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Multi-Faceted Design of Air Pressure

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Earth’s atmospheric pressure manifests optimal design on several different levels. Scientists have learned that lungs operate best at an atmospheric pressure of 15 pounds per square inch. They cease to operate well at atmospheric pressures below one third or above three times the optimal level. The best atmospheric pressure for lung operation also is identical to the optimal air pressure for generating a climate ideal for globally distributed advanced life. A lower air pressure would produce higher wind velocities and more laminar jet streams, resulting in many more devastating hurricanes and tornadoes and much more unevenly distributed rainfall. A higher air pressure would produce lower wind velocities and much lower rainfall. That same ideal air pressure happens to be the best air pressure for aircraft transport. The fact that Earth possesses such ideal atmospheric pressure on three essential levels is evidence of God’s supernatural design of Earth for the benefit of humanity.

o   Michael Denton, Nature’s Destiny (New York: The Free Press, 1998), 117-40.


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Subjects: Earth/Moon Design

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