It did not take long before numerous reports about images from the James Webb Space Telescope became plentiful. I simply posted them on social(ist) media. Biblical creationists were pointing out that evidence for the Big Bang (something sought by the JWST folks, NASA, ESA, and others) was not happening. Things were not looking good for finding the invisible friends of materialists, those rascally extraterrestrials, either.
A bone I keep gnawing on is that there is evidence for recent creation in our own solar system. (Feel free to browse Piltdown Superman for posts with links to relevant articles.) Instead of admitting that their worldview is fundamentally flawed, secular scientists conjure up rescuing devices to preserve deep time. Papa Darwin needs it, you know. Closer to home, or way out yonder in the big universe, the evidence continually refutes the concept of billions of years.
Secular cosmology is in disarray, and instances that cosmic evolution supposedly happened “earlier than thought” by secularists keep cropping up. Creationists don’t need excuses or data-tampering because God is indeed the Creator.
“If the evidence is so clear, why don’t scientists face the facts, Cowboy Bob?”
The answer has nothing to do with science, old son. It is a spiritual problem. Mankind has fallen, which happened back in Eden. The natural person is at enmity with God, and our sinful nature interferes with pretty much every area of our lives — which includes the thinking processes. (This is indirectly supported by “9 Signs That You Might Be An Intellectually Dishonest Atheist.”) Christians are to presuppose the truth of the Word of God. Although misotheists and others say this is irrational, they are presuppositionalists themselves! That’s right, they presuppose atheistic naturalism. The light comes in through the Word of God and the working of the Holy Spirit. The reality of spiritual matters is unthinkable to materialists.
I rounded up a passel of links that support our contention that the JWST is providing support for recent creation and not helping the Big Bang. The most recent article is first, then I drop down to some older ones and work forward. You savvy? Good.
- 13 January 2023: JWST Upsetting Cosmology — The James Webb Space Telescope continues turning up contradictions to consensus views on cosmic evolution
- 10 December 2020: Will the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) find extra-terrestrial life? — Will the JWST find Habitable atmospheres around habitable zone planets?
- 5 January 2022: JWST Finds Mature Galaxy in Young Universe — “We are dropping everything else” shouts an astrophysicist upon first look at a mature barred spiral in the early universe.
- 4 August 2022: JWST Surprises and Discoveries — Galaxies evolve quicker than expected, and stunning new images of Hubble classics dazzle the eyes
- 9 August 2022: What the James Webb Space Telescope Has Revealed About Distant Galaxies So Far — One of the prime objectives of the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is to study very distant galaxies: ones that are too far away to be effectively observed prior to the JWST. How should creationists interpret the images from the farthest galaxies yet?
- 22 August 2022: Does the James Webb Space Telescope Show the Big Bang Didn’t Happen? — Editorial by Ken Ham
- 5 September 2022: James Webb Telescope Data: Challenges for the Big Bang? — Astronomers are thrilled by the extraordinary images provided by the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)—but some of the data already contradict Big Bang expectations.
- 9 September 2022: Creation Cosmology Confirmed! — Dr. Jason Lisle points out how he and others had their creationist predictions confirmed
- 31 October 2022: James Webb Telescope vs. the Big Bang — Suggesting a scientific test that creationists can perform that could clarify at least one basic issue in cosmology
- 18 November 2022: JWST Finds Un-Big-Banged Galaxies — Astronomers were surprised to find disk galaxies older than they should be
- 26 November 2022: New images from the James Webb Telescope — Do they challenge the Big Bang?
- 26 January 2023: Webb Telescope Continues to Challenge Big Bang
Image at the top:
JWST image of NGC 346 in Small Magellanic Cloud, NASA / STScI (usage does not imply endorsement)