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Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014 12:00 am

Astronomers announced on March 17 that polarization of the cosmic background radiation shows that the primordial light had passed through regions of intense gravitational waves, a prediction of cosmic inflation theory.

The idea came to Alan Guth in 1980, a solution to the horizon problem, a way to explain the Euclidean flatness and isotropy of space. The theory says that the early universe, after a brief period of stasis under an event horizon, expanded suddenly, stretching very much faster than the speed of light.

Stunningly, the Bible has long described creation that way. Job 9:8, “God alone spreads out the heavens.” Psalm 104:2, “God stretches out the heavens like a curtain.” Job 26:7, “He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs Earth upon nothing.”

Modern cosmology, then, does not rule out young Earth creation. For in stretching out the heavens, God also, by the same act, stretched time at the distant reaches. We know that space and time are connected in one four-dimensional fabric. Depending on speed, gravity and acceleration, space for one observer is time for another — the odd physics of general relativity. The fabric of space, in suddenly stretching out to billions of light-years distance, had to at the edge age billions of years in time, while only a very short period lapsed here on Earth. And as the heavens aged, their starlight filled intervening space. That’s general relativity.

Where cosmic inflation describes an early “event horizon” around us, Genesis describes a “firmament,” separating us from “waters above the firmament.” Ever wonder why in Genesis the sun and stars were not created until the fourth day? Cosmic inflation needs a period of repose before the inflation event.

The cosmologies of Aristotle, Kepler, Galileo and Herschel were vastly firmer than natural man’s hundreds of creation myths, all of which appear allegorical, not to be taken as fact. Until their recent deaths, modern cosmologists Hoyle, Bondi and Gold believed in a steady state, eternal universe, simply because it seemed more natural than a colossal one-time bang. But modern science confirms the astounding and unnatural claim found in the Bible. The world had a definite beginning, the heavens were “stretched out,” and Earth hangs upon nothing. Way to go, Moses!

Peter Stearns

Lodi

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2 comments:

  • Ed Walters posted at 12:48 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    the old dog Posts: 490

    The real beginning: Carl Sagan, who was an Astronomer and Astrophsicist presented his verson of the Cosmos and the real way the Universe took shape. I envite you to watch Neil deGrasse Tyson on Sunday nights on Fox, as he gives meaning as to how the Cosmos was formed and is still forming. He states that for every star and planet, there is a grain of sand on earth. There is no date as to when the so called flood happen, compaired to the birth of Christ. If a flood happened, it would mean everyone and everything on this planet drowned, and the earth was populated by Noah`s two sons and daughters, I don`t believe that, as where does Adam and Eve fit in. For God so loved the world he gave up his only begotten son, and then drowned all of them. Nice Guy. Some say the earth is only 6,000 years old, when modern science can tell by findings that the earth is billions of years old. The more I think I know, the less I understand.

     
  • David Diskin posted at 10:05 am on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    David Diskin Posts: 181

    Talk about a stretch...

     

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