Skip to comments.A collision 4.5 billion years ago nearly destroyed our planet but instead helped start path to life
Posted on 06/15/2014 2:13:49 PM PDT by rickmichaels
Creation stories tend to be outlandish, in keeping with the near impossibility of explaining why the world is the way it is from the week-long labours of the Old Testament God, to the eternal cycles of the Hindu creator Brahma, to Ravens metaphysical trickery in Pacific Northwest First Nations tradition.
Fanciful as they are, however, these myths have nothing on modern science, whose creation story which already involves a mysterious Big Bang, perhaps one of many creations ex nihilo in infinite succession this week got even weirder.
At a geophysics conference in California, a series of discoveries was announced that show not for the first time, but in unprecedented detail the Earth as we know it today was born of a violent collision between two ancient planets, so forceful it reduced both to molten rock and silicate vapour, and nearly blasted both into cosmic smithereens.
It would have been a very, very bad day for the Earth, said Sujoy Mukhopadhyay, associate professor in the Earth and Planetary sciences Department at Harvard University. One potential outcome could have been complete destruction.
It came close. The cataclysmic meeting of the proto-Earth and the smaller, Mars-sized planet Theia known as the Big Splash set the Earth spinning faster than ever, tilted its axis by 23 degrees, and created the moon from the debris that was blasted into orbit.
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They have footage of that collision. In color.
Hope they included the 7.1 surround audio for full effect ;^)
>Theia known as the Big Splash set the Earth spinning faster than ever, tilted its axis by 23 degrees, and created the moon from the debris that was blasted into orbit.
Thanks for the tides and the seasons Theia. She must have been hauling tail to not get caught in a solar orbit.
Ahhhh ... but the universe that was non-existent at one time created itself into existence by _____________ (fill in the blank) .... THAT makes more and/or better sense ... right ?
And all of this happened when a very large boy was playing marbles with a turtle while waiting to get their lizard mom’s car washed.
You see, I can make up stories too.
I often wonder why there is so much concern and dispute about “where” we came from. We are here.
Let’s focus on that.
>>a series of discoveries was announced that show not for the first time, but in unprecedented detail
Science!-tists sez: “Come on guys. Stop believing in God and believe in us! We need grant money more than he does. We made a YouTube video showing how the world was created. Where’s your God’s YouTube videos?”
G. K. Chesterton: He who does not believe in God will believe in anything. This is a glaring example. With no way to prove this, do these silly “scientists” really believe it?
"... but in unprecedented detail ..."
Show me. And I'm not interested in artistic conceptual drawings.
“...these myths have nothing on modern science...”
Well .. I think I’ll stick with the Bible’s version .. after all, GOD is smarter than all of them.
GOD created the human after his own image (GOD is not an amoeba or plant) .. meaning we have a brain and a free will to take on the world’s problems and solve them.
It is up to each individual to educate himself; and to seek out GOD’s wisdom.
I have yet to hear a logically coherent explanation for the creation of the universe, other than what I read in Genesis.
Isn’t that a song where the girl died, the dude plants a tree and watches it grow, etc?
A terrible F5 tornado blew through here recently. When I got to the disaster scene I found a table impeccably set with silver, crystal, porcelain China, and starched linens, a five course French dinner on the sideboard, and a 1982 Chateau Margaux waiting alongside. With a pitcher of Manhattans.
What’s the matter, don’t you believe in SCIENCE?
Science denier /S
The author of this appears to have picked up a dusty copy of Worlds in Collision by Velikovsky. He thinks it’s a new idea. Nothing new under the sun.
Wow.. Molten lava and silicon vapours.
Talk about glowball varming !!
Well, it’s always good to know we can all be wiped out
by a planetary collision, as if we didn’t have enough to
So where did Microsoft come up with..
Abort, Retry or Fail?
Our cosmic destiny?
Or just another attempt to explain
Since there is no official antonym of anything, it is reasonable to think of 'nothing.'
It certainly isn't 'everything,' since both anything and everything(in this case) both mean all things. As in He who does not believe in God will believe in all things.
He who does not believe in God will believe in anything.
He who does not believe in God will believe in everything.
or in logical reverse, one is left with something rather compromising:
He who does believe in God will believe in nothing.
What do you think? (of the grammar....)