Re: [asa] water above the solid dome in Genesis

From: gordon brown <Gordon.Brown@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Tue Apr 15 2008 - 14:57:11 EDT

On Mon, 14 Apr 2008, George Cooper wrote:

> Little has been said as to the Gen 1 account of the "waters above". I am still entertaining the idea that these waters were the author's best effort to describe planetary accretion disks. [It certainly would have been an important event in our history.] The "waters below" likely containing a certain protoplanet that had, on the author's first day of observation, appeared as "without form and void", similar to the recent image of a protoplanetary void region seen of AB Aurigae. I see no reason why accretion disks, if higly illuminated, would not appear as blue as the sky above, and for the very same reason -- Rayleigh Scattering. Many nebula (reflection nebula) also appear "watery blue" for this reason, albeit, they are not illuminated enough for the naked eye to see their blue color. Stellar nurseries, however, can be very bright with hundreds of very bright stars -- the brighter ones were blue-white.


For what purpose would someone write a creation account including material
that noone would be capable of understanding until 3000 years later?

Gordon Brown (ASA member)

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