We delight in bringing you the latest scientific information from creationist websites. This comes from Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. AIG is the online creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia.
AIG’s post is The Center of the Universe. They begin with a few quotes, which we’ll skip. Then they say, with bold font added by us and scripture references omitted:
Present astronomical knowledge recognizes no singular geometrical point in our universe—in accordance with evolutionary ideas. Consequently, there is no geometrical center and also no defined edge. No place in the universe has a special position.
Right (except for that zinger about “evolutionary ideas”) They’re talking about the cosmological principle, which Wikipedia describes as:
… the working assumption that observers on Earth do not occupy an unusual or privileged location within the universe as a whole, judged as observers of the physical phenomena produced by uniform and universal laws of physics.
The cosmological principle is consistent with the observed isotropy of: (i) the celestial distribution of radio galaxies, which are randomly distributed across the entire sky, (ii) the large scale spatial distribution of galaxies, which form a randomly tangled web of clusters and voids up to around 400 megaparsecs in width, (iii) the isotropic distribution of observed red shift in the spectra of distant galaxies, which implies a uniform expansion of space or Hubble flow in all directions, and (iv) the cosmic microwave background radiation, the relic radiation released by the expansion and cooling of the early universe, which is constant in all directions to within 1 part in 100,000.
But AIG doesn’t like that. Instead of the best thinking of today’s scientists, they offer us their timeless wisdom from 3,000 years ago:
However, the earth occupies the central position in the entire universe because of its God-given role, even though it may not be in the geometrical center.
Huh? What? Let’s read on:
The first astronomical object that God created was the earth; this clearly indicates its importance amongst all of the other stars and planets. The creation account gives a day by day report on the preparation of the earth as man’s dwelling place.
Not convinced yet? You will be. AIG continues:
God’s attention focuses on this planet: “”To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it”” [scripture reference]. On this planet, He implemented most of His creative ideas, as the Psalmist cries out: “”. . . the earth is full of your creatures”” [scripture reference]. No other astronomical body is called God’s footstool [scripture references].
Persuasive, huh? Here’s more:
The clearest indication of the earth’s central position is that God’s own Son was sent here. Jesus Christ became a human being for our sake. He destroyed man’s sin exactly in that place where it had been introduced into the universe, namely the earth! The cross of salvation stood on Calvary and no other place in the cosmos.
Here’s the end of AIG’s essay:
These few cosmological considerations from the Bible clearly indicate that evolutionist ideas are completely foreign to Scripture.
So, dear reader, it all comes down to this: Who ya’ gonna believe — those fancy-pants cosmologists or ol’ Hambo’s website? Think carefully, because the decision you make will seal your fate for eternity.
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