The James Webb Telescope has made quite a splash in astronomy. Many of us have now seen some truly extraordinary images from deep space. However, some of these images were unexpected for many mainstream scientists, and as a result, some contend this is evidence that the Big Bang never happened.
Eric Lerner, President and Chief Scientist of LPPFusion, quite plainly states that the James Webb Telescope contradicts the Big Bang Hypothesis, and his explanations makes sense.
As a creationist, I’ve spent plenty of time pointing out unexpected surprises that evolutionary scientists find puzzling due to contradictory observations. This is important to note because fulfilled predictions are a necessary requirement for successful theories, and when those predictions fail, the theory is refuted. But the Big Bang theory continues to persist despite its many failures.
According to Eric Lerner, for example, scientists were shocked at how many, how smooth, how small and how old the most distant galaxies are, and he says all this has inspired panic among cosmologists. And that’s because observations are “blatantly and repeatedly contradicting the Big Bang Hypothesis”.
In his article, Lerner explains exactly what makes these galaxies incompatible with the Big Bang. Consider, if light left the furthest galaxies shortly after the Big Bang, and the universe is expanding, then, at some point, galaxies should start to appear larger, not smaller.
Second, the Big Bang predicted that early galaxies were tiny and would have collided with one another to become large galaxies. But, instead of finding evidence of such collisions, we observe very smooth galaxies with spiral discs at a rate of 10 times more than predicted. Thirdly, we observe galaxies more than a billion years old, which is far older than predicted. Fourth, scientists have found over 100,000 more massive galaxies than predicted, each of which supposedly originated shortly after the Big Bang.
In all, Lerner points to 16 incorrect predictions attributed to the Big Bang. Consequently, one must wonder what it would take to retire the Big Bang once and for all.
In contrast, Lerner and his team successfully predicted what would be found by the James Webb Telescope in a non-expanding universe, and he published the work in peer reviewed journals.
As a critic of the Big Bang, I‘m fascinated by how fervently it is defended, as if no evidence is enough to overrule it. It has achieved cult-like status. According to Lerner, Big Bang advocates label unbelievers in derogatory terms in an effort to silence descent. Further, funding comes from just a few government agencies controlled by these advocates, so it’s hard to get funded if you’re not on board. And then there’s outright censorship, where journals unabashedly refuse to publish scientifically worthy papers. In addition, advocates don’t debate the subject.
Lerner finally calls out Big Bang advocates for resorting to hypothetical entities such as dark matter and dark energy in order to make their theory work. But no matter how much money is spent searching for these mysterious particles, they remain hidden from all observation. Yet there’s plenty of money available to keep the search going because scientists have convinced themselves and the general public that they really do exist, despite the lack of evidence.
As the article suggests, the Big Bang never really happened. But there are plenty of people committed to keeping it alive for all the wrong reasons. So it’s my hope that the Big Bang will soon be retired. I have no idea what will replace it, but, regardless, God’s revelation in the Bible stands firm.
And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons, and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 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. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day. Genesis 1:14-19