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eBook Why the Universe Is the Way It Is ePub

by Hugh Ross

  • ISBN: 0801071968
  • Category: Theology
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Hugh Ross
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Baker Books; 9.1.2008 edition (October 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1793 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1807 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 889

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Hugh Ross the astronomer knows his science. This Christian author and apologist also knows Scripture

Hugh Ross the astronomer knows his science. This Christian author and apologist also knows Scripture. Why is our location in our solar system, galaxy, and universe the one and only place that could possibly sustain life? The space between celestial bodies is so vast that collisions are nearly impossible. Why does the universe have to be so big and empty, and how does all that space promote life on Earth? Stipulating Ross’ premise that the universe it 14 billion years old, what was going on before life appeared and how did it cause the proper conditions for life? Now that it’s here, is life going to continue ad infinitum?

With this book Ross has helped me simultaneously understand more about our physical universe and further develop my worldview .

With this book Ross has helped me simultaneously understand more about our physical universe and further develop my worldview in an intellectually honest way. I look forward to reading and learning more like this from the Reasons to Believe scholars. It is literally moving through space in a huge circuit - just as the Bible stated 3,000 years ago! Psalm 19:6: going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

In Why the Universe Is the Way It Is, Hugh Ross draws from his depth of study in both science and Scripture to explain how the universe's design fulfills several distinct purposes. He also reveals God's surpassing love and ultimate purposes for each individual. Why the Universe Is the Way It Is will interest anyone who wonders where and how the universe came to be, what or who is responsible for it, why we are here, or how and when the universe ends

This journey is the just-right vehicle to accomplish both. In the final paragraph of the book, Hugh closes with an encouragement to stay focused on the vision as the trip is of value

Explore a glimpse of the book before you take the plunge and read it yourself. This journey is the just-right vehicle to accomplish both. In the final paragraph of the book, Hugh closes with an encouragement to stay focused on the vision as the trip is of value. Appendix A - Biblical Basis For An Ancient Universe & Earth. When it comes to Christianity, there are a variety of perspectives on the creation of the universe, earth and life.

Hugh Ross (PhD, University of Toronto) is founder and president of Reasons To Believe (ww. easons. He is the author of many books, including Creation as Science and The Creator and the Cosmos. Ross has addressed students and faculty on over 300 campuses in the United States and abroad on a wide variety of science-faith topics. From science conferences to churches to government labs, Ross presents powerful evidence for a purpose-filled universe. He lives in the Los Angeles area.

Increasingly astronomers recognize that if the cosmos had not unfolded exactly as it did, humanity would not, could not, exist.

He also reveals God's surpassing love and ultimate purposes for each individual

Increasingly astronomers recognize that if the cosmos had not unfolded exactly as it did, humanity would not, could not, exist. Why? They say a loving God would have made a better home for us, one without trouble and tragedy. Why the Universe Is the Way It Is will interest anyone who wonders where and how the universe came to be, what or who is responsible for it, why we are here, or how and when the universe ends.

Why? They say a loving God would have made a better home for us, one without trouble and tragedy. In Why the Universe Is the Way It Is, Hugh Ross draws from his depth of study in both science and Scripture to explain how the universe’s design fulfills several distinct purposes

Increasingly astronomers recognize that if the cosmos had not unfolded exactly as it did, humanity would not, could not, exist. Yet these researchers--along with countless ordinary folks--resist belief in the biblical Creator. Why? They say a loving God would have made a better home for us, one without trouble and tragedy. In Why the Universe Is the Way It Is, Hugh Ross draws from his depth of study in both science and Scripture to explain how the universe's design fulfills several distinct purposes. He also reveals God's surpassing love and ultimate purposes for each individual. Why the Universe Is the Way It Is will interest anyone who wonders where and how the universe came to be, what or who is responsible for it, why we are here, or how and when the universe ends. Far from leaving the reader at this philosophical jumping-off point, Ross builds toward answering the big question of human destiny and the specific question of each reader's personal destiny.

