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Cosmic Background Radiation Anomaly Resolved

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A team of American and Canadian astronomers has demonstrated greater consistency for the biblically predicted big bang creation model and stronger evidence for the exquisite fine-tuning of the universe for the support of life, and humanity in particular. The best cosmic background radiation (the radiation left over from the creation event) maps reveal an anomaly in that power levels for very high “multipole” values are slightly higher than what standard big bang creation models would predict. The team showed that these higher values are well explained in the context of inflationary hot big bang creation models by the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect (the scattering of cosmic background radiation photons by hot electrons within the seeds of future clusters of galaxies). This resolution of the only important anomaly in the cosmic background radiation maps significantly strengthens the case for the biblically predicted big bang creation model and enhances astronomers’ confidence that the cosmic density parameters indeed manifest evidence for extraordinary fine-tuning design.

o   J. R. Bond et al., “The Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect in CMB-Calibrated Theories Applied to the Cosmic Background Imager Anistropy Power at l>2000,” Astrophysical Journal 626 (2005): 12-30.

o   http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ApJ/journal/issues/ApJ/v626n1/56091/brief/56091.abstract.html

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Subjects: Big Bang

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