by James T. Bartsch
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1
Hubble Space Telescope image of spiral galaxy NGC 105. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Jones, A. Riess et al., Acknowledgement: R. Colombari
SciTechDaily posted this fascinating account of two galaxies that appear ready to collide with one another. As the article explains, there is no chance. The galaxy on the left is light-years beyond the closer galaxy NGC 105. The article is well-worth the read.
However, the most interesting paragraph was the one at the end. I love it when astronomers and cosmologists are honest enough to tell the truth. Here is the concluding paragraph verbatim:
Astronomers recently carefully analyzed the distances to a sample of galaxies including NGC 105 to measure how fast the Universe is expanding — a value known as the Hubble constant. Their results don’t agree with the predictions of the most widely-accepted cosmological model, and their analysis shows that there is only a 1-in-a-million chance that this discrepancy was caused by measurement errors. This discrepancy between galaxy measurements and cosmological predictions has been a long-standing source of consternation for astronomers, and these recent findings provide persuasive new evidence that something is either wrong or lacking in our standard model of cosmology.
If astronomers reject the eye-witness account of God as recorded in the Bible, and they cannot perform any repeatable experiments on the origin of the universe, then they will inevitably arrive at conclusions that contradict the facts.
If scientists won't even consider the possibility that God created everything in the very recent past, they are cutting themselves off from important evidence. How scientific is that?
(Scripture quotation taken from the NASB 1995)
Posted January 3, 2022