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"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

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05:40 min | Last month

"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"What do you mean by the redemptive piece? I'm not getting that. Well, you've got passages in the Bible that say things like, you know, the grace of God that we now experience was put into effect before the beginning of time. The hope we share in Jesus Christ was given to us before the beginning and time, which implies that God began his works of redemption before the universe even existed. But how would he scientists track with that? I mean, I understand that, but I mean, it's very theological, but when you say to a scientist that he ought to take that into account, how could he take that into account? Well, you could do research in astronomy and physics, for example, you say, well, if this feature I'm seeing in the universe, how can I explain the speech here and I'm basically saying the best explanation will be, what do you need in order to make possible the redemption of billions of human beings in a short period of time on one planet? And so in that sense, I'm arguing that this fine tuning argument has predictive power is that you can use this fine tuning argument in a redemptive context to discover more fine tuning. And this means that you're going to be able to be more successful at making scientific discoveries about the structure of the universe, our galaxy, our solar system, et cetera. I mean, the very fact that in this book, it's what, 280 pages long. And it's all based on discoveries of the last three years, and so I have basically shared with my scientific peers. I mean, just read the scientific literature. Every day that goes by, we see a scientific discovery that's best explained in a biblical redemptive perspective. So why not use this as a guide in your ongoing research and see if indeed you'll be more efficient in making discoveries about the realm of nature? I take your point about fine tuning generally, but I don't know why you need to leap to the redemptive piece. In other words, it's one thing to say, hey, assume that there's a God and he wanted to create a planet where human beings could live. It would seem to me that that would have enough predictive power and that when you're looking for fine tuning everything comes together to create us. I get that. And that accounts for so much. So the next piece of it where you talk about redemption and so on and so forth. I want to get to that when we come back because, again, folks, there's so many layers here. It's amazing. There's so much you can read. Go to reasons dot org if you have a bright high schooler, send him or her to reasons, dot org. There is so much there. It's astonishing and it's very, very exciting. We'll be right back. We had so much fun together I was sure that you were my hey, get rid of them. When you get the blues, come on, get rid of them. When you get the blues, get folks welcome back. I'm talking to doctor Hugh Ross with reasons dot org is the website. So doctor Ross talked to us about that redemptive piece. I think this is, in some ways, hard to grasp, but you're making the case that not only is the universe fine tuned for life and for us, but you go way beyond that. So talk about the way beyond because I just want to see if we can track with that. Well, the anthropic principle, the idea when we observe the universe, we see it's been fine tuned, designed to make our existence possible. This was so disturbing to my peers who weren't believers, that they basically evolved the anthropic principle into the prebiotic principle. What do we need to explain how we get a universe with amino acids, nucleobases, and sugars? And there you have a much lower level of fine tuned evidence because we're just talking about the building blocks of life molecules. And the point I'm making in my books is, well, the goal from the prebiotic principle to what you need to have bacteria existing universe, we see that the fine tuned case rises exponentially, then if we go from bacteria to plants and animals, we see another exponential increase and how fine tuned different features of the universe must be. And then if we go to the equivalent of human beings, it's exponentially greater than the fine tuning you need for plants and animals, but the greatest exponentiation is kind of fine tuning you need in order for billions of humans or the equivalent to be redeemed from their sin and evil. So in that sense, I'm making the point that where you really see the evidence for fine tune designs is when you put it in the context of how the universe must be designed and all of its subcomponents and all of the events in the history of the universe and the subcomponents in order to make possible billions of human beings with the adequate technology it's necessary that the good news is Salvation through the crater of the universe can be communicated to all of them in such a way that billions of them can be redeemed from their sin and evil..

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How Do Scientists Respond to Fine-Tuning? Dr. Hugh Ross Explains

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:59 min | Last month

How Do Scientists Respond to Fine-Tuning? Dr. Hugh Ross Explains

"Talking to Hugh Ross, the new book is designed to the core and you can find his organization reasons to believe at reasons dot org, what could be simpler reasons dot org. Well, doctor Ross, we're getting kind of in the weeds, and I don't want to lose people, I want to get back into the weeds, but before we get back into the weeds, what do your fellow scientists say? Because you were talking about peer reviewed papers appearing in the premier journal of academic science nature, what do they say when more and more and more and more and more and more evidence of fine tuning comes up. I know that for many of them, it's somehow repulsive. It doesn't really square with what they think things should be like. Well, they think things should be naturalistically explained and all the evidence is telling us that's not the way it is. The example I just gave you is one of a thousand different examples. I could talk about. And so there really is an overwhelming case. And I remember I've been speaking on this fine tuning to public audiences since the 1970s. And I remember the 1980s saying, eventually, the evidence will be so overwhelming and so pervasive, non theists who have nowhere else to go, but hypothesizes an infinite number of universes where they're all different from one another and we just happen to live in the one universe by a sheer check. Wait a minute. Are you telling me that you hypothesized the loony multiverse idea back then? Back then, 20 years before the AP is even came up with the idea. Because it was 20 7 promoted. But what has happened recently is one of those fellow agnostic atheists, astronomers, Leonard susskind said, we've got to stop using the multiverse.

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Reasons.org's Dr. Hugh Ross Gives Specific Examples of Fine-Tuning

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:56 min | Last month

Reasons.org's Dr. Hugh Ross Gives Specific Examples of Fine-Tuning

"Am overjoyed to be speaking with my guest doctor Hugh Ross. He's the head of reasons to believe ministries has written many, many books on how science and faith are not just compatible, but by how science increasingly points to the clear I should say points to the idea that there is a God who designed the universe and it's become overwhelming the evidence from science. Before we get to the redemptive part that you were just mentioning, doctor Ross, could you explain to the most inspiring fine tuning details? Because a lot of times when I'm talking about this, I'm not a scientist, but people want examples. What do you mean by fine tuning? Give me an example. And if you're talking about the four fundamental laws of physics, that's a little tough for people. They don't normally think in terms of the four fundamental laws. But what is something in terms of fine tuning that maybe people can get their heads around? Well, I'll share one with you that I included just before the book went to press. It was a paper published in the scientific literature where they said, when we look at the early sun, it's pouring out particle radiation, gamma ray and x-ray and flaring activity, about a 100,000 times greater than we see today. And normally this would have sputtered away all of earth's water in all of Earth's atmosphere and our planet would have been permanently sterile. But what happened instead as our solar system started off with 5 rocky planets, mercury, Venus, earth, Mars, and the planet theia. But early in the solar system's history, theia and the Proto earth collided with one another. Made the earth bigger and created a debris cloud around the earth that's coalesced to meet the moon.

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Eric Chats With 'Designed to the Core' Author Hugh Ross

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:34 min | Last month

Eric Chats With 'Designed to the Core' Author Hugh Ross

"I'm having the fun, the joy of talking to doctor Hugh Ross about the universe about our solar system about the God who rather obviously created it. The new book is designed to the core. Doctor Ross, you know, anything that I know in this field that we're discussing, I learned initially from you and I have been reading over the years. And a number of those whom I have followed are what's called old earthers, people who believe that the Big Bang happened, 13.8 billion years ago, and the earth was formed for and a half billion years ago. And everything that I've read, that strikes me as reasonable, but I always get emails from people as I'm sure you do who are upset with me about that. And I blame you. No, and I never know quite what to say because they seem to think that it's obvious that the Bible says that there were 6 24 hour days and it's obvious that it happened 11 point whatever thousand years ago. And if you don't believe that, you don't believe in the Bible. I think they're mistaken because I believe whatever the Bible says. I don't believe the conclusions that they draw. But what do you say? Because I know I have people listening to this program who would love to know what you think about that. Why you believe what you do? Well, I wasn't raising the Christian home. I picked up a Gideon Bible, began to go through it, looked at genesis chapter one and immediately recognized this word day must have at least three distinct literal definitions because three are used in the text. Creation day one, it uses the word day for the daylight hours. Creation day four uses the word day for 24 hours comparing seasons, days and years. Genesis two four uses that same word day to refer to the entirety of creation history. So it's day as a long period of time. The other thing I observed is the first 6 days, and with an evening morning statement, evening was morning was day three, four, 5. I got to day 7. There's no evening morning phrase. And so I recognize that the first stick 6 days have a definite start time and a definite end time. But the lack of an evening morning phrase for day 7 tells me we're still in God's 7th day,

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The More Science Learns, the More Evidence for God Piles Up

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:56 min | Last month

The More Science Learns, the More Evidence for God Piles Up

"Science learns, folks. Think of this. The more science learns, the more the evidence for God piles up. It has already piled up almost infinitely, but it continues every time you turn around, there's more. And so what you've just said, doctor Hugh Ross, and what you talk about in the book design to the core, is brand new information. Another almost preposterous level of fine tuning. That's right. This is my 5th book on fine tuning and a focuses on what astronomers and physicists have discovered and just the last three years, but what you see with an exponentially stronger case for the fine tuned argument for the God of the Bible today that we had three years ago. And it really is a mind blower. Every chapter kind of just blows your way and saying, wow, the biblical principle you see in job and psalms, the more we learn about nature, the more evidence will uncover for the Supernatural handiwork of God. Well, I have to say, in my book, is atheism dead. I come to the conclusion that it's game over. If you want to play the game and say, well, there's evidence, some evidence for God. Someone else, the evidence that has piled up over the latter decades really since I have started reading your books, it's become kind of like evidence piling up for is the earth flat or is it spheroid, we think the evidence is spheroid. I mean, if you had a conversation with somebody they'd laugh at you, they'd be like, yeah, that's been decided. We've known that for 25 centuries, roughly that the earth is a sphere. Is there anybody that doesn't believe there's enough evidence for that anymore? There is always going to be some crazy people. But that's how I feel about the evidence for God, that it's piled up so dramatically that the challenge to me is getting people to see it

