Much has been written on the origin of the solar system from evolutionary points of view. These views assume only natural processes were Involved and that the solar system Is billions of years In age. The currently accepted view, the Modified Nebula Hypothesis, and the Capture Theory are critiqued in the light of evidence for a young solar system. A creationist approach is proposed which allows for Intelligent design, an age of less than 10,000 years, and a major solar·system-wide catastrophe In the history of our solar system. Two possibilities for such a catastrophe are examined, a destroyed planet In the asteroid region and a debris cloud passing through the solar system. This approach Is more successful In explaining the solar system than the usual naturalistic origins theories.


Solar system, catastrophism, Age


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