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NASA`s Hubble Finds Most Distant Galaxy Ever

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NASA`s Hubble Finds Most Distant Galaxy Ever
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Prepare to be humbled, this fact may contradict the 6,000 year-old universe creationists hold so dear....
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Hits: 23731 | Favorites: 3 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 2.8 | Category: Science | Date: 01/29/2011
 
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duckflash
Female, 13-17, Europe
 571 Posts
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 12:51:08 PM
this doesnt contradict religious people. theyll just tell you god did it to test their faith.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10187 Posts
Monday, January 31, 2011 1:11:11 PM
Oh and, hardliners at my church (there are very few) think that the whole "Light from x takes x long to reach us so the universe is x years old" is hogwash.

I just facepalm them and go my merry way. They are usually old.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10187 Posts
Monday, January 31, 2011 1:09:41 PM
@hobomoe:

I agree. They say our universe will end once it has expanded to a size larger than its capable mass. They call it "The Big Rip". Who's to say that didn`t happen with a much much smaller universe resulting in our "Big Bang"?

HOBOMOE
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 515 Posts
Monday, January 31, 2011 12:44:46 PM
@ auburnjunky
I've always wondered what their response would be when you tell them that these light waves took 10 millions years to reach us, and show them the simple math to prove how far the planet is and how fast light travels. I always feel like its such a simple disproving of the 6000 year thing.

Also in recent development, They think that the what preceded the universe was actually another universe. Eventually our universe will stop expanding(its actually decelerating in its increase by some estimates) and will slowly cave back into itself creating essentially big bang conditions.
I wish I had the book near me for names and references for this. but It all came from the book "The Science of Doctor Who".

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Monday, January 31, 2011 7:49:57 AM
Fascinating, this kind of things shows us we are practically cave man still, Cave man with computers

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