The planets are young: 1 Mercury and Venus
In May and June 2019, the BBC TV showed British audiences a five-episode series about our solar system, narrated by Professor Brian Cox and titled The Planets. We shall discuss Cox’s claimed long ages and evolutionary origin of these planets vs recent creation for them as described in the Bible, and see which scenario fits the evidence the best. Cox offers no scientific evidence for his assertions. Rather, his aim is to tell viewers the evolutionary story. So, we shall evaluate his story according to the known laws of science, and in the process show that Mercury and Venus disproves the evolutionary nebular hypothesis for the origin of the solar system.
By Russell Grigg
Originally published August, 2019
Links and show notes
Original article: The planets are young: 1. Mercury and Venus
Further reading: Solar System and Extra-Solar Planets Questions and Answers