Improbable Planet

Author: Hugh Ross
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 149340539X
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The Latest Scientific Discoveries Point to an Intentional Creator Most of us remember the basics from science classes about how Earth came to be the only known planet that sustains complex life. But what most people don't know is that the more thoroughly researchers investigate the history of our planet, the more astonishing the story of our existence becomes. The number and complexity of the astronomical, geological, chemical, and biological features recognized as essential to human existence have expanded explosively within the past decade. An understanding of what is required to make possible a large human population and advanced civilizations has raised profound questions about life, our purpose, and our destiny. Are we really just the result of innumerable coincidences? Or is there a more reasonable explanation? This fascinating book helps nonscientists understand the countless miracles that undergird the exquisitely fine-tuned planet we call home--as if Someone had us in mind all along.

Improbable Planet

Author: Hugh Ross
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9780801016899
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The Latest Scientific Discoveries Point to an Intentional Creator Most of us remember the basics from science classes about how Earth came to be the only known planet that sustains complex life. But what most people don't know is that the more thoroughly researchers investigate the history of our planet, the more astonishing the story of our existence becomes. The number and complexity of the astronomical, geological, chemical, and biological features recognized as essential to human existence have expanded explosively within the past decade. An understanding of what is required to make possible a large human population and advanced civilizations has raised profound questions about life, our purpose, and our destiny. Are we really just the result of innumerable coincidences? Or is there a more reasonable explanation? This fascinating book helps nonscientists understand the countless miracles that undergird the exquisitely fine-tuned planet we call home--as if Someone had us in mind all along.

The Fingerprint Of God

Author: Hugh Ross
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1886653844
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How can we know whether or not God exists? For the last few centuries many scientists have promoted an atheistic or agnostic reply. In the latter half of the twentieth century, however, a set of remarkable discoveries about the origin and development of the universe dramatically jolted the foundations of their position. Have cosmologists been forced to acknowledge the existence of God? If so, how? Historically, the question “How did the universe begin?” has evoked chauvinistic replies from opposing camps: • Scientists have said that there may be an answer, but it will come only through a study of science. • Theologians have said that there may be an answer, but it will come only through a study of theology. • Philosophers have concluded there is no answer. Some existentialists go so far as to declare that the question itself is absurd. To tell the story of how the question has been answered—independently and corroboratively, by both science and theology—is the purpose of this book.

Lights In The Sky Little Green Men

Author: Hugh Ross
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 188665333X
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Lights in the Sky and Little Green Men presents a fresh look at UFOs and extraterrestrials. Working from a rational Christian worldview, authors Hugh Ross, Kenneth Samples, and Mark Clark initiate a search for truth to answers about extraterrestrial life, conspiracy theories, cult groups, alien encounters, and more. Utilizing extensive scientific background and knowledge of the Bible, they approach the many questions that surround this enigmatic topic, including: • Does documentation exist for UFO sightings and landings? • What has been the government’s involvement in UFO and extraterrestrial phenomena? • Is there a relationship between UFO sightings and demonology? With training and experience in the appropriate disciplines, Hugh, Kenneth, and Mark augment scientific and historical analysis with truths from the Bible to provide a balanced look at a controversial subject.

Hidden Treasures In The Book Of Job Reasons To Believe

Author: Hugh Ross
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441234322
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Arguably the oldest book in the Bible, the book of Job has a surprising amount to say about some of the newest scientific discoveries and controversies. Far from a book that is just about suffering, Job is filled with rich insight into both ancient and modern questions about the formation of the world the difference between animals and humans cosmology dinosaurs and the fossil record how to care for creation and more With careful consideration and exegesis, internationally known astrophysicist and Christian apologist Hugh Ross adds yet another compelling argument to the case for the veracity of the biblical commentary on the history of the universe, Earth, life, and humanity. Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job shows that the Bible is an accurate predictor of scientific discoveries and a trustworthy source of scientific information, and that both the book of Scripture and the book of nature are consistent both internally and externally.

