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Water on Moon supports young earth

Discussion in 'Creation vs. Evolution' started by church mouse guy, Sep 29, 2017.

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    In July, the media reported that “The Moon, long thought to be a dry, inhospitable orb, hosts surprisingly large sub-surface water reserves, which one day may quench the thirst of lunar explorers from Earth, scientists said Monday [July 24].” (1)

    Science Daily reported in September:

    "The signature of water is present nearly everywhere on the lunar surface, not limited to the polar regions as previously reported," said the study's lead author, Shuai Li, who performed the work while a Ph.D. student at Brown University and is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii. "The amount of water increases toward the poles and does not show significant difference among distinct compositional terrains."

    The water concentration reaches a maximum average of around 500 to 750 parts per million in the higher latitudes. That's not a lot -- less than is found in the sands of Earth's driest deserts -- but it's also not nothing.

    There is some thinking that the moon has as much water as the earth. The research used data from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper, an imaging spectrometer on India's Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiting satellite. (2)

    This evidence of water on the moon, and we cannot measure the water in the dark areas of the moon, relates directly to Creation Theory and a young earth and a young moon.

    Answers in Genesis (AIG), associated with the Noah’s Ark in Kentucky and the Creation Museum and Ken Ham, says that historically there were three theories of the moon’s origin in science, which thought that the moon was 4.5 billion years old:

    The earth and moon formed together from a common cloud of material

    The moon spun off from a rapidly rotating earth

    The moon formed elsewhere, and the earth’s gravity captured the moon as it passed by the earth.

    AIG says that after the moon landing a new theory developed to replace the inadequate three theories. This theory says that various particles floating around in space were collected together and the moon grew by adding debris together until the moon reached its present size. (3)

    Water on the moon refutes any idea of a collision caused moon because the heat from the impact would make the physical material so hot as to be molten, according to “Lunar Geophysicist G. Jeffrey Taylor clarified that the proto-moon debris from the supposed impactor would have emerged so hot that it was likely entirely molten. Molten rock drives away water. See Taylor, G. J. 1998. Origin of the Earth and Moon. Planetary Science Research Discoveries. Posted on psrd.hawaii.edu December 31, 1998, accessed August 2, 2017.”

    The Institute for Creation Research concludes:

    This new evidence forces defenders of the water-vaporizing collision hypothesis to go back to the drawing board. Secularists now face the near-impossible task of explaining how water somehow got into the moon’s interior after the moon supposedly cooled. Any icy comet with enough momentum to force its way through the crust and into the moon’s mantle would have collided with enough violence to vaporize its own watery payload. Secular moon origins now face dire straits.

    In a drastic understatement, coauthor of the Nature Geoscience paper Shuai Li of the University of Hawaii said, “The exact origin of water in the lunar interior is still a big question.”

    Now it’s a bigger question than ever—at least for those who reject Genesis as history. Biblical indications of watery, not fiery, origins for Earth and space objects account for water inside moon rocks. Again, the Bible got it right. (4)

    The Institute for Creation Research in Dallas summarized in another article eloquently:

    The sophisticated structure and function of the moon leave no doubt as to its origin by special creation. It is beyond the ability of random, natural forces to have positioned the moon at just the right distance from Earth to, for example, generate tides tall enough to cycle vital nutrients to oxygen-providing microbes but not so tall that they destroy the coasts. Similarly, the moon's circular orbit steadies the tides.

    And now, finding that water was present during the moon's formation not only weakens secular theories of a molten moon, but also confirms the Bible's suggestion of a cold and wet lunar origin.

    According to Genesis, God spoke the moon into existence on Day Four of creation, calling it the "lesser light." Making the moon did not require magma. Also according to Genesis, the first substance that God created even before making the luminaries was water itself. Genesis states, "The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters."

    In the New Testament, Peter predicted the presentation of these finds when he wrote of scoffers' treatment of biblical origins: "For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water."

    Taken together, these passages suggest that the Earth, at least, began with a watery origin. And it is possible that Peter's watery origins reference also applies to other heavenly bodies, including solar planets and moons. (5)

    (1) http://www.breitbart.com/news/moon-could-be-wetter-than-thought-say-scientists/

    (2) https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170913193022.htm

    (3) https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/moon/new-theory-for-moons-origin/

    (4) http://www.icr.org/article/lunar-water-douses-collision-origin

    (5) Water in Rocks May Support Moon's Bible Origins | The Institute for Creation Research