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Our amazing sun

by Raymond Strom

 

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.  Genesis 1:16

Last time we considered the supposed formation of the solar system. We learned that the Nebular Hypothesis is the prevailing theory regarding its formation, but there are substantive problems with this model.

The sun, the largest component in our solar system (over 99% of the mass of the solar system), presents its own issues with supposedly having been formed from this nebular cloud. Evolutionary Cosmology populist and narrator of the new Cosmos video series, Neil Degrasse Tyson, in 2007, made this statement, “If none of us knew in advance that stars exist, frontline research would offer plenty of convincing reasons for why stars could never form.” In other words, there are many scientific arguments why our sun should simply not exist.

But it does. In the last article we saw how large objects simply cannot continuously form into ever larger size of particles. Obstacles to forming large particles exist and especially objects like the sun.

First of all, the idea that a heating central core to our solar system could remain intact, counters our understanding of repulsion of objects (atoms and molecules) in a heating gaseous system. What we understand about heating gases at the atomic level is that they are repelled from one another by kinetic energy/pressure. As some researchers have pointed out, studies of apparent proto or pre-stars indicate that mass flow is dominated by the mass of material flowing outward from the central core, not toward it.  (Trimble and Aschwanden, 2001)

What seems to be the rule is that heating, compressing gases reach a point where the compression is over-ruled by the basic gas laws that some of us know so well, (they are called laws for a reason) and these conventional gas laws explain why gases cannot collect (spontaneously) in a localized region of space using the weak gravitational forces. If the opposite were true, then we should see interstellar gas clouds collapsing before our very eyes, but we don’t. They either seem to be expanding or are relatively stable.

As some have said so many years ago, we observe star deaths on a regular basis (novas and super-novas), but we never see a star birth. Evolutionary cosmologists think they know how stars form, but when confronted, they can provide no evidence that such an event has actually been observed.

It seems like our universe, in reality, is in a death spiral, not one of re-birth(s). From this, we see that the formation of the sun by these evolutionary methods violates our observations and our understanding of physics.

So are cosmologists claiming a stellar evolutionary miracle? Surely sounds like it to many of us.

The second issue is the fact that if the solar system condensed from a rotating disk of circulating gas and dust, then even if it could overcome the above expansion forces, the condensed material would have certain physical rotational characteristics. The material would accumulate on what is called the ecliptic plane. This is the plane on which the orbits of the planets generally lie.

All objects condensing from this disk should lie on this plane, and the rotation of the sun’s axis should be 90 degrees perpendicular to this ecliptic plane. The problem is, it isn’t. In fact the equatorial plane of the sun, which can be easily observed (with a full rotation at the equator of about 27 days), is over 7 degrees inclined from the solar system ecliptic plane. This simply should not be, from what we understand about rotational physics.

The fact that there is this inclination would indicate that it was there from the beginning, or something extremely gravitationally influential has disturbed the sun or the planets. One might argue for minor disturbances, but not to this extent and there simply is no evidence that this is the case. It appears that this is how it has always been as far as we know, so the Nebular Hypothesis fails on this count.  In the end, we are drawn back to the first statement in the Bible, “In the beginning, God created”.

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