THE ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE|
There are over 100 scientific facts, when you consider them together, demonstrate that the universe has been built for man. Chuck Missler says "... all these things contribute to what makes life possible, and so they call that the 'Anthropic Principle' which collectively is an overwhelming argument for a designer."
"The more that scientists looked at the amazing universe... they realized there were certain factors that were very, very fine tuned for the existence of man, of molecules, of organic life..."
engineer & author
"There's an incredible number of these parameters that have all been in some sense finely tuned, sometimes extremely precisely tuned... so when you start multiplying all the probabilities together, we find its extremely unlikely that it's by random chance. Just as it's extremely unlikely that someone would be born with my exact genes. . . And so you begin to marvel at the incredible beauty and the incredible way everything fits together so neatly... and so it's very temping to think that somebody designed and had a plan that was really quite spectacular."
Recently physicists have counted at least 34 physical peculiarities or "universal constants" that have been precisely fine tuned and set in place in order to make life possible. These constants include such things as:
- Electromagnetic and gravitational forces are finely tuned so the right kid of star can be stable.
- Carbon and oxygen nuclei have finely tuned energy levels.
- The electromagnetic coupling constant binds electrons to protons in atoms. If it were smaller, fewer electrons could be held. If it were larger, electrons would be held too tightly to bond with other atoms.
- The proportion of mass that is converted to energy when hydrogen is converted to helium by nuclear fusion is 0.007. If this were less, elements larger than hydrogen could not exist. If this were larger, water could not exist.
-George Smoot, Ph.D.
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
(part of NASA "Cobe" satellite team)
THE SOLAR SYSTEM ALSO HAS BEEN FINE TUNED
Besides the above "universal constants," scientists have counted over 75 other conditions that are prerequisite for life in our solar system. These "just right" conditions include such things as:
If any one of these conditions were slightly higher or lower, life on Earth would cease to exist. For example, the Earth is at a very specific distance from the sun. Malcolm Bowden says, "If it were 5% closer, then the water would boil up from the oceans and if it were just 1% farther away, then the oceans would freeze, and that gives you just some idea of the knife edge we are on." Dr. Duane Gish says, "If the Earth's diameter were 7,200 miles, instead of 8,000, then almost the whole Earth, due to a lessening of the atmospheric mantle, would be reduced to snow and ice waste."
|Jeremiah 31.35-37 RSV|
- the axial tilt of the Earth
- the rotational period of the Earth
- the Earth's crust thickness
- Earth's gravity and interaction with the moon
- CO2 and ozone levels in the atmosphere
- oxygen/nitrogen ratio in the atmosphere
- the mass and size of the Earth
- and about a 70 more special factors
HOW DID OUR SOLAR SYSTEM ORIGINATE?
"Astronomy leads us to a unique event... One with the very delicate balance needed to provide exactly the right conditions required to permit life. And one which has an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan."
-Physicist Arnold Penzias
The most current theory holds that the solar system evolved from an interstellar cloud of swirling dust and gasses. However, if the sun, planets, and moon evolved from the same material, they should have many similarities, yet the composition of each planet is unique. For example, since about 98% of the sun is hydrogen or helium, Earth, Mars, Venus, and Mercury should have similar compositions. Instead, much less than 1% of these planets is hydrogen or helium.
"The most striking outcome of planetary exploration is the diversity of the planets."
"The very uniqueness of composition and appearance of the planets is a strong argument for their special creation." [as opposed to theories of cosmic evolution]
-Henry Morris Ph.D.
(MAYBE GOD CREATED PLANETS AND MOONS THIS WAY JUST TO TWEEK BIG BANG THEORISTS)
THINK ABOUT IT . . . .
If the solar system evolved from a swirling disc of dust and gasses then all planets should spin in the same direction. And all moons in our solar system should orbit their planets in the same sense. However,
- Pluto and Venus rotate backwards!
- At least 6 moons in the solar system have backward orbits! Furthermore, Neptune, Jupiter, and Saturn have moons orbiting in both directions!!
- All planets rotate horizontally, like a spinning top, except for Uranus - it rotates on its side, like a spinning ball!
WHERE DID THE MOON COME FROM?
1 Corinthians 15.40-41
"'Where did the moon come from?' is still an open and challenging question."
-David W. Hughes, Nature, (May 22,1987)Ps. 8.3
Scientists have no good answers as to why each planet is so unique or as to how the moon was formed. The moon's elements are too dissimilar to those of Earth's. The moon rocks provide evidence that the moon could not have once been a part of the Earth, but had to be specially created. "The physical and chemical composition of the moon is very different of that of the Earth. If this is a problem with respect to the moon, from which our astronauts have brought back many samples and measurements, then it is a far greater problem with respect to the 9 planets, and 60 satellites. They differ far more widely from each other than do the Earth and the moon."
-Dr. Henry Morris, The Modern Creation Trilogy
Dr. Henry Morris says, "The moon's orbital plane and circular orbit offer strong evidence that the moon was created in its present orbit." Did the moon just happen by chance, or was it put here in a precise way for a purpose? Consider the following phenomena:
|"The moon's size ratio is just right so it has a beautiful spherical shape. It also, from our perspective "just happens" to be the same diameter as the sun. If it had a smaller diameter, it would be oblong and non-spherical, much like the moons of Mars."|
-John C. Whitcomb and Donald B. DeYoung
The Moon: its Creation, Form, and Significance
Mars' moon: Phobos
- Consider the tides that the moon causes on Earth: "If the moon were closer to the Earth, tides would be greatly increased. Ocean waves would sweep across the continents. On the other hand, a more distant moon would reduce the tides. Marine life would be endangered by the resulting preponderance of stagnant water. Mankind would also be in trouble because of the oxygen in the air we breathe is replenished by marine plants. We can conclude that the moon is in the 'correct' position for life."
-Astronomer Donald B. DeYoung, Ph.D.
- The tides cause salt and fresh water to be mixed. Without mixing, the top water would evaporate leaving the heavier salts to drop to the bottom. Also, the tidal currents move around food to plants and animals that can't migrate if the food supply runs out (e.g. clams, kelp, seaweed).
- Consider the light that the moon gives the Earth. The moon spins so slowly so that we only see one side. The backside of the moon is 4 times more reflective than the side that faces us. The moon was designed to give us just the right amount of night light.
"The moon contains considerable quantities of U-236 and TH 230, both short-lived isotopes that would have been long since gone if the moon were billions of years old."
In 1979 the Voyager space probe's camera recorded a volcanic eruption on Io, one of Jupiter's many moons. If Io were billions of years old, this small moon would have become cold and inactive, long ago.
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Are there any other evidences the solar system is Young or Old?