In the video below, Dr. Hugh Ross, Ph.D., astronomer, best-selling author, and Founder of Reason To Believe, will present The Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity’s Home, a riveting tour of the scientific story, from the beginning of the cosmos to present humankind. He shows, from the perspective of cosmology, planetary science, geology, ecology, and biology, that there is indeed sound biblical and scientific support of a Creator. If you haven’t seen this particular video, I heartily encourage you to watch it. It runs for 1 hour and 21 minutes so you may want to watch it for a while and then come back to it. It’s definitely worth the investment of time.
While in college, Dr. Ross committed himself to faith in Jesus Christ. After his study of big bang cosmology convinced him of a Creator’s existence, curiosity led him to test religious “holy books” for scientific and historical accuracy. Only the Bible passed the test, therefore persuading him of Christianity’s validity. Later, Dr. Ross was surprised to discover how many people believed or disbelieved in Christ without checking the evidence. Prompted by family, friends, and colleagues, he founded Reasons to Believe in 1986, to bring scientific evidence for Christianity to light.
More than 25 years later, Dr. Ross leads a team of scholars who keep tabs on the frontiers of research with the goal of demonstrating that sound reason and scientific findings – including the very latest discoveries – consistently support rather than erode, confidence in the biblical God. Dr. Ross shares this message through numerous books – including Improbable Planet, Navigating Genesis, Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job, and Why the Universe Is the Way It Is – as well as articles, videos, and podcasts. He has also spoken at 300 universities, 400 churches, and numerous conferences around the world.
With a degree in physics from the University of British Columbia and a National Research Council of Canada fellowship, Dr. Ross earned a PhD in astronomy from the University of Toronto. For several years he continued his research on quasars and galaxies as a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. In 2012, Dr. Ross, together with Dr. Gerald Schroeder, received the Ide P. Trotter Prize presented by Texas A&M University in recognition of his work in demonstrating connections between science and religion.