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Author Topic:   Problems with evolution? Submit your questions.
Flyer75
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Message 12 of 752 (565918)
06-22-2010 1:58 AM


So is anyone going to answer these questions? LOL. These are all good questions which most likely some here have answers for. And ya, is the OP going to show back up and respond or give input?

One question for me (and for the record, I don't think one can come up with one question that ends all discussion on the issue, in other words, my question alone, if never answered, won't disprove evolution totally, same can be said for creationism imo).

If comets have been proven by all scientists alike to only be able to "survive" for roughly 100,000 years, how are any still around if the universe is 4.5 billion years old?

I don't want to hear about Star Trek type Oort Clouds either btw.


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Flyer75
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Message 14 of 752 (565935)
06-22-2010 3:28 AM
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06-22-2010 3:19 AM


sorry
Huntard,

Thanks for the correction on the dates.

Well, where do comets come from then??? Why do we still have comets around if they only last 100,000 years or less? When did they form? Just 100,000 years ago and if so, how? Will there be anymore comets when these ones burn up? Or do Oort Clouds really exist?


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Flyer75
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Message 27 of 752 (566097)
06-23-2010 2:08 AM


To those who were blasting me about the factual evidence of Oort Clouds, wikipedia has another viewpoint, if that website is allowed here. I have seen others quote it numerous times. From the website:

"The Oort cloud (pronounced /ˈɔrt/ ort, alternatively the Öpik-Oort cloud IPA: [ˈøpik]) is a hypothesized spherical cloud of comets which may lie roughly 50,000 AU, or nearly a light-year, from the Sun." This fits with what Coragyps was stating for the extreme distances of the Oort Cloud.

Note the word "hypothesized".

Also, "Although no confirmed direct observations of the Oort cloud have been made, astronomers believe that it is the source of all long-period and Halley-type comets entering the inner Solar System and many of the Centaurs and Jupiter-family comets as well."

Reading the page in it's entirety I don't see any factual evidence that this cloud exists.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oort_cloud

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Flyer75
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Message 29 of 752 (566103)
06-23-2010 2:41 AM
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06-23-2010 2:21 AM


Re: sorry
Whether I'm ultimately right or wrong on the comet issue has no bearing on if it's relevant to evolution. Everything that we see around us that isn't man made is relevant to this question. If not comets, why not planets, the sun, moon, ect? They had to come from somewhere didn't they?

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Flyer75
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Message 31 of 752 (566107)
06-23-2010 2:48 AM
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06-23-2010 2:45 AM


Re: Comets
Kitsune, that's a fair enough post. I never said that an Oort Cloud wouldn't be discovered someday, or something resembling one, but until now, one has not been observed, only hypothesized.

The absence of proof does not mean that proof does not exist somewhere. It just means we haven't found it yet OR it really doesn't exist. Like you said, time will tell.


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