posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 06:10 PM
Originally posted by Pauligirl
......Sorry, but not even close.
When you look up into the night sky, it seems like you can see a lot of stars. There are about 2,500 stars visible to the naked eye at any one point
at any one time on the Earth, and 5,800-8,000 total visible stars. But this is a very tiny fraction of the stars the Milky Way is thought to have!
Astronomers estimate that there are 200 billion to 400 billion stars contained within the Milky Way.
And that's just the Milky Way.
How many stars do you think the folks before thoughts there were? shall I post their quotes?
The OT scriptures told the truth LOOOOOOONG before science learned this...
The Bible often uses the “stars of heaven” to represent an extremely large quantity. Genesis 22:17 teaches that God would multiply Abraham’s
descendants “as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is on the sea shore.” Genesis 32:12 makes it clear that this represents a number
which is uncountable by humans: “the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.”2 These are excellent analogies. Clearly the sand of
the sea and the stars in the universe cannot be counted exactly by humans, though of course, they can be roughly estimated. Interestingly, the two
quantities come out to about the same order of magnitude: 1022, or ten billion trillion, give or take a factor of ten or so.3 (For other verses using
stars as an illustration of large numbers, see Deuteronomy 1:10 and 10:22.)
It was not always believed that the stars were so numerous. The astronomer Claudius Ptolemy (A.D. 150) cataloged 1,022 stars in his work The
Almagest.4 Many astronomers believed that these were the only stars that existed, even though Ptolemy never claimed that his catalogue was
exhaustive.5 Of course, there are many more stars than this number. The total number of stars that can be distinctly seen (from both hemispheres under
ideal, dark sky conditions) with the unaided eye is around 10,000. The precise number depends on how good one’s vision is.
Today, with the help of modern science, we have an even greater appreciation of just how innumerable the stars are. Powerful telescopes allow us to
see stars much too distant and faint to be seen without optical aid. Even binoculars reveal countless multitudes of stars that cannot be seen by the
unaided eye. It is estimated that our galaxy alone contains over 100 billion stars. Astronomers believe that there are more galaxies in the visible
universe than there are stars in our own. Each of these galaxies would have hundreds of millions to trillions of stars. Modern science certainly
confirms Genesis 22:17.
Man God's WORD is dope
2.Of course, God can count the number of stars, and in fact does so according to Psalm 147:4. God has a name for every star, even though human beings
cannot even count the number of stars. Back
3.The order of magnitude of the estimate can vary slightly depending on the exact assumptions involved in the calculation. Back
4.Hartmann and Impey, Astronomy: The Cosmic Journey, p. 52. Back
5.D. Faulkner, Universe by Design (Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2004), p. 15