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How Rainbows Unlocked the Universe

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Rainbows have long been a rich and powerful symbol, from the Scriptural account of the aftermath of the flood to today’s progressive sexual agenda. On a new ID the Future episode with host Casey Luskin, astrobiologist Guillermo Gonzalez explains why they have another meaning, too, as the key that scientists have used to understand the mystery of light. And more than that. Starting with Descartes and Newton, “unlocking the secret of rainbows really opened up the rest of the universe.” Interestingly, it takes a very privileged planet like ours — with a transparent atmosphere, clouds, and precipitation — to make rainbows possible. Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Luskin discuss other scientific evidence that our home planet is no mere “pale blue dot,” as Carl Sagan put it, but instead a carefully designed base for exploring the cosmos. Gonzalez further expands on that evidence in his chapters in the new book,  The Comprehensive Guide to Science and FaithDownload the podcast or listen to it here.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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