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"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:13 min | Last month

"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"You will understand that I ripped off a lot of that stuff from my next guest. My next guest is the man who, without realizing it, in 1991, was my introduction to what we might call science apologetics. To the idea of the fine tuned universe, I was a new believer, and I don't know how I found it, but I found doctor Hugh Ross's books or how I found them. And since then, I've been following his work. And have incorporated a lot of what he writes into my own books in case you don't know who Hugh Ross is. Let me simply say officially he's founder and president of reasons to believe an organization dedicated to demonstrating the compatibility of science and the Christian faith. He is an astrophysicist. He's a pastor and he is my guest right now. Doctor Hugh Ross, welcome. Well, thank you for inviting me, Eric. Well, it's always fun for me to talk to you. It's just a joy to talk to you. You really were my introduction to the whole world of the fine tuned universe and all this stuff you got me started on this stuff. And you have written so many books on these subjects. The one we're going to talk about today, your new book is called designed to the core, so you talk about fine tuning on another level. I know this is always hard for people to grasp, but I always feel like I want to give context folks when we're talking about fine tuning what we're talking about. Well, let me ask you since you introduced me to the concept of fine tuning doctor Hugh Ross. Explain to my audience when we talk about the fine tuning argument, what are we talking about? Oh, it is the oldest scientific argument for the existence of God. It goes all the way back to the early church fathers and it refers to the fact that we live in a universe and on earth where we see hundreds of features that must be exquisitely fine tuned to make possible our existence. Well, there are so many levels of fine tuning. It almost becomes funny when you think about how amazing God is. It's almost, when I talk about my book as atheism dead, and I get into some of this stuff, at some point, I usually say, if you're honest and you really begin to understand what we mean by how much how much fine tuning there is, it almost becomes frightening. You start thinking, God is so much bigger, it's almost too much to take in what he has done in creating the universe. I mean, just to start there, most of us don't think about that. What it takes to create the universe out of nothing, it's numbing to consider it. And then you get into the idea that, oh, and that's just the beginning, literally and figuratively, and it goes on and on and on and on and on to where God's sovereignty and his hand and his planning are in everything. And I just don't know if you don't seem to like to be the kind of person who ever becomes overwhelmed. But I have found myself becoming overwhelmed by it. I mean, the fine tuning evidence not only establishes that the God of the Bible must exist. It reveals to us just how big that God is. You can't come away from investigating the fine tuning argument with other recognizing just how infinitely powerful, loving and caring, the one that created the universe must be. I mean, it's kind of funny to me like Zeus couldn't design a pocket watch. Who are we kidding, right? Ganesh, these other pseudo gods. We're talking about a God that is just, I mean, when we think about atomic structure, when we think about the galaxies, it is just, it is almost, as I say, overwhelming, and so at some point, we have to just decide, okay, what part of fine tuning are we going to discuss?.

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"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:11 min | Last month

"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"You have written so many books on these subjects. The one we're going to talk about today, your new book is called designed to the core, so you talk about fine tuning on another level. I know this is always hard for people to grasp, but I always feel like I want to give context folks when we're talking about fine tuning what we're talking about. Well, let me ask you since you introduced me to the concept of fine tuning doctor Hugh Ross. Explain to my audience when we talk about the fine tuning argument, what are we talking about? Oh, it is the oldest scientific argument for the existence of God. It goes all the way back to the early church fathers and it refers to the fact that we live in a universe and on earth where we see hundreds of features that must be exquisitely fine tuned to make possible our existence. Well, there are so many levels of fine tuning. It almost becomes funny when you think about how amazing God is. It's almost, when I talk about my book as atheism dead, and I get into some of this stuff, at some point, I usually say, if you're honest and you really begin to understand what we mean by how much how much fine tuning there is, it almost becomes frightening. You start thinking, God is so much bigger, it's almost too much to take in what he has done in creating the universe. I mean, just to start there, most of us don't think about that. What it takes to create the universe out of nothing, it's numbing to consider it. And then you get into the idea that, oh, and that's just the beginning, literally and figuratively, and it goes on and on and on and on and on to where God's sovereignty and his hand and his planning are in everything. And I just don't know if you don't seem to like to be the kind of person who ever becomes overwhelmed. But I have found myself becoming overwhelmed by it. I mean, the fine tuning evidence not only establishes that the God of the Bible must exist. It reveals to us just how big that God is.

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Dr. Hugh Ross Describes 'The Fine-Tuning Argument'

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:11 min | Last month

Dr. Hugh Ross Describes 'The Fine-Tuning Argument'

"You have written so many books on these subjects. The one we're going to talk about today, your new book is called designed to the core, so you talk about fine tuning on another level. I know this is always hard for people to grasp, but I always feel like I want to give context folks when we're talking about fine tuning what we're talking about. Well, let me ask you since you introduced me to the concept of fine tuning doctor Hugh Ross. Explain to my audience when we talk about the fine tuning argument, what are we talking about? Oh, it is the oldest scientific argument for the existence of God. It goes all the way back to the early church fathers and it refers to the fact that we live in a universe and on earth where we see hundreds of features that must be exquisitely fine tuned to make possible our existence. Well, there are so many levels of fine tuning. It almost becomes funny when you think about how amazing God is. It's almost, when I talk about my book as atheism dead, and I get into some of this stuff, at some point, I usually say, if you're honest and you really begin to understand what we mean by how much how much fine tuning there is, it almost becomes frightening. You start thinking, God is so much bigger, it's almost too much to take in what he has done in creating the universe. I mean, just to start there, most of us don't think about that. What it takes to create the universe out of nothing, it's numbing to consider it. And then you get into the idea that, oh, and that's just the beginning, literally and figuratively, and it goes on and on and on and on and on to where God's sovereignty and his hand and his planning are in everything. And I just don't know if you don't seem to like to be the kind of person who ever becomes overwhelmed. But I have found myself becoming overwhelmed by it. I mean, the fine tuning evidence not only establishes that the God of the Bible must exist. It reveals to us just how big that God is.

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"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:31 min | Last month

"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"I'm talking to you, doctor Hugh Ross. He's with reasons to believe. Reasons dot org is the website you must check it out and the new book is designed to the core. Doctor Ross, you just said something that I know I've heard it before, but the idea that early on, the earth would rotate not once every 24 hours, but first it was every two hours and then it slowed down over time, there's some kind of breaking device. I'm not sure what that is. But the point is that we are now at about 24 hours per day in the rotation. And you say that if it were 23 hours or 25 hours, most people would think, well, what's the big deal? I would just get more or less sleep. What's the big deal? You're saying if it were that slightly different, we couldn't have life as we have it. We could have life. Bacteria can handle a shorter rotation rate, but if you want global human civilization, it's got to be 24 hours a day. If it's 23, you're going to get very laminar weather patterns, which means you're going to get precipitation only part of the planet, not all of the planet at a level necessary for human civilization. If you go to 25 hours, that means a day night temperature difference is going to be too great. 24 is optimal. And that's where we are right now. Thanks to the breaking effect of the moon on the Earth's rotation rate.

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Dr. Hugh Ross Describes Why We NEED 24 Hours Per Day

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:31 min | Last month

Dr. Hugh Ross Describes Why We NEED 24 Hours Per Day

"I'm talking to you, doctor Hugh Ross. He's with reasons to believe. Reasons dot org is the website you must check it out and the new book is designed to the core. Doctor Ross, you just said something that I know I've heard it before, but the idea that early on, the earth would rotate not once every 24 hours, but first it was every two hours and then it slowed down over time, there's some kind of breaking device. I'm not sure what that is. But the point is that we are now at about 24 hours per day in the rotation. And you say that if it were 23 hours or 25 hours, most people would think, well, what's the big deal? I would just get more or less sleep. What's the big deal? You're saying if it were that slightly different, we couldn't have life as we have it. We could have life. Bacteria can handle a shorter rotation rate, but if you want global human civilization, it's got to be 24 hours a day. If it's 23, you're going to get very laminar weather patterns, which means you're going to get precipitation only part of the planet, not all of the planet at a level necessary for human civilization. If you go to 25 hours, that means a day night temperature difference is going to be too great. 24 is optimal. And that's where we are right now. Thanks to the breaking effect of the moon on the Earth's rotation rate.

