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Zucadragon
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Message 5 of 653 (436343)
11-25-2007 8:18 AM


Oort cloud question.
As a bit of testing for myself, I've had a look at whats called the evolution cruncher.. Basically its a pretty large list of misinformation, straw mans and just plain lies.
So I'm slowly working my way through it, knowing that a lot of the questions asked by new creationists will probably come from this "cruncher".
And I come upon the question about the oort cloud..
So I've been looking over the internet about the oort cloud but I can't really find any solid information..
Theres little bits of data here and there, can anyone point me to a book or article that seems to have more precise and conclusive data on it.. Most pages I visit give a lot of "we aren't really sure, but it might indicate or might prove" without any backing real information.
Can anyone help me out with this one ?
Bold is after edit.
Here I show what the evolution has to say about Comets, now I know the oort cloud has been shown to be the primary source of comets.. But as I said, I can't find much information on it (though in a recent chat I have been given some links so some nice information, so I'm looking into that as well)
8 - COMETS”Comets, journeying around the sun, are assumed to have the same age as our world and solar system. But, as *Fred Whipple has acknowledged, astronomers have no idea where or how comets originated. Yet we know that they are continually disintegrating. This is because they are composed of bits of rocky debris held together by frozen gases and water. Each time a comet circles the sun, some of the ice is evaporated and some of the gas is boiled away by the sun’s heat. Additional material is lost through gravitational forces, tail formation, meteor stream production, and radiative forces. The most spectacular part of a comet is its tail, yet this consists of material driven away from its head by solar energy. All the tail material is lost in space as the comet moves onward.
A number of comets have broken up and dissipated within the period of human observation. Some of those regularly seen in the nineteenth century have now vanished. Others have died spectacularly by plunging into the sun.
Evidently all the comets should self-destruct within a time frame that is fairly short. Careful study has indicated that the effect of this dissolution process on short-term comets would have totally dissipated them within 10,000 years.
There are numerous comets circling our sun, including many short-term ones, with no source of new comets known to exist.
Edited by Zucadragon, : Added evolution cruncher info.

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Zucadragon
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Message 12 of 653 (436501)
11-26-2007 2:19 AM


okay, I'm going to be gone for a week, so no replies during that time, thanks for all the info so far, got it bookmarked/copied and with some help I got at the chat, I'm also going to look around a bit more.
Thanks and have a nice week.

  
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Message 105 of 653 (497607)
02-05-2009 1:13 AM


I revive this topic by making a new post, a simple question.
I need a bit of help, I'm in a discussion that starts with the basic, and I'm trying to find a good dictionary (or dictionaries) to define the term "evolution".
The creationist I'm discussing appologized because he only had online dictionaries and since I just emmigrated, I don't have a scientific dictionary.
Can anyone lend a hand ?

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Message 110 of 653 (497891)
02-06-2009 12:56 PM
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02-05-2009 2:18 AM


Re: Merriam-Webster?
I like online dictionaries, but not in discussions with creationists, because they'll often focus on the wrong term and use that to say "see, it can mean anything".. Which is an annoying starting point in a discussion.

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