Tag: astronomy

Ultima Thule, farthest (so far) explored member of the Trans-Neptunian Objects class. Ultima Thule, farthest (so far) explored member of the Trans-Neptunian Objects class.

Trans-Neptunian objects: just how heavy?

The recent (understandable!) interest in the object Ultima Thule (2014-MU69) reminds us of a puzzle about the outer Solar system. Specifically: just how heavy are all the Trans-Neptunian Objects, if you combine them? That question has direct relevance to the most comprehensive creation theory, the Hydroplate Theory of Walter T. Brown. Someone, about a year ago, cited two articles that separately allege that all the Trans-Neptunian Objects is at least a tenth as heavy as the Earth itself. In fact, the authors assert that all the TNOs might be half as heavy as the Earth! So before the origins debate bogs itself down in any more confusion, let’s look—hard—at the sources.

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Blake's Image of Creation and creationism should be a warning to fools who deny God and His creation narrative. Or those who presume to judge God with theological questions about which they know little themselves. Some dire predictions are also possible today. Creation also answers a great many questions about who we are and where we came from. Blake's Image of Creation and creationism should be a warning to fools who deny God and His creation narrative. Or those who presume to judge God with theological questions about which they know little themselves. Some dire predictions are also possible today. Creation also answers a great many questions about who we are and where we came from.

Toward a Restoration of the Creation Narrative

Calamitous consequences of universal significance have resulted from mistaken opinions about the creation narrative in the Book of Genesis. Indeed, the survival of America, the guardian of freedom, depends on whether we can assimilate that narrative to contemporary scientific knowledge of the universe.

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Earth is 7000 years old. So?

On or about Monday 18 September 2017, someone published a graphic on Facebook. He titled it “Let’s assume the Earth is 6000 years old.” But he forgot to share it beyond his group. (For that reason, this correspondent will not give an original link.) Another member of that group downloaded the photograph and shared it with this correspondent. No doubt the group member did this to heap scorn on creation. Nevertheless the graphic—a logical flow chart—gives valuable insight into what secularists think about the origins of the universe, the earth, and life. That gives it value beyond—and opposite—the propaganda value the composer hoped to achieve.

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Pluto and New Horizons in review

On 27 October 2016, controllers for the New Horizons deep-space mission achieved a milestone. They got back the last data from their spacecraft’s flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto. Alice Bowman, head of the mission team, said the team would first verify the data. They then will order New Horizons to erase its memories. New Horizons must do this ahead of a planned rendezvous with another Kuiper Belt object (2014 MU69). It will make this flyby on or about 1 January 2019).

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Pluto younger than expected

The New Horizons spacecraft sent back the first of many photographs it took as it flew through the Pluto-Charon system. (See this article by Amanda Barnett at CNN.) These photographs present yet another problem for uniformitarian astronomers. Pluto and Charon both have surface features (or in one case the lack of surface features) that suggest youth, not great age, for these bodies. Conventional astronomers will no doubt insist on considering Pluto and Charon about 4.56 billion years ancient. If so, they must explain mountains with sharp features, and (on Charon) relatively few impact craters.

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Pluto: accidental creation

In about two and one-half days (14 July 2015, 11:50 UTC), a ship named New Horizons will pass close to the dwarf planet Pluto. It has approached Pluto for six months, after a voyage of nine and a half years. And already it has found, or confirmed, evidence of the true nature, and origin, of Pluto. We must regard Pluto as a recent creation. And an accidental one. A product of the most violent event the earth has ever known, the one event worthy of the name cataclysm.

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Ancient chronology, new model

In Biblical chronology, people sort Biblical lives and events in the order of their happening, and define how many years passed between events. The Bible itself gives the first clues to Its own chronology. Sadly, different politicians and scholars through the ages have provoked sharp disputes about some of those events and the numbers of years between and among them. Men have twisted history to serve their own ends since the ancient Egyptians and Assyrians.

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Calendar, sun and moon

On June 11, this writer asserted the present synodic month (the time for one cycle of the moon through all its phases) might not have set itself until a few years before the Biblical Famine. Professional calendar watchers will, to paraphrase Actor George C. Scott in Dr. Strangelove, etc. (1964), “go absolutely ape and strike back with everything they’ve got.” Let us, then, look with judgment on what the calendar watchers really have. The historical evidence in fact agrees with human beings first keeping a 360-day calendar, realizing early the solar year had five more days plus a few hours, and only centuries or millennia later trying to divide the year by the phases of the moon.

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Energy of lunar month

How many days made a true month before the Global Flood? How much kinetic energy did the Moon lose to settle into its modern lower (and shorter) orbit? Where did that energy go? That debate has drawn little attention in the lay press. But it forms a small part of a larger debate: did a Global Flood occur at all? What made the “mavericks of the Solar System”? And when did the moon lose its energy?

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