Astronomy is one of the oldest branches of science. The sun, moon, and stars have always caught the interest and wonder of star gazers. Astronomy has nothing to do with astrology. Astronomy is the study of heavenly bodies in space, while astrology is the worship of these heavenly bodies. Cosmology, the study of the origin and structure of the universe, remains one of the most active areas of scientific study. Creationist cosmology is a supernatural view of the universe, while spontaneous cosmology is a naturalistic or evolutionary view of the universe. These two views oppose each other one hundred percent.
Astronomer Carl Sagan had expressed the naturalistic position on origins. The first sentence of his 1980 book COSMOS reads: “”The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be.” By the capitalized word “Cosmos” Sagan means the physical universe. This includes all atoms, galaxies, and natural laws, but it excludes the spirit world or any input from a Creator. This spontaneous assumption leads to a self-generating evolutionary universe. This general term includes the development of all matter over time, as well as life.
Sagan’s naturalistic universe begins with a big bang. About 15 billion years ago a concentrated hot seed of mass-energy suddenly exploded and began to expand. Space itself was formed as the universe spread outward. Hydrogen and Helium atoms first appeared in the debris, then stars and galaxies eventually formed millions of years later. Generations of stars lived and died. Finally, in our region of the Milky Way Galaxy, the solar system resulted from random motions of gas and dust. Life began on the newly formed planet earth and slowly grew to its present complexity all purely by random chance. While on the other hand creation calls for a sudden supernatural origin of matter. The universe began from God’s Word (Hebrews 11:3), during the literal biblical creation week. This universe was made fully functioning and mature with “no” evolutionary development necessary.
The creationist is not disqualified from scientific pursuit as sometimes claimed by the critics. Instead he or she is actually in very good company. . Most scientists from the past and also many of the present firmly believe in creation. The present-day skeptics who ridicule Creation have forgotten that our entire industrial-scientific base was established by scientists who were comfortable with creation. Early astronomers and scientists wrote clearly about their motivation.of searching out the secrets of the Creator. Here is a few creationist scientists : Tycho Brahe, Nicholas Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, William Hershel, Johann Kelper, and Sir Issac Newton