Dark Matter: Does It Matter?
Psalms 19:1: The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
In the Big Bang scenario, the supposed expansion of the universe, from the original singularity, can be calculated, based on the strength of the gravitational fields of the matter in the universe. But there is a problem with the calculation. The universe has nowhere near enough matter to cause a strong-enough gravitational field to explain how we view the universe today.
I have remarked before that the Big Bang Theory is like a student car – largely held together with string, which represents all the extra ideas tied on to the theory, to make it work. In order to explain the anomalous expansion of the universe, scientists have suggested that there must be a huge amount of stuff in the universe, which we cannot detect. They call this hidden stuff dark matter. To make the sums work properly, astrophysicists have to suppose that 84.5% of the total mass of the universe is dark matter, while only 15.5% is normal matter. But we cannot see it, or detect it – so how do we know it is there? To the Big Bang Theorist, dark matter is a necessary add-on, to make their Big Bang math work. It is not only creationists who do not see the necessity for believing in dark matter. Even some secular scientists, such as the Israeli astrophysicist Moshe Carmeli, have proposed cosmogonies, which do not require dark matter. Yet again, we see that the literal reading of Genesis is a much more logical explanation of origins, than the student car theories, like the Big Bang.
Prayer: We give You Glory, Heavenly Father, that You made the heavens and all that is in them. While we know that there are things out there still to discover, we know that all of it was made, by the power of Your hand. Amen.
Notes: Carmeli, M. (2006), Cosmological Relativity, (Israel: World Scientific Publishing Company) Image: NASA, Public Domain
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