Thursday, 14 July 2011

Scientific American: ”We’re All Made from Interstellar Dust”

A Hubble Space Telescope image of Supernova 1987A. Image courtesy of NASA, ESA, K. France (University of Colorado, Boulder), P. Challis and R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics).

Joel Kontinen

Recently, Scientific American published an article on the consequences of the 1987 supernova explosion that obviously produced "copious amounts of dust grains made of carbon, silicates and possibly iron" into interstellar space.

At the end of the article, Haley Gomez, an astrophysicist at Cardiff University in Wales, says that even humans are made from interstellar dust.

This is not far from what Genesis says about the creation of man. God created Adam from the dust of the earth (but not from interstellar dust).

According to the evolution-based worldview, the entire universe was formed from nothing without any kind of plan or design.

The view is full of problems as every natural system we know of - from the smallest (parts of the cell) to the largest (the universe)- bear signs of design.


Matson, John. 2011. Supernovae Seed Galaxies with Massive Amounts of Dust. Scientific American (7 July).