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    Big Bangs... Big Bucks... Big Leaps?

    "At 12:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, scientists on the Franco-Swiss border will flip the switch on the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile underground ring where subatomic particles will be accelerated to astonishing speeds and then smashed into each other. It'll be months before any usable data comes out from the experiments, but the so-called "Big Bang machine" already has physicists salivating at the prospect of unlocking the mysteries of the universe..."

    I think its interesting - some people are ever so excited because a fine team of scientists are working ever so hard around the clock (and have done so for quite some time), using their combined high intelligences and cutting edge skills to seek to replicate what they believe to be the BIG BANG in a controlled environment.. and, here's what we know.. if this thing works, many will no doubt point to it to try to prove that the Universe came about by a random act of "chance," without the need for any Intelligence behind it at all. :-)

    full story here

    Posted by John Samson on September 9, 2008 02:46 PM

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    I heard A.E. Wilder-Smith say something very similar with regard to the possibility of scientists creating life. He said it would prove nothing except that God was a genius for having done it in the first place.

    I guess it doesn't take a big bang scientist to quote Scripture to them?

    Here is what I would quote:

    Psa 46:1 To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
    Psa 46:2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
    Psa 46:3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah
    Psa 46:4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
    Psa 46:5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.
    Psa 46:6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.
    Psa 46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
    Psa 46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth.
    Psa 46:9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire.
    Psa 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!"
    Psa 46:11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

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