One of the so-called fine-tuned parameters in our solar system (fine-tuned specifically for the development of complex life) is that we have a planet with a large moon (compared to the planet). In his long list of supposed fine tunings, Hugh Ross mentions that we even need a big moon to have life on this planet. Much of the fine tuning argument is a thinly veiled God-of-the-Gaps argument: we can’t explain it, therefore God must have done it. One of the things that happens to such arguments is that people finally explain it. So, in that vein, we have the following idea that we may not need such a large moon after all.
According to Darren Williams of Pennsylvania State University, “Large moons are not required for a stable tilt and climate. In some circumstances, large moons can even be detrimental, depending on the arrangement of planets in a given system. Every system is going to be different.”
This is one example of lack of imagination leading to erroneous arguments. The problem is not the mistake itself, it’s that once you attribute a theological “solution” to your problem, then you cease to look for the truth.