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New SDSS Results Improve Model

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The most precise measurements to date of cosmological parameters continue to validate RTB’s cosmic creation model by affirming a finely tuned big bang creation event. Using the latest Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and WMAP data, a team of international scientists extracted the best measurements of the space-energy density and of the universe’s total density. The results match previous findings but significantly reduce the error bars. For example, the error on the mass density decreased from 5% using the WMAP data alone to only 1% with both SDSS and WMAP data. The new values confirm that humans live in a geometrically flat, big bang universe which exhibits tremendous fine-tuning. Not surprisingly, these characteristics match the biblical description of the universe.

o   Max Tegmark et al., “Cosmological Constraints from the SDSS Luminous Red Galaxies,” Physical Review D 74 (2006): 123507.

o   http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRD/v74/e123507

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Subjects: Big Bang, Origin of the Universe, Universe Design

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.