How did the sun evolve to put itself at just the right distance from the Earth for life?

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If there was no sun, there would be no life. It’s amazing how it evolved to where it is now. Sitting there in the sky, 93 million miles away from us. If it was a little closer, we would all die. If it was further away, we would all die; along with everything else. How did it evolve to position itself in just the right place? It's amazing. <br />
 
If there was no sun, there would be no life. It’s amazing how it evolved to where it is now. Sitting there in the sky, 93 million miles away from us. If it was a little closer, we would all die. If it was further away, we would all die; along with everything else. How did it evolve to position itself in just the right place? It's amazing. <br />
''Ray Comfort - [http://raycomfortfood.blogspot.com/2008/02/amazing-evolution.html Amazing Evolution]''
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''[[Ray Comfort]] - [http://raycomfortfood.blogspot.com/2008/02/amazing-evolution.html Amazing Evolution]''
 
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#The sun does not “evolve” the same way that life evolves; its “evolution” is not covered by the Theory of Evolution. The use of the word evolution in the context of the sun or galaxies simply means development, formation or growth.
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* This assumes a very small number of solar systems; in terms of just entire galaxies, let alone individual solar systems, there are only estimates, as the numbers reach the hundreds of billions.[http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/answers/021127a.html] Remember, [[Anthropic principle|life will always find itself on a planet that can support life]]. Claiming one planet is particularly privileged when there are billions of other plants that are too hot or too cold is an example of the [[Texas sharpshooter fallacy]]. Planets that ''can’t support life'', '''can’t support life''' and therefore will have no life on them.
#Remember, life will always find itself on a planet that can support life. Planets that ''can’t support life'', '''can’t support life''' and therefore will have no life on them.
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* The question "How did it evolve to position itself in just the right place?" shows this is an [[argument from ignorance]].
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* The sun does not “evolve” the same way that life evolves; its “evolution” is not covered by the theory of [[Evolution]]. The use of the word evolution in the context of the sun or galaxies simply means development, formation or growth.
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* A star's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habitable_zone habitable zone] is the region where a terrestrial planet like Earth could form liquid water on its surface, and therefore have the potential to support life. The [[Sun]]'s habitable zone is quite broad, by some estimates over 100 million miles, leaving a large region that is neither too hot or cold for life.
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* Most planets are uninhabitable. If this was supposedly designed, it [[Argument from poor design|shows the designer was incompetent]].
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* [[Fine tuning argument]]
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* [[Anthropic principle]]
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Latest revision as of 18:01, 19 July 2016

It has been suggested that this article be merged with Fine-tuning argument

If there was no sun, there would be no life. It’s amazing how it evolved to where it is now. Sitting there in the sky, 93 million miles away from us. If it was a little closer, we would all die. If it was further away, we would all die; along with everything else. How did it evolve to position itself in just the right place? It's amazing.
Ray Comfort - Amazing Evolution

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  • This assumes a very small number of solar systems; in terms of just entire galaxies, let alone individual solar systems, there are only estimates, as the numbers reach the hundreds of billions.[1] Remember, life will always find itself on a planet that can support life. Claiming one planet is particularly privileged when there are billions of other plants that are too hot or too cold is an example of the Texas sharpshooter fallacy. Planets that can’t support life, can’t support life and therefore will have no life on them.
  • The question "How did it evolve to position itself in just the right place?" shows this is an argument from ignorance.
  • The sun does not “evolve” the same way that life evolves; its “evolution” is not covered by the theory of Evolution. The use of the word evolution in the context of the sun or galaxies simply means development, formation or growth.
  • A star's habitable zone is the region where a terrestrial planet like Earth could form liquid water on its surface, and therefore have the potential to support life. The Sun's habitable zone is quite broad, by some estimates over 100 million miles, leaving a large region that is neither too hot or cold for life.
  • Most planets are uninhabitable. If this was supposedly designed, it shows the designer was incompetent.

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