|"This combination of coincidences…is indeed remarkable. There is no better evidence to support the argument that the Universe has been designed for our benefit -- tailor-made for man."
The Anthropic Principle
Do scientists think that the universe appears to have been designed?
 There are literally hundreds of examples. Many of the examples as
listed here are derived from The Signature of God by Grant Jeffrey
(Nashville, TN: Word, 1996). These facts or “coincidences” are supported
by highly recognized and noted cosmologists and physicists
such as Sir Martin Rees, John Gribbin, Stephen Hawking, Alan
Lightman, George Greenstein, John Barrow, Frank Tipler, Sir
Frederick Hoyle, and others.
 Stephen Hawking, The Illustrated A Brief History of Time (New York,
NY: Bantam Books, 1996), p. 160; emphasis added.
 John Boslough, Stephen Hawking’s Universe (New York, NY: Quill,
1985). To avoid confusion, Hawking is not here advocating any particular
belief; he is simply stressing in general terms the metaphysical
implications of the origins of the universe.
 Boslough, Stephen Hawking’s Universe.
 Illustration taken from Jeffrey Satinover, Cracking the Bible Code (New
York, NY: W. Morrow, 1997).
 John Gribbin and Martin Rees, Cosmic Coincidences (New York, NY:
Bantam Books, 1989), p. 247. Some (including Gribbin and Rees
themselves) argue that this explanation is just one of many other possible
explanations which may evade us. The most popular alternative
explanation to “intelligent design” is the “many worlds” view. In this
view, our universe is but one in a vast ensemble of universes, and just
by chance ours happens to be life-permitting. However, there is no
evidence for such additional universes; in fact, no evidence is even
possible. Some objections to the “many worlds” view are raised in
Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. See Stephen Hawking,
The Illustrated A Brief History of Time (New York, NY: Bantam Books,
1996), p. 161.
 Max Planck, Encyclopedia Britannica Online, http://
 Aron Barth, The Creation in the Light of Modern Science (Jerusalem:
Religious Section of the Youth and Hechalutz Dept. of the Zionist