A “Forbidden” Planet Is Causing an Evolutionary Rewrite . . . Again

by Ken Ham on March 16, 2023
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I recently wrote a blog about an “impossible” new ring system scientists discovered in our solar system and how this ring system is challenging evolutionary assumptions about the formation of planets. Well, two weeks later, headlines proclaimed the discovery of another evolutionary problem, this time describing a “forbidden” planet that “shouldn’t exist.”

An article summarizing this new discovery states,

Scientists have discovered a huge Jupiter-sized planet orbiting a very small star, a combination described as “forbidden” by one researcher because it challenges theories about how planets form, reports a new study.

Yes, yet again, the evolutionary ideas about planetary formation are being challenged because the evidence doesn’t match what they’d expect. But evolution is such a “plastic” ideology that even when the evidence doesn’t fit, it doesn’t matter—they’ll just change the story to match with the new evidence! We’ve seen this time and time again. Why? Well, because these evolutionary scientists already believe everything evolved and therefore believe that if something exists, evolution must explain it somehow—so the story just changes to keep up with the evidence.

We should never start our thinking with man’s words. It’s shifting sand, changing with every new study or new phenomena.

This is a good reminder for Christians. We should never start our thinking with man’s words. It’s shifting sand, changing with every new study or new phenomena. If we choose to start our thinking with man’s words, we too will be constantly changing and shifting, blown about by every new thing, and compromising and reinterpreting God’s Word along the way to “keep up” with the ever-changing secular world.

No, we must start our thinking with God’s Word in every area (including origins!). God’s Word teaches that all planets (besides earth) and other heavenly bodies were created by God on day four of creation week, just a few thousand years ago. That’s the truth, and no new study of another amazing star or planet is going to change that!

While man’s word is ever changing, God’s Word is eternal and unchanging—it’s a rock-solid foundation for our thinking!

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. (Isaiah 40:8)
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Matthew 24:35)
Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. (John 17:17)

Get More Answers on Answers News

This item was discussed Monday on Answers News with cohosts Dr. Kaia Kloster, Dr. Georgia Purdom, and Patricia Engler. Answers News is our weekly news program filmed live before a studio audience here at the Creation Museum and broadcast on my Facebook page and the Answers in Genesis Facebook page. We also covered the following topics:

  • Christians need not apply.
  • Should we explore the “multiverse” looking for life?
  • Secrets of evolution hidden in human proteins?
  • And more!

Watch the entire episode of Answers News for March 13, 2023.

Be sure to join us each Monday at 2 p.m. (ET) on my Facebook page or the Answers in Genesis Facebook page for Answers News. You won’t want to miss this unique news program that gives science and culture news from a distinctly biblical and Christian perspective.

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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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