If you really want a detailed answer to your question (and aren't just a trolling YEC) I strongly encourage you to look up and read some basic undergraduate texts on geology and geophysics. Here are the basics of planetary formation; the question of the origin of life from a complex solution of organic molecules would require a whole separate post of its own.
1) Billions (more than 4.567 billion, specifically), not millions.
2) "Dust" is a generic term used by astronomers for anything larger than individual molecules.
The presolar nebula is inferred, from analysis of cometary material and spectroscopic observation of protoplanetary dust disks around other stars, to have contained water, metals, and organic (carbon-containing) compounds both simple -- methane, ethane, acetylene, etc. -- and relatively complex -- formaldehyde, amino acids, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAHs.
3) Gravity is a purely attractive force, and is therefore highly conducive to positive feedback.
Given a random clumping of material in an otherwise uniform medium, that clump will have (look up the definition of "clump") higher density and therefore slightly high gravity than its surroundings. The clump will therefore suck in nearby material, getting larger. Extend this process of several thousand years, and you end up turning "dust" into asteroids. Keep going, you get planets.
4) Compressive heat and radioactivity. Once you have a self-gravitating body, there will necessarily be a pressure gradient from the center to the surface. As the body accumulates more and more mass, the pressure, and therefore temperature, at the center will increase. Combine this with an accumulation of highly radioactive material -- known to be produced in supernovae and therefore to be constituents of protoplanetary disks -- and you can develop enough temperature to melt the former dust, now rock, at the core of the body.
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Haha. Well, let's go back a bajillion years ago. There was nothing, and nothing happened to nothing, and then nothing magically exploded for no reason creating everything, and then a bunch of everything magically rearranged itself for no reason what so ever into self replicating little bits which turned into dinosaurs...and lava and water. This makes perfect sense! XD
Oh, come on. I am an avid geologist, still in high school, and i am ashamed that you can just sit there and.... never mind. The universe didn't start out from nothing. The exact method of our universe starting happened (by average) 14.7 billion years ago, yet this is not exact. You can never have an actually linear graph system in the universe (a set 3 dimensional grid like in math class), meaning that distortions of space-time change how long ago the universe was jump-started, and distances are never accurate. I say jump-started because you can not actually have something come out of nothing. Sorry to all you close-minded people out there who believe in an all powerful being who watches us every second of our lives and fixates on our being "good or evil", but the "creation of the universe" is just a load of bull. My own theory, which i have yet the time to actually write an equation for, is that the multiverse (the collection of universes forming everything) is a compound of two concepts. Gravity and time. Gravity is the natural pull between all objects in the universe, while time is just the relative action of the individual object. Time is, like Einstein proved, relative. It happens differently everywhere you go. The interactions between space and time form a "universal lipid", just like food coloring in a bowl of water. it swirls and interacts with everything around it. When more of these "food colorings" interact, they form what is called a conglomerate. those of you who know actual geology, or at least take basic English, should know that a conglomerate is a mix of something. During the interactions in the conglomerate, the space-time lipids condense together, still freely flowing as a result of the continuous traits of time, forming energy (the basic kinetic energy and newton's laws of objects in motion). This is where it gets back to elementary physics. Einstein's E=MC2 shows that mass is yet another condensation, this time of energy. This mass, as far as we know, is now our basic subatomic unit. There are too many to name now, but let's just go with quarks and electrons. quarks combine to form two different particles, Neutrons and Protons. Now it gets familiar. these three subatomic units, protons neutrons and electrons, combine in different ways to form the atoms that we all know and love.Now you might ask, "how does this even apply?"IT APPLIES TO EVERYTHING!!!!!This universe is only a region of the endless void full of space-time. roughly 14.7 billion years ago, our conglomerate formed by these interactions clumping together. in actuality, space is so big, that the conglomerate formed at different times, but our measurable section, and a LOT of space around it, formed within the same split second of time. there is also no chance of our universe coming apart randomly, like the food colorings do in water after a while. it is true that our part of the universe will loose it's energy at one time due to the net loss of dilution of energy, but that will happen in such an immeasurable time that it is almost pointless to guess when. There are an infinite number of interactions between space-time happening, infinitely generating and dissipating.Long story short, nothing can create our universe, it just naturally happened based upon the laws of our space-time. no gods, no nothing.
How long ago is a "bajillion"? 4.567 billion, 13.7 billion? 6,000?
How is "nothing" different from "void"? Just curious....
Everything happens for a reason. One of those reasons is quantum field theory.
Deterministic cause and effect and chemistry isn't "magic" (unless you're using chemistry to alter your perception of reality).
I wasn't aware that either molten rock or water involved self-replication.
Presumably what you wrote makes perfect sense to you, or you wouldn't have written it. But it does bring up that "magic chemistry" question again.
I was being sarcastic
Oh, good! So was I. You'd be surprised (or maybe you wouldn't) at how many YECs would write something more or less identical to your posting, except they'd both be serious, and believe that they had made important and compelling points.
Eh?I wasn't trying to make SERIOUS points although I am a YEC.YEC's ROCK!!! XD
Would that be the Rock of Ages, or the age of rocks? The latter is not actually incompatible with the former, though you may not understand why.
What are you even talking about?!
Sorry for the excessive obscurity. It's an old, old commentary on YECs, dating back to the Spencer Tracy film Inherit the Wind (possibly to the actual Scopes trial, but I won't claim that). The phrase compares the teachings of Jesus (the proverbial "Rock of Ages") to those of geology (which studies "the age of rocks").I was pointing out that in contemporary Christian theology the two are not in any way inconsistent. It is only a small radical fringe which believes otherwise.
Sorry, I'm still a little fuzzy on your angle, are you coming from an athiest or religious perspective?
I am a practicing high energy (particle) physicist, raised Catholic, and currently agnostic.
Given the demonstrable incompleteness, woefully inaccurate translations, and internal "contradictions" due to compilation, of the contemporary English Biblical chronicle, I have little patience for those who claim, with no sensible supporting evidence, that Biblical revelation is a complete and accurate description of the natural world.
Ah, that explains it.
Nooooo! I don't get it! : \
I thought it was because of Captain Planet.
. The water was in the dust cloud. Along with organic compounds.
. As more and more dust accumulated, gravity compressed that dust, heating it until it melted. Radioactive decay helps.
. In a nutshell, Life is a complex arrangement of organic (carbon-based) molecules.