We found this at a website we never heard of before — NOQ Report. Their headline is Exploding the myth of the Big Bang.
Wikipedia has a very brief write-up on NOQ Report. They’re described as “a conservative online news and opinion source,” but the footnoted source for that definition is none other than the website of NOQ Report. It appears that they’re using the word “conservative” in a theological sense to mean the ideas of Jerry Falwell, and not the way a political conservative like Barry Goldwater used it. So in this context, “conservative” means drooling creationist.
It’s always entertaining to see what creationists have to say about the Big Bang, so we took a look. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Secular scientists have mostly embraced the Big Bang theory as the most likely scenario for the creation of the universe. [They’re fools!] The theory works on mathematical models that seem to work all the way into just prior to the alleged Big Bang incident itself.
While this may seem like proof of its validity, the breaking of the math at the point of origin itself should be enough to debunk it. However, it persists.
Groan. The “breaking of the math” is a crude reference to the fact that general relativity doesn’t describe a singularity of infinite density. So what? No one knows if the matter that suddenly began expanding to become what we call the visible universe actually was a singularity of infinite density. If it were, then we need something other than general relativity to describe it — but that doesn’t discredit the so-called Big Bang theory — except for creationists.
Faced with this crisis, NOQ Report turns to a great scientific source of information. They tell us:
Answers in Genesis [ol’ Hambo’s ministry] put out an excellent video featuring Dr. Terry Mortenson that “explodes” the myth of the Big Bang theory.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Mortenson is one of ol’ Hambo’s creation scientists. The last time we wrote about him was AIG: The Heresy of Millions of Years. According to AIG’s write-up, Dr. Terry Mortenson “earned an MDiv (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and a PhD in the history of geology (Coventry University).”
That’s the guy NOQ Report is using as an expert on the Big Bang. His video is at their website, but we haven’t looked at it. They continue:
Clearly, he holds to a Biblical worldview instead of a secular scientific worldview, which we’ve covered ourselves in the recent past. By applying what we know about creation from a scientific perspective, honest observers [Hee hee!] can only come to one conclusion: that the Biblical description of creation is absolutely correct.
Ah yes, that’s the only conclusion an “honest observer” can have. Let’s read on:
From a Biblical worldview, we draw on two assumptions:
1. The eternal, good, all-knowing, all-powerful, holy God exists and He created everything else.
2. The Bible, God’s completely truthful eyewitness testimony, explains the key events in history so that we can correctly interpret the evidence from the origin and history of the creation.
Those are perfectly reasonable assumptions. Another excerpt:
Mortenson compares the two worldviews from the perspective of creation by applying actual science. Understanding that science is actually on the side of those with a Biblical worldview is very important if we’re to have an honest debate on this issue.
Mortenson says that “actual science” is “actually on the side of those with a Biblical worldview.” That’s good to know. And now we come to the end:
This hour-long video from Answers in Genesis is a must-watch for anyone who either seeks clarity to improve themselves as apologists or who has questions of their own about our origins.
If you want to watch Mortenson for an hour, click on our link to NOQ Report. The video is right there below their headline. Let us know what we’re missing.
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