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‘A super-intelligence has monkeyed with physics, chemistry and biology’
Human life depends upon numerous and amazingly precise cosmological constants (try saying that before breakfast!). Their presence, often referred to as the fine-tuning of the universe, ensures that complex life can emerge.
Eight of this year’s Creation conference speakers (left to right): Florin Mocanu, Dominic Statham, Vija Sodera, Jonathan Sarfati, Philip Bell, Paul James-Griffiths, Thomas Fretwell, Phil Robinson. Missing is Stuart Burgess, who appears on page 3 of this paper
Creation Ministries International (CMI) held its 2016 European conference at the Emmanuel Centre, London, 9-10 September
Around 700 people came from all over Britain and Europe to hear nine expert speakers give evidence for Creation this September. The conference speakers, as advertised in the Events section of the last issue of HEART, included Professor Stuart Burgess, whose engineering team produced Rio’s gold-medal winning bike chains (see page 3), skin surgeon Dr Vija Sodera, and Dr Jonathan Sarfati, a senior chemist and apologist with CMI
One PhD scientist, who could not give their name for career reasons, sent this feedback:
The Milky Way contains over 100 billion stars
The sheer scale of the universe is truly staggering.
However, the size of the heavens was not always thought to be so vast. The great scientist and astronomer Ptolemy (AD 150) catalogued the stars and arrived at a figure of 1,022. With the help of modern telescopes, we now know that the stars are innumerable. Our galaxy is known as the Milky Way and it alone contains over 100 billion stars, and scientists believe that there are an innumerable number of galaxies in the universe. The sun – the greater light (Genesis 1:16) is over 100 times the diameter of the earth and more than 93 million miles away. The Milky Way contains stars much bigger than the sun, along with countless nebulae such as the beautiful Rosette Nebula estimated to be bigger than 10,000 suns.