that the universe does indeed have a
boundary and a centre, and that our
own Milky Way galaxy is at or near the
centre. 9 The Bible does not say that the
earth is at the centre of the universe, but
such a finding would affirm the special
place that man holds in God’s plan.
5) If the earth was indeed created
before the sun, moon and stars, that also
indicates that man’s home, and man
himself, are very special. The Bible
says that the heavenly bodies were
created after the earth, on the fourth day
of creation (Earth time). But this raises
a number of ostensible problems, such
as how light from distant stars could
reach the earth within the biblical timeframe. However, new theories, involving
‘gravitational time dilation’, have further
confirmed that a rational explanation
is possible. Furthermore, as well as
agreeing with the biblical account, the
new theories explain certain phenomena
in a much better way than the big bang
hypothesis. 10, 11 In fact, the big bang has
its own ‘distant starlight’ problem, 12 as
well as so many other flaws that even
many secular scientists reject it. 13
6) Another reason why our planet,
Earth, is a special place is that many
crucial factors have to be ‘just right’ for
a world to support life—and in the case
of the earth, all those factors are exactly
right. 14 In fact, it is very likely (from a
scientific point of view) that the earth is
the only planet in the universe which is
able to support life as we know it. 15 Even
some secular scientists admit this. 16
7) There is powerful evidence
that the universe, the solar system and
the earth are only a few thousand years
old, 17 and the same is true of all life,
including man. For example, the ‘load’
of harmful mutations which all genomes
carry is increasing so rapidly that all
multicellular life would be extinct by
now if it began millions of years ago. 6
This supports the biblical teaching that
man was created perfect only a few
thousand years ago, at the beginning of
Thus the facts of true science support
the Bible’s teaching that mankind is the
pinnacle of creation.
References and notes
1 Smith, H.B., Cosmic and universal death
from Adam’s Fall: an exegesis of Romans
8:19–23a, J. Creation 21(1):75–85, 2007;
2 Sarfati, J., The Incarnation: Why did God
become Man? Creation 35(1): 34–37, 2013;
3 Halley, K., ‘From the beginning of
creation’—what did Jesus mean? creation.
com/from-the-beginning, 25 November
4 Van Biema, D., God vs Science: We
revere faith and scientific progress, hunger
for miracles and for MRIs. But are the
worldviews compatible? Time convenes a
Debate, time.com, 5 November 2006.
5 Briese, C., Can we believe the Gospels?
A former chief magistrate examines the
witnesses to the resurrection, creation.com/
believe-gospels, 28 March 2007.
6 Sanford, J.C., Genetic Entropy, FMS
Publications, New York, 4th edn, 2014.
7 Gurney, R.J.M., Is Man a spiritualized
hominid? Creation 32(1): 53–55, 2009;
8 Catchpoole, D., Children see the world as
‘designed’! creation.com/kids-designed, 16
9 Humphreys, D.R., Our galaxy is the centre
of the universe, ‘quantized’ redshifts show, J.
Creation 16( 2):95–104, 2002; creation.com/
10 Hartnett, J., Starlight, Time and the New
Physics, Creation Book Publishers, 2010.
11 Humphreys, R., New time dilation helps
creation cosmology, J. Creation 22( 3):84–92,
12 See creation.com/lighttravel.
13 Wieland, C., Secular scientists blast the
big bang: What now for naïve apologetics?
Creation 27( 2): 23–25. March 2005;
14 Harwood, M., Created to be inhabited:
Amazing design features in planet Earth,
Creation 35( 3): 38–40, 2013; creation.com/
15 See, e.g., Grigg, R., Did life come to Earth
from outer space? Creation 22( 4): 40–43,
16 See, e.g., ReMine, W., Evidence for Message
Theory: A review of Life’s Solution:
Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe
by Simon Conway Morris, Cambridge
University Press, 2003; in: J. Creation
20( 2): 29–35, 2006;
17 Batten, D., 101 evidences for a young age
of the earth and the universe, creation.com/
age-of-the-earth, 4 June 2009.
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