Three hundred years ago astronomers first noticed that planet distances around the sun followed a geometrical progression. Fifty years later they noticed that the progression had a gap between Mars and Jupiter. Bode suggested that a planet should exist in the mathematical gap. In 1801 astronomers discovered the largest asteroid, Ceres, in the Titius-Bode “gap.” They eventually discovered thousands of shattered planet pieces orbiting where the sequence suggested that a planet should exist. Ancient records, including the Bible, mention the shattering of a planet just a few thousand years ago. In the biblical accounts, the shattered planet has a descriptive name that means stormy, mighty: rahab. In 1781, astronomers discovered the planet Uranus at the approximate distance that Bode’s sequence predicted a seventh planet. A logarithmic graph of the planet distances versus planet numbers plots as a straight line. The inner moons of Jupiter and the large moons of Uranus also show logarithmic spacing, although each system has its unique mathematical sequence.
What causes logarithmic patterns? If a bacterium regularly divides with unlimited food supply and no toxins or predators, the numbers will increase exponentially without bound. In the event of complex factors, the number of cells will likely grow logarithmically. Whenever you observe a logarithmic pattern, you also find continuing interrelated change. For example, snail shells, nautilus, spiral galaxies, tropical storms and water spiraling down a drain all have logarithmic spacings, growth spirals. Each of these patterns involves something that continues to grow or accelerate. Evidently the reason why many galaxies have a spiral shape is because they changed continually and incrementally. Indeed, we observe how the earliest galaxies were often naked, without starry appendages. At many ranges we observe how galaxies continued to change as the space matter takes up, its atomic frequencies and its inertial properties keep on changing relationally. Stars cannot spread out, accelerate out, grow into huge, local, growth spirals unless the properties of matter are emergent.
Why did our ancestors (including the biblical authors) mention close passages and the shattering of a nearby planet? Why did astronomers measure with angles a decreasing solar parallax over the centuries? The decreasing optical parallax to the Sun has continued even into the 21st century, fifty years after clocks and radar canonized the planet distances. Why have the planet orbits incrementally changed resulting in logarithmic spacings? We can see with sight that there are no perpetual motion atoms in billions of ancient galaxies. We observe how the atomic clocks keep on accelerating as the orbits also accelerate. What we see fits a biblical cosmic history and the biblical principle that the creation is enslaved to change.
The graph was created by the author and shows the logarithmic spacing for the suggested planets around the star HD10180 .