Creation as Science

Hugh Ross

Ch1

P21 William Paley, Natural Theology

P22 “Did God (or gods) spring from human imagination, or did human imagination come from God?”

P22 Delos McKown “religious dogma desperately h eld and tenaqcioulsy maintained.”

P22 “the familiar young-earth view makes Christians so easy to marginalize and ridicule that mainstream media and academia often reinforce this view as the Christian position and capitalize on it.”

Asking for a cease fire.

Ch 2 P27 poll results 96 survey of scientists: 40% belief in God, 45% disbelieve, 15% agnostic

P28 “The big questions of life become insignificant. Why are people here? They just are. Where did humans come from? A random physical phenomenon. Where are they going? Most likely to extinction unless people rapidly evolve into a different life form or find a new home. Such answers don’t … satisfy the soul’s hunger for meaning, purpose, or hope.”

P28 “virtually all of science is either wrong or illusory …” an expression of the contempt for science

P30 comments on Johnson’s “big tent” of ID

P33 Theistic evolution, discusses “fully gifted” view, God/Nature of the gaps, Separate magisterial.

Psalm 119 Psalm 19:1-4

Ch 3

P48 Cosmic inventory: 72% dark energy, 23% dark matter, 4.5% stars and stellar remnants, 0.0001% planets

P49 Comments on deep field photograph. 278 hour exposure, see things only 400 million years after big bang, implies some 200 billion galaxies

P50 Theological comments from cosmologists

P51 Fang Li Zhi evolution comment

P54 Biblical creation accounts, 22 of them

P55 86 elements of data

P59 “commitment to follow, regardless of personal cost, wherever the evidence leads.”

Ch4

P65 “band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries…” Robert Jastrow

Presents RTB model foundation. Dual revelation, purposes of creation, Chronology (Wide angle view, 12 steps pg 69 sequential outline. P71 ref to Krauss and Starkman on dark energy), Detectability of divine intervention. P71 three types of miracles: transcendent, transformation and sustaining.

P73 List of areas. Physical laws and constants Jeremiah ref, “imperfect” designs, origin, dimensions and structure (p75 10 scrip ref including tent with no physical center, indication of colder when older) Cosmic time (p76 scriptures suggesting antiquity), Simple to complex (p76 simple to complex, p77 elements of “spirit” possessed by no other creature), Interruptions (p79 Flood, App E also), Common designs (describes common DNA).

P80 Latitude of biblical language

P81 4.1 figure New Creation

P83 4.2 Sum of biblical material on origins in natural history)

Ch5

Cosmos

P86 “have witnessed all of cosmic history” 13.73 billion

P87 Cosmic creation highlights Fig 5.1 clock

Fig 5.2 WMAP

P88 ref for 13.73 billion, dis of gen relativity and space time

P90 Extra dimensions, Biblical examples

P91 Point particle dilemma, invokes strings

P93 Cosmic expansion God “alone stretches out the heavens” gives ref 93 important, supernova and gamma bursts 94 top paragraph on expansion rate

P94 tent , 2 scripture references

P95 list essential reasons for vastness of space, life essential elements C O N P K

P96 fine tuning of cosmic expansion discussion

P96 Robert Dicke rfef 2005 77 characteristics, need to check these references,, 300 characteristics of Milky Way

P97 Quotes from Dyson and Davies

P97 Brandon Carter firs to use “anthropic principle” in science literature, reference given

P98 Objective cosmic tests for a creator

P98 anthropic principle inequality, billions of years to produce humanity, millions of years at best for it to last Interesting time scales 10billion for suitable planet, 4 billion for biodiversity time scales for habitability

P99 “Human civilization appears to exist “on purpose”

P100 tests on invariance of constants with reference

P100 unique viewing platform

P100 graph of temperature vs time

105 graph uranium thorium abundance

p102 Psalm 19:1-3 Dark energy reference “formation of life-essential elements in adequate abundance takes a long time”

P103 H He Li D in first 3 minutes

P103 is unique pate 3 types of supernovas I II II* starts uranium thorium discussion

P104 The elements required for heating earth

Ch6

P107 follow the water on Mars exploration

P108 Sagan’s presumption box on Earth’s habitability

P109 Drake equation

P110 First extrasolar planet 1995, now more than 190 with ref Jupiter-sized planet essential as shield, argues Jupiter “just right”, all planet-possessing stars similar to Dun p111, Only 2% of Milky Way’s stars have necessary abundance of “metals”, and this is exceptionally high. Collision with Earth when 30 to 50 million yrs old, 11-14% of Earth’s mass or about Mars sized, 45 degrees, low speed 4 km/s

P112 dif of 1% in Earth’s orbital distance from Sun would trigger runaway, collision details p112-113, 3 references, discussion of Moon, +/-2% from present Moon.

More on earth collision to form Moon p114

P115 3.9 –3.8 billion – giant asteroids and comet shower refs, figure p116, orbital resonance between Jupiter and Saturn

P116 Life back to 3.8 billion – no prebiotic soup, c13/c12 and N15/N14 ratios show lift emerged in a few million years

P116 says amino acids and bases in Murchison result from contamination

P118 left handed aminos

P121 self-organizing principle

122 Earth material on other planets, table

4.4 –3.9 billion yr zircon

Ch7

P126 Life history highlights

P127 simplest genome >250 functioning gene products

Uranium oxide precipitates in rocks >3.7 billion, >2000 gene prod ref

P128 specific bacteria transform poisons, Bacteria produce minable deposits of Fe, Mg, Zn, Pb

P129 late emergence of land vegetation .5 billion

P131 Suns luminosity varied 15% or more, variation in temp

P132 Luminosity curve for sun

P133 Greenhouse gas removal

P135 rad decay, geodynamo, liquid water, disc of geodynamo

P136 greenhouse gas removal, tidal braking by moon

P136-7 Oxygen from photosynthesis

138 tracking oxygenation graphic continental land masses

138 biological big bang 543 million, emerge in 2-3 million 40 phyla, inc 24 or 25 of todays 30

139 Oxygenation history graphic

140 540 mill 5 or 6 new, lost 15, producing fossil fuels

141-2 list of evolutionarily significant variables bad/good mutations 10,000 or even 10^7

Ch8

P151 Human origin highlights

153 DNA discussion

154 human DNA

156 DNA similarities

158 Carbon date input

159 Cultural explosion 40000-50000 yrs ago

160 limited time, greenhouse discussion

Ch 9

P175 why questions

Ch 10

Ch 11 Big bang, Special location for viewing, Fine-tuning Plate, tectonics, Rel of hominids to humanity

Ch 12


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