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Intelligent Design, Creationism and Evolution in Denmark and the rest of the world


Comments to AiG:

Does Astronomy Confirm a Young Universe?

Opening remarks
Most scientist couldn't care less about what the Bible teaches.

Very few scientists are interested in refuting the Bible, How often do you find remarks as 'This result contradict the Biblical account' in a scientific paper - next to never.

Influence from the Moon
They mention a number of positive influences from the moon on life on earth. So what? There are probably millions of potentially life-carrying planets out there. Only those with the very best conditions can carry life for a substantial amount of time. Earth is such a planet, partly because of the moon.
Moon recession
First: This does not support an earth a few thousand years old. They only argue that it cannot be several billion years old.
Second: The calculations are very difficult, as the continents have been moving around. The slowing down of earth’s rotation is due to the tides depends on the distribution of continents. When all continents were gathered together, the tidal slowing of earth’s rotation was much slower.

Comets
They do not mention two other possible sources of comets: The so-called ’Scattered disc’ and the so-called ’Centaurs’. Wonder why not?
Is it so unreasonable to assume that if you find a large number of objects that are just above large enough to be visible, then there is a large number of smaller objects? Time will show whether still smaller objects will be found, confirming the theory, or not.

Faint young sun Paradox
Why don’t they mention the so-called ’Snowball Earth’ hypothesis that is somewhat in line with their predictions. Also, temperature on earth very much depend on the content of the atmosphere, especially CO2. Why don’t they mention that?

Rapid Star Aging
Basically what they say is: ’Astronomers do not know everything about stars’. So what? No scientist can postulate to know everything about anything.

Spiral Galaxies
Star formation: Basically the same as above: ’We do not know everything’. Given an interstellar cloud is large enough, cold enough and dense enough, it will collapse into a star. It is a matter of details, which of course is very complicated.
Density Wave Theory: I am not an astronomer, so I cannot judge, but here is a completely different description of the theory, by Professor in Astronomy at Case Western Reserve University.
http://burro.cwru.edu/academics/Astr222/Galaxies/Spiral/spiral.html
It is part of course, therefore it is in the form of questions, but it can be understood.

Opdateret 10/07/2015