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"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

05:25 min | Last month

"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"A few of the things. Before we get to our super brainiac genius friend Hugh Ross, I want to say this weekend. Okay, people say, how was your weekend? And I said, what weekend? Because it's such a confusion. I was in Williamsburg, Virginia. Suzanne and I went to colonial Williamsburg, was a joy, and I spoke at a pregnancy center in Newport News, Virginia, 740 people, just an amazing glorious event we made new friends. Really a joy I have to say to make new friends and to get to know the people that are really living out their faith in different parts of the country. And just a joy to be there. But then the next day, early I had to fly to Columbus, Ohio, because Salem was doing these news talker events. So I was in Columbus, Ohio. But Alvin, I think I was telling you this. So I land in Columbus, Ohio, I gotta fly through Charlotte, then I go to Columbus. I get to Columbus. The event doesn't start till like 6 p.m. or whatever it was. And I get there like around three. And I'm dumped off at this church. The church was bigger than most football stadiums. I've never seen anything. It was just insane. It took me like 20 minutes to find a human being. It was just, you know, in the middle of the day, maybe the rapture hit. I was wondering. Yeah. And so anyway, I get there, and I'm thinking it's the middle of the day. Now what am I going to do? Like, look at my computer for three hours in a hallway before, you know, because why wouldn't I go to a hotel? That's because at the end of the night, we were all getting on a private plane, folks. I hope you don't think this is normal for me. This is nuts. We're getting on a private plane to be flown 36 minutes to Cleveland, where we were doing the next event on Saturday night. In Cleveland, right? So I had nothing to do, but I got a crazy idea. And I asked the woman the receptionist, I said, is there by any chance a shower in this vast building? And she's, oh, yeah, I've ever taken to the senior pastures. Obviously, she goes, you can use this. I said, fantastic. I'm going to go for a run. So I went for a run for a long run. Along what's called the Hoover reservoir in Genoa, Ohio, which is near Columbus, Ohio. And I just went for the most beautiful, it was just heavenly. And then I took my shower and then we had our event. It was just the whole thing was like one of these surreal traveling experiences. Then I went to Cleveland, and then yesterday I got home. Yeah. But it's great when people say, how was your weekend? I was like, weekend, it started last Wednesday, and I have no idea what you're talking about. So it's kind of a weird busman's holiday, I think. I also want to announce something right now, we only have 5 days left in this campaign for the alliance defending freedom. Folks, I got to tell you, I don't know why, but we are really struggling to raise funds for the alliance defending freedom. If you have not given, I just want to be blunt. They're on the front lines of everything. These are profound heroes in America defending for free people whose religious liberties are being attacked. I want to tell you that we're so far behind if you have not given I'm just begging you please today. Please, folks. Whatever you can give, go to metaxas talk dot com. You'll see the banner, there's a phone number, 855-385-0596, 855-385-0596. But you know what? The president and CEO of lines defending freedom. Kristen Wagner, she's talking about tremendous overreach by the Biden administration with regard to title 9 and other things. We have a clip from her. Let's play this clip. It's wrong to gut legal protections for women, and it's not just about sports. Yes, sports have tremendous benefits for girls. It's women not having privacy rights and locker rooms and women's shelters. And it's about the millions of parents and the kids who are in the public schools that are now being taught that there aren't any such thing as boys or girls, being equal doesn't mean being identical. Okay, Kristen Wagner, I know her. She is one of the greatest lawyers in America, okay? They need your help. There are people who can give $20, $50, a $100. There are people who can give $10,000. If there's anybody out there that can do that, I want to have dinner with you. I want to spend the evening with you to thank you in person. We really, really, really need your help. This is absolutely vital folks. I don't know what to tell you except that this is vital. And so we're just begging you right now. Dial 8 5 5 three 8 5 O 5 9 6 8 5 5 three 8 5 O 5 9 6 or go to metaxas talk dot com. This is urgent. In a country where they turn by time you got strolling through the crowd like in case you haven't been paying.

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Dr. Hugh Ross and Eric Discuss the Earth and the Moon

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:49 min | Last month

Dr. Hugh Ross and Eric Discuss the Earth and the Moon

"Earth was formed in a way that a Proto earth combines with another planet that collides into it to form the earth and then to form the moon off of that earth, obviously the atmosphere of early earth explodes out into the universe and we get something closer to the atmosphere. We have all this kind of stuff going on that if it had happened any other way, we wouldn't be here life wouldn't be here. The earth wouldn't be what it is. But you talked about initially our moon was much closer to earth. What period of time are we talking about? And how at what rate has the moon been drifting away from the earth to where it is now about 240,000 miles away. How close was it during this initial period? Yeah, the moon is spiraling away from the earth at a rate of about between three and four centimeters per year. But what we realize is that if you go back 4 billion years ago, we have the moon much closer to the earth than it is today by about a factor of 6 times. So it's 6 times closer than it was. That's close enough that you can get a couple of magnetosphere. Now the moon is a smaller body than the earth. By the time you get past 4 billion years ago, the moon loses its magnetic field because the liquid iron is no longer liquid. It is cooled. But by that time, the sun is no longer the risk that it was in its first half billion years. So the Earth's magnetic field by itself is adequate to protect life on Planet Earth, but it needs the moon's help for the first half billion years. I mean, that alone, it is astonishing and

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Hugh Ross: Even Atheist Scientists Concede Deism Can't Be Ruled Out

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:18 min | Last month

Hugh Ross: Even Atheist Scientists Concede Deism Can't Be Ruled Out

"In the latest books being published by atheists astronomers and physicists, they're all conceding that D is and can not be taken off the scientific table. I mean, even Lawrence Krauss in his book on Nate said statement and his book a universe from nothing. And so they're coming to the recognition that there must be a causal agent beyond space and time that's engaged. But how I speak to my peers, as I say, well, it's not just that attribute of God that the fine tuning reveals. It reveals dozens of distinct personal attributes of the creator. And to see those attributes, we really need to look at all the disciplines of science and their sub disciplines. And so I get to meet a physical scientist. It doesn't concede that the really is overwhelming fine tuning evidence. But I encourage them. You need to look beyond what you know to look at the rest of the fine tuning data that we have and recognize this is revealing, not just one attribute of that causal agent, but multiple attributes and is leaving you no other option than that the God of the Bible created the universe and personally designed it so we can exist on this planet. So

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Thomas Sheahen's Objection to the Big Bang Theory

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:11 min | 6 months ago

Thomas Sheahen's Objection to the Big Bang Theory

"I'm talking to Thomas Sheehan. What's that Greek? Thomas she and PhD, he's the author of a book every win. God symmetry in time. Thomas Sheen, when my book came out is atheism dead. A lot of people have emailed me because they have a young earth view of things they say that they believe the universe and everything was created only a few thousand years ago. I don't have a dog in the fight. My attitude is whatever is is and whatever scripture says is true. But a lot of people who have as high a view of scripture as I do yourself and Hugh Ross and others believe in the Big Bang. What is your most basic objection to the idea of the young earth concept? Well, the scientific evidence really is very, very good that it has existed for a very long time. I look at the first part of genesis as wonderful expression in Hebrew poetry of the fact that God was trying to communicate something to people, but whoever was on the receiving end couldn't get it all straight. And they did the very best they could and they've given us the best they could in circumstances where they don't understand fully all that God wants to say. Let me tell you about a certain 20th century guy. Well, actually, he's still alive. It's all from Brooklyn named Jerry Schroeder, grew up and went to MIT. I know Gerald Schroeder, he's in Israel. He's a genius. Go ahead. Well, he came to the table with a devout orthodox Jewish religion following a certain rabbi named knock commodities not to be confused with maimonides who were more familiar with. And he said, the universe was created in 6 days and that's what my faith says. Well, in the meantime, he's got a PhD in physics from MIT, so he knows what his science is. 13.8 billion years. And Schroeder said it's up to me to resolve what appears to be a discrepancy between my face and my science.

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"hugh ross" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

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02:00 min | 8 months ago

"hugh ross" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"One of the points you make in the book is that when you look at the complexity of the universe and where we are right now that it appears that it was designed for us not just to exist right now but for us to see the majesty of it From the place we are can you just elaborate on how you feel like there's got to be some divine intervention here Why we're able to see this this specific place we are in the universe Yeah that's an interesting point because for decades astronomers have recognized that the universe and its subcomponents are exquisitely designed to make possible existence of life here on Planet Earth But it's also designed to make possible for intelligent beings on Planet Earth to actually see the entire extent of the universe and actually directly witness that caused me creation event and so for example if our creator had put us here in the universe and he earlier and cosmic history light from the cosmic creation event would not have adequate time to travel on the space surface of the universe and reach our telescopes So we would be forever ignorant about the cosmic creation event on the other hand if we were placed or any later in cosmic history Dark energy would be expanding universe at a rate greater than the velocity of light which again means light from the cosmic creation event would never reach our telescopes We are here precisely at the time when we can witness a 100% of the past history of the universe and also the chapter in the book saying we're the only location in the universe where intelligent life is possible where those intelligent beings could actually witness a 100% of the history universe and I suggest that that indicates that someone wanted us to be able to read the entire book and that and also that's where we get the most compelling direct scientific evidence