Origins Of Life

Author: Fazale Rana
Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781576833445
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Imagine primordial Earth, a churning cauldron of liquefied rock. Steaming, seething -- a vast desolate wasteland, inhospitable to life. Yet somehow first life appeared. Maybe chemicals in a primordial soup spontaneously spawned a single-celled creature that continued to evolve. Or perhaps a transcendent Creator formed and nurtured the initial life forms. To determine what really happened requires a framework to evaluate the evidence. For the first time in print, Dr. Rana and Dr. Ross present a scientific model for the creation of first life on Earth -- a model based on the Bible. They present testable predictions for this life-origins scenario and for the competing naturalistic scenarios. Which model withstands the rigorous scrutiny of science and the tests of time? The one that does gives insight to a deeper question: Why would the first life forms precede human life by billions of years? Book jacket.

The World Without Us

Author: Alan Weisman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312347291
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A study of what would happen to Earth if the human presence was removed examines our legacy for the planet, from the objects that would vanish without human intervention to those that would become long-lasting remnants of humankind.

Why The Universe Is The Way It Is

Author: Hugh Ross
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441201881
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Increasingly astronomers recognize that if the cosmos had not unfolded exactly as it did, humanity would not, could not, exist. Yet these researchers--along with countless ordinary folks--resist belief in the biblical Creator. Why? They say a loving God would have made a better home for us, one without trouble and tragedy. In Why the Universe Is the Way It Is, Hugh Ross draws from his depth of study in both science and Scripture to explain how the universe's design fulfills several distinct purposes. He also reveals God's surpassing love and ultimate purposes for each individual. Why the Universe Is the Way It Is will interest anyone who wonders where and how the universe came to be, what or who is responsible for it, why we are here, or how and when the universe ends. Far from leaving the reader at this philosophical jumping-off point, Ross builds toward answering the big question of human destiny and the specific question of each reader's personal destiny.

Standing With Israel

Author: David Brog
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1599794993
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Focusing on a subject that has been covered by various national media, including the Wall Street Journal, 60 Minutes, and Nightline, Standing With Israel goes beyond politics to: Profile leading Christian Zionists and detail the views and motives that drive their politics. Spotlight Jews who have been at the forefront of forming a budding alliance with Israel’s Christian allies. Explain why so many American Jews are deeply uncomfortable with this outpouring of Christian support.

The Unnatural World

Author: David Biello
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476743924
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A brilliant young environmental journalist argues that we must innovate and adapt to save planet Earth in this enlightening “trip around the world to meet people working out new ways for humanity to live as well as survive” (The New York Times Book Review). With the historical perspective of The Song of the Dodo and the urgency of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, The Unnatural World chronicles a disparate band of unlikely heroes: an effervescent mad scientist who would fertilize the seas; a pigeon obsessive bent on bringing back the extinct; a low-level government functionary in China doing his best to clean up his city, and more. These scientists, billionaires, and ordinary people are all working toward saving the best home humanity is ever likely to have. What is the threat? It is us. In a time when a species dies out every ten minutes, when summers are getting hotter, winters colder, and oceans higher, some people still deny mankind’s effect on the Earth. But all of our impacts on the planet have ushered in what qualifies as a new geologic epoch, thanks to global warming, mass extinction, and such technologies as nuclear weapons and plastics. “A futurist ray of hope amid the usual denial and despair” (Esquire), The Unnatural World examines the world we have created and analyzes the glimmers of light emerging from the efforts of incredible individuals seeking to change our future. Instead of a world without us, this history of the future shows how to become good gardeners, helping people thrive along with an abundance of plants, animals, all the exuberant profusion of life on Earth—a better world with us. The current era of humans need not be the end of the world—and “Biello describes both what we have done to alter our planet and what we should do in the future to ensure its habitability” (Scientific American).