The heavens declare the glory of God… Ps 19:1 (NKJV)
I’m not sure whether you’ve heard of the “Anthropic Principle” but it’s one of the strongest evidences in observing the universe that suggests it is intelligently designed. It highlights the condition absolutely necessary for living organisms to survive within our universe. Chemical Physicist and 2 times Nobel Prize winner, Illya Pigogine, says “The statistical probability that organic structures and the most precisely harmonized reactions that typify living organisms would be generated by accident, is zero.” Further to that, a study by astro-physicist, Hugh Ross, based on 122 constants within this “Anthropic Principle” resulted in a probability of life being sustained anywhere within the universe of 10 to the power of 138 (that’s 10 with 138 zeros behind it!). Statistically impossible. Let me highlight just a few of the Anthropic Constants.
Oxygen Levels: On earth, oxygen comprises 21 percent of the atmosphere. If oxygen were 25% fires would erupt spontaneously, if it were 15%, human beings would suffocate.
Gravity: If the gravitational force were altered by 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000001 percent, our sun would not exist, and, therefore neither would we. Talk about precision.
Speed Of Light: Any of the laws of physics can be described as a function of the velocity of light (now defined to be 299,792,458 meters per second). Even a slight variation in the speed of light would alter the other constants and preclude the possibility of life on earth.
The heavens certainly do declare the glory of God! Everything about life is miraculous and yet we take it for granted so easily. Take a few moments and look up at the stars to be reminded of just how glorious God is.