Sunday, August 02, 2009

Sunday Quote: Fred Hoyle on Fine Tuning

“A commonsense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super intellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.”1

– Fred Hoyle

1. Hoyle, F. 1982. The Universe: Past and Present Reflections. Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics: 20:16.


  1. Randy ******* August 2, 2009

    There are no brute facts in the universe, only God interpreted facts, and that is a Fact!!!

  2. Lee August 5, 2009

    Poor old Freddie… really did lose his way in old age.

  3. Leslie August 5, 2009

    On the contrary, as makes much more sense, he grew in wisdom as he grew in age.

  4. Lee August 6, 2009

    Hi Lesley,

    So, closer to death, closer to God?

  5. Leslie August 6, 2009

    Well if you're a Christian, I suppose. 😀 But I was thinking more about something like Job 12:12

  6. Lee August 6, 2009

    Is not wisdom found among the aged?
    Does not long life bring understanding?

    My Nan was 97 years old when she died last year… all wisdom and understanding had left her years ago. She didn’t even know she had a son and two loving grandchildren.

    So, this quote isn’t perfect 🙂

    The word verification today was 'blessed' – is someone trying to tell me something?