Published July 14, 2012
Note: If you have not read a comic book or Mad Magazine lately, the following ought to suffice.
This is a scientific (?) guess how water arrived on planet earth. It was published on the Fox Web News.
“Asteroids from the the inner solar system are the most likely source of the majority of Earth’s water, a new study suggests. The results contradict prevailing theories, which hold that most of our planet’s water originated in the outer solar system and was delivered by comets or asteroids that coalesced beyond Jupiter’s orbit, then migrated inward.
“Our results provide important new constraints for the origin of volatiles in the inner solar system, including the Earth,” lead author Conel Alexander, of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, said in a statement. “And they have important implications for the current models of the formation and orbital evolution of the planets and smaller objects in our solar system.”
The 86 chondrite samples’ deuterium content — which the team gleaned from clays, the remnants of water ice — suggest the meteorites’ parent bodies formed relatively close to the sun, perhaps in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Comets, by contrast, have much higher deuterium ratios. As a result, scientists think most of them were born in the solar system’s frigid outer reaches.
The isotopic composition of the bulk Earth appears to be more consistent with chondrites than with comets, researchers said. There are many different types of chondrites, and no single group is a perfect match. So our planet probably accreted its water and other volatiles from a variety of chondrite parent asteroids, they added.
The study appeared July 12 online in the journal Science. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/07/14/asteroid-crashes-likely-gave-earth-its-water/?intcmp=features#ixzz20fZgqdTt.
If the above “probabilities” were used in describing biblical archeology, history, linguistics, prophecy, and inspiration, one would be laughed off the stage. We refrain, because we have heard this comedy many times. We wonder why the asteroids have stopped bringing the water. We sure could use it in the Midwest.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.
Nice one!! LOL
LuEtta Antenne says
You tell ’em, Brother Blue!
Chuck Hanson says
Pastor Blue, too funny! By the way, where the heck is Lake Wobegon’s comet…Been lookin’ forever!