1.6% of the North American population says “anthropic principle” and thinks that somehow does away with the need to account for 100's of exquisitely finely tuned constants and quantities being put in place in an instant at Planck time.
“Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing (atheists think that “nothing” means a really small spot of something) and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life. In the absence of an absurdly - improbable accident, the observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan.” Arno Penzias - Quoted in Walter Bradley, “The Just-So universe: The Fine-Tuning of Constants and Conditions in the Cosmos.”
While the constants and quantities fit with what we’d find in a theistic universe, our discovery of them and our understanding of them has ONLY to do with science. 1.6% of the population think that if they can just somehow tie any conversation about the constants to the anthropic principle, or to religion, then they don’t need to take this amazing event (100's of constants in place at Planck time) seriously. These people have to maintain this implausible position or their belief system will collapse. That’s how these people think. It’s the way they are.