Reasons to Believe

Presolar Galactic Merger

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An American astronomer discovers a possible new design feature that would explain how Earth received the elements it needed for the eventual support of advanced life. He found isotope ratio evidence that a metal-poor dwarf galaxy merged with the Milky Way at the same time that the solar nebula was forming. The size and composition of the dwarf galaxy and the timing and location of its merger with the Milky Way are features that would need to be fine-tuned.

Donald D. Clayton, “A Pre-Solar Galactic Merger Spawned the SiC-Grain Mainstream,” Astrophysical Journal, 598 (2003), pp. 313-324.


RTB articles: Facts for Faith article on the anthropic principle

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

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

Subjects: Galaxy Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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