What About the Nebular Hypothesis?

on March 20, 2017

In retelling how our solar system originated, many museums will feature the nebular hypothesis. This idea suggests that the solar system formed from a spinning cloud of dust and gasses which contracted and formed the sun and various planets.

There are many scientific and biblical problems with this idea:

  • It is an inherently atheistic idea (it attempts to explain the origin of our solar system without supernatural causes).
  • It contradicts the biblical order of events: God created the earth first, out of nothing, and then instantaneously created the heavenly bodies four days later.
  • Not all planets in our solar system rotate in the same direction (Venus and Uranus rotate clockwise, while the other planets rotate counterclockwise).
  • The laws of physics dictate that gas will expand in space, not contract.

For more information, visit www.answersingenesis.org/go/astronomy.

Ant Nebula

By NASA, ESA & the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), via Wikimedia Commons

This image of the Ant Nebula was taken using the Hubble telescope.

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