Re: YEC, the Moon, and comets

From: Bill Payne (
Date: Fri Oct 05 2001 - 01:36:59 EDT

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    On Thu, 4 Oct 2001 15:32:26 -0600 (MDT) gordon brown
    <> writes:

    > Thus it seems reasonable to assume that the
    > short-period comets were previously long-period comets.

    In my mind, the long-period comets offer the strongest evidence of an old
    universe. Radioactive decay rates are known to vary, geologic erosion
    and deposition rates vary widely, and weathering could be the result of
    unknown variables. Long-period comets, entering the solar system with a
    velocity near the escape-velocity of the solar system, are similar to a
    clock pendulum. As I recall, their period is maybe several hundred
    thousand years. All comets are gravitationally bound to the solar
    system, suggesting that they originated from the break-up (explosion) of
    a planet.

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