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   After the “Big Bang” Earth came together and formed a place where life could eventually begin and continue up to the point of a human forming and transmitting these very words.

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   Sounds simple if we just step back and let billions and millions of years “do their work.” That’s what the textbooks declare or suggest.

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   But, according to Hugh Ross, things are not quite that simple:

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   “What most of us do not know, however, is how radically Earth has changed since it first formed into a more or less solid ball. What’s more, even those at the cutting edge of research are just now gaining a glimpse at how many kinds of physical steps transformed the lifeless ball into our fully animated orb, our home.“¹

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   “One reason we don’t know is that this research and its findings are so new. Another is that the puzzle pieces that would help us bring the picture into focus come from a diversity of scientific disciplines: cosmology, astronomy, geophysics, atmospheric physics, geology, physical chemistry, biochemistry, and the whole spectrum of the biological sciences. A third reason, and perhaps most significant…arises…from the spirit of the times. Through repeated misuses and abuses, scientific findings have lost much of their power to impact people’s view of reality and, thus, their thoughts about life’s biggest questions. While such questions are easy to postpone, they cannot be ignored…”

   Astrophysicist Ross, a Christian, does not run from science, but to it, urging others to follow him and consider the new data. We highly recommend his work and encourage you to investigate it at reasons.org.

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   ¹ Hugh Ross, Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity’s Home (Baker, 2016, p.15).