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Fine-tuning in Early Solar System

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Chemical-abundance studies of meteorites provide new evidence of the fine-tuning required to ensure Earth’s habitability. Until recently, scientists thought the solar nebula (cloud of gas) from which the solar system formed had been uniformly mixed. Such homogeneity meant that all the planets formed from material with essentially the same chemical composition. But two recent studies clearly demonstrate the heterogeneity of the early solar nebula. Consequently, the composition of the planets varied depending on the locations where they formed. As it happens, Earth formed at just the right location; it formed with enough radioactive elements to sustain life-supporting functions and remained within the habitable zone. RTB’s cosmic creation model predicts such fine-tuning as the result of a supernatural Creator working to prepare a planet capable of sustaining long-standing life. 

o   Richard A. Kerr, “Has Lazy Mixing Spoiled the Primordial Stew?” Science 314 (2006): 36-37.

o   http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/314/5796/36b

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o   Fine-Tuning for Life On Earth (June 2004)

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

Subjects: Solar System Design

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