Non-random ripple problem reported in New Scientist, 30 April 2005, p19. The Big Bang theory says the universe was formed by sudden expansion of space which produced hot and cold spots in the cosmic microwave radiation formed from random quantum fluctuations. Therefore, the distribution of these fluctuations should be random. David Larson and Benjamin Wandelt of the university of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne have analysed data from Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) and found “a subtle but statistically significant deviation” from the expected random distribution. The problem may be a technical problem with the probe’s instruments, but if it is not, then according to Wendelt the origin of the universe is a complete mystery.

Editorial Comment: The origin of the universe is only a complete mystery to those who refuse to believe the non-random written record left by the Creator. God made it quite clear that the universe did not begin with a random big bang. If cosmologists were prepared to accept Genesis Creation Research predicts they will find their observations would fit together a lot better. (Ref. cosmology, astronomy, universe, prediction)