Reasons to Believe

Carbon Cycle Design

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Although many people recognize that forest fires are beneficial for life, few understand that the processes involved appear to be fine-tuned. The means by which black carbon (charcoal from forest and grass fires) is cycled throughout the biosphere is critical for maintaining an abundance of diverse advanced life forms. An interdisciplinary team has discovered that the means are much more complex than previously noted. This greater complexity implies that more terrestrial processes must be fine-tuned, thereby increasing the evidence for supernatural design.


Angela F. Dickens, et al, “Reburial of Fossil Organic Carbon in Marine Deposits,” Nature, 427 (2004), pp. 236-238; Michael W. I. Schmidt, “Carbon Budget in the Black,” Nature 427 (2004), pp. 305-307.


RTB articles: Facts for Faith article on the faint sun paradox

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

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

Subjects: Earth/Moon Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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