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Design of Earth’s Early Ocean

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Two Japanese planetary physicists have found more evidence that supports the supernatural design of Earth for life. They discovered that the presence of a large ubiquitous liquid water ocean on the early Earth explains why Earth has fifty times less argon-36 in its atmosphere than does Venus. It also explains how Earth lost nearly its entire primordial atmosphere when another body struck the planet and formed the Moon. Without a large liquid water ocean, the only way the Moon-forming collider would have forced the ejection of Earth’s primordial atmosphere is if the collider hit with enough force to destroy the Earth. However, with a large universal ocean, even a slow collision would have turned the liquid water into super-charged steam. Such steam would have powerfully ejected the atmosphere above into the interplanetary medium. Therefore, the depth of liquid water on the primordial Earth would need to be fine-tuned so both the just-right sized Moon would form and the just-right amount of Earth’s primordial atmosphere would be removed. In addition, the presence of a primordial large universal liquid water ocean is consistent with the Bible’s claim that one of Earth’s initial conditions is that its surface was covered with water.

·         Hidenori Genda and Yutaka Abe, “Enhanced Atmospheric Loss on Protoplanets at the Giant Impact Phase in the Presence of Oceans,” Nature 433 (2005): 842-44.


·         Kevin Zahnle, “Planetary Science: Being There,” Nature 433 (2005): 814-15.

· doi:10.1038/433813a

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·         Hugh Ross, “Anthropic Principle: A Precise Plan for Humanity

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·        The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd ed., by Hugh Ross

Subjects: Earth/Moon Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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