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Dramatically Improved Constraints on Changes in Laws of Physics

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·         Improved measurements of how much the laws of physics change affirm the Bible’s description of the cosmos. Various biblical passages (e.g., Jeremiah 33:25) describe a universe with constant laws of physics. Using data from sources that emit a particular form of x-ray and gamma-ray radiation, an Indiana physicist placed very tight constraints on how much the laws of physics can change as one moves though space-time. Some of the improved constraints are 14 orders of magnitude tighter than previous estimates. As scientists’ understanding of the cosmos grows, support for RTB’s cosmic creation model, in which a supernatural Creator has designed the universe to support life, also grows. 

o   B. Altschul, “Limits on Lorentz Violation from Synchrotron and Inverse Compton Sources,” Physical Review Letters 96 (2006): 201101.

o   http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v96/i20/e201101

·         Related Resource

o   Hugh Ross,A Beginner’s—and Expert’s—Guide to the Big Bang

·         Product Spotlight

o   The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd ed., by Hugh Ross

Subjects: Constants of Physics

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.