Today he continues our education in creationist astronomy with The Solar System: Mars. As with his last article about the Earth and the Moon, this one is mostly a bunch of high school science, so we’ll skip that stuff and give you only the unique parts — with bold font added by us for emphasis. Okay, here we go:
Although Venus has been called Earth’s sister due to the similar size of these two worlds, the planet that appears most earthlike at its surface is undoubtedly Mars. A solid, rocky world, Mars is just over half the size of Earth in diameter. [Blah, blah, blah.] This amazing planet has properties that both challenge secular ideas and confirm biblical creation.
Mars confirms biblical creation? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! We’ve pointed out before that there’s only one mention of planets in the entire bible (in 2 Kings 23:5) — a derisive reference to those who burn incense unto Baal, to the sun, the moon, and to the planets. Otherwise, they’re never mentioned at all — the phrase used is always “the sun, the moon, and the stars.” So how does Mars “confirm biblical creation”? Stay with us.
Jason continues with a lot more high school data, and then says:
Though there is essentially no liquid water on the planet today, evidence clearly suggests that Mars once had surface water. Such evidence is especially perplexing in light of the planet’s thin atmosphere.
So, was the atmosphere of Mars different in the past? Or was the water released catastrophically, boiling away almost immediately? Could volcanic eruptions increase the atmospheric pressure locally to the point where liquid water could exist temporarily? These are mysteries that remain unsolved.
What does Jason think about this mystery of the Martian water? Let’s read on:
It is noteworthy that secularists are willing to believe in catastrophic, planet-scale flooding on Mars — a planet that cannot support liquid water. Yet, they simultaneously deny the Genesis Flood on Earth — a planet that is 71 percent covered with water.
You, dear reader, are probably one of those fools Jason is talking about. He then discusses the two moons of Mars, and says:
When taken from a secular perspective, the origin of these moons is perplexing. Were they once asteroids that have since been captured by the gravity of Mars, as many astronomers believe? This is possible but involves an improbable chain of events. Moreover, captured asteroids are expected to have exaggerated, elliptical orbits, but Mars’ moons orbit in nearly perfect circles.
Wow — another mystery that has secular scientists baffled. The Wikipedia article on Moons of Mars discusses this issue, and suggests a few explanations, but nothing certain has been decided yet. However, Jason is no ordinary scientist, and he isn’t baffled at all. Get this:
As with so many aspects of the universe, the creative diversity of the Lord seems the best explanation for this puzzle. While posing a challenge for natural processes, the creation of unique moons in well-designed orbits is no problem for God.
Problem solved! Jason wraps it up with this inspiring paragraph:
Mars and Earth possess great similarities but also vast differences. This is yet one more mark of the creativity of the Trinitarian God of Scripture. God Himself (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) embodies a multitude of characteristics — diverse and yet unified. In the same way, the planets, while not one-and-the-same, have unique variations representing the all-encompassing, endless ingenuity that the Creator exemplifies in all His forms. Indeed, the evidence of Him is clearly seen by what He has made — “even His eternal power and Godhead” [scripture reference].
Now you know all there is to know about Mars, thanks to Jason. Imagine how ignorant we’d be were it not for creation science!
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