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New Test of Cosmic Design

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A team of astronomers have discovered a new tool for measuring cosmic characteristics that could provide additional evidences for supernatural design. Specifically, they established that a tight correlation exists between a galaxy cluster’s redshift (which correlates with distance) and how strongly clustered the galaxies are in the respective cluster. Consequently, astronomers can use measurements of the redshifts of galaxy clusters and their clustering strengths as an independent tool for determining the various density parameters of the universe. Such independent measurements should provide additional confirmation that the cosmic density parameters are powerful indicators of supernatural design.


Neta A. Bahcall, et al, “Evolution of the Cluster Correlation Function,” Astrophysical Journal, 603 (2004), pp. 1-6.


RTB article: Facts for Faith article on cosmic expansion and the discovery of the space energy density

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition

Subjects: 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.