Hugh Ross: We Are Here to Exist and Observe the Universe's Majesty

The Dan Bongino Show

02:00 min | 8 months ago

Hugh Ross: We Are Here to Exist and Observe the Universe's Majesty

"One of the points you make in the book is that when you look at the complexity of the universe and where we are right now that it appears that it was designed for us not just to exist right now but for us to see the majesty of it From the place we are can you just elaborate on how you feel like there's got to be some divine intervention here Why we're able to see this this specific place we are in the universe Yeah that's an interesting point because for decades astronomers have recognized that the universe and its subcomponents are exquisitely designed to make possible existence of life here on Planet Earth But it's also designed to make possible for intelligent beings on Planet Earth to actually see the entire extent of the universe and actually directly witness that caused me creation event and so for example if our creator had put us here in the universe and he earlier and cosmic history light from the cosmic creation event would not have adequate time to travel on the space surface of the universe and reach our telescopes So we would be forever ignorant about the cosmic creation event on the other hand if we were placed or any later in cosmic history Dark energy would be expanding universe at a rate greater than the velocity of light which again means light from the cosmic creation event would never reach our telescopes We are here precisely at the time when we can witness a 100% of the past history of the universe and also the chapter in the book saying we're the only location in the universe where intelligent life is possible where those intelligent beings could actually witness a 100% of the history universe and I suggest that that indicates that someone wanted us to be able to read the entire book and that and also that's where we get the most compelling direct scientific evidence

Hugh Ross: There Are More Planets but Likely No Other Forms of Life

The Dan Bongino Show

02:02 min | 8 months ago

Hugh Ross: There Are More Planets but Likely No Other Forms of Life

"A Doc as I read through the book you get into that a lot in the book that listen the chances of this happening And this happening And being alive at this time and intelligent life evolving when it did And us being in the universe at this specific location to look at the majesty of it all You go into the mathematical probabilities And like you said it's a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillion But about the concept of life in general What leads you to believe in the book if I just want the audience to hear this in layman's terms that life was only possible here at this time but when it was initiated on earth you could explain it Yeah well a lot of people think given the vastness of the universe there's got to be multiple locations or light can exist But you actually need the universe to be precisely the mass that it is the size that it is and the age of it is to get life on one planet I do agree that there's about a trillion trillion planets in the universe In order to have life in the universe you need a vast universe make it slightly smaller in terms of its mass the only elements you get are hydrogen and helium make it slightly more massive all the elements are heavier than magnesium And in both cases you get a universe where there is no carbon no oxygen no nitrogen and no possibility for light And then it has to be exactly the right size if it expands too quickly from the cosmic creation event All you get is disperse gas that extend the two slowly all the mass collapses into black holes and neutron stars to get the galaxies the stars and the planets to make life possible You have to exquisitely fine tune the dark energy the universe the dark matter the ordinary matter the size of the universe and the age of the universe And that's just 5 of about 200 specific features of the universe that must be fine tuned

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"hugh ross" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

04:58 min | 8 months ago

"hugh ross" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Here he is damn Bond Geno Thanks for listening on this good Friday We really appreciate it We put a special show together for you in honor of this most holy place Here's an interview we did with astrophysicist who Ross about how science and religion can coexist together Fascinating interview by fascinating guy I hope you like it So just a little preview on my next guest how I came to find out about who he was and some of his works I was driving into work one morning really early or late at night I mean what's really 3 o'clock in the morning Is that late at night or early in the morning Who knows Depends on your perspective when he went to sleep I guess And I heard him speaking on a late night show and I thought my gosh this is really powerful stuff And I had the pleasure of interviewing once a long time ago on WAL He's now back doctor Hugh Ross doctor Russ Welcome to the show I appreciate it Oh thank you You're very welcome Glad to be with you It's been a long time I spoke to you a long time ago You probably don't remember but I think I gave you the same intro So one night I was driving into work and I heard you talking about your book why the universe is the way it is and I was just awestruck It was one of the most powerful interviews I'd ever heard about the existence of God and how science and faith don't necessarily have to conflict So I picked up the book I read it and I don't know probably four or 5 hours It was so good And you really reestablished my faith that these two things don't have to be in conflict doctor Ross science and faith Your thoughts on that Well I'm very encouraged to hear you say that That book has had an incredible impact not only on scientists the late people as well And hopefully I wrote it at a lay enough level that you could get through it that quickly I'm glad to hear that Yes it's very readable for a guy you're an astrophysicist I am not I'm a talk radio host I have no background in astrophysics at all No it's very readable You don't write over anyone's head And one of the one of the points of the book I read it a while ago but some of I still talk about it with friends so a lot of it's very salient to me even now One of the points you make in the book is that when you look at the complexity of the universe and where we are right now that it appears that it was designed for us not just to exist right now but for us to see the majesty of it From the place we are can you just elaborate on how you feel like there's got to be some divine intervention here Why we're able to see this this specific place we are in the universe Yeah that's an interesting point because for decades astronomers have recognized that the universe and its subcomponents are exquisitely designed to make possible existence of life here on Planet Earth But it's also designed to make possible for intelligent beings on Planet Earth to actually see the entire extent of the universe and actually directly witness that caused me creation event and so for example if our creator had put us here in the universe and he earlier and cosmic history light from the cosmic creation event would not have adequate time to travel on the space surface of the universe and reach our telescopes So we would be forever ignorant about the cosmic creation event on the other hand if we were placed or any later in cosmic history Dark energy would be expanding universe at a rate greater than the velocity of light which again means light from the cosmic creation event would never reach our telescopes We are here precisely at the time when we can witness a 100% of the past history of the universe and also the chapter in the book saying we're the only location in the universe where intelligent life is possible where those intelligent beings could actually witness a 100% of the history universe and I suggest that that indicates that someone wanted us to be able to read the entire book and that and also that's where we get the most compelling direct scientific evidence that there must be a causal agent beyond space and time who created and designed the universe for us human beings It's our ability to be able to see what was happening in the universe when it was only a trade sort of a public second old The fact that we can get that close to the cosmic creation event this is what allows us to see there has to be a God beyond space and time that created it and designed it specifically for our benefit We're talking to doctor Hugh Ross author of the book that very seriously changed my life It's called why the universe is the way it is I can't encourage it and strong enough terms to go out and take a look A Doc as I read through the book you get into that a lot in the book that listen.

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Dr. Hugh Ross: Life Was Only Possible Here at This Time

The Dan Bongino Show

01:56 min | 1 year ago

Dr. Hugh Ross: Life Was Only Possible Here at This Time

"But about the concept of life in general What leads you to believe in the book if I just want the audience to hear this in layman's terms that life was only possible here at this time when it was initiated on earth If you could explain it yes well a lot of people think given the vastness of the universe there's got to be multiple locations where life can exist But you actually need the universe to be precisely the mass that it is the size that it is and the age that it is to get life on one planet I do agree that there's about a trillion trillion planets in the universe in order to have life in the universe you need a vast universe make it slightly smaller in terms of its mass The only elements you get are hydrogen and helium make it slightly more massive all the elements are heavier than magnesium And in both cases you get a universe where there is no carbon no oxygen no nitrogen and no possibility for life And then it has to be exactly the right size if it expands too quickly from the cosmic creation event All you get is to spur gas that have expanded too slowly all the mass collapses into black holes and neutron stars to get the galaxies the stars and the planets that make life possible You have to exquisitely fine tune the dark energy of the universe the dark matter The ordinary matter the size of the universe and the age of the universe and that's just 5 of about 200 specific features of the universe that must be fine tuned And then in terms of what you need to get life I mean again there's a trillion trillion stars a trillion tree and planets but we're orbiting the only star that has the characteristics that permissive then like to exist

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Dr. Hugh Ross Describes Evidence on How There Is a God

The Dan Bongino Show

02:02 min | 1 year ago

Dr. Hugh Ross Describes Evidence on How There Is a God

"Astronomers have recognized that the universe and its sub components are exquisitely designed to make possible the existence of life here on Planet Earth But it's also designed to make possible for intelligent beings on Planet Earth to actually see the entire extent of the universe and actually directly witness that cosmic creation event and so for example if our creator had put us here in the universe any earlier in cosmic history light from the cosmic creation event would not have adequate time to travel on the space surface of the universe and reach our telescopes So we would be forever ignorant about the cosmic creation event on the other hand if we were placed here in a later in cosmic history dark energy would be expanding universe at a rate greater than the velocity of light which again means light from the cosmic creation but never reach our telescopes We are here precisely at the time when we can witness a 100% of the past history of the universe and also as a chapter in the book saying we're at the only location in the universe where intelligent life is possible or those intelligent beings could actually witness a 100% of the history universe And I suggest that that indicates that someone wanted us to be able to read the entire book and also that's where we get the most compelling direct scientific evidence that there must be a causal agent beyond space and time who created and designed the universe for us human beings It's our ability to be able to see what was happening in the universe where there was only a trade for the trade over trees for the second old The fact that we can get that close with a cosmic creation event this is what allows us to see there has to be a God beyond space and time that created it and designed it specifically for our benefit

Dr. Hugh Ross: Science and Faith Don't Have to Conflict

The Dan Bongino Show

00:51 sec | 1 year ago

Dr. Hugh Ross: Science and Faith Don't Have to Conflict

"Time I spoke to you a long time ago you probably don't remember but I think I gave you the same intro So one night I was driving into work and I heard you talking about your book why the universe is the way it is and I was just awestruck It was one of the most powerful interviews I'd ever heard about The existence of God and how science and faith don't necessarily have to conflict So I picked up the book I read it and I don't know probably four or 5 hours It was so good And you really reestablished my faith that these two things don't have to be in conflict doctor Ross science and faith Your thoughts on that Well I'm very encouraged to hear you say that That book has had an incredible impact not only on scientists but laypeople as well And hopefully I wrote that at a lay enough level that you could get through it that quickly I'm glad to hear that

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"hugh ross" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

02:35 min | 1 year ago

"hugh ross" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"On the lab basically saying our best efforts are basically demonstrating that the one who created light has to be many many orders of magnitude more intelligent more knowledge more technologically quick and better finance that are best biochemists working on the origin of life And then when you start from the first life form trying to go up towards human beings you're going against entropy you're going against thermodynamics And there is papers published just a few years ago saying what we see in the fossil record is the opposite of what you predict from a naturalistic or Darwinian perspective From that perspective you would see a proliferation of species that leads to new genera at a proliferation of genera that leads to a new family and new order all the way up to a new file But when you look at the fossil record we see that the file is show up first They're not showing up last or showing up first and you see multiple Phyllis showing up suddenly and simultaneously It's the exact opposite of what you predict from a naturalistic perspective And these are atheist paleontologists that are writing this in the research papers basically saying the more we learn about the fossil record the more attractable it becomes to try to promote or suggest a materialistic model for life Doctor Ross thanks so much for spending the time Your book is really it's magic I'm telling you you read it It's very hard to doubt the existence of the almighty after getting through that book It's just fantastic Thanks for spending some time with us If you like that book anyone can get a free chapter of the book at reasons dot org slash Ross But what is it again the website reasons dot org slash watch So you can get a free chapter of anyone in my books Excellent Excellent Doctor Ross thanks for your time We really appreciate it Thank you very much My pleasure You got it folks I'm telling you I read the book It's a very smart guy Obviously an astrophysicist the book is not written over anyone's head You don't even need a science background to get it He lays out why we're here why we're here now Why we're the only intelligent beings in the universe Why we can see it at any lays out the chances of all these things coming together at one time It's really an amazing piece of work The book is called why the universe is the way it is Check it out That was doctor Hugh Ross all right folks.

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"hugh ross" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

08:26 min | 1 year ago

"hugh ross" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"And some of his works I was driving into work one morning really early or late at night I mean what's really 3 o'clock in the morning Is that late at night early in the morning Who knows Depends on your perspective when he went to sleep I guess And I heard him speak in on a late night show And I thought my gosh this is really powerful stuff And I had the pleasure of interviewing once a long time ago on the He's now back doctor Hugh Ross doctor Russ welcome to the show I appreciate it Thank you You're very welcome Glad to be with you It's been a long time I spoke to you a long time ago you probably don't remember but I think I gave you the same intro So one night I was driving into work and I heard you talking about your book why the universe is the way it is and I was just awestruck It was one of the most powerful interviews I'd ever heard about The existence of God and how science and faith don't necessarily have to conflict So I picked up the book I read it and I don't know probably four or 5 hours It was so good And you really reestablished my faith that these two things don't have to be in conflict doctor Ross science and faith Your thoughts on that Well I'm very encouraged to hear you say that That book has had an incredible impact not only on scientists but laypeople as well And hopefully I wrote that at a lay enough level that you could get through it that quickly I'm glad to hear that Yeah Yes it's very readable for a guy you're an astrophysicist I am not a talk radio host I have no background in astrophysics at all No it's very readable You don't You don't write over anyone's head And one of the points of the book I read it a while ago but some of I still talk about it with friends so a lot of it's very salient to me even now One of the points you make in the book is that when you look at the complexity of the universe and where we are right now that it appears that it was designed for us not just to exist right now but for us to see the majesty of it From the place we are can you just elaborate on how you feel like there's gotta be some divine intervention here Why we're able to see this this is specific place we are in the universe Yeah that's an interesting point because for decades astronomers have recognized that the universe and its sub components are exquisitely designed to make possible the existence of life here on Planet Earth But it's also designed to make possible for intelligent beings on Planet Earth to actually see the entire extent of the universe and actually directly witness that cosmic creation event and so for example if our creator had put us here in the universe any earlier in cosmic history light from the cosmic creation event would not have adequate time to travel on the space surface of the universe and reach our telescopes So we would be forever ignorant about the cosmic creation event on the other hand if we were placed here in a later in cosmic history dark energy would be expanding universe at a rate greater than the velocity of light which again means light from the cosmic creation but never reach our telescopes We are here precisely at the time when we can witness a 100% of the past history of the universe and also as a chapter in the book saying we're at the only location in the universe where intelligent life is possible or those intelligent beings could actually witness a 100% of the history universe And I suggest that that indicates that someone wanted us to be able to read the entire book and also that's where we get the most compelling direct scientific evidence that there must be a causal agent beyond space and time who created and designed the universe for us human beings It's our ability to be able to see what was happening in the universe where there was only a trade for the trade over trees for the second old The fact that we can get that close with a cosmic creation event this is what allows us to see there has to be a God beyond space and time that created it and designed it specifically for our benefit We're talking a doctor Hugh Ross author of the book that very seriously changed my life It's called why the universe is the way it is I can't encourage you and strong enough terms to go out and take a look Doc as I read through the book you get into that a lot in the book that listen the chances of this happening And this happening And being alive at this time and intelligent life evolving when it did and us being in the universe at this specific location to look at the majesty of it all You go into the mathematical probabilities And like you said it's a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillion but about the concept of life in general What leads you to believe in the book if I just want the audience to hear this in layman's terms that life was only possible here at this time when it was initiated on earth If you could explain it yes well a lot of people think given the vastness of the universe there's got to be multiple locations where life can exist But you actually need the universe to be precisely the mass that it is the size that it is and the age that it is to get life on one planet I do agree that there's about a trillion trillion planets in the universe in order to have life in the universe you need a vast universe make it slightly smaller in terms of its mass The only elements you get are hydrogen and helium make it slightly more massive all the elements are heavier than magnesium And in both cases you get a universe where there is no carbon no oxygen no nitrogen and no possibility for life And then it has to be exactly the right size if it expands too quickly from the cosmic creation event All you get is to spur gas that have expanded too slowly all the mass collapses into black holes and neutron stars to get the galaxies the stars and the planets that make life possible You have to exquisitely fine tune the dark energy of the universe the dark matter The ordinary matter the size of the universe and the age of the universe and that's just 5 of about 200 specific features of the universe that must be fine tuned And then in terms of what you need to get life I mean again there's a trillion trillion stars a trillion tree and planets but we're orbiting the only star that has the characteristics that permissive then like to exist I mean my peers have been searching for 65 years now trying to find a star that's been adequate twin of the sun that it could be a candidate to have a planet orbiting about it which advanced life as possible And in those 65 years they found lots of stars that are twins are one another but we've yet to find a twin of the sun And likewise we've now found about 5000 planets beyond our solar system I remember a quarter of a century ago when we were discovering the first of these planets they said we're going to find planets like Mars like Saturn like Jupiter like Venus and here we are a quarter of a century later and we've yet to find a single planet beyond the solar system That's like any one of the 8 planets in our solar system So not only not been able to find a twin of the earth We can't find the twin of Neptune or Saturn And this led to an amazing discovery that it's not just earth that's fine tune to make possible or advanced life on earth You have to fine tune Mars You have to fine tune Jupiter You have to fine tune all the planets in the solar system to make advanced light possible here and Planet Earth A few weeks ago our family celebrated Thanksgiving and our Thanksgiving prayer we thank God for Neptune We thank God for mercury We even thank God for the 5 asteroid and comet belts as those belts are unlike delta we see anywhere else in the universe And each belt has to be fine tier.

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'Science and the Mind of the Maker' Author Melissa Cain Travis on the 'Maker Thesis'

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:32 min | 1 year ago

'Science and the Mind of the Maker' Author Melissa Cain Travis on the 'Maker Thesis'

"I am talking to the author of science and the mind of the maker with the conversation between faith and science reveals about God Melissa Cain Travis. We were just going to talk about something. You just mentioned it Melissa, tell us again. So the central thesis of my book science in the mind of the maker is something that I call them makers thesis. And this goes beyond the idea that science gives us evidence that points towards an intelligent creator. What I mean when I say the maker thesis is that when we look at diverse branches of the natural sciences, we actually see marks of rationality in all of these different areas of science. But in addition to that and corresponding to it quite beautifully, is the fact that we have inquisitive higher intelligent life on Planet Earth whose rationality is attuned in just the right way to be able to detect the rationality in. Okay, now I hate to break it to you, but that might make sense to you. And it might even make sense to me, but that's not easy what you just said, because I remember Hugh Ross, who introduced me to a lot of this stuff, when he was talking about this, I think it was on this program, like 5 years ago or something. I remember thinking like, that's a complex idea. So let's break this down. When you even talk about something that rationality, I think a lot of people go like, what do you mean exactly by rationality? I think it's a deep philosophical issue, isn't it? Like when you're saying that if I look at the world of science, the idea that it is somehow understandable is itself so taken for granted. It seems so innate to me that it's hard for me to step outside and marvel at it. Does that make sense to you? Yeah, it totally does. So back in the mid 20th century physicist by the name of Eugene wigner. Wrote an essay that has since become quite famous. Now, it's important to understand that wigner was not a theist in any sense of the word. We could probably best describe him as a happy agnostic. But he wrote this essay, it's freely available to read online. And the title of the essay is the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences. And what he did was he explored something that Albert Einstein had remarked about repeatedly, but just had not elaborated on. And that was the mathematical comprehensibility of the

