- Series:Astronomy, Transcript English
“The day [is] thine, the night also [is] thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.”
According to evolution, some explanation for the sun, stars and planets must be found which does not include God as Creator.
One of the most popular theories today is that the sun and the planets of the solar system each formed as a single cloud of dust and gases were drawn together by gravity. As this material was drawn together, it began spinning faster and faster like a giant twirling skater pulling his arms toward his body. According to this theory, the amount of angular momentum – which we will simply call “spin” – among the planets must equal the amount of “spin” the sun has.
As we have gradually learned more about the solar system, we have been able to more accurately compute this energy. Figuring in the mass of the planets, their orbits, and the mass and rotation of the sun, scientists have concluded that 98 percent of the solar system’s “spin” is in the planets – while only two percent, not 50 percent as expected, is in the sun. So, modern science has confirmed – probably as much as it can in this case – that the earth was created independently from the sun. Of course, we know that Scripture clearly states that the earth was created four days before the sun. Here, a scientific mystery for evolution is no mystery at all for those of us who respect the Bible!
Heavenly Father, Creator of all stars, we give You thanks that You have shown us some of Your great power in creating the stars. Help us to realize that You come to us, not to bring fear but Your undeserved love through the salvation that is found in Your Son. In His Name. Amen.
Photo: Angular momentum is what keeps this gyroscope upright. Licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.