The headline in the Chinese e-zine, Yibada reads “Nobel Prize for Physics in 2011 Falsified…” What were they wrong about? The assumption had been made that all the members of a certain class of astral bodies were at approximately the same distance from us. New research has now challenged that assumption, perhaps disproved it. This has all kinds of implications for the modern cosmology. But it is nothing more than another episode in the ongoing futile quest for a coherent materialistic cosmology.
Most of what is called “astrophysics” is nothing but guesswork. No one knows how far away the most distant detectible stars are, or whether they are moving away from us or each other at a significant rate. None of these things can be directly observed. You can’t just send a man out with one end of a long tape measure and have him report his findings when he gets back. The distances are too great, and the travel times longer than many human lives. We can’t even triangulate accurately at such distances: the base of our triangle must needs be too short.
Scientists are constantly finding out that they have been guessing wrong, making the wrong assumptions. They have no coherent theory of the origin of the moon or the nearer planets, which we can at least in some measure observe with probes. The data conflicts with all the theories; and all the theories conflict with each other. So what can they know about the stars and galaxies at immeasurable distances from us?
The biggest problem, though, is their hidebound commitment to materialism, which arises from a passionate a priori rejection of God’s own word on the subject. We have a choice. We can try to follow the ever-changing guesses of short-sighted, fallible mortals; or we can ask the One who knows.
God was there in the beginning of the cosmos. He made all of it, just about six thousand years ago. And He left an inspired written record for all mankind, which He has not allowed to be corrupted. This view alone provides a sufficient basis for making dogmatic assertions about the nature and origins of the cosmos; and this alone allows scientists to make sound conclusions about what they observe and measure. All that is not built upon this foundation is destined to perish.
The guesses of modern physicists are no better than the guesses of the ancient Greeks; especially since they have both made the fatal mistake of rejecting the only true foundation of knowledge.
Howard Douglas King
April 12, 2015