Thursday, December 20, 2007

Saturn's Hot Moon Enceladus Puzzles Thought-Imprisoned Evolutionists, Biz-As-Usual to Creationists

Hi all.

Quick one. A November 2006 copy of ICR Acts and Facts just surfaced on my reading stack so it seems my reading backlog is down to only one year. But, with the idea of better late than never, here is a quick description and link of Institute for Creation Research article on Enceladus, one of Saturn's little moons.

But this little Enceladus guy is a hot one, puzzling astronomers. It seems that by November, 2005, Cassini mission (launched October 1997) evidence seemed unmistakable that this little moon was ejecting up to 375 kilograms of water per second at temperatures of up to 180 degrees K.

Author David Coppedge, who works in the Cassini program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, says:
"The findings were reported in a special issue of Science 3/10/2006. It wasn't long until scientists began wondering how to fit the observations into 4.5 billion years, the assumed age of the solar system. At current eruption rates, Enceladus would have ejected 1/6 of its mass and recycled its entire mass in that time. Neither radioactivity nor tidal flexing appear sufficient to sustain the activity."

Coppedge concludes:
"Planetary scientists are actively reworking their models in light of these surprises. The simplest explanation, that Enceladus might be young, does not even enter the mind of most of them. It's a sure sign of dogma when no observation, no matter how anomalous, challenges an accepted belief. The assumed age of the solar system has become a thought prison. Creation scientists, unhindered by such notions, should go forth and discover the fountains of youth."

You can read it for all the fun at:
http://www.icr.org/article/3112/

Respectfully submitted,

D.U.

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