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Earth Offers Bleak Future for Humans

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A University of Wisconsin Earth scientist has buttressed a biblical view of Earth. Most people assume that the relatively benign conditions for life that exist on Earth now will continue for a geologically long time into the future. However, the researcher notes that even within a million years ice ages, large meteor impacts, and giant volcanic eruptions will become almost inevitable. The mass extinctions resulting from any of these events will almost certainly destroy humankind. While this picture appears bleak, the Bible predicts just such a future for Earth in preparation for the formation of a new universe with new laws of physics. The future is indeed bleak from a naturalistic perspective, but a biblical worldview abounds with hope and anticipation.     

o   Steven Ian Dutch, “The Earth Has a Future,” Geosphere 2 (2006): 113-24.


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