Reasons to Believe

Universe Design

  • Improved General Relativity Test

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    As the theory of general relativity fares, so fares RTB’s biblical cosmic creation model—and general relativity just passed another … more

  • Metal Enrichment

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    This discovery provides astronomers with an explanation for why the early metal enrichment of the universe must be carefully fine-tuned for advanced … more

  • New Cosmic Design A

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    Australian astronomers have discovered three new cosmic design features. Life-supporting stars and planets either will not properly form or will … more

  • Planet Eating Stars

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    This study of protoplanetary systems affirms the anthropic principle. Astronomers have discovered that planet-eating stars are more common in the … more

  • Sloan Digital Survey

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    The first data release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey was announced and described in the October, 2003 issue of The Astronomical Journal. Accurate … more

  • Wide Angle CMB Temperatures

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    The largest angular scale temperature fluctuations (beyond angular scales of 60°) in the WMAP results are weaker than what a flat, spatially … more

  • Cosmic Metal Reservoirs

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    New measurements of metals in the intra-galaxy-cluster medium validate an important design feature for the universe. Scientists found that … more

  • WMAP Results Confirmed

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    Ground-based cosmic background radiation maps and large-scale structure surveys independently confirm at the same level of precision the cosmic age, … more

  • Dark Energy Confirmations

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    Four different sets of observations (positions of blue-shifted light relative to matter-dense regions) independently confirm that dark energy plays … more

  • Type Ia Supernova

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    Astronomers found that the density of the circumstellar medium determines whether or not a white dwarf star will accrete enough matter from a red … more

  • Early Quintessence

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    In combining the WMAP cosmic background radiation results with the distribution of galaxies seen in the Two-Degree Field Galaxy Redshift Survey, … more

  • MASCOs and Pop III Stars

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    Astronomers have determined that the remnants of isolated population III stars (the first stars to form) can be detected. Though long ago burnt out, … more

  • Warm Dark Matter Model

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    WMAP results showing that the first stars formed early and were very massive are strongly inconsistent with the warm dark matter cosmic model. … more

  • Initial Supersonic Turbulence

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    An astronomer discovers a new cosmic design feature: if the supersonic turbulence in the infant universe is too great or too small, the first stars … more

  • More Precise Distance Tool

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    Astronomers discover a supernova light curve characteristic that permits distances to be measured with greater precision. This will yield more … more

  • Origin of Gama Ray Bursts

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    Several teams of astronomers independently establish that hypernovae (superenergetic supernovae) are responsible for gamma ray bursts. A hypernova … more

  • Very Small Array

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    Initial maps of the cosmic background radiation produced by a new antenna array provide tight constraints on the cosmic density parameters that are … more