By Greg Neyman
© Old Earth Ministries
First Published 12 June 2006
One of the most often attacked old earth ideas is that of the Big Bang. If you listen to any of the young earth creation organizations, they are constantly claiming that the big bang is being dismantled, and is in danger of collapsing.
In reality, the Big Bang is one of the strongest theories. Each year, new discoveries are made which further confirms the Big Bang. An example of this can be seen in the recent news release about galaxy evolution.
Scientists at the University of Chicago created a "cyber universe" by modeling the universe in a supercomputer simulation. The results of this simulation show that when you model the Big Bang, including the effects of dark matter, the expected arrangement of the galaxies fits what astronomers observe when they look at the actual arrangements of the galaxies.
The simulation's main feature was how it integrated dark matter into the computer simulation. Dark matter is another one of those items that young earth creationists often attack. They claim nobody has ever seen dark matter...it is an invention of secular astronomers to make the Big Bang theory work. However, the effects of dark matter continue to be observed. In fact, in 2005, several news releases supported the finding of dark matter (see Science News).
How is it then that young earth creationists get away with claiming the Big Bang is falling apart? Obviously, they cannot report the truth, as this would be contrary to their claims. What young earth creation theorists do is find small, unsolved portions of the Big Bang, and attack these small unresolved issues. Or, they rely upon trickery to prove their point, as they do in this Technical Journal article.
Contrary to the young earth claims, the Big Bang is stronger today than it has ever been, and is in no danger of being removed from scientific theory. I would almost venture to say that it is a fact, and not a theory, as astronomical observations have proven the basic tenets of the theory time and again.
Galaxy Evolution In Cyber Universe Matches Astronomical Observations In Fine Detail, from ScienceDaily.com
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