We know however the planets and stars are not scattered about randomly. We are told the universe is held together by gravity but this is certainly not the whole story. Surely we must ask; what is it that rotates earth on its axis every 24 hours - causes our planet to orbit the sun every 365 days and the moon to orbit earth every 28 days? It is not possible for gravity to do this. Gravity is an attractive force. If we drop a ball it will, in the absence of any other force, fall in a straight line towards earth. We do not expect a falling object to suddenly start spinning on its axis - or deviate from the most direct course between earth and itself - for no apparent reason.
Like the energy that precisely structures the universe – we claim there is an energy force that orders the geographical features of earth.
Sir Fred Hoyle, British astronomer and mathematician believed the universe was a ‘put up job’. He is quoted as saying:
Would you not say to yourself, some super-calculating intellect must have designed the properties of the carbon atom, otherwise the chance of my finding such an atom through the blind forces of nature would be utterly minuscule. A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.
If a super-intellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology; then might it have also monkeyed with the geological structure of planet earth?