Big Bang Creation of the Universe and Planet Earth
About the creation of the universe and planet earth billions of years ago as part of the big bang, the alternatve view from Genesis.
BIRTH OF EARTH
Our universe came into being, most cosmologists now agree, from 7 to 15 billion years ago, in an initial "big bang" explosion that's still expanding infinitely.
Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is estimated by California Institute of Technology nuclear astrophysicist William A. Fowler to be approximately 12 billion years old. Planet earth, the sun, and all the other planets, moons, asteroids, meteoroids, and comets of our solar system are believed to be relatively young in cosmic terms--from 4.5 to 5 billion years old. Earth has a life expectancy of 12 billion years (that is, it has 7.5 billion "to go") before the sun explodes into a red giant that incinerates it.
The poetic-spiritual interpretation of earth's origin expressed in Genesis 1:2, "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep," received scientific affirmation from a German philosopher-scientist, Immanuel Kant, in 1755. Kant propounded that the embryo-planet had begun shaping up within a vast twirling cloud of icy stellar dust.
The present-day nebular hypothesis upholds both Kant and Genesis as to earth's dusty origin, an apparent parthenogenetic conception which took place when the embryonic solar cloud of gaseous cosmic mix began turning--including the central sun dust-cloud and its steam of outstretching planetary clouds of dust.
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