Reasons to Believe

Origin of the Universe

  • Type Ia Supernovae are Standard Candles

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    Studies of distant supernovae confirm the fine-tuning predicted in RTB’s cosmic creation model. An unexpected dimness of distant type Ia … more

  • Accelerated Cosmic Expansion, Not Grey Dust

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    X-ray studies of a distant quasar provide more evidence for the immensely fine-tuned space-energy density that causes the expansion rate of the … more

  • More Evidence for Galactic Fine-tuning

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    Further evidence of the fine-tuning exhibited by the Milky Way Galaxy comes from studies of star-formation rates in galaxies. A team of astronomers … more

  • New Measurement of Universe‚Äôs Age

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    A new technique to measure the age of the universe further buttresses the already strong case for a supernatural origin of the cosmos. Using … more

  • New Tool to Study Population III Stars

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    An international team of astronomers has developed a new tool to test RTB’s cosmic creation model. One component of RTB’s model predicts … more

  • Big Bang Test Strengthened

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    Observations of a distant quasar strengthen an important test of RTB’s cosmic creation model. Big bang cosmology makes precise predictions … more

  • Type Ia Supernovae are Standard Candles

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    New x-ray observations have confirmed the validity of one tool scientists use to measure fine-tuning in the universe. Scientists believe that all type … more

  • Cosmic Acceleration Confirmed

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    Two University of Chicago physicists have confirmed both the fact of the universe’s acceleration and the immense fine-tuning it implies. To … more

  • 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

  • Confirmation of Stellar Formation Models

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    Observations of dim stars in globular clusters confirm a key prediction of RTB’s cosmic creation model pertaining to stellar formation. … 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