How the Discovery of Saturn’s Eighth Ring Threatens the Science of Astronomy

As I was surfing the web during my lunch period, I came across several articles that detailed an amazing discovery. According to these articles, astronomers have discovered a previously undetected ring around Saturn, a find which, I believe, threatens the entire science of astronomy. Now, before I get into why I believe this to be so, please read these brief articles.

In the Telegraph article, Douglas Hamilton of the University of Maryland, College Park, believes that the discovery of Saturn’s heretofore undiscovered ring answers a mystery regarding one of Saturn’s moons, Iapetus:

The ring also may answer the riddle of another moon, Iapetus, which has a bright side and a very dark side. The ring circles in the same direction as Phoebe, while Iapetus, the other rings and most of Saturn’s other moons go the opposite way.

Scientists think material from the outer ring moves inward and slams into Iapetus. “Astronomers have long suspected that there is a connection between Saturn’s outer moon Phoebe and the dark material on Iapetus,” said Hamilton. “This new ring provides convincing evidence of that relationship.”

Professor Carl Murray, in the BBC article, agrees:

“We’ve got a ‘smoking gun’,” said Professor Carl Murray, a scientist working on the US-European Cassini probe, which is currently touring the Saturnian system. “We know now that this is where this coating at Iapetus [one of Saturn’s moons] comes from. Phoebe is the source. Something has hit Phoebe, produced lots of material that moves around the orbit of Phoebe and then gradually spirals in. We’ve solved several mysteries with this observation,” the UK researcher told BBC News.

Now, for my take on this discovery. The fact that scientists must now revise their theory regarding how many rings Saturn could actually have, what causes certain of Saturn’s moons’ features, in addition to the obvious need to rewrite “scientific” textbooks in order to accommodate the “new discovery,” proves that cosmic evolutionists’ current theories of planetary, satellite, and ring formation is ENTIRELY wrong and should be abandoned in favor of some other theory, preferably one in which an Intelligent Ringer is involved.

13 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

13 Responses to How the Discovery of Saturn’s Eighth Ring Threatens the Science of Astronomy

  1. I thought that is how science works .. that is what is known is only at a given time, thus subject to change when new knowledge is discovered.

  2. A Frank Angle,

    You are correct; please note, however, that this particular post is labeled as satire. =)

  3. RBH

    The Lord of the Rings, in fact, to pick the low hanging fruit. 🙂

  4. Lord of the Rings

    This is one of those moments during which I slap my forehead and wonder, "Why the heck didn't I think of that?"

  5. Anonymous

    I just wonder if the Intelligent Ringer also placed Lucy and Ardi side by side in the Ark.

    Brian Rutledge

  6. Satire? Pfff, I was almost ready to post an indignant comment 😛

  7. BluntedBoyWonder,

    Thanks for confirming that I'm better at this satire thing than I ever thought possible. 😉

  8. Anonymous

    The fact that Saturn has rings proves that planets were created prior to a completed star formation.

    The Bible predicts that planets formed first. We now know this to be a fact.

    As the star was forming, the planets also formed. The planet formation would have been completed well before the star formation. As the forming star drained the pond of material, the planets would lack the ability to keep on forming.

    The recent discovery of a large gas planet real close to its Sun also proves that planets are drawn in after they form.

    I just wish scientist would take the Bible more seriously.

  9. Anonymous

    The Bible predicts that planets formed first. We now know this to be a fact.

    Only YECs consider it a fact. Everyone else sees it for what it is : a pseudoscientific cosmology with no supporting evidence up there with the flat Earth and geocentrist cosmologies.

  10. Anonymous,

    The fact that Saturn has rings proves that planets were created prior to a completed star formation.

    Can you elaborate on this assertion?

    The Bible predicts that planets formed first. We now know this to be a fact.

    Can you provide Bible verses that predict planet formation prior to "completed star formation"?

    The recent discovery of a large gas planet real close to its Sun also proves that planets are drawn in after they form.

    And what is the evidence that the planet has shifted orbit? How familiar are you with the various scientific theories of planet formation?

    I just wish scientist would take the Bible more seriously.

    I kind of wish just the opposite, to wit that Christians would take science more seriously.

  11. RBH

    Who woke this thread up from its slumbers? 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *