Reasons to Believe

Atmosphere Design

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Most people recognize that water is essential to the survival of advanced life on Earth. But few people understand that the transport of water into the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere plays a role in determining three life-critical factors: reflected solar radiation, stratospheric cooling, and ozone depletion. Recently, atmospheric physicists discovered the physical mechanisms responsible for the flow of water into Earth’s upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, and the resulting life-critical factors. They found that several different mechanisms operating in Earth’s atmosphere must be fine-tuned for advanced life to survive on Earth. Such “coincidental” design features are highly unlikely in a naturalistic paradigm, but fit well with a creation model that describes the detailed work of a Designer.

Christopher R. Webster and Andrew J. Heymsfield, “Water Isotope Ratios D/H. 18O/16O. 17O/16O in and out of Clouds Map Dehydration Pathways,” Science, 302 (2003), pp. 1742-1745.

RTB article: Facts for Faith article on the anthropic principle

RTB books: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition

Subjects: Earth/Moon Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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