“It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:”
If we can learn anything from science, it’s this – the scientific facts of today won’t necessarily be the facts of tomorrow. The simple truth is that a scientific fact that is no longer a fact was never a fact to begin with!
Take, for example, the so-called scientific fact of the expanding universe. We’ve all been told that this is a scientific fact, a relic of the Big Bang that explains the red shift of stars as they speed away from us. But now, a team of astrophysicists from Lawrenceville Plasma Physics are calling that well-known fact into question.
According to Sci-News.com, the results of their tests “are consistent with what would be expected from ordinary geometry if the Universe was not expanding, and are in contradiction with the drastic dimming of surface brightness predicted by the expanding universe hypothesis.” In other words, this “new evidence, based on detailed measurements of the size and brightness of hundreds of galaxies, indicates that the universe is not expanding after all.”
We’ll let scientists battle it out over whether the universe is expanding. Their views are bound to change anyway. But those of us who know that the Bible never needs correction can be certain of one thing – that God stretched out the heavens during Creation Week.
Father, thank You for scientists who increase our understanding of the universe You created. But never let me forget that man’s knowledge falls far short of the knowledge we find in the pages of Scripture. Amen.
Eric J. Lerner et al. UV surface brightness of galaxies from the local Universe to z ~ 5. Int. J. Mod. Phys. D, published online May 02, 2014; doi: 10.1142/S0218271814500588. “Universe Is Not Expanding After All”, Sci-News.com. 5/23/14. Photo: Are these galaxies speeding away from us or not? Courtesy of NASA.