God in the Nucleus

The strong nuclear force is what holds the protons in an atom’s nucleus together via interactions between gluons and quarks (sub-atomic particles). If this force did not exist protons we repel each other because of the electromagnetic force and atoms could not form. If the electromagnetic force did not exist, negatively charged electrons would not be bound to the positively charged nucleus and atoms could not form. Good thing they are there, eh? I find it amazing how God setup the universe.

David from He Lives has up a post that I wanted to share with you that sheds some more light on the forces of the atom: Go Nuclear On Me. He notes a few things about the strength of the nuclear forces that are extremely interesting (but read the entire post):

If the strong nuclear force were just 4 percent stronger, the diproton would form, which would cause stars to so rapidly exhaust their nuclear fuel as to make complex life impossible. On the other hand, if the strong nuclear force were just 10 percent weaker, carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen would be radioactive and again life would be impossible.

Now some might claim this as some form of the anthropic principle, but personally I just see this as another piece of God’s hand in the world in which He has created. How awesome is science?

Categories: Religion, Science
  1. May 29th, 2007 at 16:27 | #1

    Hey, thanks for commenting! I’ve posted a follow-up entry about the whole giving pieces of your heart away theory if you’re interested. :-)

  2. May 29th, 2007 at 20:31 | #2

    i cant agree more with you on that mat

  3. apb
    May 29th, 2007 at 20:49 | #3

    Pretty kewl -

    Sounds like it explains density of matter, as well…

  4. June 1st, 2007 at 04:41 | #4

    This is an example of your posts that make me think. I have given you the Thinking Blogger Award. You can read what I said about you at http://lillieammann.com/blog/?p=192.

  5. June 5th, 2007 at 17:51 | #5

    Thanks Lillie!! I am GREATLY appreciative! Fortunately for me (because not only can I make people think, but I am lazy, hehe), I have already posted: Thinking Blogger Award. Thanks again!

  1. May 29th, 2007 at 13:29 | #1

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