Comments

Bukus Bukus
I wanted to like it -- and I did in the first few chapters. Then it just went south for me when he started preaching and such. There is a place in Christian lit for a good solid book that would help people better comprehend the relationships between space/time and biology. This book gets close, but doesn't quite get there. Two ideas he expresses are worth pondering, however. 1. That we were purposely placed in one of the darkest and most remote spots in the known universe so we could "see" the Big Bang/moment of creation. 2. The cosmological effect of of our solar system's planetary mass and gravity on the development of life on Earth. Despite my criticism, I am glad I read this. It augments what I have learned from other sources.
TheJonnyTest TheJonnyTest
I've read quite a few books in Christian apologetics but no where have I found a book such as this. Hugh is if you didn't know on the Autism spectrum and his talent is that he can fit enormous complex concepts together and make sense out of them (a paraphrase of his words). It definitely shows in this book. It is a fully consistent scientific and biblical look at the reason for all of creation and how it in his view fits together. When I've seen Hugh challenged at atheist confereces, I've personally never seen anyone challenge his science, (unlike a Ken Ham) they just challenge his theistic implications. This book is fascinating, even if you happen to disagree with him I promise you will learn something you didn't know. I've already bought an extra copy for some of my family and will probably be getting a few more for friends.
Danial Danial
This book is amazing! Although a bit on the technical side in some places, it is written so that the evidence for a created universe is clear. I could not put this book down. Ross gives clear answers to questions, a few of which I hadn't even thought of before. He's not afraid of the critics, either. Gives complete quotes in the back of the book for those who want to know exactly what the theorists have said. Highly researched; highly recommended. When I finished, I didn't archive it; I kept it on my Kindle to re-read.
Scream_I LOVE YOU Scream_I LOVE YOU
This is one of the most convincing arguments for a created universe I've ever heard/read! You may not believe in the same God I believe in, but after reading this book you'll have a very difficult time thinking that all this, the universe and everything it, just happened coincidentally. However, I'll warn you, this isn't an easy read, it is very detailed, which gives it it's authenticity for me. It is one of the most fascinating books on astronomy I've ever read. It is so hard to set down because every paragraph has something new and I want to get the next bite like the next potato chip in the bag.
Delagamand Delagamand
Modern scientists usually don’t have much to say about the origin of life and the universe, because they just can’t explain how He did what He did. The Bible explains it all, but not in the technical terms scientists can accept. Since they can’t figure out how He did it, they usually avoid the subject, or, as in the case of folks like Richard Dawkins, claim the biblical version of creation is nothing but fairy tales and pipe dreams.
Hugh Ross is an astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology, and he’s one scientist who strongly believes biblical teachings, explaining them in scientific terms in the recommended book and several others. This paper will give you a taste of his reasoning, and you don’t need to know astronomy and mathematics to understand it. It definitely is written on a layman’s level.
Our solar system (sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, etc.) is in the Milky Way Galaxy. The Milky Way is pinwheel-shaped, and our solar system is located out on one of the arms. Ross goes to great lengths to explain why this location is precisely the right place for life to form and thrive. He also explains why it took so long after the universe formed for life to arrive on Earth.
(Ross and I disagree on the age of the universe. He endorses the popular scientific theory that estimates the age of the universe at about 14 billion years. I’m a Bible literalist in that I am convinced the universe is about 8000 years old, as stated in the Good Book. I believe that God created the world and just made it “look” like it was 14 billion years old. However, that’s about the only disagreement I have with Ross—the rest of his treatise is complementary with mine and even reinforces it.)
Scientists and laymen alike refer to the Earth’s location as the “Goldilocks Zone.” Things like oxygen and water availability make life possible. The distance from the sun is just right—closer would be too hot, further would be too cool. Even the tilt of the Earth’s axis is perfect, allowing our area of the planet to warm up in the summer and cool off in the winter.
There are 100 billion solar systems in the Milky Way, and 100 billion galaxies in the universe. Assuming all solar systems and galaxies are similar, and assuming there is an average of 10 planets per solar system (for a round number), there are about 10 to the 23rd planets (one followed by 23 zeroes) in the universe.
With all those other planets floating around out there, the odds seem great that there must be others that have the same life-supporting conditions as Earth. Ross doesn’t believe there are, and I agree with him. So, why are all those other heavenly bodies even necessary and how do they promote life on Earth?
Why did it take billions of years, or why did the world have to “look” like it was that old, before life could appear on Earth? Why is our location in our solar system, galaxy, and universe the one and only place that could possibly sustain life?
The space between celestial bodies is so vast that collisions are nearly impossible. Why does the universe have to be so big and empty, and how does all that space promote life on Earth?
Stipulating Ross’ premise that the universe it 14 billion years old, what was going on before life appeared and how did it cause the proper conditions for life?
Now that it’s here, is life going to continue ad infinitum?
Ross answers these questions and many more in "Why the Universe Is the Way it Is." Of special interest, he explains that life is not going to continue indefinitely. In far less time than billions of years, the universe will evolve to a point where life is no longer possible. Unless the Second Coming precedes it, that’ll be the day we all meet our Maker.
No matter where you are in your spirituality (assuming you have some), this book will reinforce your beliefs. If you have even the slightest doubts, they’ll go away—if you have no doubts, you never will. For any atheists or agnostics who may be reading this, I offer this caveat: Reading "Why the Universe Is the Way it Is" may shake your core beliefs to their very foundation, but read it anyway.
Five stars is the highest possible rating, but if I could I’d give this book six!
Ustamya Ustamya
I do not know the intended audience for this book, but so far I am finding this tedious reading. I know little about astronomy, and that might be a detriment, so the material presented is almost beyond my comprehension. The author does an outstanding job of covering the smallest detail. He goes to great lengths to provide supporting evidence. I think the book is well-written, but I find it all just overwhelming. One thing is certain: the author most assuredly provides evidence that our universe had to be created by an Intelligence and could not evolved solely from a big bang.
Yggdi Yggdi
I read this book cover to cover and I think Ross gives old earthers a good name. I have to admit I have vacillated about old and young earth and at this point have gone with Ham's group, believing that God made a mature universe just as He made Adam a mature man. The light-time travel issue
is still rumbling around in my head but Danny Faulkner has helped a bit.