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Big Bang Test

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Since the Bible predicted in considerable detail thousands of years ago that the universe possesses fundamental big bang features, scientific confirmations of such big bang features provide powerful evidence for the Christian faith.  Recently, astronomers discovered a new tool for putting the big bang creation model to the test. They found a class of very metal-poor galaxies that will give astronomers an additional tool for measuring the universe’s primordial helium abundance. Since one of the more important predictions of the big bang creation model is a particular value for the universe’s primordial helium abundance, this new tool can add to the evidence in support of the biblical cosmic creation model.

Jason Melbourne, et al, “Metal Abundances of KISS Galaxies. II. Nebular Abundances of 12 Low-Luminosity Emission-Line Galaxies,” Astronomical Journal, 127 (2004), pp. 686-703.


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.