Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Earth Is Not Where It Should Be

If you ever wonder how your life fits into the big picture of the universe then this blog is for you.

Contemplating questions like these is what life is all about. Incorporating nature and science with our everyday faith is the goal of this blog. Whether you agree, or disagree, I invite you to walk this path through science and faith as we explore possibilities…

Physicist Gerald Schroeder proposed, “Earth should not be where it is.” (Source: The Science of God, Broadway Books, 1998) Why does he say this? Dr. Schroeder looks at the distances between the planets with respect to the Sun and sees a relationship. That relationship is distance. He elaborates by naming the planets and giving their respective distances from the Sun.

Mercury 58 million kilometers
Venus 110 million kilometers
Earth 150 million kilometers
Mars 230 million kilometers
Asteroids 440 million kilometers
Jupiter 780 million kilometers
Saturn 1430 million kilometers
Uranus 2880 million kilometers

Source: (pg 185, The Science of God)

If we look at the distances between the planets, they are all equally exponentially distributed – except for one. Each planet is roughly doubled in distance with the exception of Earth. Why do we care?

This is significant to us because Earth is the only planet with the capacity to maintain life—our life. Without the particular distance of 150 million kilometers from the Sun, we wouldn’t be here. It begs the question, “Was this an accident or the touch of a divine Creator?”

Take a trip with me. Join me on a journey through science and faith as we explore the possibilities and embolden the untamable. There are many others facets of life to venture through including DNA, the theory of everything, multiple dimensions and much more. Explore science from a different perspective and start a conversation about what it means to live, to love and to relate to the Creator of the universe.

If the Earth is not where is should be, are we where we should be? Take a deep breath. Make the plunge. You won’t regret it.


Robbie Iobst said...

Loretta, Congrats on your blog!!! It is SO interesting. I look forward to reading and learning from you. YOU GO GIRL. I love that you are using those incredible gifts God has given you to teach and challenge the rest of us! Talk about equipping the saints!

Megan DiMaria said...

This is one blog that will be bookmarked on my computer. I love the way your brain works and that you share it with us.

Write on, girl!

A prisoner of hope,