I don't smoke, but somehow "I" didn't look right in front of a firing squad without a cigarette dangling from my lips.
Again, when it comes to the anthropic coincidences, it's not the explanation of each individual one that's so puzzling; doubtless science will give us reasons for each; it's the additional fact that all these different coincidences--not seemingly related--result in a universe which can develop intelligent life....when it could have so easily NOT have.
This CLUSTER of coincidences--like the fifty separate guns aimed by the firing squad--cries out for its own explanation.
In the above scenario, I definitely would have been looking for bribing of the marksmen, or tampering with their rifles. I think most people would.
Most people would NOT think it reasonable to say, "Of COURSE they misfired. Otherwise, I wouldn't be here to wonder about it." Yet some people say EXACTLY that about the anthropic coincidences.
Nevertheless the choice in the anthropic coincidences is NOT just between blind chance and deliberate design. There are other possibilities.
We'll start on the possible explanations... next time.