Realities of creation-dust to Earth

When looking at the reality of creation theories, we have to ask what happened after the Big Bang. After the stars were formed, including our sun, some acquired planets. How did this happen? How did our own planet earth come into being, and become the planet able to sustain life, that it is today.

The raw materials

As astronomers look into the night sky they see suns and star systems at different stages of life. They are also different sizes. Suns are nuclear reactors that fuse the hydrogen into more complex elements and release energy. They reach a point after billions of years in which all the fuel runs out. When this happens the core collapses in on itself, and the outer layer is blown millions of miles into space. This releases the matter that has been created by being fused into the complex elements. The larger stars burn more quickly and enable the heavier elements, including iron, to be produced. This is the star dust that becomes part of the new worlds. The iron in our systems comes from the dust of older stars. We are star dust.

Planets

Around our newly formed sun would have been the remaining star dust that had not been pulled in by the gravitational collapse. If conditions are right, the flattened dust disc may begin to solidify into planets or proto planets and other space debris. As the original disc surrounding the sun was flat, these would be on the same level or plane, as our planets are today.

Science tells us that there were many proto worlds at that time, not just those we see today. Some became planets in their own right, some were captured by larger planets and became moons. Some were destroyed and absorbed, and some became asteroids or other space debris.

How the  earth developed

Our own earth, once molten, with no oxygen in the atmosphere, began to cool and solidify over billions of years. It was, at first, just molten rock with acidic rain, very high temperatures and poisonous gasses in the rudimentary atmosphere, billions of years ago. It was a hostile environment for any life to begin on.

Where did the moon come from?

The current thinking involves a smaller sister planet, called Thea, colliding with earth 4.5 billion years ago. Allegedly, Thea crashed into earth causing our axis to tilt by 23% (thus giving us seasons). She was destroyed and absorbed, and matter was ejected which eventually formed into the moon.

The structure of the earth consists of a dense core, a mantle of molten rock and a crust on which the we live, which moves over the mantle. The moon consists of the same material as our crust, which was apparently the big clue. Frozen comets may have crashed on the earth (according to one theory) forming our seas. Paleontologists looking at the fossil record from 4 Billion years ago found evidence that the world was spinning faster then There seems to have been 410 days of 22 hours. Tracing back to impact time, it is calculated that the days were only 6 hours ish in length. The impact not only caused the earth to tilt but made it spin like a top.

How did earth become an environment that could support life?

How does science explain how our earth become a planet fit for human habitation? Of course it happened so long ago that no one can really know. The theory seems to be that the moon was ten times closer than it is now when it was formed. This generated massive tides which pulled and eroded minerals from the land and into the sea. The rich minerals and nutrients in the rocks and soil created a primordial soup. Chemical interactions helped to create strings of molecules from the elements. The basic amino acids and proteins which are the building blocks of life were produced.

The 100 miles an hour tides and the hurricane winds produced by the moon’s proximity, would have made complex life evolving at that time unlikely. The gravitational forces generated by the fast spinning earth pushed the moon slowly away into the position it is today. It is actually still moving. Reflectors placed on the surface by the American Apollo missions are sent a laser signal from a base in Texas to this day . They measure the distance to the moon. The moon is moving away from us at 3.4 centimeters per year. The action of the tides hitting the land also slowed the earth down (Tidal friction).

Life begins

One billion years later the fossil record shows evidence of calm seas and the existence of bacteria on the rocks, that were the beginnings of the plant life as we know it. It its thought that a particular type of bacteria discovered photosynthesis. This uses light and breaks it down to chemical energy with oxygen as a bi-product. Oxygen began to be produced in large quantities. This was poisonous for other emerging bacteria, but gave us the atmosphere that we breathe now. This seemingly random sequence of events was supposed to have led to the emergence of life as we know it today.

Conclusion

The above has been, as far as possible, the up to date scientific explanation of how our planet came into existence, and became fit for human habitation. We cannot actually know what went on millions of years ago. All anyone can ever do is to look at the best science available at the time. This may be exactly as it happened, or there may be other factors or timings that have not yet even been thought of. There are those that think it happened totally differently, of course. This depends on what versions of reality you believe in.

Marian

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