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Solar System Design

  • Climatology Reveals Creation Clues

    A Profile of apologist Kevin Birdwell written by Susan Hanks Mowen

    By day, climatologist Kevin Birdwell seeks answers to mysteries of human history via climatological records. By night, he uses that … more

  • Search for Planets Draws a Blank

    Is the universe really rife with life sites, as Carl Sagan asserted?1 Research data continues to shape an answer to this question, but the weight of evidence falls, thus far, on the negative side. The … more

  • Metal Matters

    Uranium and thorium play a vital role in the plate tectonics and volcanism of planets. Consequently, the amount of these two metallic elements influences the ability of any planet to support advanced … more

  • Aliens From Another World? Getting Here From There

    Growing numbers of UFO and ETI cults, some overtly religious, others with the pretense of purely scientific endeavor, preach their own message of salvation for the human race, a message that directly … more

  • New Evidence for Life's Rapid Origin

    Recent research indicates that the Moon suffered intense asteroid and meteoroid bombardment impacting its entire surface some 3.9 billion years ago.1, 2 Because of the Moon’s proximity to Earth … more

  • Fine-Tuning for Life on Earth (2001)

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    Evidence for the Fine-Tuning of the Galaxy-Sun-Earth-Moon System for Life Support1-121

    The environmental requirements for life to exist depend quite strongly on the … more

  • Probabilities for Life on Earth (2001)

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    An Estimate of the Probability for Attaining the Necessary Parameters for Life Support1-85

    Parameter

    Probability that feature will Fall in the required … more

  • Fine-Tuning for Life in the Universe (2001)

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    For life to be possible in the universe, several characteristics must take on specific values, and these are listed below.1 In the case of several of these … more

  • First Detection of Earth-sized Planet?

    A team of 41 astronomers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and the United States took advantage of a naturally occurring telescope to image a small planet orbiting a star somewhere between us and … more

  • Water on Mars: What Does It Mean?

    On June 22, NASA astronomers held a press conference to announce their discovery of “recently” cut gullies, indicators of flowing water, on the Martian surface.1, 2 The discovery stirred … more

  • Planet Quest- A Recent Success

    Using the world’s largest optical telescope, the 400-inch KECK, three American astronomers recently discovered two Saturn-sized planets outside our solar system. Both orbit “main … more

  • Close Encounters of a Deadly Kind

    Recent studies of the Edgeworth-Kuiper asteroid belt reveal the “amazing circumstances” required to make our solar system a suitable place for life.1 The belt itself is a recent discovery. … more

  • Earth's Carefully Crafted Crust

    Researchers have discovered still more indicators of divine design in Earth’s fine-tuned geophysical processes. These indicators belong to an intricate, life-essential cycle (called the … more

  • Live Here or Nowhere

    In the latter half of this decade, science revealed the importance of our solar system’s position in the galaxy between two spiral arms, where certain life-disturbing phenomena rarely occur and … more

  • Life Zones in Space

    No wonder these systems hold such fascination for scientists, for everyone! In October 1999, Science focused an entire edition on planetary systems. It featured a dozen papers on the topic, including … more

  • A Twin or Not a Twin?

    Recent studies of the Edgeworth-Kuiper asteroid belt reveal the “amazing circumstances” required to make our solar system a suitable place for life.1 The belt itself is a recent discovery. … more

  • The Heavens Resound with a Message for Mankind

    Their investigation of planetary resonances (the intensification of gravitational effects resulting from orbital patterns and repeated, regular planetary alignments) indicates that without an … more

  • Design Evidences in the Cosmos (1998)

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    Astronomical Evidences for the God of the Bible … more