Astronomical measuring problem reported in Wired Science 20 November 2018, in an article entitled “Cosmology Is in Crisis Over How to Measure the Universe”.
The problem is trying to match a map of radiation believed to represent the early universe, (quirkily described as the universe’s “baby picture”), with what we see in the universe today. Dan Scolnic, a cosmologist at the University of Chicago explained, “You should be able to put in that universe’s baby picture, trace our standard cosmology, and see our universe today—if everything has gone right.” However, according to Scolnic, “Something is not going right.”
The problem could be in the measurement and analysis of the early universe or the present universe, but Solnic admits the problem could be “our standard model of cosmology isn’t correct.” The Wired Science article goes on to say: “In other words, the way humans think about the early years, maturation, and fate of the universe might be wrong somehow.”
Editorial Comment: Considering the “standard model” of the universe includes an uncreated Big Bang where nothing became something and expanded into the universe, along with the notion that 95% of the universe consists of dark matter, i.e. stuff we can’t see, and dark energy, i.e. a force we can’t detect, it is no surprise that it might be wrong.
If cosmologists want to really understand the universe, they should start with a God’s Eye View i.e. what has actually been revealed by the Creator who made the universe, and move from that starting point to study the matter and energy we can see and detect today.
We would also remind whoever wrote the Wired Science headline that there is someone who has “measured” the universe, but it wasn’t any human astronomer. The prophet Isaiah calls people to “Behold your God” (Isaiah 40:9) and points them to various aspects of God’s power and might, including “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span,” (Isaiah 40:12). But note carefully that the same Creator God has revealed that “If the heavens above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth below can be explored, then I will cast off all the offspring of Israel for all that they have done, declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 31:37) God has not cast off His people, but has sent the Lord Jesus Christ, first to Israel, and then to the whole world to draw all people to God, by dying and rising from the dead to pay the penalty for the sin we have done.
Evidence New vol. 18 No. 18
12 December 2018
Creation Research Australia
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