By Willem B. Drees
The place can we come from? the place are we going? those are basic questions, which the human race has requested itself for centuries.
Presenting a short and available evaluate of up to date clinical proposal, Creation is an imaginitive and poetic exploration of the origins of the universe. WIllem Drees assesses the spiritual and philosophical influence of medical theories of evolution and the flora and fauna, and examines the altering courting among us and our planet.
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This makes them hard to detect. Nonetheless there have been various claims during the last few years about the discovery of planets. In some cases the period, mass and distance to the main star have been determined. It may be quite likely that there are in our universe planets in abundance. They seem to form as a side product with the formation of a star out of dust. Would life emerge again on a suitable planet? On Earth the ﬁrst forms of primitive life formed early, within a few hundred million years after the crust formed.
Man has been here 30,000 years. That it took a hundred million years to prepare the world for him is proof that that is what it was done for. I suppose it is. I dunno. If the Eiffel Tower were now representing the world’s age, the skin of the paint on the pinnacle knob at its summit would represent man’s share of that age, and anybody would perceive that the skin was what the tower was built for. I reckon they would, I dunno. The time scale of life on Earth is now thought of as even more grandiose than it was by Mark Twain, but that makes the sense of disproportion even more prominent: the time of humanity is like the skin of paint on the knob at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Successful life a disaster, gone another tide. 5 billion years ago. There was no atmosphere with oxygen then. Nor was there an ozone layer high in the atmosphere. This is, seen from our interests, a huge disadvantage, since the ozone layer ﬁlters most of the destructive ultraviolet light. Oxygen and ozone in the atmosphere arose in history; awareness of this history conﬁrms our dependence on processes that occurred long before we were born. In the beginning the Sun was less brilliant than it is now.