“And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.” Genesis 1: 14-19
A team of astronomers at the University of Tokyo, using the Subaru Telescope, discovered seven galaxies: “Galaxies that ‘suddenly appeared’ 700 million years after the Big Bang baffle astronomers – and they may have been hidden by a ‘cosmic fog.’”
Cosmic fog? Seven previously unknown galaxies just appear to pop into existence, and, instead of admitting at least the possibility that they just witnessed a piece of creation, the white-coated scientists try to convince themselves that the galactic dew-point changed.
“Where the galaxies came from initially confused the experts because they seemed to appear almost out of nowhere, very rapidly. But now the team behind the observations suggest the previously hidden cluster of stars appeared when a cosmic ‘fog’ cleared.”
So let me get this straight. The sudden appearance of these hitherto unknown galaxies “baffled” and “initially confused” the astronomers. So what’s the answer for these learned minds?
They theorize that the early universe was filled with a “hot soup of protons and electrons.” Those bonded to create neutral hydrogen atoms…the fog. The guesswork continues:
“That event is called ‘recombination’ and resulted in a universe filled with a ‘fog’ of these neutral atoms. Eventually the first stars and galaxies began to form, and their ultraviolet light ionised (energised) the hydrogen atoms, and ‘divided’ the neutral hydrogen into protons and electrons again. As this occurred, the ‘fog’ of neutrals cleared.”
I’m sorry, but this convoluted explanation sounds a bit tortured to me. They’re pulling a string of theories (no pun intended) out of their collective BVD’s. They are playing a guessing game where, if we can all agree on step one, we can call it fact and add another portion of the theory based on what may be a flawed premise to start with.
They are making it up as the go along, albeit with strong backgrounds in whatever sciences they have studied and whatever alphabet soup is tacked on to their names. Don’t believe me? Well, they as much as admitted this in the article:
“Astronomers call this event ‘cosmic reionisation’ and think that it ended about 12.8 billion years ago – about a billion years after the Big Bang. The timing of this event – when it started and how long it lasted – is one of the big questions in astronomy.”
They THINK it ended about 12.8 billion years ago? And they admit that the timing of the whole fog thing completely eludes them? In short, the article seems to go from “Wow! Would you look at that? But I don’t have a clue as to how it happened” to “Here’s what happened.”
The highway of science is littered with disproven theories and failed hypothesis, like the westward trails across North America of the 1800’s were littered with broken wagons, possessions and even skeletons. Science is bound to be that way, as we attempt to understand what God has created. His grand design is so far beyond our comprehension that our repeated misinterpretation of His glories are inevitable.
By the way, the Big Bang that these astronomers’ theories rely upon is based on the supposition that everything in the universe was condensed into a singularity, a black hole, which exploded into the now-known universe. Check my post “Down the (Black) Rabbit Hole.” You’ll read about a theoretical physicist who solved a 50 year problem with black holes – an inconsistency, really – and inadvertently proved that black holes cannot possibly exist. Kinda leaves the astronomers in this article in…may I say it?…a bit of a fog.
Like little children, we try our best to be part of God’s world. We try to emulate Him and understand Him and that’s admirable. As long as it done in faith. The real question is whether we pay attention to Him and what He discloses about Himself to us. In the bible. That’s the one collection of knowledge and history that has yet to be disproven.
I also refer you to my recent 7 part series on The Exodus Case by Dr. Lennart Moller, which provides archeological support to the truth of The Book of Exodus. As Dr. Moller states, there are never wrong results in science. But there are wrong interpretations of those results. Secular science continues to fall into the latter category with failed interpretations of what is before their eyes. Or telescopes.
As for the seven galaxies? News flash: Maybe you just saw Creation.
Read the entire article for yourself: