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nebular theory

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(also nebular hypothesis)

Definition of nebular theory in English:

noun

The theory that the solar and stellar systems were developed from a primeval nebula.
Example sentences
  • First we had the Copernican revolution, then Kant put forward the nebular theory of the evolution of solar systems.
  • Pierre Laplace, an open atheist, published his nebular hypothesis in 1796.
  • Evolutionists believe that the solar system condensed out of a cloud of gas and dust called a nebula, hence the nebular hypothesis.

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