Originally Posted by orangeatheist
For a point of reference, here is a brief history of the formation of our solar system, including Venus as accepted by mainstream science:
As an aside, Alex Fillipenko rocks. He's an excellent teacher who obviously loves what he does.I bought his Astronomy course from The Learning Company (96 lectures on 16 DVDs!) - excellent course and well worth the cost (when it's on sale, not the regular "retail" price).