"Creation is a Scientific Fact"
"And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."
In March of 2014 a team of scientists headed by astronomer John M. Kovac of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced that they had finally found the evidence they were seeking to support the theory that the universe had a beginning.
This news about the Big Bang caused physics professor Nathan Aviezer of Bar Ilan University to say: "One thing the announcement does do is make it clear that the universe had a definite starting point – a creation – as described in the book of Genesis."
He went on to say, "The Torah quotes God as saying 'let there be light,' and science tells us that this light came into existence, exploding to create the universe as we know it. … At this point I think we can say that creation is a scientific fact. Without addressing who or what caused it, the mechanics of the creation process in the Big Bang match the Genesis story perfectly," he said. "If I had to make up a theory to match the first passages in Genesis, the Big Bang theory would be it."
Let us not forget, however, that the Big Bang theory is still just that – a theory – and there are many scientists who reject it. In fact, we will talk more about Big-Bang-denying scientists in a future broadcast. But for now we'll simply say that Big Bang or not, we rejoice that some scientists are coming to realize that the concept of a Creator is not anti-science.
Graphic: This detailed, all-sky picture of the infant universe was created from nine years of WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe) data. It was published in 2012. Courtesy of NASA.
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