Dismantling the Big Bang: God's Universe Rediscovered

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Master Books, 2005 - Religion - 346 pages
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In modern times, the Bible has become increasingly disconnected from most Christians' understanding of the real world. Cosmology -- the way we think about the universe -- has come to be totally dominated by secular beliefs, such as the Big Bang. Many Christians, including prominent leaders, have therefore felt compelled to "reinterpret" the Bible in the light of big-bang thinking. To its credit, the Big Bang is an interesting and worthwhile scientific theory, and it is the best candidate that materialists have been able to put forward to this point to try to explain the universe without God, but it is demonstrably inadequate, to say the least. Big-bang theory cannot explain the origin of the universe or of the significant objects within it (i.e., galaxies, stars, planets, and people). Big-bang theory contains no credible or consistent naturalistic cause to explain what we see. Dismantling the Big Bang reveals these scientific and philosophical weaknesses at the core of big-bang thinking and the contradictions to which they lead. Written on a level that laypeople can understand, it comparatively shows the intellectual superiority of the history of the universe given in the Bible as a basis for our thinking about the cosmos. We need to rediscover how to think about the universe in the only way that makes sense -- from God's perspective, in the light of the history given in His Word.

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Clear explainations of what can be complex ideas

User Review  - Debbie from ChristFocus - Christianbook.com

"Dismantling the Big Bang" is an excellent book about the big bang, its problems, and other cosmological origins models (including young-age ones). Of the books I've read on this topic, these authors ... Read full review

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An excellent and compelling read. Any reasoning person should be able to see that irreducible complexity alone disproves any evolutionary theory.Also, you have added to my recent change of mind about the big bang.This theory was only an extrapolation of Hubbles expanding universe, and required the invention of inflation- much like people trying to make the earth as the centre of the universe, and to fit into the observations, coming up with epicycles.
Never the less, I wish to take issue with the writer on his condescending method of dealing with the reader on the issue of the length of the creative day.
1)I quote" God's purpose for creating the universe in six days was to give man a convenient time scale to commemorate and celebrate his power and the work of creation". This may be so, but it only needs to be symbolic.The hebrew word yohm (greek-hemera)can mean many things, and I know that the author mentions meaning derived from context, but in this case a better meaning would be, not a solar day, but a "period of time". Therefore, each day in Genesis chapter one is just that- a period of time, which does not include Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" Therefore, the universe could have been created long ago, although not necessarily 14 billion years, or anything of that order of magnitude.
Genesis 2:4 combines all the creative days as "the day", which is another meaning for day.
None of the above makes a "nonsense of the fourth commandment" that the author stated.
Additionally, according to the bible, we are still in God's rest day, the seventh, which puts this day into the thousands of earth years.
Again, to quote the author, "even the most casual reader can see that Genesis says that God created the world in six days". I would respond to this with "ONLY the most casual reader can see that Genesis says that the world was created in six (solar) days"!
He then comes out with the biggest put down in the book "When christians deny this, they deny their own credibility" This is very similar to evolutionists who use similar statements, also condescending.
Apart from the above points, I thought the book was compelling.I look forward to what the Large Hadron Collider says about the make up of an atom and all its constituents, and what light that throws on creation.
Incidentally, if you do a e=mc squared calculation on the known visible universe, it ends up at 1exp70 joules, give or take a few of the seventy zeros. That is mind boggling energy. How can proponents of the big bang explain that!

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About the author (2005)

Alex Williams is a part-time science writer for Answers in Genesis. With a Master of Science degree in radioecology and a licentiate in theology, his career spans 26 years as a government botanist and 7 years in missionary work. He is married to Barbara and they reside in Beeliar, Western Australia.

Dr. John Hartnett received both his B.Sc. and his Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Western Australia. He currently works as an ARC QE II post-doctoral research fellow with the frequency standards and metrology research group there. He has published more than 98 scientific papers in secular journals and has two patents.

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