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Posted by Mario Dovalina on August 9, 2002 14:49:54 UTC

" since it is decaying at a rapid rate, the Earth can not be very old. So evolutionist countered with that 'dynamo' thing I was talking about."

Got a link?

"I know you don't care about chances, because the chance of evolution happening is basically nil."

Not really, because life is a self-correcting system. You can start off with an organism of arbitrary simplicity, and as long as it reproduces and passes on its traits, an increase in complexity will take place.

"But what would the chances be of a comet coming into stable orbit of Uranus?"

We have pretty solid evidence of asteroids turning into small moons (though our own moon is probably an exception.) Neptune's moon Proteus, for example, is a hunk of rock (and Neptune is gas) so small that it's not even spherical. (It's kinda potato shaped.) There is really nothing that distinguishes comets from asteroids except their composition. If it can happen for one, why not for the other?

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