ONCE again we bring you the view from the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — truly the fountainhead of creationist wisdom. They are making another audacious excursion into the realm of cosmology. Verily, their brilliance has no bounds.
ICR has an awesome new article at their website titled Origins Breakthrough of 2009: Cosmology. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
The standard model of universal origins involves a colossal cosmic explosive event over 13 billion years ago that distributed all the matter and energy necessary to produce the planets, stars, and galaxies in evidence today. But the “Big Bang” has proven to be an ill-fitting explanation for observed phenomena, and 2009 turned out to be another year in which basic evolutionary cosmological assumptions were brought into question.
Oh? The traditional sources of science news must be suppressing this news about trouble for “evolutionary cosmological assumptions.” Let’s read on:
The Big Bang model presumes an edgeless and Godless cosmos and requires that most of the universe be made up of “dark energy” ― which happens to be undetectable and invisible. Evolutionary astronomers proposed this energy in order to add more than double the observable mass of the universe. Only in this way can they explain why the expansion of the universe is accelerating, when calculations based on detectable matter and energy indicate it should be slowing.
Not necessarily godless, but as Pierre-Simon Laplace reportedly said to Napoleon: “Sire, I had no need of that hypothesis.” Otherwise, yes, dark energy is proposed (but not by the non-existent cadre of “evolutionary astronomers”) to explain the increasing rate of expansion which has been recently observed. We continue:
But the universe appears to have edges and a center, and the earth appears to be near that center.
What? Here’s more:
The possibility that earth resides in that [center] position, however, suggests that it was specially placed there, a concept contradictory to a naturalistic cosmology because it points to a transcendent entity acting with purpose. But the implications for earth’s special placement near the center are consistent with the earth-centeredness of God’s activities as revealed in Scripture.
Amazing! Moving along:
Temperature measurements collected in 2009 also contradict the Big Bang, which predicts uniform evenness in the cosmos. The data show that the universe is lopsided ― half of it has a smooth temperature, but the other half is patchy.
ICR provides a footnote for that claim, but it’s to an earlier ICR article so we’ll ignore it. We note, however, that if there were such an observable asymmetry, it would be striking evidence that we are not in a central position. Here’s another excerpt:
This discovery forced Big Bang cosmologists to try and patch the model with more ad hoc speculations. Several cosmologies that factor a Creator into the equation, however, accommodate the data with far fewer assumptions than the Big Bang.
Yes, they have a point. The assumption of a Creator is sufficient to explain all observations. Here’s the article’s final paragraph:
Science seems to be confirming that a Creator was necessary to have brought earth’s particularly life-friendly place in this universe into being. Genesis 1 — “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” — continues to offer the most sensible Cause for the origin of all things.
So there you are. Now you understand everything.
See also: Creationists and Cosmology, Part 4.
Another update: See ICR: “Proof” that the Universe is Young.
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