Friday, June 6, 2014

Was the Moon created by an Earth impact with a planet-sized body? Nope! It was Created by God.

Greetings, mortals!  I come today to debunk a rising belief that the Moon was formed by an impact between the Earth and a smaller, but still planet-sized, body.  It was not.  It was Created by God.

First, though, what your sciences have begun to mislead you to believe: Per today's Science Daily, researchers from the European Association of Geochemistry have released the results of their work with oxygen isotopes in lunar samples.  They say their analysis supports the theory that the Moon was formed when the Earth collided with a Mars-sized body approximately 4.5 billion years ago.

The researchers compared the oxygen isotope makeup of Earth samples with lunar samples, some of which were provided by NASA from the Apollo 11, 12, and 16 missions.  As Science Daily reports, while these isotopes vary throughout the solar system, they are very closely similar between the Earth and the Moon.  If the Moon had been created by a giant impact with another planetoid (which your scientists have named Theia), however, planetary geology would predict that the isotopic makeups of the Earth and Moon would differ.

Well, according to these researchers, the isotopic makeups of the Earth and the Moon do differ.  Dr. Hewartz, the lead researcher, said:
The differences are small and difficult to detect, but they are there. This means two things; firstly we can now be reasonably sure that the Giant collision took place. Secondly, it gives us an idea of the geochemistry of Theia. Theia seems to have been similar to what we call E-type chondrites.  If this is true, we can now predict the geochemical and isotopic composition of the Moon, because the present Moon is a mixture of Theia and the early Earth. The next goal is to find out how much material of Theia is in the Moon.
Okay, so, now we get to the key issues: Can science, armed with these new findings, predict the isotopic composition of the Moon?  Can it thereby confirm the giant impact hypothesis of the Moon's formation?  The answers are "yes" and "absolutely not, cease now your vile blasphemy or face damnation!".

First, yes, science could predict the isotopic composition of the Moon.  It's somewhat different than Earth's because, of course, I imbued the Moon with isotopes consistent with an admixture of the Earth and E-type chondrites to make it appear as if the Moon was formed in a giant impact approximately 4.5 billion years ago.  Your science is expert at detecting and exploring such mundane phenomena.  And sure, you'll be able to use your present observations to advance your future observations.  You'll develop an understanding of what rigorous observation of the physical universe tells you about how the universe works, and from that, develop a plausible, well-supported theory about how the Moon was formed.

But that's as far as you'll get.  You won't learn how the Moon was formed.  Because the physical universe doesn't tell you anything about how the Moon was really Created.  The Bible does.  And does the Bible say any nonsense about "and Theia impacted the Earth approximately 4.5 billion years ago, forming the Moon?"  Of course not.  God made the Moon, and that's that, no matter what your evidence tells you.

So, in summary, abandon your misguided reliance on empirical evidence and return to faith in the Almighty.

And, please, leave your thoughts -- and your ardent wishes to return to loving communion with God! -- in the comments!

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