Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity's Home
:The Latest Scientific Discoveries Point to an Intentional Creator Most of us remember the basics from science classes about how Earth came to be the only known planet that sustains complex life. But what most people don't know...
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:The Latest Scientific Discoveries Point to an Intentional Creator
Most of us remember the basics from science classes about how Earth came to be the only known planet that sustains complex life. But what most people don't know is that the more thoroughly researchers investigate the history of our planet, the more astonishing the story of our existence becomes. The number and complexity of the astronomical, geological, chemical, and biological features recognized as essential to human existence have expanded explosively within the past decade. An understanding of what is required to make possible a large human population and advanced civilizations has raised profound questions about life, our purpose, and our destiny. Are we really just the result of innumerable coincidences? Or is there a more reasonable explanation?
This fascinating book helps nonscientists understand the countless miracles that undergird the exquisitely fine-tuned planet we call home--as if Someone had us in mind all along.
Hugh Norman Ross (Ph.D. in astronomy, University of Toronto) is President of Reasons to Believe, he was the youngest person to serve as director of observations for Vancouver's Royal Astronomical Society. He is Christian speaker, author, and former Minister of Evangelism, Sierra Madre Congregational Church, Sierra Madre, California. He is a progressive Creationist and the author of numerous books including Creation and Time: A Biblical and Scientific Perspective on the Creation-Date Controversy (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1994), The Fingerprint of God, second edition (Promise Publishing Co, 1991),The Genesis Question, A Matter of Days, Who was Adam? and Why is the Universe the Way it is (Bakerbooks, 2008)