Reasons to Believe

Big Bang

  • Fine-Tuning in Early-Universe Transition

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    Scientists have gained understanding of the early universe through difficult theoretical calculations that also reveal more fine-tuning. As the … more

  • Evidence for Creation Receives Nobel Recognition

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    The biblical description of the universe received scientific validation with the announcement of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics. RTB’s cosmic … more

  • Possible Tests of String Theory

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    A hallmark of the scientific process is making and testing predictions based on a given model. Many scientists question string theory’s … more

  • Lithium Synthesis Discrepancy Resolved

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    New data have helped scientists to resolve a discrepancy between theoretical calculations and observations, thereby strengthening a key component of … more

  • New Results Confirm Previous Conclusions

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    More detailed cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation measurements confirm the cosmological picture painted by RTB’s cosmic creation … more

  • Supporting the Cosmic Distance Ladder

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    Big bang cosmology received another boost from distance measurements to a galaxy in the Local Group. Accurate distance measurements are critical to … more

  • k-Essence Models of Dark Energy Ruled Out

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    Theoretical work continues to provide evidence for fine-tuning in the amount of space-energy density (dark energy) in the universe. Since its … more

  • A Dime's Worth of Difference

    The universe is incredibly massive. Nevertheless, its mass must be spectacularly fine-tuned for life to be possible. Exactly how massive the universe is remained unknown until astronomers focused the … more

  • Direct Proof of Dark Matter

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    NASA’s X-ray telescope Chandra has provided a definitive verdict—dark matter exists—that buttresses RTB’s creation model. … more

  • New Technique to Probe Gravity

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    A team of Italian physicists has developed a new tool that can be used to test how well RTB’s creation model describes gravity. While … more

  • Galaxy-Formation Problem Resolved

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    Recent simulation results resolve a discrepancy in galaxy-formation models, thereby buttressing RTB’s cosmic creation model. Theoretical … more

  • Eliminating Oscillating Universe Models

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    Evidence against some oscillating universe models contrasts with successful predictions of RTB’s cosmic creation model. The theological … more

  • Simulations Confirm Model of Galaxy Growth

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    ·         More complete galaxy evolution simulations have provided additional evidence to buttress … more

  • Silicon Needed for Planetary Formation

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    Astronomers have discovered more evidence for fine-tuning in planetary formation by observing an overabundance of silicon in planetary systems. … more

  • Big Bang Passes Another Test

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    Observations of galaxy formation in the early universe validate predictions of big bang cosmology and thereby further confirm RTB’s cosmic … more

  • Cosmology Tested in the Laboratory

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    Laboratory measurements with superconducting rings confirm scientists’ understanding of the universe’s early development, providing … more