While many scientists and researchers express excitement over what they believe to be landmark evidence of the Big Bang, Answers in Genesis, a Christian organization run by creationist Ken Ham, is casting doubt on the recent findings.
“This announcement undoubtedly will be welcomed as the long-sought proof of cosmic inflation so necessary to the big bang model,” wrote Dr. Danny Faulkner, a former astronomy professor who works for the organization. “Biblical creationists know from Scripture that the universe did not begin in a big bang billions of years ago.”
Faulkner went on to invoke the Bible in claiming that the world is much younger than mainstream science believes it to be, adding that he believes Genesis 1 shows that God made earth before the stars — an idea that he said isn’t compatible with the Big Bang theory. Continue Reading
The Trans-Dniester region in Moldova is trying to break off and join Russia, the latest development in a series of events that have left Western leaders scrambling to respond.
The request from Russian loyalists in the Trans-Dniester region, which is recognized by the United Nations as part of Moldova and not an independent state, comes just one day after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty to absorb Crimea.
Moldova’s President Nicolae Timofti responded to the request by warning that any attempt by the area to break off and join Russia would be a “mistake.”
“This is an illegal body which has taken no decision on inclusion into Russia,” Timofti said, according to Reuters. “If Russia makes a move to satisfy such proposals, it will be making a mistake.” Continue Reading