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Here are 26 reasons why the seven evolutionary solar system theories are worthless. Evolutionary theory is a myth; creation science is correct. God created everything; the evidence clearly points to it. This is science vs. evolution—a Creation-Evolution Encyclopedia, brought to you by Creation Science Facts.

CONTENTS: Origin of the Solar System: 1

The Basic Evolutionary Theory: Proximate and balanced planets and moons cannot be explained away

Disproving the 7 Theories:
A close look at each evolutionary theory of how our solar system made itself by accident

#1: Nebular Hypothesis: 6 reasons why it cannot be true
#2: Fission Theory: 4 reasons why it could not possibly occur
#3: Capture Theory: 4 reasons why it is nonsense
#4: Accretion Theory: 3 reasons why it would be impossible
#5: Planetary Collision Theory: 5 reasons why it is a foolish idea
#6: Stellar Collision Theory: 2 reasons why it could not happen
#7: Gas Cloud Theory: 2 reasons why it is utter folly

Page numbers without book references refer to the book, ORIGIN OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM, from which these facts are summarized. An asterisk ( * ) by a name indicates that person is not known to be a creationist. Of over 4,000 quotations in the set of books this Encyclopedia is based on
, only 164 statements are by creationists.


In earlier web pages in this series, we found the evolutionary view of the origin of matter and stars to be in error. Just as only God can make matter, He is the only One who could make the stars.

But what about the planets and moons? The evolutionists have several theories about how they came into existence.

Here are the theories and the facts which disprove them:

Our solar system contains nine planets and, at last count, sixty moons. It also has many asteroids and several comets.

The planets majestically circle the sun, and the moons circle the planets. Moons are in close proximity to the planets they orbit. They all ought to fly apart or fall into one another. Yet everything is maintained in a perfect balance.—p. 9.

The evolutionists' theory about matter and star origins. Hydrogen gas exploded out of nothing, then rushed outward, and pushed itself into stars. After this, those stars repeatedly exploded like firecrackers and made themselves into more stars. (See Origin of Matter and Origin of Stars for reasons why that could not happen). Then our solar system is supposed to have formed by accident.

But how could our solar system have formed? The evolutionary theories are contradicted by scientific facts. So there is only one alternative: God made our planets and moons, set them in place, and keeps them in balance.

The evolutionists' theory about the origin of our solar system. There are seven different theories. We will list each one, and briefly give reasons why it cannot be true.

Here are reasons why each of the seven theories are wrong:


The theory: Hydrogen and other gases swirled around and condensed into our sun and its planets.—p. 9.

Why the theory is not true:

1: Gas in outer space (as here on earth) expands; it does not contract.—pp. 9-10.

2: There would be nothing to swirl it around; and, even if it could, there would be nothing to push gas into suns and rock.—p. 10.

3: If swirling gas formed itself into separate bodies, why did it not keep going and push it all into one giant body?—p. 10.

4: What would have kept the smaller bodies from falling into the larger one? It is obvious that everything is perfectly balanced.—p. 10.

5: Interstellar gas is not today condensing. It is always expanding.—p. 10.

6: Our sun is rotating too slowly for the theory to be true.—p. 10.


The theory: One day our sun burst open, and planets and moons shot out at high speeds and went to their respective places, then stopped, and started orbiting the sun, as the moons began orbiting the planets. (Charles Darwin's son, *George Darwin, said the moon lifted out of the Pacific Ocean on a high tide and began orbiting the earth.)—p. 10.

The above theory is absurd for obvious reasons. Here is why the moon could not leave the earth:

1: It could not possibly achieve escape velocity, and; if it did, would have pulverize into fragments.—p. 10.

2: Moon rocks are somewhat different than rocks on earth. (Since the first edition of this book was published, in March 1995, the discovery was announced, on BBC Science News broadcast, that the minerals in moon rocks are remarkably different than those on the earth. This discovery was made by means of the Clementine Research Project, which was able to analyze rocks beneath the moon's surface.)—p. 10.

3: If an explosion on earth were powerful enough to hurl material into outer space, that material would continue moving outward. It would not stop and then circle the earth.—p. 10.

4: If thrown off by the earth, the moon would encircle the earth at the equator, not at a tilt of 18-28o.—p. 11.


The theory: Planets and moons were flying around, and some were captured by our sun and began circling.—p. 11.

Why the theory is not true:

1: Outer space is too large for nine planets and sixty moons to be caught by our sun. Millions would have to pass, in order for one to be caught.—p. 11.

2: No planets or moons are flying by us today.—p. 11.

3: They would tend to crash into the sun, not fly by it or begin encircling it.—p. 11.

4: Moons would not begin orbiting around planets; they would crash into the sun or into the planets.—p. 11.


The theory: A pile of space dust and rock chunks pushed together into our planet, and another pile pushed itself into our moon. Then the moon got close enough and began encircling the earth.—p. 11.

Why the theory is not true:

1: Where did the space dust and rock come from?—p. 11.

2: Loose gravel, etc., in outer space would not push itself together; it would push apart.—p. 11.

3: The moons and planets would crash together.—p. 11.


The theory: Our world collided with a small planet, and the explosion threw off rocks which became the moon, and then it began orbiting us.

Why the theory is not true:

1: Such an impact would destroy the earth.—p. 11.

2: Material from the explosion would keep moving outward forever.—p. 11.

3: Outward moving material would not stop and begin circling.—p. 11.

4: Such an event would have to happen to all the other planets.—p. 11.

5: Thousands of near misses would have to occur, for one to crash together; yet no moons are passing us today.—pp. 11, 13.


The theory: Our planets, moons, and suns spun off from the collision between stars.—p. 13.

Why the theory is not true:

1: The collision would hurl material outward, and never veer from that outward course.—p. 13.

2: Any pieces drawn together would smash, not orbit one another.—p. 13.


The theory: Gas clouds were captured by our sun. But instead of being drawn into it, they began whirling and pushing themselves into planets and moons.—p. 13.

Why the theory is not true:

1: Gas does not lump together; it only spreads outward.—p. 13.

2: If gas could stick together, it would not produce objects which would encircle the sun nor would smaller bodies encircle them.—p. 13.


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