In considering the developments in cosmology, the construction of the big bang theory and the existing evidence that suggests an expanding universe other known astronomical oddities add to the collection of strange features of reality that materialism cannot defend. To include these in an examination of hypothesis testing may shed further light on the inconsistent theories that scientists formulate in order to justify a purely materialistic perception of what can be seen. Like Hubble’s rejection of scientific fact for the Earth’s central location in the universe in favor of an atheistic Universe, astronomy has done pretty much the same thing. Materialistic fantasy must prevail regardless of impossible probabilities and this only to exclude metaphysical positions that may prove more than relevant and even evidential by the findings.
OUR STRANGE SUN
Consider our Sun. It cannot be explained by stellar evolution (which is guess-work based on supposed atomic fusion, super nova, dark energy and dark matter, mass of the stellar object and time). This is because we are considered a second generation star… the after effects of some supernova or stellar collision-event that spun out the debris that formed the planets. By this thinking we don’t fit a main sequence of stars in the normal evolutionary sense (if there is any credibility in that) even though we are always found in the textbooks as such. From materialistic hypotheses, we must have had a collision or just as popular, we are the remnants of a supernova since this is required to produce the needed energy to create elements larger than iron. Lead, gold, cobalt, nickel, zinc and the other ~40 elements require enormous energies for fusion of atomic nuclei into such large atomic elecments. Such energies are not found in stars otherwise.
OUR STRANGE SOLAR SYSTEM
The debris field that was supposed to coalesce into the 8 planets plus Pluto follows a solar equatorial plane. All the planets rotate about the sun within terribly tight orbits. Supernova explosions should not allow such rotations to continue to exist. This solar system rotation is an unexplained phenomenon of high precision in astronomical terms. More interesting and mysterious are the facts concerning the sun and the planets. The sun, having 98% of the mass left over from its supposed reanimation from the super nova, has only 2% of the solar system’s mysterious angular momentum. This means that the 2% of the mass that created the planets possesses 98% of the angular momentum of the solar system. The planets rotate around the sun at fantastically unlikely speeds; but that is what we know. No material explanation exists for this phenomenon.
Strange worlds that do not fit solar evolution.
Even stranger are the facts that surround the existence of the other planets. While all planets orbit in a similar plane around the sun, Uranus does so on its side, a rolling motion at a tilt of 98 degrees. It would be like the Earth rotating with the North Pole tilted towards the sun half the time and the South Pole tilted towards the sun the other half of the time. The rotation of Uranus is not only on its side but it has retrograde motion. This is rotation in the opposite of the rotation of the other planets. All of its nine moons rotate in retrograde fashion too. This is not predicted by evolutionary expectations. Nothing materialistic can account for such strange astronomical behavior. Theories that don’t hold up are typically not accepted. Solar evolution is debunked. Remember the black swan effect. It only takes one black swan to prove that not all swans are white, no matter how many white swans you count.
Retrograde motion (reverse rotation of that expected) is found in some of Saturn’s moons and many of Jupiter’s moons as well. But not all of their moons. Venus, the planet most like our own in size, also rotates in retrograde. One day on this planet takes 100 days on Earth. It holds a temperature of some 800 degrees centigrade. Hot enough to melt lead and certainly hot enough to melt mountains to plains. Yet mountains are quite abundant on this supposedly ancient planet.
OUR UNIQUE PLANET
Earth is found in a zone commonly called the “habitable zone”. Habitable zones are orbital distances of planets around their star where temperatures allow water to remain liquid. The planet is the right distance from the star and retains an atmosphere heavy enough to hold that moisture on the planet. The sun’s radiation gives life, at least to those forms of life that can photosynthesize and this fact trickles up the food chain, allowing all life a renewable form of food. The moon contributes to our habitable nature, stabilizing the plane’s axial rotation, cleansing the oceans with lunar tides, collecting solar debris from hitting the planet and enabling certain extremely rare solar events to be visible during rare solar eclipses.
OUR REALLY STRANGE MOON
The moon does not contribute greatly to our understanding of the enigma of a materialistic explanation for the solar system. First, because the moon is receding from the earth with each rotation, it has been assumed that it began as a part of the earth and has ever since been moving away from the earth over millions if not billions of years. (Gravity should have coalesced the two bodies into one.) We are told one day we may lose the moon altogether. Why would the gravitation of two bodies touching, allow one to drift away from the other? Another strange feature that materialists use to suggest the moon was once a part of the earth is the fact that the moon never rotates any faster than once every 28 days around the Earth. We only ever see one face of the moon; never the back side which to us remains the dark side. The axial rotation of the moon is exactly 28 days; exactly in synchrony with its rotation around the earth every 28 days. This is the very antithesis of our materialistic explanation of the random events that supposedly created the moon / earth relationship; or for material and gases to undergo condensation to form into stars, planets and moons!
To see the dark side of the moon requires a spaceship. In essence the moon shares our axial orbit but only imprecisely. The moon’s orbit has a 5% wobble in its rotation around the Earth. However, the moon having the same or similar elemental composition as the earth, it does not have the same concentration of these Earth based elements. There are many theories as to how the moon came to be but none reasonably answers the collective anomalies that make our moon unique.
FANTASTIC SOLAR ECLIPSE
It is most surprising, if the solar system is 5 billion years old, that we live at time and have the technology to access the information revealed about the sun and its composition and structure but only when a solar eclipse occurs. You see, if the moon has been receding for billions of years, it just so happens that it is currently at a distance that not only manages the life-giving oceanic tides of our world, and stabilizes our axial wobble of the planet but it is at the exact distance from the earth such that the disk of the moon exactly blocks the disk of the sun during a total solar eclipse.
This is statistically unlikely from any materialistic explanation. But remarkable as it is, due to this perfection of alignment, when the shadow of the moon’s placement between the earth and the sun falls on the earth the solar corona is revealed. This is the only time the sun’s composition, certain movements and volatility as well as atmospheric activity can be captured. This information has provided invaluable empirical understanding as to the nature of our star and the processes that fuel it. How convenient that we are alive and have the technology at the right time in the past 4.5 billion years to capture such science about our solar system! Or has it been 4.5 billion years? Is this just a fortunate coincidence? Convenience or design?
As we move away from the solar system and look at other objects in the night sky it has become