Home Page of Robin Collins


Collins by the Yellow Breaches Creek on the beautiful Messiah College Campus. (Messiah College Home Page).
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LINKS TO MY FINE-TUNING ARTICLES AND WEBSITE
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Fine-tuning Lay Audience Version

Fine-tuning Website

Fine-Tuning Powerpoint

Stenger's Fallacies 

The Teleological Argument: An Exploration of the Fine-tuning of the Cosmos. [This is a long essay I wrote for the Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology in which I carefully develop the fine-tuning argument.]

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FINE-TUNING FOR DISCOVERABILITY WORK

"Fine-Tuning for Discoverability." Draft of Paper delivered at Greer-Heard Point/Counterpoint Forum on Cosmology and Existence of God, March 22, 2014.

Selected chapters (in draft form) from my in-process book: The Fine-tuning for Life, Technology, and Scientific Discovery: The Scientific Evidence:

Chapter 1: Physics Preliminaries

"Fine-Tuning of Fine-Structure Constant for Life, Technology, and Discoverability Chapter on fine-tuning of fine-structure constant for life, technology, and discoverability. (draft).

"Fine-tuning for Discoverabilty of Baryon to Photon Ratio for Maximal Intensity of CMB."
(Near Completion.)
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OTHER ARTICLES FOR GOD'S EXISTENCE
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God and the Laws of Nature [This paper argues that the order of the world as given by the laws of nature provide powerful evidence for the existence of God or a related axiarchic hypothesis.]


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PROBLEM OF EVIL
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Connection Building Theodicy


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QUANTUM MECHANICS
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INTERVIEWS AND DEBATES
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Interview for Robert Kuhn's PBS series "Closer to Truth"

Online Debate on Whether Structure of the Universe Supports Divine Creation


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EVALUATION AND CRITIQUE OF INTELLIGENT DESIGN MOVEMENT 
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Review of William Demski's Design Inference.

Here is a brief essay I wrote on intelligent design for Research News in Science and Theology:

Intelligent Design Not Science but Metascience

Here is my response to Paul Gross's response to my commentary in science and theology news about intelligent design:

Response to Gross

Here is a much longer paper of mine critically evaluating  the intelligent design program:

 Intelligent Design Paper

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EVOLUTION
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Evolution and Original Sin

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DEFENSE OF THE SOUL HYPOTHESIS
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Modern Physics and the Energy Conservation Objection to Mind-Body Dualism


A Scientific Case for the Soul


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ARTICLES ON THE NATURE OF NATURE
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Contributions to the Philosophy of Science -- A New View of Nature
(In this contribution for the Oxford Handbook of Science and Religion, I present a new non-reductionist philosophy of nature based on the idea that a fundamental feature of nature is its intelligibility.)

Nature as a Source of Non-Conflictual Desire
(This is a pre-print of one of my most speculative papers. It attempts to develop an account of nature that integrates insights from various philosophical traditions and religious traditions -- Neo-Confucianism, Philosophical Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, and the Romantic thinkers -- with modern science. It then proposes a way in which connection with nature, properly understood, can be transformative.)
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CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY OF ATONEMENT
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Atonement

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ASIAN RELIGIONS
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Asian Religions and Christianity

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CURRICULUM VITAE
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CURRICULUM VITAE (As of August 2012.)
 

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