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New General Relativity Test

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The reliability of general relativity in describing the dynamics of the universe is the basis for the scientific proof that the universe must have been created by a causal Agent who operates beyond matter, energy, space, and time. Consequently, any new evidence for the reliability of general relativity provides more proof for the God of the Bible. Recently, astrophysicists performed a brand new test for general relativity to add to the dozen plus that already have been performed. They measured the precession (the slow circular movement or wobble of the spin axis relative to a fixed frame of reference) of the rapidly spinning pulsar (an extremely dense, massive star that emits relativistic pulses of intense radiation) PSR B1534+12. The measured precession was consistent with the predictions of general relativity. Thus, the biblical cosmic creation model has successfully passed another test.

o   H. Stairs, S. E. Thorsett, and Z. Arzoumanian, “Measurement of Gravitational Spin-Orbit Coupling in a Binary Pulsar System,” Physical Review Letters 93 (2004), id. 141101


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