Reasons to Believe

Big Bang

  • 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

  • Tolman's Elegant Test

    The cosmic characteristic most extensively described in the Bible is the ongoing expansion of the universe.1 No other holy book of the world's religions describes this feature, nor was it anticipated … more

  • Black Holes, Singularities, and Wormholes

    From a realistic rather than science fiction perspective, the wormhole question is moot. Since black holes are relatively rare, the probability that the singularities of two spatially distant black … more

  • Cosmic Cool Down - What Does It Mean?

    Not one but five writers of Scripture describe God’s “stretching out” of the heavens. From a scientist’s perspective, these ancient writers predict the twentieth-century … more

  • Facing Up to Big Bang Challenges

    What danger lurks in associating big bang cosmology with biblical cosmology? Most Christian physicists, astronomers, and other scientists would say, “None.” Many Christian philosophers, … more

  • Cosmic Acceleration Narrows Life's Time Window

    Recent discoveries about the universes expansion rate significantly impact the case for divine design. Past research revealed that only after a certain period of expansion would the universe be ready … more

  • How Far Tells How Old

    The strength of cosmologists’ model for the origin and development of the universe rests in part on the certainty of astronomers’ distance measurements to stars and galaxies. The only … more

  • Big Bang—The Bible Taught It First!

    While it is true that they were the first (1965) to detect the radiation left over from the creation event,1 they were not the first scientists to recognize that the universe expanded from an … more