A Journey To The Land Of Make Believe

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Think & Believe Newsletter | 0 comments

Evolutionary astronomer Hal Levison admits that “The standard model can’t produce anywhere near the number of comets we see.” [1]

Levison and others have calculated that the standard evolutionary model for our Solar System could only produce about 1/100th the number of nuclei that are needed to keep producing comets for billions of years.

But that’s not a problem, says Levison. He believes that the comets we see weren’t made in our Solar System.

They just formed in *other* solar systems, around other stars.

Hmm. Then why are they orbiting *our* star instead of those other stars?

Easy, explains Levison. Our Sun “stole” the comets from the other stars.

Levison believes that our Sun was born in a large star cluster. Thus, our Sun’s gravity could have stolen comets from those other stars while they were all still cozy together in the gas cloud.

Does that sound contrived to you? Levison doesn’t think so.

In fact, he says, “It’s hard to imagine it not happening.”

Hmm. Apparently, imagination is a vital theoretical tool when building an evolutionary model.

But let’s do something radical. Let’s set aside imagination, and concentrate on facts.

Levison believes in an Oort Cloud, populated with 400 billion cometary nuclei.

But how many nuclei have actually been observed out there? Zero.

Levison believes the Sun was born in a star cluster of a few hundred stars.

But how many siblings of our Sun do we actually see? Zero.

Levison believes that other stars have billions of cometary nuclei orbiting them, from which our Sun was a thief.

But how many of these nuclei have been observed? Zero.

(In fairness, even if these existed, it would be impossible to observe them. But again this raises the point — scientific hypotheses rely on things we can measure and test. Appeals to non-observable comets are not scientific models. They’re statements of *faith*.)

Lastly, Levison believes the Sun has almost 100 times the comets that it started with. Apparently our Sun had to steal almost *all* the comets that its siblings built.

But why did the Sun steal all the comets from other stars? Why couldn’t other stars have stolen any from the Sun?

After all, the other stars have gravity too. Why would the comets only have flowed in one direction?

Was there some kind of one-way ‘comet valve’ in space?

Add it all up, and Levison’s story is just that — a story. And not a particularly good one, at that.

The sad part is this: In evolutionary circles, fables like this are perfectly acceptable today. (Levison is a prominent, respected researcher.)

Evolutionary thinking has so corrupted the minds of (most) scientists that they can’t perceive the difference between good testable science and a hand-waving “just-so” story.

First, you assume billions-of-years and naturalistic origins. Then you add lots of imagination, and presto! You get yourself quoted in the media about “solving” a thorny problem.

Such is the state of science today.

By Spike Psarris

1. http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/23nov_aliencomets/


***Make sure you read Spike’s article: Comets (Still) Shouldn’t Exist


as originally published in

CREATION ASTRONOMY NEWS – Volume II, #2 (sign up for the newsletter at his website)

reprinted with permission from the author.


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