Reasons to Believe

Early Greenhouse Gases

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New evidence for design comes from measurements of greenhouse gases in the early earth’s atmosphere. Since the sun gets brighter as it gets older, the quantity of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere must be higher in the past to compensate, higher at such precise levels as to indicate supernatural design. For the first time two geologists directly determined Earth’s past carbon dioxide abundances by measuring carbon isotope ratios in fossil microbes. Their measurements confirm the anticipated high level of design.

Alan J. Kaufman and Shuhai Xiao, “High CO2 Levels in the Proterozoic Atmosphere Estimated From Analyses of Individual Microfossils,” Nature, 425 (2003), pp. 279-282

Stephen J. Mojzsis, “Probing Early Atmospheres,” Nature, 425 (2003), pp. 249-250

I.-Juliana Sackmann and Arnold I. Boothroyd, “Our Sun. V. A Bright Young Sun Consistent with Helioseismology and Warm Temperatures on Ancient Earth and Mars,” Astrophysical Journal, 583 (2003), pp. 1024-1039.

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

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. Read more about Dr. Hugh Ross.