Here’s a question for all of you physicists and out there who believe that everything popped into existance a few billion yeas ago. Do you know what the odds are that everything came into existance in a condition where life could exist? Here’s just a few of the conditions that if just one was slightly off life could not exist.
- Galaxy type
- if too eliptical: star formation would cease before sufficient heavy element buildup for life chemisty
-if too irregular: radiation exposure on occasion would be too sever, and heavy elements for life chemistry would not be avaliable
- Supernova eruptions
- if too close: life on planet would be exterminated by radiation
- if too far: not enough heavy element ashes would exist for the formation of rocky planets
- if too infrequent: not enough heavy element ashes would exist for the formation of rocky planets
- if too frequent: life on the planet would be exterminated
- if too soon: not enough heavy element ashes would exist for the formation of rocky planets
- if too late: life on planets would be exterminated by radiation
- White dwarf binaries
- if too few: insufficient flourine would be produced for life chemistry
- if too many: planetary orbits would be disrupted by stellar density; life on planet would be exterminated
- Parent star distence from center of galaxy
- if further: quantity of heavy elements would be insufficient to make rocky planets
- if closer: galactic radiation would be too great; stellar density would disturb planetary orbits out of life support zone
- Number of stars in planetary system
- more than one: tidal interactions disrupt planetary orbits
- Parent star birth date
- if more recent: star would not yet have reached stable burning phase; stellar system would contain too many heavy elements
- if less recent: stellar system would not contain enough heavy elements
- Parent star age
- if older: luminosity of star would change to quickly
- if younger: luminosity of star would change to quickly
- Parent star color
- if redder: photosynthetic response would be insufficient
- if bluer: photosynethic response would be insufficient
- Surface gravity
- if stronger: planets atmosphere would retain too much amonia and methane
- if weaker: planet’s atmosphere would lose too much water
- Incliation of orbit
- if too great: tempeture differences on planet would be too extream
- Axial tilt
- if greater: surface temperature differences would be to great
- if less: surface temperature differences would be to great
- Rotational period
- if greater: diurnal temperature differences would be too great
- if shorter: atmospheric wind velocities would be too great
Here are some factors with actual numbers
If the strong nuclear force was .3 percent stronger or 2 percent weaker the universe couldn’t support life
The expansion of the universe must be accurate to within 10 to the 55th, as in 10 with 55 zeros following it, otherwise life wouldn’t exist
There are many, many more variables, more than we even understand, and if even one of them was off life couldn’t exist. By the way, all that information came from a book called “The Creation Hypothesis”. This evidence alone is proof enough for a belief in some sort of higher being.
Another thing, the infinite possibilities theorem that explains away the huge improbability of life forming randomly by saying the universe expands and collapses infinite times and in at least one of them the conditions for life will be right can not possibly be correct. Every measurement we make shows that their isn’t enough mass in the universe to collapse it, that the universe is expanding, and that the rate of expansion is actually increasing! The universe can not collapse in on itself if it continues to expand at a faster and faster rate.
If you do not have any beliefs about some reason to this life, that everything is an accident, then you should live in fear of disaster striking. Just recently an asteroid passed by the earth, very close to it (in astronomical terms) and wasn’t spotted until it had passed the Earth. (Actually I think someone here pointed it out).
There is also the possibility, I only have a vague recollection of this acticle, but recently it was proposed that it is possible for a super-Higgs buson (I think) to appear and stop all light dead in its tracks and everything would be dark, forever. That would also mean no more radiation from the sun, or any where else.
And how can you explain the occurence of matter anywhere? According to the very basis of physics, the Standered Model, matter should not exist. Matter and antimatter should have been created in exactly equal amounts during the Big Bang and they should have totaly cancelled each other.
Also, if their is no god, no reason for our existance, then why do you bother being a moral person? There isn’t any reason to be moral. If I didn’t believe in God then I would never act like I do. You should only care about yourself. If you want to steal, then go ahead. If you want to shoot someone you don’t like, then its fine. There is no reason for any moral system if there is no god.
I hate my stupid computer!
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