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The big bang has received several new confirmations. A detailed model for the chemical enrichment of the universe throughout cosmic history shows that the so-called “missing metals” of the early universe resided in the warm intergalactic gas inside clusters of galaxies that were placed there by strong galactic winds following intense initial starbursts. It also shows that the decline in galaxy luminosity density in recent cosmic history was caused by star-forming spiral galaxies that slowly exhaust their gas reservoirs. These results not only bolster the big bang creation model but also establish that the time window for humanity must be fine-tuned.

Francesco Calura and Francesca Matteucci, “The Cosmic Evolution of the Galaxy Luminosity Density,” Astrophysical Journal, 596 (2003), pp. 734-747.


RTB articles: 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

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