Reasons to Believe

Planetary Orbits and Bolides

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An interdisciplinary team performed the first long term integration of the solar system’s planetary orbits. They found the orbits of the four gas giant planets and the five inner solar system bodies (including the moon) appear to be designed to produce the just right variations in orbital parameters and the just right resonances among the planets in order to generate asteroid and comet collisions on Earth at the just right times and the just right frequency for the benefit of advanced life.    

F. Varadi, B. Runnegar, and M. Ghil, “Successive Refinements in Long-Term Integration of Planetary Orbits,” Astrophysical Journal, 592 (2003), pp. 620-630.

RTB articles: Anthropic Principle article in Facts for Faith

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.