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Background Radiation Test

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RTB’s biblical cosmic creation model has passed another test. Some of the most important scientific evidences for the biblical cosmic creation model and for the exquisite design of the universe for the benefit of life come from the detailed maps of the cosmic microwave background radiation (radiation left over from the creation of the universe). Two Australian astronomers put the reliability of these cosmic background radiation maps to the test by making a diligent search for possible systematic effects (radiation effects due to instrumental biases or to contamination from other radiation sources). The only possible systematic effect they could find was marginal evidence for a slight amount of contamination from radiation from the Milky Way Galaxy. Thus, the evidence for a biblical cosmic creation event and for the design of the universe for the benefit of life as described in the Bible remains secure.

Louise M. Griffiths and Charles H. Lineweaver, “Testing the Cosmic Microwave Background Data for Systematic Effects,” Astrophysical Journal, 603 (2004), pp. 371-382.


RTB articles: Hugh Ross and John Rea, “Big Bang—The Bible Taught It First!Facts for Faith, quarter 3, 2000, issue 3, pp. 26-31; Hugh Ross, “Predictive Power: Confirming Cosmic Creation,” Facts for Faith, quarter 2, 2002, issue 9, pp. 32-39; Hugh Ross, “A Beginner’s—and Expert’s—Guide to the Big Bang,” Facts for Faith, quarter 3, 2000, issue 3, pp. 14-32.

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition

Subjects: Big Bang

Dr. Hugh Ross

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.