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The Nebular Hypothesis is the belief that approximately four billion years ago, the sun had ejected a tail or filament of material that cooled and collected and thus formed the planets. This idea was first put forth by Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), but later endorsed by Emanuel Kant and Mathematician Pierre Simon Laplace (1749-1827), which gave the hypothesis widespread respectability despite it’s mathematical flaws.

Let’s examine some difficulties:

1.)  The sun contains 99.86% of all the mass of the solar system, yet the sun contains only 1.9% of the angular momentum.  The planets together contain 98.1%

2.)  The outer planets are far larger than the inner ones.  Jupiter alone is 5,750 times larger than Mercury and 2,958 times as massive as Mars.

3.)  There are three pairs of rapid-spin rates among our planets, each within 3% of each other.  (Earth & Mars, Jupiter & Saturn, and Neptune & Uranus)

4.)  Earth and Mars have virtually identical spin axis tilts–approximately 23.5 degrrees.  Why?

5.)  From the angular momentum and the orbital calculations it would seem as if the three pairs of planets were brought here from elsewhere.

Therefore, there is no plausible explanation that would support a solar origin of the planets.

He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved. Psalm 104:5

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