Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Comets

“The heavens declare the glory of God…”
PSALM 19:1
Comets are balls of ice and dirt that usually orbit the sun in elliptical paths. They spend most of their time far away from the sun, but occasionally they come very close to it. Every time a comet comes near the sun, some of its icy material is blasted away by solar radiation. Because of this, comets can orbit the sun for only so long (around 100,000 years at most) before they run out of material.

Secular astronomers believe the solar system is 4.5 billion (4,500,000,000) years old. This conflicts with how long a comet is supposed to last (secular scientists believe comets are “left overs” from the big bang).

The number of comets we see, indicates that our solar system is less than 100,000 years old. To get around this problem, secular astronomers invented the idea of an “Oort cloud.” A supposed reservoir of icy masses orbiting far away from the sun. The idea is that occasionally, an icy mass falls into the inner solar system to become a “new” comet.

It is interesting that there is currently no evidence of an Oort cloud, and no reason to believe in one if we accept the creation account in Genesis.

“He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh…”
PSALM 2:4

Food for thought: Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…”

An article in The Birmingham News, titled Laughter: Prescription for health, said, the latest medical evidence reveals that, “At some point during laughter, your body issues a prescription from the pharmacy in your brain.”

Proverbs is believed to have been written around 800 B.C., 2,800 years ago.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Zachary,
Great information. I will be sure to laugh a lot this week.

Elizabeth