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"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

06:47 min | 1 year ago

"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"I'm talking to Hugh Ross. He is the founder and president of reasons to believe an extraordinary ministry and organization that has helped me a lot in making sense of how science accords with the God of the scripture, it's just wonderful to have you as my guest. Hugh, we were just talking about something I don't think that I've heard before. You said that the earth in recent years very recently happens to be coinciding at a time when the sun is optimal for a planet like ours for life thriving on a planet like ours. And you said that window that perfect window is about a hundred thousand years where roughly halfway through that, what happened? What was the sun doing in the day of the dinosaurs or during the Cambrian era? How did that affect life on earth? Well, the windows fairly broad per bacterial life about 4 billion years wide. For advanced global human civilization, that's where it's extremely narrow. And the time of the dinosaurs, the sun's flurrying activity was considerably greater than it is now. But they did not to worry about power grids being knocked out or the food supply being wiped out. So they did find what the sun having greater flaring activity. They did okay without having more x-ray and a gamma ray activity than it does right now. It's we humans that are most sensitive to that. At night, you know, I've got a new book come on and fine tuning, designed to the core, or I make the point that right now, the sun's luminosity stability is 5 times more stable than the next most stable star we can see anywhere in our entire galaxy. It sticks out like a sore thumb. And we're just talking about the moon, a few months ago another paper got published where they said, if it wasn't for the moon and the earth being very close together and having a very hot formation event, we wouldn't have had a couple of magnetosphere that would have prevented the youthful sun because when the sun was youthful, it had a 100,000 times more particle radiation for stronger solar wind that it does right now. That would have evaporated all of our water and all of our atmosphere. And there would be no life whatsoever and Planet Earth. We now realize only if you've got a planet moon system, identical the one we see here in our solar system with the exact same history is a possible to have life on a planet. It's a brand new fine tuning discovery. And when is your new book coming out that you just mentioned? It'll probably be coming on a June it's already finished, but as you're probably where there's a paper shortage, it's really much more difficult to get to print books out. I know as soon as people are done reading my book, they'll just be hankering for your book. It's actually funny to me. Stephen Meyer wrote a book called the return of the God hypothesis that came out a few months ago. There seems to be a spate of this kind of information coming out. And I think, you know, if I were an atheist, I would be frightened because it's really, it's getting a little bit overwhelming, really. The level of evidence you just mentioned, the moon, very few people think about the idea that if the moon weren't so huge and so close to the earth, that life wouldn't exist here as we know it, or if that the protoplanet Thea hadn't been struck by the moon exactly in the right way at exactly the right time, we wouldn't have the atmosphere we have, we wouldn't have the mass that we have to support our magnetosphere and on and on and on. None of us is taught this in schools. And I think it's about time that schools teach us because this is science. This is not faith stuff. It leads to faith, but it is just pure, it's pure science. I want to get to, you mentioned the dinosaurs. Obviously, a hundred, 200 million years ago, the dinosaurs were doing just fine. But then a large, is it an asteroid or a meteorite hit? Do you remember how big that was that hit that struck us? It was about ten kilometers across. Okay, so relatively tiny. I mean, my goodness, when you think of 6 miles across and you think about the earth being 24,000 miles in circumference. So relatively small, but we know that it wiped out the dinosaurs and all kinds of other life. You mentioned earlier that the way the solar system appears to be constructed is to give us just the right amount of comments, asteroids, meteors, but not too much. And we know that too much would wipe out life on earth and life never would have existed on earth. We know from the tunguska event in 1908 and other similar things that if we had any amount of that kind of activity, there's no possibility of life on earth. But what is the upside to having some comets and things strike us? You've mentioned that before, that you don't want none to strike you. Why do you feel that the solar system is so fine tuned that there are some permitted to reach us and for what reason? Well, we need both comets and asteroids. Comets are about 85% frozen water. And our earth loses a tiny amount of water to interplanetary space. Comets replace the water that we lose at just the right rate. And likewise we have asteroids at strike the earth that are very rich in heavy metals. So for example, about half of the commercial nickel and circulation today comes from a place Ontario, Canada, where a very nickel rich asteroid struck. And a likewise we had the goldfields in South Africa that gold is there thanks to an asteroid that collided with the earth. So this is amazing. We're going to go to break, but I want to ask you more about what you just said because it's pretty astonishing. Folks, much of this is not in my book. There is so much evidence. It's astonishing. We'll be right back talking to Hugh Ross..

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"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"And it's thanks to the great mass of the moon and its proximity that it indeed stabilizes the Earth's rotation rate, slowed down to 24 hours at exactly the time when the sun had the optimal stability for advanced life. And when you say that you're saying that the gravity of the sun was kind of like acting like a drag on the rotation of the earth so that over the millennia and eons, it slowed it down to where we are now. Yeah, the moon, the sun has an effect as well, but the. I'm sorry, I meant the sun. I meant the moon's gravity upon the earth acted like a drag on it and that it slowed it down to where we are now. So that's true. That's true, and it's still slowing it down. If we were to wait a little few more million years of B 25 hours a day, but 2020. That'll be the day. But okay, so you say it slows it down to about 24 hours per rotation. So how is it that the moon, sorry, that the sun is now better than it would have been three billion years ago in terms of where life is on earth? How is the sun different during this time? Well, stars are kind of like human beings. They're unstable when they're young, they're unstable when they're old. They're maximally stable in their middle age. Only the case for stars is far more extreme. We humans are stable for a long period of time, but for stars, there's this extremely narrow window in their lifespan where they have the stability that makes advanced life possible. We're talking about a 100,000 years in the four and a half billion year history of the hundred that's it. Well, that's where you get the optimal stability that permits advanced global humans. And where are we in that 100,000 year clock at this point? Halfway through. We're about halfway through holy cow, better wrap up our affairs. We're talking to Hugh Ross. My new book is atheism dead. I hope you'll preorder a copy, it owes its existence in some large.

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"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

07:59 min | 1 year ago

"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"He's someone of whom I've been aware for over 30 years, but I've only got to know him personally much more recently. His name is Hugh Ross. He's an astrophysicist, founder and president of reasons to believe an organization that researches and communicates how discoveries about nature harmonize with the words of the Bible. Well, who knew? I confess that it was probably about 1990 that I discovered the books of Hugh Ross and they launched me on a journey that I am still on. Some of you know, I've just come out with a book called is atheism dead. The first third of which deals with the very subject of science and the Bible and God and all that great stuff. So it's a thrill for me to have Huron Ross on the program. Welcome to the Eric metaxas show heroes. Great to see you. Good to see you, too. Thank you. Well, I mentioned in the beginning of the book that it really was you who got me thinking about things, for example, like the fine tuned universe. I had literally never heard about that until about 1990 when I read your book, maybe it was fingerprint of God. I can't remember which book it was. But I was astonished to read this and having never heard about it. And over the decades, I have been quietly amassing more and more evidence as it piles up as science draws us closer and closer to the idea that it's obvious and intelligence created the universe. There's no way this just happened. When did you in your career first notice these things or become acquainted with the fine tuned argument? It probably goes back to my teenage years. I mean, I started getting serious, but astronomy, when I was 7 years of age and wait a minute. That's no teenager. That's a very early you're probably the world's youngest teenager you're smart. You probably achieved teenage dumb at age 7. Okay, so at age 7, what happened in your life to get you thinking about this stuff? Well, I was looking up at the stars and wanted to know why they were hot and my parents said go to the library. And that started me on reading four or 5 books on astronomy and physics per week. And during my teenage years, I actually launched a research study in astronomy with my telescope, looking at newborn stars and different gaseous nebulae. I wound up winning the British Columbia science fair, went on to the Canadian science fair and then I decided, hey, I'm going to continue that. I've been fascinated with astronomy ever since. But I've got struck by the fine tuning, probably beginning at about each 15 is when I realized wow. Now hang on, when you say the British Columbia science fair. How old were you when you won the British Columbia science fair? I was 17. You were 17. So you obviously knew what you wanted to do. What kind of a telescope did you have as a teenager to be able to see some of the things that you saw? I was only a four and a half inch telescope. So I was kind of constrained to the brighter objects, and because I was in Vancouver, I had to stay up late every night to catch a few moments from the clouds with part. That's the problem with Vancouver. Yes. So you at 17 or 15 you said you started thinking about the fine tuned universe. I write about it at length in this book because obviously the evidence for it only increases. That's to me the great irony and the thesis of my book that the more science we know, the more it points to God, the opposite of the God of the gaps theory, which we've been laboring under as a culture for a long time. So what were the first things at age 15 that you noticed along such lines? The structure of our solar system, everything that had to be designed in a different planet or moon, the sun in order to make advanced life possible here on earth. Just looking at our galaxy and realizing all of fine tuning the needs that takes place there. And you talk about this evidence expanding. I think it's exponential. I mean, we see an exponential growth in the fine tuning evidence. And I think it's a thrill Erik to be alive in the 21st century. No other century of humanity has seen such an explosion of new evidences from the book of nature for the existence of God and fine tunic as a remarkable example of that. I mean, we've been documenting this for four decades now. How the evidence for fine tuning gets approximately a thousand times stronger every month. I mean, that's no joke. I mean, I've realized that myself just following your career in your books and what I read, it just gets more and more crazy. When you said that at age 15 or so, you notice that the solar system, which you could see with your four and a half inch telescope bespoke fine tuning or creation being created intelligently created, what are the kinds of things that you noticed with your young mind that led you to think about that? What was it about the solar system, for example? The sun has to be almost exactly middle age. That's when you get the necessary stability and the minimal flaring activity that makes advanced light falls by a particular mass, stars more massive and less massive are more active. So that has to be fine tuned. You need the planets to be distributed in a particular way in order that earth get the just right delivery of comets and asteroids, not too much, not too little. The moon has to be the appropriate distance and mass so that stabilizes the tilt of our rotation access. And you know, as I've gotten older, I realize what we call this fine tuning argument has predictive power. That the first thing we discovered about the moon is that it's the fact that it's so very massive compared to our planet, stabilizes a tilt of our rotation axis, but this is evidence for purposeful design rather than accidental design, if we study them with a more detail, we should discover more fine tuning evidence, and indeed that's been the track record of the past 50 years is that the more we study the moon, the more features we find must be fine tune to make our existence possible. Give us another example. We can understand how the mass of the moon would stabilize the earth's axis and prevent wild temperature swings and that sort of thing. But what other aspects of the moon have we discovered that bear on life on earth? Well, there is an astronomer in Britain who noticed that, hey, the moon does stabilize the tilt of a rotation axis. But we're at the very top end of where that stability we exist. He says, why are we so close to the top end of the mass? If the moon were even 2% more massive, we'd be unstable. And so he says it must be something special about the high mass of the moon, any publish of paper making a point. That the earth began with a rotation rate of about two and a half hours, and in order for how we to exist on this planet and have global civilization, the rotation rate has to slow down to 24 hours..

