God and the Whistling Train page 12
This passage this very interesting. To be able to get day and night, God had to get the earth spinning. To do this, centrifugal forces are bought into play. If you have a weight on the end of a piece of string and you start to spin around, the weight which would've been dangling to your side, will move away from your body. It will continue to move further away as you increase its speed. If the string breaks it will move off in a tangent. If you adapt this to the earth the same thing would happen with anything on it. So if there was a rock on the surface, and the earth started spinning, it will move away. The point is this, for spinning to happen, allowing the Earth to have day and night, God also had to develop gravity. And gravity is not a limited to the earth, as the moon landing demonstrated.
Gravity, in terms of science is a fairly late addendum to human history. Again it is capable to predict what's going to happen. So we can send satellites into space and know how long they will be up for. We can send the space station to circle the earth, we know the impact of gravity and can program into it the ability to move so that it can maintain its position. Gravity is not something that is random, it's something that is planned. It is something that is important to us every day, but we take no notice of it.
Genesis 1:11-18 (NKJV) Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. So the evening and the morning were the third day. Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.