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   Let’s risk a heavy moment.

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  According to what astrophysicists have learned, the development of life, and the universe on which it resides, required exquisite “fine-tuning.”

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   The first parameter of the universe to be measured was the universe’s expansion rate.

   In comparing this rate to the physics of galaxy and star information, astrophysicists found something amazing.

   If the universe expanded too rapidly, matter would disperse so efficiently that none of it would clump enough to form galaxies. If no galaxies form, no stars form. If no stars form, no planets will form. If no planets form, there’s no place for life.

   On the other hand, if the universe expanded too slowly, matter would clump so effectively that all of it, the whole universe in fact, would collapse into a super-dense lump before any solar-like stars could form.¹

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   No solar-like stars, no sun, no Earth, no us.

   God apparently has used regular laws, or patterns, of physics that enable humans to trace cosmic history and discover many things about our world so we could systematically learn about it.  And Him. Nonetheless, all this requires fine-tuning to get plants, animals, and humans created in His image.

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  ¹Taken verbatim from Hugh Ross, The Creator and the Cosmos, How the Latest Discoveries Reveal God (4th ed).  Ch. 15 (RTB Press, Covina, CA,  2018). Boldface, italics, color, and breaking into shorter paragraphs are our meddling for a quicker first reading. We recommend this edition since it’s up-to-date as of 2017-18.