The Love of God and the Anthropic Principle Conservative Judaism, Vol. 40(2), Winter 1987/1988

This article was my next foray into the Science/Religion dialogue. It looks at the theological implications of the Anthropic Principle, a scientific theory that was first coined around 1981. It postulates that the existence of conscious observers (i.e. human beings) at this particular time in the history of the universe is not a random event but has implications for the way in which the universe evolved. As this article points out there are various versions of this theory and it still is being debated today. My article tries to connect the Anthropic Principle with Moses Maimonides’ explanation of the love of God–how the nature of the universe can have implications for spirituality.