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A Superior Yardstick for Testing Cosmic Creation

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An international team of astronomers has buttressed one of the linchpins for the biblically predicted big bang creation model and for several of the cosmic features that give evidence for supernatural design. This linchpin is the distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Their comparison of pulsational variable stars in the LMC with those in the Milky Way Galaxy establishes that the period-luminosity relationship is the same for both sets of stars. This demonstration removes the largest remaining uncertainty in the distance to the LMC. The team’s determination of the LMC distance as 168,000 ± 3,000 light years provides even more certainty that the big bang creation model is correct and that a superintelligent, supernatural Creator designed the universe for the benefit of life, and humans in particular.

o   Wolfgang Gieren et al., “Direct Distances to Cepheids in the Large Magellanic Cloud: Evidence for a Universal Slope of the Period-Luminosity Relation Up to Solar Abundance,” Astrophysical Journal 627 (2005): 224-37.

o   http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?id=doi:10.1086/430496&erFrom=-4816941623555247316Guest

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Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. Read more about Dr. Hugh Ross.