Has the big bang gone bust? Find out on today’s Creation Moments Minute.
As our knowledge about the universe grows, the big bang theory looks increasingly unlikely. Deep space X-ray observations in 1990, along with other observations, showed that the universe is “lumpy.” These “lumps” – such as huge structures like quasars and galactic clusters – already existed early in the universe’s history. This contradicts one of the primary so-called “proofs” for the big bang: the background microwave radiation. This radiation seems to be smooth and even. There shouldn’t be any “lumps” if the big bang started things off.
To solve this problem, big bang believers invented “cold dark matter.” Cold dark matter is sort of an invisible genie that is an attempt to rescue the big bang from going bust.
The gravity of this invisible stuff is supposed to have transformed the smooth, even big bang into the lumpy universe we see today. Several eminent scientists have rejected the cold dark matter theory. The authors of one critical report include some of the strongest supporters of the big bang theory – like Jeremiah Ostriker, chairman of Princeton’s astrophysics department.
Robert Wilson, co-recipient of the 1978 Nobel Prize for his work on the big bang, said, “I don’t know how many people actually would have sworn on a stack of Bibles that cold dark matter existed, but this [report] sort of closes off that avenue.”
If these men would take the Bible’s message as God’s message to them, they could forget the big bang theory and thank their Creator for His forgiving love in Jesus Christ.
For Creation Moments Minute, I’m Darren Marlar.