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God's Blueprint: Scientific Evidence that the Earth was Created to Produce Humans Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00TNBPJXK
- Publisher : Watkins Publishing (March 17, 2015)
- Publication date : March 17, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 1220 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 189 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,693,060 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The beauty of the mathematics that underpin so much of nature and the way in which it reveals a precise intelligence of design was startling. He presents some facts about cosmology and the numbers that underly it that I was not aware of. The puzzle of disparate systems and planetary movements that nurtured and protect life on Earth everyday without chaos is truly remarkable.
The author explores the staggering odds for an environment in the universe that meets the requirements for supporting intelligent life. Knight makes the case with scientific examples for Earth being an exception among planets. He suggests even though cosmologists are presently discovering planets that may be inhabitable, real suitability for life is just conjecture. Probably none have the benefits of constant liquid water, water vapor that becomes rain, moderate temperatures and a moon that influences the planetary tilt for seasons, nor the weather systems that provide for plant growth.
At the least the book supports the argument for intelligent design. At the most, for a loving, nurturing God that has a purpose for the human race. Knight isn't endorsing any religious philosophy, only the fact that there is something amazingly special, obviously preplanned and magical about our blue planet.
In the last chapters he touches on our Neolithic ancestors. Rather than the hunter gatherer near-humans we assume they were, they possessed an intelligence that built time and season-measuring monuments like Stonehenge with mathematic exactitude. Measurement systems taken for granted today had their root in those ancestors and their measurement of the movements of the heavenly bodies. He also relates a personal experience that occurred while exploring a Neolithic site that changed his outlook on the extrasensory.
I highly recommend this book to the believer and unbeliever alike. It was easy to read and a reminder that each person has a greater purpose and a responsibility for stewardship of a home that was likely fashioned for us by a Designer we may one day realize.
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The author does admit that a billion years ago the nice neat ratios he sees in the relationship between Sun, Moon and Earth would not have even existed. They are contemporary flukes. A billion years from now there will be a different set of coincidences. The author fails to see this as an obvious flaw and explains it is because God want us to see the blue print only NOW in our existence. With that logic you will convince yourself of anything. Others, of course have theorised that the answer to this conundrum is that the Moon was made by time travelling humans from the far future (see “Who Built the Moon?” by Christopher Knight and Alan Butler - Watkins Publishing 2014.) The author seems doubtful of the “anthropic principle” (basically, the argument is that lots of coincidences had to happen to create life otherwise we would not be here to observe the fact). He suggests this is not “scientific” being analogous to a belief in God yet the “anthropic principle” is based upon the laws of probability and logic. It does lead to the intriguing possibility that we are alone in the universe. Life is so highly improbable. Drake’s equation is known to be vastly over-optimistic in its estimate of the number of intelligent species in the universe. If they did exist they may have never used radio signals to contact us. Instead they may have left artefacts. This all contradicts the theorem in the book “Humans are not from Earth: a scientific evaluation of the evidence” by Ellis Silver (ideas4writers 2017) that humans are a poor fit for Earth so we must have originated elsewhere. “God’s Blueprint” suggests that humans are too perfect and lucky to have just one earthly paradise – the only place where life-as-we-know-it could exist.
This book is quite a journey with lots of ideas being discussed. Probably the best is the theory that there is a message from our creator buried in our DNA. It would have been nice if this book had actually covered more of THAT. We are witness to a lot of good ideas yet still the book runs out of steam. It lacks anything really new and the author’s navel-gazing becomes tiresome towards the end.