Reasons to Believe

Big Bang

  • Another Big Bang Test B

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    A new all-sky survey bolsters the biblical big bang creation model. If the biblical big bang model is correct, the dipole feature in maps of the … more

  • Biggest Cosmic Structure

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    Astronomers have uncovered more evidence for biblical cosmology. Analysis of the First Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey reveals the … more

  • More Big Bang Tests

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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 … more

  • Big Bang, Biblical Cosmic Creation

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    The big bang—and biblical cosmic creation—passed a new test. A cosmic model where universal expansion from a big bang creation event … more

  • WMAP Verification

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  • Primordial Helium Abundance

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    Through a more accurate determination of collisional contributions to spectral line intensities an astronomy research team adjusted the measured … more

  • Measured Primordial Helium Abundance

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    Through a more accurate determination of collisional contributions to spectral line intensities an astronomy research team adjusted the measured … more

  • First Stars Massive

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  • Helium Abundance Discrepancy

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    With more accurate values for nuclear reaction rates in globular cluster stars, astronomers resolve a discrepancy in the value of the initial cosmic … more

  • Globular Cluster Star Formation

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    A more detailed model for star formation in globular clusters explains why the largest clusters exhibit a wider range of resident star ages. This … more

  • LMC Distance Discrepancy

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    Astronomers suggest a resolution to a small discrepancy in the distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud. This resolution bolsters the cornerstone of … more

  • Fine Structure Constant Design

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    Researchers discover that for big bang nucleosynthesis to produce the elements essential for physical life the value of the fine structure constant … more

  • Big Bang Passes Big Test

    Atheist astrophysicist Geoffrey Burbidge once worried aloud that his peers might rush off to join "the First Church of Christ of the Big Bang."1 The rush of which he spoke was precipitated by a deluge … more

  • Putting the Big Bang to the Test

    In 1989 John Maddox, the physics editor for the prestigious journal, Nature, wrote an editorial entitled, “Down With the Big Bang,” in which he (a self-declared atheist) … more

  • Big Bang Stands Firm

    The big bang has scored well on every test devised and applied by researchers over several decades,1 and it has just sailed through another one with flying colors.

    Why is this fact relevant to the … more

  • Reigning In Weird Cosmic Models

    The supposed rebirth of the oscillating universe model made Internet headlines in recent months1 and the lead slot in Science.2 This model posits that the universe oscillates between successive … more

  • Cosmic Brane Scans

    As physicians use scanning devices to view the hidden structures and activities of the brain, astronomers can now use distant supernovae and high-resolution cosmic background radiation maps to scan … more

  • Predictive Power: Confirming Cosmic Creation

    Scientists focus enormous effort on turning detections (observations and measurements) into predictions. Meteorologists use data to predict temperatures, wind, and precipitation. Astronomers use data … more