Reasons to Believe

Origin of Elements #2

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A supernova study has uncovered more evidence for supernatural design for the benefit of human civilization and technology. An astronomer found that a rare type of supernova must have been responsible for producing much of the rare elements on Earth. While most of these elements are not critical for making life possible, they do factor into humanity’s capacity to sustain a high-technology civilization. The possibility for such a civilization depends on this rare type of supernova exploding at the just-right time and place relative to the condensing gas cloud that formed the solar system. The demonstrated fine-tuning of this event indicates supernatural foresight, planning, and design.


 A. G. W. Cameron, “Some Nucleosynthesis Effects Association with r-Process Jets,” Astrophysical Journal, 587 (2003), pp. 327-340.


RTB articles: Hugh Ross, “Anthropic Principle: A Precise Plan for Humanity,” Facts for Faith, quarter 1, 2002, issue 8, pp. 24-31.

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition

Subjects: Solar System 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.