Our Finely Tuned Planet

While our public schools and colleges teach unsuspecting students that a big explosion produced a big rock from which they eventually evolved by random mutations over long ages of time, observable facts continue to stand opposed to such false knowledge (1 Timothy 6:20-21).

Take planet earth, which God formed to be inhabited (Isaiah 45:18), as an example.

The earth is spinning at nearly 1,040 miles per hour at the equator, and hurtling through space, around the sun, much faster than a speeding bullet travels through our atmosphere.

Fortunately for us, God designed our planet to be just the right size to produce just the right force of gravity to hold us, and our atmosphere, in place. In fact, our atmosphere is finely tuned with just the right levels of carbon dioxide along with the perfect ratio of oxygen-to-nitrogen to allow life to exist.

On the fourth day of His creative activities, God made two great lights, the sun and the moon (Genesis 1:16).

Our moon’s gravity causes the cleansing ocean tides to occur.

God placed the sun 93 million miles from the earth to allow liquid water to exist in abundance on our finely tuned planet.

Liquid water is an essential need for the diversity of life we have on the earth today.

While temperatures in the universe cover a range of tens-of–millions of degrees, from outer space to inside of stars, water is only liquid in a narrow 180 degree range. If we were 3 million miles closer to the sun the earth’s surface water would evaporate and there would be no life on the earth. If we were 3 million miles further from the sun much of the surface water would freeze, making survival difficult here.

Water itself is another miracle of design.

Most substances contract and grow denser when they freeze. However, water expands and becomes less dense when it freezes. If water contracted and grew denser when it froze, frozen surface waters would sink to the bottom of lakes and rivers, exposing more water to the surface where it would also freeze until the entire body of water were frozen, ending most life. However, by expanding and become less dense when it freezes, ice floats at the surface insulating the water below it from the freezing surface temperatures.

This design feature allows for ice skating while preserving life on our finely tuned planet.

© 2013 Russ Miller of Creation Evolution & Science Ministries