Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Wet Earth: Some Call It Lucky But Fine-Tuning Is a More Plausible Explanation
Naturalistic explanations are not doing a good job of explaining why we live on a blue planet that differs from all other known worlds.
There seems to be no shortage of water in the universe, yet, as a recent article in New Scientist puts it, “The more we learn about how Earth acquired and retained its water, the more it seems the situation was incredibly fortuitous.”
The word fortuitous does not sound very scientific, but Earth seems to be very special place.
It is interesting that Isaiah 40:22 that speaks about the shape of our planet (a sphere) also suggests that God made it to be habitable.
In keeping with the timeframe shown in the book of Genesis, some other objects in our solar system also display signs of youth.
Zalasiewicz, Jan and Mark Williams. 2014. Weird wet worlds: Why Earth is lucky to have oceans. New Scientist 2993 (3 November).