Things are so slow this weekend that it’s not easy to keep you entertained. In desperation, we visited the ASSOCIATION for BIBLICAL ASTRONOMY. As you might expect of an outfit with that name, they have a GEOCENTRICITY HOME PAGE, with an Ark-load of material to bring you up-to-date on the latest in their scientific research.
If you want to dig deeply into their inspired information, check out THE BIBLICAL FIRMAMENT, a 13-page paper by Gerardus D. Bouw, Ph.D. Here’s a brief write-up about him at Creation Wiki: Gerardus Bouw.
We’ll give you only a few excerpts from the abstract of his authoritative paper, with bold font added by us. Here it comes:
The firmament is an extremely dense medium that rules all physics in the universe. Compared to the firmament, the universe of atoms is nothing. We will show that the firmament is identical to the Planck medium that has been known to physics for over a century. We shall also show that the firmament is the light-bearing medium commonly called the ether, and that the luminiferous ether is redundant and unnecessary.
This isn’t easy material, so bear with us:
The importance of the firmament is that it shields the creation from a true plenum. Also, the firmament acts as an anchor for the earth, keeping it firmly in the center of mass of the universe. From a scriptural perspective, the firmament is one more case where the Scripture knew the nature of space long before man discovered it. The firmament exonerates Scripture from the charge that its geostatic, geocentric approach is contrary to the truth. We also point out a fatal flaw in the spacetime foam and virtual particle explanations of modern cosmology.
Verily, you can’t consider yourself educated without a full understanding of this. Let’s read on:
We conclude that the geocentric, Biblical model of the firmament as the most viable explanation for the phenomena associated with the Planck medium.
That enough from the abstract. Here’s the concluding paragraph of the paper:
As a created plenum, the Planck medium is the only candidate for the Biblical firmament of the first chapter of Genesis. It shields the creation from God’s fervent heat and serves as an anchor that stabilizes the earth. Since the firmament rules the physics of the universe, it is the likely cause of the phenomenon that physics “seems to conspire” to anchor the earth at the dynamic center of the creation. The Copernican Revolution was thus mistaken in concluding that the Bible need not be believed when it touches on scientific matters, and the Bible is an infallible authority on all topics it overs.
Click over there and read it all. That’s your assignment. Quiz tomorrow!
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