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Today's Creation Moment

Sep
20
What Does the Milky Way Say About Evolution?
Job 22:12
"Is not God in the height of heaven? And behold the height of the stars, how high they are!"
When we look at the size of the universe, it sometimes becomes easier to see evolution as credible. After all, when we see galaxies that are said to be billions of light years away, it seems possible...
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Astronomy

Is the Earth Flat?

Psalm 113:3
"From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised."

Since starting these broadcasts, I have received a number of surprising emails, from people who claim to believe that the Earth is flat, instead of spherical. Is the idea of a spherical earth a lie Drawing of the Map of the Square and Stationary Earthfed to us as if it were true, along with evolution and deep time? No.

The Big Fizz

Genesis 1:14-15
"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so."

Many secular cosmologists believe that the universe came into existence in a singularity, as a result of a quantum event about 14.7 billion years ago. However, this so-called Big Bang theory is not without its problems. Principle among these is the Horizon Representation of Big Bang and InflationProblem, which refers to the fact that Big Bangers cannot account for the Cosmic Microwave Background being the same temperature in all directions.

Echoes of a Big Bang?

Genesis 1:6-8
"And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day."

Outer space has a temperature. It has become common to think of space as a vacuum, that has nothing in it, which means it would be at absolute zero temperature. In fact, space is nearly a The binary star system Rho Ophiuchi.vacuum, but not quite. And the particles in that near vacuum are in motion, so they have a temperature of 2.73K—the equivalent of 2.73 Celsius degrees above Absolute Zero.

What Does the Milky Way Say About Evolution?

Job 22:12
"Is not God in the height of heaven? And behold the height of the stars, how high they are!"

When we look at the size of the universe, it sometimes becomes easier to see evolution as credible. After all, when we see galaxies that are said to be billions of light years away, it seems Milky Waypossible that there really have been millions of years. But, in truth, the immensity of space is really not so friendly to evolution's claim that the universe, and the earth, are billions of years old.

Dusty Stars

Genesis 1:16
“And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.”

The news has again been filled with stories about the search for planets orbiting nearby stars. All these stories assume that our Earth was not formed by God. They perpetuate the idea that the Artist's impression of dust around Beta PictorisEarth and other planets in the solar system formed when dust around the young sun began to collect into lumps.

Life on Ocean Worlds?

Psalms 147:4
"He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names."

I recently talked about ideas concerning a possible planet-covering ocean on Enceladus – one of the moons of Saturn. There are other moons of Saturn and Jupiter thought to be covered by similar ice-crusted oceans. The reason why such Underwater ventsfindings excite evolutionists, is that they think these oceans might contain hydro-thermal vents, like those found on Earth.

The Ocean of Enceladus

Psalms 147:4
"He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names."

Could the stuff of science fiction be a reality in the outer reaches of our Solar System? As a boy, I read two sci-fi novels, which proposed that the planet Venus was covered in ocean: Lucky Starr Planet in spaceand the Oceans of Venus, by atheist writer Isaac Asimov (published in 1954 under the pseudonym Paul French) and Perelandra (1943), by Christian writer C.S. Lewis.

Death of a Comet

Psalm 8:3
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

Comets are fascinating things. Although there are a lot of them out there in our night sky, the overwhelming majority of them are insufficiently bright to see with the naked eye. But every so often, a comet appears, which is bright enough to see during the night, and sometimes bright enough even to see during the day.

Goldilocks and the Wolf Star

Genesis 1:16b
… he made the stars also.

In a previous Creation Moments, we talked about the Circumstellar Habitable Zone, or CHZ, which is a region around a star, where astronomers think that water is likely to be in liquid phase. This zone, not too hot and not too cold, is sometimes called the Goldilocks Zone.

Where Are You, Goldilocks?

Isaiah 45:18
For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

Secular astronomers have defined a region around each star as the Circumstellar Habitable Zone. It is in this zone that it is assumed that life as we know it, Jim, could exist. The closer a planet is to its star, the higher its average temperature would be, unless there are other factors (like the runaway Greenhouse Effect on Venus).

The Faithful Witness in the Sky

Genesis 1:16
“The lesser light to rule the night...”

The Moon has always fascinated me, as it hangs there in the sky, the only extra-terrestrial world where some of its surface features can be seen with the naked eye.

How Would You Know There Is Life Out There?

Romans 1:19
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

There are those who are searching for life in outer space. Such groups include SETI – the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. But supposing they received a signal from outer space. How would they know, if it was really an intelligence? In 1967, scientists at Jodrell Bank in England picked up regular pulses of radio signals, and they assumed that the signals must be intelligent in origin.

Moon Puzzle

Psalm 148:3
"Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars of light!"

Our moon is moving away from the Earth at the rate of four centimeters per year. That might not seem like much. However, that rate of movement away from the Earth presents problems for those who believe the Earth and moon have been around for 4.5 billion years.

A Trail that Tells a Tale

Psalm 19:1
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork."

Two rocks float through silent space, unaware that they will soon cause a scientific debate millions of miles away on Earth. On Earth, these two small asteroids added together may weigh only a few hundred pounds. However, the conclusions that can be drawn from them might be weighty enough to overthrow a powerful theory.

Big Bang Boom?

1 Corinthians 15:41
"There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory."

The Big Bang theory holds that in the very early stages of our universe, there were few galaxies, and they were small by today's standards. In this theory, no star can be older than its home galaxy.

Fresh Dust?

1 Corinthians 15:40
"There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another."

The last few years have seen a good deal of excitement among astronomers over the possibility of discovering planets orbiting distant stars. Astronomers are looking at stars that are surrounded by disks of dust and debris.

Warning: Space Travel May Be Hazardous to Your Health

1 Peter 5:8
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour…"

From 1961 to 1972, the Apollo space program captured the world's attention with its 11 manned flights into space, its tragedies and its triumphs. Though the program is best remembered for the failed mission of Apollo 13, NASA succeeded beyond measure when it landed a man on the moon in 1969.

Looking for Life in All the Wrong Places

Jeremiah 29:13
"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."

Several years ago I read a short story about three friends sitting around a campfire discussing whether life on other planets would ever be found. Two of them believe in life on other planets, but one disagrees. He insists that God created life on their planet alone. As the conversation continues, one of them sees that the fire is dying out, so he stirs the smoldering embers with a stick he is holding in his third green tentacle!

The Goldilocks Zone

Genesis 8:22
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

I'm sure you remember the fairytale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Goldilocks tries to eat papa bear's porridge but finds it too hot. So she turns to a second bowl, and it's too cold. Finally she discovers a third bowl of porridge and finds it to be just right, so she eats it all up.

Did Noah's Flood Affect Mars, Too?

Genesis 7:11
"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life ... were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened."

One of the biggest headlines in planetary exploration in recent years was the confirmation that at one time Mars had water. Further exploration and study reveals evidence that there was once quite a lot of moving water on the surface of Mars.

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