Amazing New Discovery
discovered again and again and again
If someone were to depend upon the media for information on scientific
issues, they would be right to be puzzled by how many times the same
thing has been discovered for the first time. For years evolutionary
astronomers have been claiming to “discover” planets orbiting other
stars. On the MSNBC web site was a May 28 story that “Astronomers see
evidence for youngest planet”. The story goes on to say that
astronomers claim to have detected a planet no more than a million
years old circling a distant star. There are several interesting things
about this story, one of which is that just a few days earlier on the
space.com web site was the story “Pushing the Limit: Possible First
Photo of Extrasolar Planet”. This story is about the claim that for the
first time astronomers have taken a picture of a planet orbiting
Both of these stories highlight how evolutionism is driving these claims and not true science. In both stories of a so-called discovery of an extrasolar planet, none of the planets were actually seen. What the astronomers actually observed was a “wobble” in a distant star that they interpreted as evidence of a planet. In the case of the supposed million-year-old planet they then added speculation upon speculation. Claiming to have found evidence of certain elements, they then used this claim to promote the speculation that they had found “nurseries” for the formation of stars and planets.
All of this shows the utter non-scientific nature of these speculations. These evolutionist astronomers are assuming that the wobble of a star is evidence of a planet, then they are assuming that the elements they observe around the stars are evidence of planet formation and then they are assuming that this is evidence of its age. Even making the absurd statement that “The star’s age is fairly easy to determine, and it’s set at 1 million years. The planet would have had to form within a million years, too.” Fairly easy?, were they there a million years ago? These stories have more in common than just their rampant speculation masquerading as science; the motivation in both cases is to promote the idea that planets are a common phenomenon in the Universe.
But assuming that a wobbling star is evidence of an orbiting planet is an assumption. What is common in the Universe are stars called brown dwarfs. These are low energy stars that orbit other stars. All of the observations interpreted as planets may be nothing more then the wobble caused by brown dwarfs. The story on the possible photo of an extrasolar planet even acknowledges this possibility, but not in the headline of the story, because the priests of the religion of evolutionism don’t reward those who find brown dwarfs. It is only when the idea of lots of planets, that evolutionists hope contain lots of life, is promoted to the public that astronomers get the publicity and benefits that go to those who aid in spreading the religion of evolutionism. Planets may indeed orbit other stars, but astronomers who do true science will wait for proof before announcing their findings.