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The Newest Finding on the Expansion of the Universe

Introduction The latest measure of the Hubble constant (H0) recently made headlines. Adam Riess and a team of collaborators found a value of 74.03 km/s/Mpc,1 a bit larger than their previous measurement of 73.24 km/s/Mpc for H0. The Hubble constant is the basic datum about cosmology, so its value is …

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How Scholars’ Perceptions of the Semantic Range of יוֹם Have Affected Their Discussions of the Age of the Universe: Part 2

Keywords: יוֹם ;יָמִים ;יוֹם as period of daylight; יוֹם as 24 hours; יוֹם in Creation account; daytime-nighttime cycles; Genesis 1; Genesis 1:5; Genesis 1:14–18; Genesis 2:4; idiomatic uses of יוֹם; lexical and dictionary definitions of יוֹם; literal uses of יוֹם; non-literal, analogical/metaphorical uses of יוֹם; reckoning of biblical days; semantic …

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How Scholars’ Perceptions of the Semantic Range of יוֹם Have Affected Their Discussions of the Age of the Universe: Part 1

Keywords: יוֹם ; age of the universe; biblical hermeneutics; connotations of yom; Creation account; Darwinian evolution; days of Creation; denotation of yom; the Enlightenment; figurative meaning; Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:1–2:4; linguistic context of Genesis 1; literal meaning; Masoretic text; metaphor; origins; paragraph structure of Genesis 1; semantic range of yom; …

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The Evidence Is In: We’re Alone in the Universe

Are we alone in the universe? Are other beings like us out there? Nearly everyone has contemplated this question, including many serious scientists. But after spending billions of dollars and devoting whole careers to the search, scientists refuse to admit there is no evidence. The problem isn’t a lack of …

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Tragedy in a Godless Universe

“The secrets of evolution are time and death. Time for the slow accumulations of favorable mutations, and death to make room for new species.” Carl Sagan, Cosmos, program entitled “One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue.” Evolution requires death. At its core, Darwin’s postulate appeals to the power of death to …

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William Lane Craig and the Origin of the Universe

The Big Bang Model and Theism The big bang has been the standard cosmology for a half-century. The model posits that the universe suddenly appeared 13.8 billion years ago in a very dense, hot state that expanded and cooled into the universe we see today. This concept stands in stark …

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