The number estimated for our solar system is far more modest:
List of possible dwarf planets in our Solar System
The number of dwarf planets in the Solar System is unknown. Estimates have run as high as 200 in the Kuiper belt and over 10,000 in the region beyond. However, consideration of the surprisingly low densities of many dwarf-planet candidates suggests that the numbers may be much lower (e.g. at most 10 among bodies known so far).
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) notes five in particular: Ceres in the inner Solar System and four in the trans-Neptunian region: Pluto, Eris, Haumea, and Makemake, the last two of which were accepted as dwarf planets for naming purpose
Pluto is considered a member of the Kuiper Belt described below.:
Pluto is considered a member of a host of objects making up what is called the Kuiper Belt. But this belt is not suspected as harboring billions of planets. Perhaps hundreds or thousands? There is gravitational evidence that indicates the existence of a very large one. But search as they might, they have not as yet detected it. The Kuiper belt is considered a source of comets.
There is another host of objects far beyond the Kuiper Belt is called the Oort cloud. To appreciate how distant and extensive it is, we must use astronomical units. An astronomical unit is the average distance from Earth to the sun, or approx 93 million miles. The inner edge of the Oort cloud is 2,000 and 5,000 AU from the Sun. Its outer edge is somewhere between 10,000 and 100,000 AU from the Sun. Close to halfway to the nearest star. This region is considered to be populated by small icy objects which are called comets when they get near our sun and start out-gassing.
And what do you mean by that? I hear ideas left unsaid like a vacuum in space lol
Well, as I am sure you know, there are Christians who take the Genesis days as being literally twenty-four hour days. So from their perspective the Earth isn't 3 and 1/2 billion years old as geologists claim it to be. In fact, they also believe that the stars and planets were created during those 24-hour days and are not billions of years old either. So they consider those geological and cosmological explanations to be lies.
Young Earth Creationism
Young Earth creationism (YEC) is a form of creationism which holds as a central tenet that the Earth and its lifeforms were created in their present forms by supernatural acts of a deity between approximately 6,000 and 10,000 years ago. In its most widespread version, YEC is based on the religious belief in the inerrancy of certain literal interpretations of the Book of Genesis. Its primary adherents are Christians who believe that God created the Earth in six days, in contrast with old Earth creationism (OEC), which holds literal interpretations of Genesis that are compatible with the scientifically determined ages of the Earth and universe.
Among the biggest YEC organizations are Answers in Genesis, Institute for Creation Research, and Creation Ministries International.
Post by Radrook Admin on May 28, 2020 22:13:56 GMT -5
I view the first Genesis 1:1 statement of "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth..." as describing the creation of the universe and the Earth and am willing to allow for the billions of years geologists and astronomers propose.
I view the seven days that follow that statement as describing the preparation of the Earth for human habitation.
Each of those days I believe to be 7000 years long based on the length of God's Day of Rest seems to have continued way past a twenty-four-hour day since Moses the Apostle Paul mentions it as still in progress in their day.
Post by Radrook Admin on May 29, 2020 15:09:24 GMT -5
It's OK. We can differ in opinions on this since this is not a salvational issue. Salvational issues are the following:
1. Whether Jesus died for our sins or not.
2. Whether God exists or not.
3. Whether the things God calls evil, such as murder, idolatry, the practice of the occult, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, theft, dishonoring parents, etc, are really evil or not or should really be avoided or not.
4. Whether the Bible is really God's Word or not.
So if we differ in opinions on these other doctrinal matters, such as how much time elapsed during each creative day, or the length of God's day of rest, or whether Jonah was swallowed by a fish or a mammal, it really doesn't affect our standing before God.
Frequency of seeing something translated in a certain way by Christendom's translators does automatically guarantee accuracy. It can be based on on a common misunderstanding of doctrine which influenced the translators. The way in which Gehenna, Sheol, and Tartarus are translated are just a few examples among many.
Also, you believe that all the other days were 1000 years each except for the seventh? That is inconsistent. Furthermore, if indeed that seventh day passed after a mere 24-hour period, then why wasn't the usual statement of "There was evening and and there was morning...." made in reference to it as it was in regards to all the other days in order to indicate their passage?
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