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Published On: Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015

Big Bang ‘evidence’ proven wrong as scientists disgraced

A year after the break through discovery, proving the “Big Bang,” astronomers have now retracted their claims and admitted that the findings were not proof of the Big Bang after all.

In a recent statement, the European Space Agency conceded that the astronomers’ conclusions were incorrect.

“Unfortunately, we have not been able to confirm that the signal is an imprint of cosmic inflation,” researcher Jean-Loup Puget said in the statement.

Stephan's Quintet  photo NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

Stephan’s Quintet photo NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

The BICEP2 telescope merely detected ordinary interstellar dust in space—not primordial gravitation waves.

BICEP2 researcher Brian Keating acknowledged the inaccuracy of his team’s original statements, saying, “We are effectively retracting the claim.”

“It’s disappointing,” Keating admitted. “It’s like finding out there’s no Santa Claus.”

BBC News described the “quashed claim” as “painful.”

Astronomers using the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole announced the discovery of “primordial gravitational waves” from the universe’s beginning. Proponents of the secular model of origins eagerly touted the discovery as “smoking gun” evidence for the universe’s rapid inflation during the Big Bang.

“This is a genuine breakthrough,” declared Andrew Pontzen, as reported by The Guardian. “It represents a whole new era in cosmology and physics as well.”

“To me, this looks really, really solid,” added cosmologist Marc Kamionkowski at time.

Paul Steinhart, a professor of Physics at Princeton University, noted the “serious flaws” in the astronomers’ research. He further argued that the current inflationary model for the origin of the universe is fundamentally “unfalsifiable” and therefore “untestable.”

“No experiment can rule out a theory that allows for all possible outcomes,” he wrote in an article for Nature. “Hence, the paradigm of inflation is unfalsifiable. … [T]here exists a spectrum of other models which produce all manner of diverse cosmological outcomes. Taking this into account, it is clear that the inflationary paradigm is fundamentally untestable, and hence scientifically meaningless.

Cosmic inflation plays an integral role in the Big Bang model, so the current lack of testable evidence for it presents a challenge for secular scientists. Brian Thomas, science writer for the Institute for Creation Research, says now would be “a good time for secular scientists to take a hard look at their biases and presuppositions.”

“Why is it that they are willing to entertain bizarre explanations for our existence (other universes, the seeding of life on Earth by space aliens, etc.), but they are unwilling to consider biblical creation?” Thomas wrote in a recent online article. “Why do otherwise brilliant scientists embrace logically fallacious explanations for our existence?”

 

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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