Short Term Comets

Short term comets. Comets have a finite “life” cycle. Each time a comet travels around the sun, it loses part of its matter due to evaporation. The rate of loss can be measured, and the “life” cycle for comets can be calculated. The maximum age of these comets is calculated to be only a few million years. Since we still see short term comets, we can deduce that the solar system is much less than the 4.5 billion years that the atheistic origins story tells us. To rescue their worldview, those astronomers who believe in billions of years theorize that there is a huge asteroid belt called the Oort cloud beyond the orbit of Neptune and Pluto which “births” new comets every now and then. The problem with this rescue device is that there is no evidence for it. They have to propose it only because they realize the problem that short term comets present to their belief in deep time. It’s ironic that these astronomers preach science and evidence, but then they invent the fable of the Oort cloud even though there is no evidence for it.

 

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Short Term Comets

Short term comets. Comets have a finite “life” cycle. Each time a comet travels around the sun, it loses part of its matter due to evaporation. The rate of loss can be measured, and the “life” cycle for comets can be calculated. The maximum age of these comets is calculated to be only a few million years. Since we still see short term comets, we can deduce that the solar system is much less than the 4.5 billion years that the atheistic origins story tells us. To rescue their worldview, those astronomers who believe in billions of years theorize that there is a huge asteroid belt called the Oort cloud beyond the orbit of Neptune and Pluto which “births” new comets every now and then. The problem with this rescue device is that there is no evidence for it. They have to propose it only because they realize the problem that short term comets present to their belief in deep time. It’s ironic that these astronomers preach science and evidence, but then they invent the fable of the Oort cloud even though there is no evidence for it.

 

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Short Term Comets

Short term comets. Comets have a finite “life” cycle. Each time a comet travels around the sun, it loses part of its matter due to evaporation. The rate of loss can be measured, and the “life” cycle for comets can be calculated. The maximum age of these comets is calculated to be only a few million years. Since we still see short term comets, we can deduce that the solar system is much less than the 4.5 billion years that the atheistic origins story tells us. To rescue their worldview, those astronomers who believe in billions of years theorize that there is a huge asteroid belt called the Oort cloud beyond the orbit of Neptune and Pluto which “births” new comets every now and then. The problem with this rescue device is that there is no evidence for it. They have to propose it only because they realize the problem that short term comets present to their belief in deep time. It’s ironic that these astronomers preach science and evidence, but then they invent the fable of the Oort cloud even though there is no evidence for it.

 

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Is There a Better Way?

It’s clear to me that after studying God’s revealed word in scripture (from Genesis, Exodus, Psalms, Isaiah to Matthew, Mark, Luke, Acts, Romans, Hebrews, and Peter) that God intended to communicate that his creative works happened over 6 literal days about 6000 years ago.

But if God had wanted to communicate to the Hebrew people (and us today) that he made use of billions of year and naturalistic processes to bring forth his creation, how would scripture look?

Most all scholars agree that Moses wrote (or at least edited) most of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. In those writings exist the concept of large numbers. For example: Genesis 22:17 “I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore.” Also, in the book of numbers, during the census of the twelve tribes, “The total number of the men of Israel was 601,730.” – Leviticus 26:51. So, the argument that the primitive people of Moses’ day could not grasp large numbers can be factored out of the equation because of the facts.

So, why did God reveal to Moses extremely limited days and years in Genesis 1 and Exodus 20, when he could have easily made use of large numbers like stars and grains of sand? I can think of many ways and passages that he could have communicated evolutionary progression over billions of years like this.

Then after as many years as the number of grains of sand, God said, “Let us make man in our image.” So God took one of the animals that had arisen over these ages, which looked like a man but was not, and God breathed His spirit into this creature so that it was changed into a man. In like manner God took a female hominid and made a companion for Adam. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.” And it was so. And from this first pair, and from so many others like them, came all the people of the earth.—Genesis 1:26–28

But in those days there were terrors on the land and in the sky and in the seas, and many also fell prey to a host of terrible plagues. God gave humans and animals to each other for food. Some plants and animals killed with poisonous stings and bites, and from time to time many of the creatures that God had made died and were buried and were no more. But new ones arose to take their place. Animals and humans suffered from gout, osteoporosis, and bone cancer, and God called this “very good”.—Genesis 1:29–31

Then the Lord God took a few thousand hominids formed from ape-like ancestors through evolution and breathed in them, and they became spiritual beings.—Genesis 2:7

But if you do not believe his [Moses’] writings, it’s not a problem, because you can believe my [Jesus’] words anyway.—John 5:47

But He chose not to reveal his involvement in history like this.

For those of you that believe that the Bible clearly teaches evolution and billions of years, I have demonstrated in this post how the Bible should have looked if God had wanted to communicate his use of naturalistic processes over billions of years as his creative technique. So, from your perspective, how should the Bible look, if he had wanted to communicate that he created the universe in six twenty-four hour days about 6000 years ago?

 

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Why Not Question the Scientific Principles of Other Miracles?

What physical laws did God use to manifest the virgin birth? Please describe the physics of how Jesus walked on water and turned water to wine? In I Kings 18, what natural phenomenon did God use to consume Elijah’s burnt offering on Mt. Carmel? How did God part the Red Sea? In this explanation please include the detailed calculations for fluid dynamics, the amount of water moved, and how gravity was suspended or redirected to accommodate a dry path across the sea. Make sure the conclusions involve only measurable scientific calculations. Which scientific processes did Jesus use to feed 5000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fishes? Why is it so important that the creation miracle be explained by natural phenomenon and not the others?

Scientism

Scientism

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Why No Question the Scientific Principles of Other Miracles?

What physical laws did God use to manifest the virgin birth? Please describe the physics of how Jesus walked on water and turned water to wine? In I Kings 18, what natural phenomenon did God use to consume Elijah’s burnt offering on Mt. Carmel? How did God part the Red Sea? In this explanation please include the detailed calculations for fluid dynamics, the amount of water moved, and how gravity was suspended or redirected to accommodate a dry path across the sea. Make sure the conclusions involve only measurable scientific calculations. Which scientific processes did Jesus use to feed 5000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fishes? Why is it so important that the creation miracle be explained by natural phenomenon and not the others?

 

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Can We Help?

Assuming that God did use evolution as his creative mechanism and seeing how God has used the death of the weak, sick, and less fit to advance and cleanse his creation, why should we as Christians not join him in his creative work by keeping the weak and unfit animals or humans from reproducing? How does the evolutionary process of culling the weak and sick logically overcome Jesus’ gospel of helping the sick and unfit?

 

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