before the bang?"
Cited by Strauss in "The Creator Revealed", p29

Cosmic Coincidences

About the precise fine tuning of the amount of mass in the universe for the conditions that allow life : "If this were a coincidence, then it would be a fluke so extraordinary as to make all other cosmic coincidences pale into insignificance." in John Gribbin and Martin Rees "Cosmic Coincidences", (New York:Bantam Books, 1989), 26.
Cited by Strauss in "The Creator Revealed", p34

Cosmic Coincidences

"If we modify the value of one of the fundamental constants, something invariably goes wrong, leading to a universe that is inhospitable to life as we know it. When we adjust a second constant in an attempt to fix the problem(s), the result, generally, is to create three new problems for every one we 'solve'. The conditions in our universe really do seem to be uniquely suitable for life forms like ourselves, and perhaps for any form or organic complexity." 269
Cited by Strauss in "The Creator Revealed", p39
Windows of Creation
Evidence from nature Is the universe designed?
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