Improbable Planet

Improbable Planet

How Earth Became Humanity's Home

Book - 2016
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"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. 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."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan :, Baker Books,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780801016899
0801016894
Branch Call Number: 231.765 Ross
Characteristics: 283 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm

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ccarterkk
Feb 13, 2017

He draws you in with science, but then it's a bunch of religion. No one should read this book.

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naturalist
Nov 08, 2016

If things were different, they would not be the same ..... brilliant:
“Let’s pick on an Old Earth Creationist”
by PZ Myers, posted April 20, 2010, at Pharyngula, Science Blogs
http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/04/20/lets-pick-on-an-old-earth-crea/
and,
earning #339 in the Encyclopedia of America Loons
http://americanloons.blogspot.ca/2012_06_01_archive.html
and,
“Hugh Ross: Creationist Oddity”
by The Sensuous Curmudgeon, posted February 27, 2009
https://sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/hugh-ross-creationist-oddity/
and,
the Hugh Ross entry in RationalWiki
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Hugh_Ross

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Dawnsinger
Oct 31, 2016

Religious mumbojumbo. Don't read if you're looking for a serious discussion on the history of the planet. You'll only get disgusted.

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Oct 31, 2016

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