Reasons to Believe

Universe Design

  • 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

  • Discovery of Two Distant Type Ia Supernovae

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    Using the recently installed Advanced Camera for Surveys on the Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have discovered two more distant type Ia … 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

  • Speed of Gravity Measured, Scripture Validated

    General relativity and the biblical creation model received yet another boost on January 8, 2003, at the 201st meeting of the American Astronomical Society. The boost came from an announcement of the … more

  • WMAP Offers Spectacular Proof of Creation Events

    Preliminary results from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) have stirred great excitement among physicists.1 Radiometers on board the satellite are sending NASA researchers by far the … 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

  • Gamma Rays Burst Biological Evolution

    The energy released during a gamma ray burst strains the imagination. With the power of 10 billion billion suns, gamma ray bursts are the most brilliant photon emitters in the universe. By comparison, … 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

  • Vexing Implications

    “Disturbing Implications of a Cosmological Constant,” announced the title of a recent paper on the Los Alamos National Laboratory Web site.1 So “disturbing” were 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

  • Fine-Tuning for Life on Earth (JUNE 2002)

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    Evidence for the Fine-Tuning of the Galaxy-Sun-Earth-Moon System for Life Support

    The environmental requirements for life to exist depend quite strongly on the life … more

  • Probabilities for Life on Earth (JUNE 2002)

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    An Estimate of the Probability for Attaining the Necessary Parameters for Life Support1-85


    Probability that feature will Fall in the required … more

  • Fine-Tuning for Life in the Universe (JUNE 2002)

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    For physical life to be possible in the universe, several characteristics must take on specific values, and these are listed below.1 In the case of several of these … more