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Reliability of CMB Maps

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The most spectacular evidences for the supernatural design of the universe for the support of life arise from the maps of the cosmic background radiation anisotropy. In recent years these maps have strengthened the case for the big bang and affirmed the Bible. A large team of astrophysicists cross-correlated the results from the two highest quality maps that were achieved with different instruments and using different measuring techniques. The team concluded that for both maps systematic errors were negligible and, therefore, both maps had accurately measured the cosmic background radiation anisotropy. Consequently, astronomers have every reason to be confident about their spectacular evidences for a supernatural Designer crafting the universe for the benefit of life.


M. E. Abroe et al., “Correlations Between the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe and MAXIMA Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Maps,” Astrophysical Journal, 605 (2004), pp. 607-613.



RTB articles: Hugh Ross and John Rea, “Big Bang—The Bible Taught It First!Facts for Faith, quarter 3, 2000, issue 3, pp. 26-31; 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 books: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition; Beyond the Cosmos, 2nd edition

Subjects: Universe Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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