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Creation Continues to Baffle Scientists

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For some, science is an all-powerful god of sorts that explains everything, and many scientists can arrogantly conclude that they have revealed all knowledge on some aspect of our universe. Yet, new discoveries often demonstrate how foolish such conclusions really are. As the Bible notes about godless human beings, “Professing to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22).

The BBC recently reported, “Scientists at the University of Central Lancashire have discovered a gigantic, ring-shaped structure in space” that is 1.3 billion light-years in diameter (January 11, 2024). This “Big Ring” is comprised of multiple galaxies and galaxy clusters. It is “so big it challenges our understanding of the universe.” According to one of astronomy’s guiding principles—the cosmological principle—structures this large should not exist, because all matter is expected to be spread evenly across the universe. Yet, this is the seventh massive structure—again, that should not exist—to be discovered in the universe in recent years. As the discoverer of two of these structures humbly observed, “their ultra-large sizes, distinctive shapes, and cosmological proximity must surely be telling us something importantbut what exactly?” A physics professor from the University of Warwick also commented, “It’s incredibly hard to conceive of any mechanism that could produce these structures so instead the authors speculate that we are seeing a relic from the early universe where waves of high and low density material are ‘frozen’ in to extragalactic medium.” While such a mechanism may be “incredibly hard to conceive of,” the God who created the universe continues to show those scientists who do not believe in Him that He is capable of surprises and contradicting their assumptions.

The God of the Bible says of the wise and mighty of this world, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20). When you view the creation through the lens of the Bible, scientific discoveries often come into much clearer focus. As King David observed, “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:3–4).