Scientific Creation Story Part 1
About the scientific story of creation, explanation of science for the origins of the universe and the world.
At some very early date, 10 or 20 billion years ago, the universe was in apparent chaos. Everything that there was, was squeezed into a super-dense kernel, a hot and hectic nuclear cloud, shapeless and unformed. All the matter of the universe was there, in a broken-up state of protons, neutrons, and electrons, independent from one another but very closely packed. The temperature was one trillion degrees, and this primal kernel was finally so dense, so hot, and so highly charged that it exploded.
The explosion sent all the particles of matter in the universe flying. The universe had begun to expand.
During that 1st 100 seconds of this explosive expansion, the pieces of matte remained separate, while the universe began to cool. Before 5 minutes had gone by, the temperature dropped to one billion degrees.
With this cooling and expanding protons and neutrons began to combine, forming simple nuclei. Very soon after, electrons hooked up with these nuclei, and the simple atoms came into being.
After half an hour, all of the atomic elements of the universe had been formed. The universe continued to cool, and gradually The temperature fell to 40 million degrees. The 1st day.
Time passed. The larger products of the explosion of the universe remained gaseous, as large clouds thinly distributed in space. But in certain parts of these clouds, the molecules exerted enough mutual gravitational attraction to star condensation in various places. Smaller and denser clouds formed, gradually pulling together into tighter masses. Within these condensing clouds, some gases began random whirling motions, which grew more and more rotational, flattening and tightening the clouds further.
Then, about 5 billion years ago, one of these whirling clouds became so condensed that matter began to be heavily concentrated in its center, forming into a large lump. This central lump, an emerging star, was surrounded by a miscellany of debris from the universal explosion. The debris included concentrations of matter, which were smaller than the star, and these cooling streams around the star fell loosely under its gravitational control, rotating as they condensed.
The new star was our sun. As it condensed, its internal nuclear fires got hotter and began to glow, so that "then there was light."
Some of the secondary bodies circling the sun were engulfed by it became their orbits were too elliptical. Others were captured by large secondary bodies and incorporated into them. But some of them fell into orbits which were safely circular, well spaced from their neighbors, and of a proper size to continue. They were the protoplanets of our solar system.
The powerful radiant energy of the sun now began to clean up the solar system, sending all the free gases from the system into space, and driving away the gases which surrounded the protoplanets. A mixed array of infant planets survived. The farthest planets were less affected by the sun's energy, and remained large and gassy. But the gassy shells of the closer bodies were driven off completely, leaving small and solid planets revolving around the sun.
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