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Physics Design for Life

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The hope-filled but data-challenged (from an evolutionary perspective) discipline of astrobiology continues to provide evidence for supernatural cosmic design. Astronomers have demonstrated that the laws of physics and the gross features of the universe must be fine-tuned for physical life to be possible in the universe. Such design is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for life. For life to emerge naturally either replicator molecules much simpler and smaller than DNA and RNA must exist in great abundance or there must exist some hidden self-organizing principle in physics. Both hypotheses, explains one astrophysicist, would demand even greater fine-tuning of the laws of physics. Thus, attempts to dismiss biblical accounts of creation simply force to a much greater degree the Creator’s supernatural design of the universe and the laws of physics. 

Paul C. W. Davies, “How Bio-Friendly Is the Universe,” International Journal of Astrobiology, 2 (2003), pp. 115-120.


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 books: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition

Subjects: Universe 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.