The universe, the Milky Way galaxy that is home to our solar system,
and our planet Earth are all governed by countless factors. All these
laws and balances have been specifically designed and miraculously ordered
to produce an environment suitable for human life.
Examining our universe in detail reveals that everything-from the most
fundamental cosmic laws to the most critical physical properties, from
the smallest balances to the finest ratios therein-have been arranged
to meet the highest level of exactness. We are astonished to realize that
this precision is set at the ideal values for human existence to not only
survive, but thrive.
From the universe's rate of expansion to our Earth's location in the
Milky Way galaxy, from the spectrum of the Sun's radiation to the viscosity
value of water, from the distance of the Moon to the Earth to the ratio
of the gases that form the atmosphere, countless other such factors are
just right for human existence. In fact, the slightest alteration to even
one of them would make life on Earth impossible.
Not even a single one of these factors could have become so ideal for
life by sheer coincidence. The fact that thousands of elements and conditions
combined to create this order is miraculous beyond the limits of human
In fact, each of the factors necessary for the existence of human life
is a miracle in its own right, not to mention the millions of factors
that must combine to make this chain of miracles possible. On the other
hand, a miracle is self-evidently created by God. Every bit of the universe
is a miracle, the unequalled work of God's wisdom, might, and artistry.
Recent calculations demonstrate that if the current physical laws and
reactions responsible for the order in the universe were altered even
slightly, life-and therefore, human life-would not be possible. In terms
of probability, these physical norms could have had arisen with any given
value. But each one of them is set independently at its current ideal
value, enabling human life which, as stated above, cannot be described
with any other word but miracle.
Whichever law, principle or physical property in the universe we consider,
we see that it could not have been brought to its current ideal state
by itself, or through coincidence. Eyes that can see are a clear miracle.
Chains of miracles are at work in every location of the universe and in
every single one of its governing laws; these chains of miracles are proof
for God's existence and His might.
In recent years, cosmologists and theoretical physicists began to call
this mind-blowing order that spawns necessary conditions for human life
"fine-tuning." Concentrating on this subject, they discovered or calculated
countless examples of "fine-tuning" throughout the universe. It's appropriate
here to quote some of these scientists' expressions of astonishment and
wonder over the results of their research:
NASA astronomer Professor John O'Keefe: "We are, by
astronomical standards, a pampered, cosseted, cherished group of creatures.
If the Universe had not been made with the most exacting precision, we
could never have come into existence. It is my view that these circumstances
indicate the universe was created for man to live in." 1
British astrophysicist Professor George F. Ellis: "Amazing
fine tuning occurs in the laws that make this [complexity] possible. Realization
of the complexity of what is accomplished makes it very difficult not
to use the word 'miraculous'..." 2
British astrophysicist Professor Paul Davies: "the laws
[of physics] ... seem themselves to be the product of exceedingly ingenious
design…. The universe must have a purpose." 3
British Mathematician Professor Roger Penrose: "I would
say the universe has a purpose. It's not there just somehow by chance."
All scientific data obtained to date shows that there is no room in the
universe for chance or coincidence, anywhere or at any time. From the
very first moment of the universe's inception, to its latest state at
the moment when you are reading this book, it has been designed down to
the last detail by the All-wise and Almighty God Who created man to witness,
reflect on and appreciate His might and artistry.
In the creation of heavens and Earth, and the alternation
of the night and day, and the ships which sail the seas to people's benefit,
and the water which God sends down from the sky-by which He brings the
Earth to life when it was dead and scatters about in it creatures of every
kind-and the varying direction of the winds, and the clouds subservient
between heaven and Earth, there are Signs for people who use their intellect.
This book contains examples of miracles that have occurred from the first
creation of the universe and continue to occur to the present day. We
have arranged these miracles into three main subjects:
- 1. The Universe
- 2. Our Solar System and the World
- 3. Living Things
The purpose of this book is to give the reader a feel for God's infinite
power and artistry by showing some of the creation miracles in the universe.
Also, it is also hoped that this book will lead to an awareness that everything
around us, when looked at through the eyes of wisdom, is a miracle of