Skip to comments.Barf! Subtle Distortion in Universe's Oldest Light: Swirls in Remnants of Big Bang
Posted on 01/05/2014 8:22:25 AM PST by GodAndCountryFirst
South Pole Telescope scientists have detected for the first time a subtle distortion in the oldest light in the universe, which may help reveal secrets about the earliest moments in the universe's formation.
The scientists observed twisting patterns in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background -- light that last interacted with matter very early in the history of the universe, less than 400,000 years after the big bang. These patterns, known as "B modes," are caused by gravitational lensing, a phenomenon that occurs when the trajectory of light is bent by massive objects, much like a lens focuses light.
(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...
You know what? If scientists want to use their own money to try to find evidence for the discredited "big bang" nonsense, that's fine. But the South Pole Telescope was funded with our tax dollars!
Funny how you can't use tax money to fund creation science - somebody might be offended - but there seems to be unlimited money to chase unproven non-Biblical theories. I guess it's alright to use tax money if it offends Christians!
I KNOW the origin of the universe! God, who designed and built the universe, told us how he did it. I don't need money used to try to disprove God's Word! What a huge waste of money.
Pie Ala Mode.... YES
Remember God also gave us minds and curiosity.
I'm a Christian.
I disagree with you. Completely. We're investigating the Clockmaker, taking apart the clock, examining it, and in the process, we will only confirm that He exists. It's a great use of the money.
We should spend more.
The sciences: Chemistry, biology, physics--are only confirming that this is an ordered universe.
Why the fear? Relax. It's all gonna work out to be fine. It was always planned to. ;)
Another commie plot by commie scientists? Oh, nooo!!!
It was playful for God to create a Universe 10,000 years ago with abundant evidence of being more than 10 billion years old.
I smell fear.
“I KNOW the origin of the universe! God, who designed and built the universe, told us how he did it.”
I agree, but He did not explain why the early light was polarized in different ways, we have to learn that ourselves. I expect it will lead to a greater understanding of His universe.
He also did not tell us that bacteria cause diseases, and that antibiotics can help with that. He gave us the tools to learn about that, and probably guided the scientists who did discover that..
Hmmmm. I’m not the only one apparently...
Don't make the mistake of confusing bogus "climate change" science with legit science.
Seriously? Every glance into the universe does nothing but confirm the Big Bang.
Thank you. This is an incredible discovery. It's a threat to the ignorant, not those who believe in God.
Same here. Furthermore, I am troubled by the growing anti-science mentality that is co-opting conservatism as of lately. It is embarrassing to see people trumpet ignorance as though it is a badge of honor.
It's gotten so bad that I fully expect every candidate running with an (R) after their name will be asked how old they think the earth is in an effort to drive away educated, suburban voters.
They are as follows...
Problems with the Big Bang
The hot big bang theory has been extremely successful in correlating the observable properties of our Universe. However, there are some difficulties associated with the big bang theory. These difficulties are not so much errors as they are assumptions that are necessary but that do not have a fundamental justification. The required discussion is technical, so we will be content with a rather superficial statement of the three basic problems that are associated with the big bang and how they might be cured by a new idea that arises from considering the implications of elementary particle physics for cosmology.
The Horizon Problem
We have already encountered the horizon problem in conjunction with the discussion of the cosmic microwave background: when we look at the microwave background radiation coming from widely separated parts of the sky, it can be shown that these regions are too separated to have been able to have ever communicated with each other even with signals travelling at light velocity. Thus, how did they know to have almost exactly the same temperature? This general problem is called the horizon problem, because the inability to have received a signal from some distant source because of the finite speed of light is termed a horizon in cosmology. Thus, in the standard big bang theory we must simply assume the required level of uniformity.
The Flatness Problem
The experimental evidence is that the present Universe has very low geometrical curvature in its spacetime (it is nearly flat). Theoretical arguments that are well established but too complex to go into here suggest that this is a very unlikely result of the evolution of the Universe from the big bang, unless the initial curvature is confined to an incredibly narrow range of possibilities. While this is not impossible, it does not seem very natural.
The Monopole Problem
The only plausible theory in elementary particle physics for how nuclei in the present universe were created in the big bang requires the use of what are called Grand Unified Theories (GUTs). In these theories, at very high temperatures such as those found in the instants after the Universe was created the strong, weak, and electromagnetic forces were (contrary to the situation today) indistinguishable from each other. We say that they were unified into a single force. Although there is as yet no certain evidence for the validity of such theories, there is strong theoretical reason to believe that they will eventually turn out to be essentially correct. Our current understanding of elementary particle physics indicates that such theories should produce very massive particles called magnetic monopoles, and that there should be many such monopoles in the Universe today. However, no one has ever found such a particle. So the final problem is: where are the monopoles?
When did he do that? Who designed and built him? It seems you should know these things.
Yes scientists are wasting their time on these silly things like the origins of the universe
They should study really important stuff like this:
Moreover, the supposed "cure" to 'fix' the standard BB theory (ie, Inflation theory) is even more flawed than the BB...
The Inflationary Universe
The preceding problems with the big bang can be alleviated all at once (at least in principle), by a new kind of cosmology called the inflationary universe.
This phase transition is thought to have happened about 10-35 seconds after the creation of the Universe. It filled the Universe with a kind of energy called the vacuum energy, and as a consequence of this vacuum energy density (which plays the role of an effective cosmological constant), gravitation effectively became repulsive for a period of about 10-32 seconds. During this period the Universe expanded at an astonishing rate, increasing its size scale by about a factor of 1050. Then, when the phase transition was complete the universe settled down into the big bang evolution that we have discussed prior to this point. This, for example, means that the entire volume of the Universe that we have been able to see so far (out to a distance of about 18 billion light years) expanded from a volume that was only a few centimeters across when inflation began!
Those swirls may be when God zapped mankind for not obeying his commands.
Uhh, dude. You seem to be as confused about BBT as many evolutionists are.
BBT is essentially a restating of Genesis 1:1. Suddenly, the Universe and Time came into existence from nothing.
BBT says nothing at all about what caused the Universe to come into being. It is entirely compatible with the Bible's account.
I agree. You are correct.
“let there be light. . .” = instantaneous creation = Big Bang.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.