Proponents of Evolution

"Slight variations in physical laws such as gravity or electromagnetism would make life impossible. The necessity to produce life lies at the center of the universe's whole machinery and design."

John Wheeler, Princeton University professor of physics
- Reader's Digest, September 1986


". . . the universe and the laws of physics seem to have been specifically designed for us. If any one of about 40 physical qualities had more than slightly different values, life as we know it could not exist: Either atoms would not be stable, or they wouldn't combine into molecules, or the stars wouldn't form the heavier elements, or the universe would collapse before life could develop, and so on . . . "

Stephen Hawking, considered the best-known scientist since Albert Einstein
- Austin American-Statesman, October 19th, 1997