Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity's Home

Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity's Home

by Hugh Ross
Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity's Home

Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity's Home

by Hugh Ross

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801075438
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 184,798
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Hugh Ross (PhD, University of Toronto) is founder and president of Reasons To Believe (www.reasons.org). He is the author of many books, including More Than a Theory and Why the Universe Is the Way It Is. An astronomer, Ross has addressed students and faculty on over 300 campuses in the United States and abroad on a wide variety of science-faith topics. From science conferences to churches to government labs, Ross presents powerful evidence for a purpose-filled universe. He lives in the Los Angeles area.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

1 Why Ask "Why"? 13

2 The Way the World Is 16

3 Essential Construction Materials 23

4 The Right Neighborhood 28

5 Site Preparations 43

6 Not Quite Ready 62

7 Ready for the Foundation 78

8 Construction Begins below Ground 94

9 Up to Ground Level 108

10 Air-Conditioning 119

11 Invisible Progress 128

12 Heating and Ventilation 143

13 The Structure Rises 165

14 Finishing Touches 180

15 Ready for Occupancy 198

16 Why We're Here 220

Appendix A Why Not Life on a Moon? 231

Appendix B Are We Alone in the Universe? 234

Notes 237

Index 277

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