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Our Created Stars and Galaxies
What You Aren't being Told About Astronomy: Volume 2
Audience: Junior High–Adult
Presenter: Spike Psarris
Length: 63 mins
Retail Price: $15
This is the second volume in the series. The first volume described all the difficulties for a naturalistic origin of the solar system, and the third and probably last volume in the series will be on the problems of the Big Bang. This series fills a gap in summarizing a host of creationist arguments in the field of astronomy. Mr. Psarris summarized Volume I and advertised Volume III in his second volume. Volume II is in spectacular color with abundant pictures and video clips from NASA, especially of galaxies and nebula. The presentation was easy to follow and would be good for teenagers and adults. Even older grade school kids would enjoy and learn from this DVD.
The DVD can be broken down into approximately two halves. The first half summarizes the many problems with the naturalistic origin of stars and galaxies. There are so many difficulties, assuming the Big Bang for sake of argument, that these objects should not exist. He provides numerous quotes from the secular literature to back up his points. He gave a good example of the problem of gas pressure,in which gas, such as in nebulae, want to expand and not contract in the supposed formation of stars.
The second half of the DVD is about viewing the universe from Scripture. Mr.Psarris goes through the Scriptures that relate to the universe and shows that the Bible correctly describes the universe, unlike secular theories of the past. For instance, the Scripture says that there are as many stars as the sands of the sea. But until the advent of modern astronomy, the stars had been counted to only several thousand. The Bible had it right all along because we now know that there are billions of galaxies with billions of stars. This is a lesson in life in that we should not jump to conclusions when secular ideas contradict the Bible.
Much of the second half focuses on the sun, mentioned a lot in Scripture, showing that the sun is unique from other stars and is a blessing to man in many ways. He especially points out that the sun is no ordinary star, for if it were, life could not exist on earth.
He summarizes three purposes for the universe in God’s creation.He presents a case for the anthropic principle—that the universe was designed in many ways for man. He briefly touches on the problems of the dating methods that give billions of years.
See the DVD for yourselves—the numerous pictures and video clips from NASA are a visual delight.
Creation Astronomy explains stellar phenomena and the contents of the Universe (from the level of elementary particles to the largest superclusters of galaxies) using the presupposition that the cosmos was created by God.