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"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

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04:20 min | 1 year ago

"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"But James tour the rice university organic chemist has helped me to understand that the crazy idea that life emerged from non life 4 billion years ago, which was brooded about as this great theory, circa 1953. That that has been so dramatically discredited, but very few scientists are willing to raise their hand and say, excuse me, we have no idea how life came into being. So what even when you talk about the possibility of life coming into being on another planet? You would have to agree that something as extremely complex as a single cell to come into being you need more than random processes. Well, what's encouraging Eric is that when you tend origin of life research conferences and we had reason to believe do do that and we attend them. You see remarkable honesty. The researchers there, although they often identify themselves as atheist a, when it comes to the origin of life, we're realizing we're running into intractable problems. And as we go to each origin of life conference, we notice that successively, the problems become more intractable, not less intractable from a naturalistic perspective. But what's encouraging me is I engage these orgs of life research scientists. I discovered that their default atheists, they're not real atheists, they really had they're so engrossed in their scientific research. They Rudy hadn't given any time to think about, hey, I might die. Is there life after death? Is there more to the universe as a universe of purpose? Is there purpose for life? And we find that they're very interested in engaging us at discuss these issues. They've been distracted by just how fascinating their scientific research is. In fact, one of them told me, you know, my research is like a video game. It just consumes me. And I don't take time to think about the important issues of life. And so I think we need to realize as believers, these people are not totally closed. Some are. But some just are really eager to engage people who know as much about the science as they do to discuss the issues of light that are beyond just their research. That's actually one of the reasons I titled my book is atheism dead because I get the impression that anybody who's particularly thoughtful about these things can't be an atheist, they can be an agnostic, but really to say there is no God. I'm pretty sure there's no God. It gets sillier and sillier almost by the day. All you have to do is look at the information, but a lot of people are, I think, frightened to look at the information because they don't want to have to deal with it. It's like the people who didn't want to look through Galileo's telescope, they said, I'd rather not know. I don't want to be persuaded by that nasty evidence. I'd rather just live in my little aristotelian world. Tell us again the title of your book that's coming out next year. I'm really looking forward to it. My 5th book on fine tuning and it's called designed to the core, and people can get free chapters of any of my books that reasons dot org slash Ross. So if they want to get a flavor of what's happening with a fine tuning evidence or the past decades, that would be a good way to go. But designed at the core is basically making a point whether you look at the universe on the very largest size scales. Say like the cosmic web. And you go all the way down to the super galaxy cluster, the cluster. The features of our galaxy, the local bubble that we're in, all the way down to the interior of the earth, no matter where you look. You see overwhelming evidence for fine tuned design. And I think that's what scares people, Eric. Fine tuning doesn't just establish that there's a God up there. It tells you it's a personal God, a caring God, and I think that has implications for how we live our life. It certainly does, Hugh Ross, it's an honor to know you. Folks, check out reasons to believe God bless you, my friend. Thank you..

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"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Hey there folks I'm talking to doctor Hugh Rossi's with reasons to believe my new book is atheism dead in large part owes its existence to friends like heroes and John Lennox and James tour Stephen Meyer and many others. And I wrote it in part to introduce them to you, because the evidence that has been piling up in recent years and decades for a designer for a God is simply astonishing and we need to understand it is astonishing, you should look into it. You should familiarize yourself with it. It is just a wonderful time to be alive when all this stuff comes out. You mentioned that comets are 85% water and that they are replacing the water that naturally evaporates from earth, not much does, but what does is replaced by comets and you're saying it's roughly a one to one ratio? Roughly one to one and keep in mind where we get struck by a lot of miniature comets. So they don't do any damage to us. They come into the atmosphere. They break up and distribute the water quite evenly over the earth. And then we get the asteroids which deliver valuable metals to us. But you're typically taciturn about how amazing this is. I mean, the idea that we lose water, but whoops, it's replaced by these heavenly snowballs that come in at just about the rate we need them to. That just seems crazy. I mean, that's an amazing thing. I don't think I've ever really processed

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The Evidence for a God Is Piling up and It's Astonishing

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:40 min | 1 year ago

The Evidence for a God Is Piling up and It's Astonishing

"Hey there folks I'm talking to doctor Hugh Rossi's with reasons to believe my new book is atheism dead in large part owes its existence to friends like heroes and John Lennox and James tour Stephen Meyer and many others. And I wrote it in part to introduce them to you, because the evidence that has been piling up in recent years and decades for a designer for a God is simply astonishing and we need to understand it is astonishing, you should look into it. You should familiarize yourself with it. It is just a wonderful time to be alive when all this stuff comes out. You mentioned that comets are 85% water and that they are replacing the water that naturally evaporates from earth, not much does, but what does is replaced by comets and you're saying it's roughly a one to one ratio? Roughly one to one and keep in mind where we get struck by a lot of miniature comets. So they don't do any damage to us. They come into the atmosphere. They break up and distribute the water quite evenly over the earth. And then we get the asteroids which deliver valuable metals to us. But you're typically taciturn about how amazing this is. I mean, the idea that we lose water, but whoops, it's replaced by these heavenly snowballs that come in at just about the rate we need them to. That just seems crazy. I mean, that's an amazing thing. I don't think I've ever really processed

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"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Hey there folks, I'm talking to Hugh Ross. He is the founder and president of reasons to believe an extraordinary ministry and organization that has helped me a lot in making sense of how science accords with the God of the scripture, it's just wonderful to have you as my guest who we were just talking about something I don't think that I've heard before. You said that the earth in recent years very recently happens to be coinciding at a time when the sun is optimal for a planet like ours for life thriving on a planet like ours. And you said that window that perfect window is about a hundred thousand years where roughly halfway through that, what happened? What was the sun doing in the day of the dinosaurs or during the Cambrian era? How did that affect life on earth? Well, the windows fairly broad per bacterial life, about 4 billion years wide. For advanced global human civilization, that's where it's extremely narrow. And the time of the dinosaurs, the sun's fluttering activity was considerably greater than it is now. But they did not to worry about power grids being knocked out or the food supply being wiped out. So they did find what the sun having greater flaring activity. They did okay without having more x-ray and a gamma ray activity than it does right now. It's we humans that are most sensitive to that, and I got a new book come on and fine tuning, designed to the core, or I make the point that right now, the sun's luminosity stability is 5 times more stable than the next most stable star we can see anywhere in our entire

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Reasons to Believe Founder Hugh Ross On How the Sun Affects Life on Earth

