AGE AND FATE OF SATURN'S RINGS. Once believed to be 4.5 billion years old, data beginning with Voyagers 1 and 2 caused a downsizing of the age to hundreds of millions of years, and the actual lifetime of the rings may be of the order of tens of thousands of years or less, consistent with other planetary ring systems having lifetimes of millennia.
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ANGULAR MOMENTUM IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM. The solar system has too little angular momentum to have evolved from a nebula; and the planets have most of the solar system's angular momentum, not the sun as the nebular hypothesis had predicted. Momentum transfer mechanisms have failed to explain these anomalies.
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THE ELEMENTS OF THE UNIVERSE POINT TO CREATION: INTRODUCTION TO A CRITIQUE OF NUCLEOSYNTHESIS THEORY. The big bang and its aftermath, at one time believed to have led to the nucleosynthesis of virtually all isotopes, has long been recognized as generating at best only a few; supposed "confirmations" of the big bang are actually retrodictions; the CBR has in fact not confirmed the big bang; and devices such as dark matter have been required to save the theory from open failure.
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THE ENERGY BALANCE OF URANUS: IMPLICATIONS FOR SPECIAL CREATION. Unlike the other giant planets, and contrary to expectations of the nebular hypothesis, Uranus gives off no excess heat. Uranus is distinctively not like the rest of the gas giants.
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FALLACIES OF RADIOMETRIC DATING. The circular reasoning of rock-dating methods; dependence of C-14 dating on dendrochronology and the Sothic cycle, which in turn are calibrated by C-14 chronologies, resulting in circular reasoning for the C-14 method.
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HAVE THE ELEMENTS EVOLVED BY STELLAR NUCLEOSYNTHESIS? The big bang is supposed to have produced a few of the simplest elements, followed by long-term synthesis of heavier elements in stars, but most of the required stellar reactions have escaped observation and remain only theoretical.
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IS THERE A SECULAR TREND IN SOLAR DIAMETER? The possibility of solar "shrinkage" remains an open question, though solar contraction is not a chronometer; implications for possible future solar instability.
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THE METAPHYSICS OF BLACK HOLES. Black holes may exist, but they cannot be observed directly and must be inferred from data having more prosaic explanations. A driving force for belief in black holes is their utility in stellar evolution scenarios.
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THE MOON'S RECESSION AND AGE. The moon moves away from the earth a few inches each year. If the conventional age of the earth-moon system were true, then the moon could not be at its measured distance from earth. Efforts to explain this anomaly by mechanisms such as tidal friction have failed.
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POLONIUM RADIOHALOS: EVIDENCE FOR SPECIAL CREATION AND A YOUNG EARTH. Polonium-218 halos as "primary" halos showing that rocks containing them were not molten originally. Implication: the earth was not molten in the beginning and did not require a long time to cool, consistent with biblical creation in which the newly-created earth was immediately habitable.
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SOLAR SYSTEM FORMATION BY ACCREATION IS IMPOSSIBLE. Failed attempts to explain the origin of the solar system naturalistically.
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A UNIFYING MODEL FOR CATASTROPHES ON EARTH AND IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM. The "curse on the ground" and resulting internal heat accumulation as the cause of catastrophes in moons and planets.
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WHAT DO SOLAR NEUTRINOS REVEAL ABOUT FUSION REACTIONS IN THE SUN? According to the standard solar model (SSM), the sun's energy comes entirely from fusion reactions, and the sun has about 5 billion years remaining before its "death." But rather than confirming the SSM, solar neutrinos continue to raise questions about it, despite cheery press releases that the SSM has been confirmed.
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WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF THE SUN?: AN IN-DEPTH EXAMINATION OF SCIENTIFIC AND BIBLICAL REALITIES. Scientific and biblical suggestions of solar instability in the Tribulation.
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