earth's position in the universe
The position of planet Earth in the universe allows for the conditions for life that would be non-existent if Earth was in a different location. Many also believe that the existence of life on Earth is a miracle and could only have been possible with divine intervention. If Earth were any closer to the sun, temperatures would be too hot and life could not exist, such as on planet Venus. If Earth were any farther, such as Mars, Earth would be too cold to support life. Other sources of heat such as from the interior of the Earth help keep the Earth warm enough for life. In addition, the atmosphere of the Earth acts a shield to protect earth from harmful radiation and from meteorites. The tilt of the Earth’s axis also is instrumental in creating the right conditions for life of Earth. Gravitational forces between the Earth and the moon also have a major influence on the tidal forces, which are very important. In addition, the Earth also has an elliptical orbit around the sun, which has a major influence on temperature and weather patterns on Earth. All of these observed phenomena give strong evidence that the position of the Earth in the universe, its orbit, and rotation are not the result of chance or naturalistic processes but that there is the element of design in the universe and that God created and positioned the Earth specifically for the purpose of having life as part of His creation and divine plan.