Star Formation and Dark Matter

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

If the universe formed itself in the way big-bang theorists suggest, could stars have formed? That seems like a rather odd question. Hasn’t secular science proven that the first stars formed by primordial gas clouds condensing and igniting? According to Spike Psarris, former engineer in the US military space program, the answer is, “No.”

In his latest DVD, he shows that in an interstellar gas cloud, gravity would be far weaker than gas pressure. Therefore, without some means of getting the gas to condense, it wouldn’t ignite.

Spike illustrates this by releasing air from a pressurized can and asks the audience to imagine how dense the gas would need to be inside to create enough gravity to reverse the effect – to cause air to rush into the can instead of out. If that could be done, that would be similar to the conditions needed to form stars. This would require a density however, that is far higher than the density of all the clouds we see in space.

Because of this, scientists propose several scenarios that might have caused gas clouds to condense and form stars. Spike summarizes them into the following possibilities:

1. An exploding super nova.

2. Dust grains expelled from exploding super novae. (Might cause cooling and condensation in surrounding gas clouds.)

3. Collision with a galaxy

4. Contact with high-speed material believed to be ejected when massive stars die to form black holes.

5. Radiation from new-born stars.

However, there is a problem. Each idea requires the prior existence of stars before any stars could form in the first place – a classic chicken-egg problem on a grand scale.

As a result, big-bang cosmologists have proposed that there must have been some type of primordial fluctuations in the early universe that caused certain regions to become more dense than others. As these regions cooled, they supposedly attracted dark  matter and gas which became the seeds of future galaxies.

So what is dark matter? It’s an unobservable construct that big-bang theorists believe had to be there in order for their naturalistic ideas to work. Spike adds, it’s “…invisible, emits no light nor radar waves, no x-rays, or infrared radiation…” In addition to dark matter, dark energy has been added to further prop up the big bang models.

Like the invisible fabric in the Emperor’s New Clothes, dark matter and dark energy can seemingly do all kinds of wonderful things – because no one can prove that they can’t. So at what point in the fairy tale will someone stand up and say, “The emperor is wearing nothing at all?”

In an open letter published in New Scientist Magazine, some scientists have broken with mainstream thought by saying:

 “The big bang today relies on a growing number of hypothetical entities, things that we have never observed…Without them, there would be a fatal contradiction between the observations made by astronomers and the predictions of the big bang theory. In no other field of physics would this continual recourse to new  hypothetical objects be accepted as a way of bridging the gap between theory and observation.”(1)

As scientific theories come and go, it is encouraging to remember that God’s word stands forever. In addition, we are not to be “…tossed here and there by…every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men…but are to grow up in all aspects of Christ.” (Eph. 4:14-15)


By Mark Sonmor


1. “An Open Letter to the Scientific Community” as published in New

Scientist, May 22, 2004.

Originally published in the January/February 2013 Think and Believe newsletter.

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