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:54 min | 1 year ago

Reasons to Believe Founder Hugh Ross On How the Sun Affects Life on Earth

"Hey there folks, I'm talking to Hugh Ross. He is the founder and president of reasons to believe an extraordinary ministry and organization that has helped me a lot in making sense of how science accords with the God of the scripture, it's just wonderful to have you as my guest who we were just talking about something I don't think that I've heard before. You said that the earth in recent years very recently happens to be coinciding at a time when the sun is optimal for a planet like ours for life thriving on a planet like ours. And you said that window that perfect window is about a hundred thousand years where roughly halfway through that, what happened? What was the sun doing in the day of the dinosaurs or during the Cambrian era? How did that affect life on earth? Well, the windows fairly broad per bacterial life, about 4 billion years wide. For advanced global human civilization, that's where it's extremely narrow. And the time of the dinosaurs, the sun's fluttering activity was considerably greater than it is now. But they did not to worry about power grids being knocked out or the food supply being wiped out. So they did find what the sun having greater flaring activity. They did okay without having more x-ray and a gamma ray activity than it does right now. It's we humans that are most sensitive to that, and I got a new book come on and fine tuning, designed to the core, or I make the point that right now, the sun's luminosity stability is 5 times more stable than the next most stable star we can see anywhere in our entire

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"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

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01:42 min | 1 year ago

"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Meant the moons, gravity upon the earth acted like a drag on it, and that it slowed it down to where we are now. So that's true. That's true, and it's still slowing it down. If we were to wait a little few more million years, it'd be 25 hours a day, but 20. That'll be the day. But okay, so you say it slows it down to about 24 hours per rotation. So how is it that the moon, sorry, that the sun is now better than it would have been three billion years ago in terms of where life is on earth? How is the sun different during this time? Well, stars are kind of like human beings. They're unstable when they're young, they're in stable when they're old. They're maximally stable in their middle age. Well, the case for stars is far more extreme. We humans are stable for a long period of time, but for stars, there's this extremely narrow window in their lifespan where they have the stability that makes advanced life possible. We're talking about a 100,000 years in the for and a half billion year history of hundred that's it. Well, that's where you get the optimal stability that permits advanced global humans. And where are we in that 100,000 year clock at this point? Halfway through. We're about halfway through holy cow, better wrap up our affairs. We're talking to Hugh Ross. My new book is atheism dead. I hope you'll pre order a copy, it owes its existence in some large.

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"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

08:38 min | 1 year ago

"hugh ross" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"He's someone of whom I've been aware for over 30 years, but I've only got to know him personally much more recently. His name is Hugh Ross. He's an astrophysicist, founder and president of reasons to believe an organization that researches and communicates how discoveries about nature harmonize with the words of the Bible. Well, who knew? I confess that it was probably about 1990 that I discovered the books of Hugh Ross and they launched me on a journey that I am still on. Some of you know, I've just come out with a book called is atheism dead. The first third of which deals with the very subject of science and the Bible and God and all that great stuff. So it's a thrill for me to have Hugh Ross on the program. Welcome to the Eric metaxas show, Hugh Ross, great to see you. Good to see you, too. Thank you. Well, I mentioned in the beginning of the book that it really was you who got me thinking about things, for example, like the fine tuned universe. I had literally never heard about that until about 1990 when I read your book, maybe it was fingerprint of God. I can't remember which book it was. But I was astonished to read this, having never heard about it. And over the decades, I have been quietly amassing more and more evidence as it piles up as science draws us closer and closer to the idea it's obvious and intelligence created the universe there's no way this just happened. When did you in your career first notice these things or become acquainted with the fine tuned argument? It probably goes back to my teenage years. I mean, I started getting serious, but astronomy, when I was 7 years of age and wait a minute. That's no teenager. That's a very early, you're probably the world's youngest teenager, you're smart. You probably achieved teenage dumb at age 7. Okay, so at age 7, what happened in your life to get you thinking about this stuff? Well, I was looking up at the stars and wanted to know why they were hot and my parents said go to the library. And that started me on reading four or 5 books on astronomy and physics per week. And during my teenage years, I actually launched a research study in astronomy with my telescope, looking at newborn stars and different gaseous nebulae. I wound up winning the British Columbia science fair, went on to the Canadian science fair and then I decided, hey, I'm going to continue that. I've been fascinated with astronomy ever since. But I've got struck by the fine tuning, probably beginning at about each 15 is when I realized wow. Now hang on, when you say the British Columbia science fair. How old were you when you won the British Columbia science fair? I was 17. You were 17. So you obviously knew what you wanted to do. What kind of a telescope did you have as a teenager to be able to see some of the things that you saw? I was only a four and a half inch telescope. So I was kind of constrained to the brighter objects. And because I was in Vancouver, I had to stay up late every night to catch a few moments when the clouds would part. That's the problem with Vancouver. Yes. So you at 17 or 15 you said you started thinking about the fine tuned universe. I write about it at length in this book because obviously the evidence for it only increases. That's to me the great irony and the thesis of my book that the more science we know, the more it points to God, the opposite of the God of the gaps theory, which we've been laboring under as a culture for a long time. So what were the first things at age 15 that you noticed along such lines? The structure of our solar system, everything that had to be designed in the different planets or moon, the sun in order to make advanced life possible here on earth. Just looking at our galaxy and realizing all of fine tuning the needs of takes place there. And you talk about this evidence expanding. I think it's exponential. I mean, we see an exponential growth in the fine tuning evidence. And I think it's a thrill Erik to be alive in the 21st century. No other century of humanity has seen such an explosion of new evidences from the book of nature for the existence of God and fine tunic as a remarkable example of that. I mean, we've been documenting this for four decades now. How the evidence for fine tuning gets approximately a thousand times stronger every month. I mean, that's no joke. I mean, I've realized that myself just following your career in your books and what I read, it just gets more and more crazy. When you said that at age 15 or so, you notice that the solar system, which you could see with your four and a half inch telescope bespoke fine tuning or creation being created intelligently created, what are the kinds of things that you noticed with your young mind that led you to think about that? What was it about the solar system, for example? The sun has to be almost exactly middle age. That's when you get the necessary stability and the minimal flaring activity that makes advanced life falls by a particular mass, stars more massive and less massive are more active. So that has to be fine tuned. You need the planets to be distributed in a particular way in order that earth get the just right delivery of comets and asteroids, not too much, not too little. The moon has to be the appropriate distance and mass so that it's stabilizes a tilt of our rotation access. And as I've gotten older, I realize what we call this fine tuning argument has predictive power. That the first thing we discovered about the moon is that it's the fact that it's so very massive compared to our planet, stabilizes a tilt of our rotation axis, but this is evidence for purposeful design rather than accidental design, if we study them with a more detail, we should discover more fine tuning evidence and indeed that's been the track record of the past 50 years is that the more we study the moon, the more features we find must be fine tune to make our existence possible. Give us another example. We can understand how the mass of the moon would stabilize the earth's axis and prevent wild temperature swings and that sort of thing. But what other aspects of the moon have we discovered that bear on life on earth? Well, there is an astronomer in Britain who noticed that, hey, the moon does stabilize the tilt of a rotation axis. But we're at the very top end of where that stability we exist. He says, why are we so close to the top end of the mass? If the moon were even 2% more massive, we'd be unstable. And so he says, there must be something special about the high mass of the moon, any published of paper making a point. That the earth began with a rotation rate of about two and a half hours. And in order for how we to exist on this planet and have global civilization, the rotation rate has to slow down to 24 hours. And it's thanks to the great mass of the moon and its proximity that it indeed stabilizes the Earth's rotation rate, slowed down to 24 hours at exactly the time when the sun had the optimal stability for advanced life. And when you say that you're saying that the gravity of the sun was kind of like acting like a drag on the rotation of the earth so that over the millennia and eons, it slowed it down to where we are now. Yeah, the moon, the sun has an effect as well, but the I meant, I'm sorry, I meant the sun..

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Astrophysicist Hugh Ross Describes When He Learned of 'The Fine-Tuned Argument'

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:15 min | 1 year ago

Astrophysicist Hugh Ross Describes When He Learned of 'The Fine-Tuned Argument'

"Program. Welcome to the Eric metaxas show, Hugh Ross, great to see you. Good to see you, too. Thank you. Well, I mentioned in the beginning of the book that it really was you who got me thinking about things, for example, like the fine tuned universe. I had literally never heard about that until about 1990 when I read your book, maybe it was fingerprint of God. I can't remember which book it was. But I was astonished to read this, having never heard about it. And over the decades, I have been quietly amassing more and more evidence as it piles up as science draws us closer and closer to the idea it's obvious and intelligence created the universe there's no way this just happened. When did you in your career first notice these things or become acquainted with the fine tuned argument? It probably goes back to my teenage years. I mean, I started getting serious, but astronomy, when I was 7 years of age and wait a minute. That's no teenager. That's a very early, you're probably the world's youngest teenager, you're smart. You probably achieved teenage dumb at age 7. Okay, so at age 7, what happened in your life to get you thinking about this stuff? Well, I was looking up at the stars and wanted to know why they were hot and my parents said go to the library. And that started me on reading four or 5 books on astronomy and physics per week. And during my teenage years, I actually launched a research study in astronomy with my telescope, looking at newborn stars and different gaseous nebulae. I wound up winning the British Columbia science fair, went on to the Canadian science fair and then I decided, hey, I'm going to continue that. I've been fascinated with astronomy ever since. But I've got struck by the fine tuning, probably beginning at about each 15 is when I realized wow. Now hang on, when you say the British Columbia science fair. How old were you when you won the British Columbia science fair? I was 17.

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