Facts for Life (Earth)
I learned from a small booklet that:
1. In our solar system, the earth, everyone, is one of the 9 planets that have been revolving around the sun in a clock-like precision. It speeds through space 67,000 miles/hour and takes 365 days to circle the sun, not more nor less. The earth's rotation and 23 degree tilt of its axis give us 24-hour day, 4 seasons, and our varied climates. The movements of the sun, the moon, and the earth give us our calendar. The distances between the sun, the moon, and the earth provide marvelous environment for life to exist. If the earth were 10% closer or farther away from the sun, all living beings on earth would either be scorched to death or frozen.
2. If the moon were 50,000 miles instead of 230,000 miles from the earth, all the oceans on the earth would be sucked up by the moon; the land mass would be deluged, and the mountains would be submerged. The precise distances and circulations of the sun, the moon, and the earth tell us of a wonderful design that is in place.
Did our universe emerge by chance? By training I'm a mathematician but anybody would know, by common sense, that such precise probability is basically an oxymoron.
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