BIG BANG’S FIRST STARLIGHT DETECTED?
What a beautiful day it is here in North America with springtime in full swing. Flowers are popping up from seeds laid down long ago in the autumn and we get to see their majestic beauty for the first time. Ahhh how i love the changing of seasons, it is all in such great order yet with a newness every season. How clever, I love it!
Speaking of long ago and first time, an interesting article appeared in the February 2018 Nature journal titled, “Astronomers detect light from the Universe’s first stars.” Wow. That is an earful and mind full so let’s take a closer look and see what this is really about…
A team of astronomers let by Judd Bowman of Arizona State University in Tempe utilized a small radio-telescope situated in a remote desert wilderness in Western Australia, thus reducing the interference of human generated radio signals. By using the low end of the FM radio spectrum this also increased isolation from human generated noise.
The cosmological theory “…dictates/predicts that the so-called ‘cosmic dawn’ occurred several hundred million years after the alleged big bang. This is the period in the big bang story that when sufficient neutral hydrogen clumped together, the first stars were turned on…so the researchers looked for a 21-cm absorption dip in the sky-averaged radio-spectrum. But if you want to see this absorption dip today after the universe has allegedly expanded by a factor of about 20 you have to look down in the FM radio frequency band.”1 And that is just what the team led by Judd Bowman did.
“The astronomers had to be sure the source of this radiation they were observing (the dip), together with its absorption feature, was not from Earth or the Galaxy itself. Both have radio emissions at these frequencies at much higher intensities than what was expected to be seen from the ‘cosmic dawn’. So they spent several years with a second antenna making sure it was not interference from Earth or the Galaxy.”2 One of the things they based their finding on is red shift (when stars are moving away from our planet we see a red color, when they move toward us we see a blue color. Thus a red shift indicates the star is moving away).
However, Bowman’s findings leave many more questionsthan answers. The astronomers did not “actually measure the redshift of the source, like is routinely don in measurements on stars and galaxies.”3 And when they ran into problems, they simply invented something new. “Dark matter (up until now) by definition does not interact with normal (baryonic) matter. So they have to propose that there is again new physics here and that the dark matter in the early universe did interact with normal matter… It is only by modeling that such a statement can be made. No first stars are directly observed… the research that made the observations of the ‘dip’… is based on real science whereas the dark matter interpretation is speculative at best.”4
So once again, secular “science” is based on assumptions: “The standard big bang ΛCDM model is assumed. The absorption ‘dip’ in the observed 100 MHz radiation, assumed to be from the cosmic background, is assumed to be the redshifted 21-cm line of neutral hydrogen and that is assumed to be bathed in light from primordial stars. In addition, the depth of the absorption line is assumed to have been modified by the presence of a new type of, even more speculative form of, dark matter…”5
Perhaps Mr. Bowman should take up writing science fiction novels, after all he has some great stuff for that here. As one creation science put his conclusions of this experiment, this type of science is “something like the Emperor’s new clothes were no direct evidence is needed.”6
Until next time, take care and God Bless. Shalom,