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  • Since February 10, the media have been abuzz with the story that two quantum physicists have “corrected” Einstein’s theory of general relativity to demonstrate that the big bang never happened. The two physicists—Ahmed Farag Ali (a professor at Benha University in Egypt) and Saurya Das (a professor at University of Lethbridge in Alberta)—claim the universe might have existed forever. Their paper, “Cosmology from Quantum Potential,” first appeared as a preprint in April 2014 and was published in Physics Letters B in February 2015.1 Anyone can read the entire paper free of charge.

    As you can well imagine, concerned believers have bombarded my Facebook page with questions. Has one of Christianity’s core beliefs (“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”) just been falsified? Did the Bible get it wrong about the beginning of the universe? Is God irrelevant? Are astronomers mistaken about the big bang? Have the space-time theorems been invalidated? Read more...

Q&A: Are Dark Matter and Dark Energy Just “Props” for the Big Bang?

From Gavin: I always enjoy and profit by listening to RTB’s scholars discussing and interviewing others on various creation-science, theological-philosophical, and biblical topics. I am interested to hear what you have to say about the following. A commentator on a young-earth creation (YEC) website said, I am very impressed with the way YEC cosmologists have … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “The Principle”

Is humanity special? If so, how would we know? I am willing to wager that everyone has given some thought to one or both of these questions. One thing the history of science demonstrates is that neither the Sun nor Earth occupies a central or “specially favored” position in the universe (the Copernican principle). A … Continue reading

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Have Quantum Physicists Disproved the Big Bang?

Since February 10, the media have been abuzz with the story that two quantum physicists have “corrected” Einstein’s theory of general relativity to demonstrate that the big bang never happened. The two physicists—Ahmed Farag Ali (a professor at Benha University in Egypt) and Saurya Das (a professor at University of Lethbridge in Alberta)—claim the universe … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Latest Evidence for Inflation

In 1964, two scientists serendipitously found a critical feature of our universe: the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB). This discovery dethroned steady-state models and simultaneously established big bang cosmology as the proper understanding of how the universe began and developed. Yet the extreme uniformity of the CMB also posed a problem. How could all regions … Continue reading

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists

Modern science was birthed out of a Christian worldview. Many of the early pioneers of science—such as Galileo and Copernicus—were either Christians or working within the realm of Christian presuppositions. Unfortunately, the current cultural climate between science and Christianity isn’t as friendly. In fact, some adults actively discourage bright young Christians who show promise in … Continue reading

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How the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology Points to Design

From time to time, biochemists make discoveries that change the way we think about how life works. In a recent paper, Ian S. Dunn, a researcher at CytoCure, argues that biomolecules (such as DNA, RNA, and proteins) comprised of “molecular alphabets” (such as nucleotides and amino acids) are a universal requirement for life.1 Dunn’s work … Continue reading

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Q&A: Does the Fourth Commandment Support the Calendar-Day View of Creation?

From Lawrence R. I have been in a discussion with a young-earth creationist, and would like some clarification on how we are to understand Exodus 20:11–15 in light of the RTB model of creation days. In six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them; but … Continue reading

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We Are Living in a Safe Time Window

Negotiating traffic on Southern California freeways is tricky. Not long ago, I witnessed a collision of several cars in my rearview mirror—if I had gotten on that freeway anywhere from a few seconds to an hour later, I either could have been involved in the collision or delayed for my appointment. Just like I “happened … Continue reading

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Q&A: Where Does Speciation Fit in Creation?

From David—South Korea Hello scholars! I am a supporter of your ministry and appreciate the hard work you guys put into this effort. I have a question about your creation model. I understand that your model refutes the idea that all life-forms have a common ancestor. However, your scholars have also stated that limited speciation … Continue reading

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Meaningful Purpose Leads to Improved Health

Why are you here? What purpose is there for you in this world? These kind of deep-seated philosophical questions often crop up as people approach and enter adulthood. When I was a child during the late ’60s and early ’70s, I heard stories of young adults’ attempts to “find themselves” amid California’s hippie culture. As … Continue reading

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