Our Solar System
by Raymond Strom
Over the next series of articles, we are going to look and evaluate scientific data regarding our solar system and our “local” astronomical objects. Our solar system is complicated and even current observations of close planets are seriously incomplete. So even with an incomplete, and arguably fractional data set, evolutionary scientists insist they can “know” the origins of the solar system. As you will see, this is very far from the truth.
The current model for the evolution of the solar system is what is called the nebular hypothesis. It is also known as the solar nebular disk model. This idea speculates that the material that makes up the solar system, originally a diffuse cloud mainly comprised of hydrogen, gravitationally gathered or collapsed to form an accretion disk, or a collection of gas and dust from space that accumulated into a disk-shaped object. That cloud began rotating and from that condensed gas and dust cloud, the sun and planets accumulated into what we see today; at least that’s the theory. But is this reasonable?
A major problem initially encountered is the idea that somehow, gravitational attraction can take a diffused pressured gas cloud and collapse it into a more compact object. Gases under pressure, even very low pressures in the vacuum of space, will not collapse by gravitation that exists between the gas molecules. Energy, in the form of kinetic energy, prevents this from happening.
It has been contended that this could happen as the result of a shock wave caused by a nova or a super-nova (the explosion of a star), but this presumes that a star already exists. It should be pointed out that under these circumstances, you have to have stars to form stars. In the same way, you have to have previous stars that have completed a complicated process in order to form the building blocks of a solar system.
So, the solar system overall presents an enigma. It simply should not exist, unless some fundamental precursors were already present that had to, in themselves, have had precursors that cannot be rationally explained.
Typically these problems are glossed over, and stated as being “just so”. They are, in fact, pure speculation, part of the “cosmo-fantasy” we talked about in the last article.
A further complication comes in the form of how planetesimals form from small dust particles and transform into objects the size of planets. Small dust particles must continue to coalesce into larger particles, but at some stage, around one centimeter in diameter, their collisions will cause the destruction of the larger particle back to small particles.
It is a self-destructive mechanism and creates a roadblock to the formation of larger objects like planetesimals and planets. Wikipedia states, “How 1 cm sized particles coalesce into 1 km planetesimals is a mystery.”
Evolutionary astronomy director and lecturer Andrew Green says that, “Despite the fact that we live in a galaxy, the Milky Way, and we live next to a star, our sun, we still have a very poor idea of how galaxies form and evolve and how stars form from primordial gas.”
The conclusion is that using naturalistic processes, the solar system should simply not exist, but it does.
So the case set forward by evolutionary cosmologists really cannot account for why the solar system exists. It then makes just as much sense that an all-creating being – God – is responsible for the original creation of the solar system.
“For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance, he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.” Astronomer Robert Jastrow, God and the Astronomers.
Next article: The Sun, An Evolutionary Problem