Secular Astronomy Fails, II: Deep Space

first_imgFrom planets to stars to galaxies, objects don’t fit the expectations of materialists who work as astronomers.Secular astronomers will have to rewrite textbooks again, because what they’ve been teaching is wrong. This entry picks up from the 6 Nov 2019 article about solar system failures.Primordial gas cloud has thoroughly modern make-up (Nature). You’re not supposed to look mature when you are born. Stars close to the alleged big bang have more heavy elements than expected, leading astronomers to conclude that they are not second-generation stars, but third-generation or older. There should not have been enough time for that. Big bangers say that the first stars had to be made of hydrogen, with a little helium and lithium, but no heavier elements. They call these “Population III” stars. Presumably, that first generation of stars had to go supernova to seed the early galaxies with heavy elements.Artwork of imagined first stars. Not actually observed.One of the oldest clouds of intergalactic gas found so far has a surprisingly contemporary composition, suggesting that the first stars to form after the Big Bang lived and died more quickly than thought.Early in the history of the Universe, gas clouds birthed the first galaxies and stars. But the details of this process remain mysterious….But the ratios of these elements do not match the ratios that would be expected if the cloud contained remnants of the first generation of stars. Instead, the authors’ observations suggest that at least a second generation of stars had already come and gone, even at this early stage of cosmic growth.The situation is analogous to the Cambrian explosion. Evolutionists accustomed to slow-and-gradual processes have to cry, “Hurry up and evolve!” in order to keep their belief system from being falsified.What caused the Big Bang? (Science Daily). Someone at the University of Central Florida didn’t get the message that the big bang is completely different from a supernova. The authors of a new study about supernovas thinks that their model of ignition promises insight into how the universe began.“We explore these supersonic reactions for propulsion, and as a result of that, we came across this mechanism that looked very interesting,” he said. “When we started to dig deeper, we realized that this is relatable to something as profound as the origin of the universe.”The key is applying the right amount of turbulence and mixing to an unconfined flame until it become self-perpetuating, at which point the flame begins to burn the ingested energy leading to a Mach 5 hypersonic supernova explosion.This is hogwash. Supernovas explode from pre-existing matter. The alleged big bang started with nothing: no matter, no energy, no time, and no brains. The Air Force that funded this study wanted to learn about hypersonic jet propulsion, not materialistic cosmology. They should ask for their money back.Thousands of new globular clusters have formed over the last billion years (University of the Basque Country). The astronomy prof in this rural agricultural region “found unexpected answers to the origin of some globular clusters located around the giant galaxies at the centre of galaxy clusters.” He found a manifestation of the Stuff Happens Law in astronomy: globular clusters forming out of cold gas and raining down on galaxies. Beats feeding the chickens day after day. Of course, Thomas Broadhurst didn’t actually watch this stuff happen. He found globular clusters that look too young (1/13th the assumed age of the universe), so he invented a story to match. It wasn’t long ago that astronomers were teaching that globular clusters contained the oldest stars in the universe. This astronomer believes that the magnificent clusters of up to a million stars just pop into existence out of the cold. Isn’t that what gases do?Constraints on bosonic dark matter from ultralow-field nuclear magnetic resonance (Science). Another detection experiment has failed to find dark matter. “No dark matter signal was detected above background, establishing new experimental bounds for dark matter bosons with masses ranging from 1.8 × 10−16 to 7.8 × 10−14 eV.” It’s becoming a tradition to look closer and closer, and find nothing. Can the authors of this wasted effort send the taxpayer money back to the DOE and NSF to use on more productive experiments?Putting the ‘bang’ in the Big Bang (Science Daily). The subtitle chants, “Physicists simulate critical ‘reheating’ period that kickstarted the Big Bang in the universe’s first fractions of a second.” The geniuses at MIT and Kenyon College are retreating into storytelling mode. Whatever they suggest, it can’t be right, because it relies on inflation – a philosophical trick concocted by Alan Guth that resulted in the Guth Goof (i.e., the solution being worse than the problem; see 25 Sept 2014, 26 Oct 2018). For entertainment, readers can learn about the Goop in the Guth Goof.Just before the Big Bang launched the universe onto its ever-expanding course, physicists believe, there was another, more explosive phase of the early universe at play: cosmic inflation, which lasted less than a trillionth of a second. During this period, matter — a cold, homogeneous goop — inflated exponentially quickly before processes of the Big Bang took over to more slowly expand and diversify the infant universe.Is there any point in reading further? It’s already wrong, but look at them inflate their egos:“This enables us to tell an unbroken story, from inflation to the postinflation period, to the Big Bang and beyond,” Kaiser says. “We can trace a continuous set of processes, all with known physics, to say this is one plausible way in which the universe came to look the way we see it today.”Since there are no Laws of Plausibility in science, a story can always seem plausible to the storyteller. It’s like what the origin-of-life scientists do: making “suggestions” about such-and-such a “scenario” that might be “one plausible way” to get a miracle (a Poof Spoof) out of mindlessness.Is a New Particle Changing the Fate of the Universe? (Space.com). Astronomer Paul Sutter shows just how wrong cosmologists can be. Are you ready? Get in, sit down, hold on, and shut up:If we want to use the exotic quantum energy of the vacuum of space-time to explain dark energy, we immediately run into problems. When we perform some very simple, very naive calculations of how much energy there is in the vacuum due to all the quantum fields, we end up with a number that is about 120 orders of magnitude stronger than what we observe dark energy to be. Whoops.On the other hand, when we try some more sophisticated calculations, we end up with a number that is zero. Which also disagrees with the measured amount of dark energy. Whoops again.Let’s put this in perspective. Say you work for a bank president, and you have to report an error you made. You walk in, and announce that the error is off by a factor of trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion decimal places. What would he say to you if your excuse is, “Whoops”?Materialists are so wrong so often, they should get out of science and do something useful with their lives, like take up delivering packages for Amazon Prime. At least their customers will get tangible goods for their money.Recommended Reading: Book review by John Hartnett of Jason Lisle’s new book, The Physics of Einstein: Black Holes, Time Travel, Distant Starlight, E=mc2. Review is in CMI’s Journal of Creation 33(2) 2019, pp. 22-28. An apparently similar version of this review can be found on the Bible Science Forum. (Visited 434 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Indian Coast Guard apprehends a Pakistan fishing boat off Gujarat

first_imgIndian Coast Guard (ICG) apprehended a Pakistan fishing boat with nine persons on board for illegally fishing in Indian waters off Gujarat coast on late Saturday.The boat named “AL AISHA” and all the crew members were escorted to Okha port and have been handed over to local Marine Police for further investigation.As per details, the Indian Coast Guard Ship Meera Behn, a front line Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) of Indian Coast Guard Region (North West) while patrolling close to International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL), noticed a Pakistani fishing boat towards Indian side. “The alert crew of the ship on confirmation, exercised a daring boarding operation in challenging sea conditions and subsequently apprehended her for illegally fishing in Indian waters,” a statement issued by the ICG stated.Lately, reports of fishing activity and presence of Pakistan entities have been reported by intelligence and security agencies. “The Indian Coast Guard has been observing a high security alert on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day. The afloat forces have intensified patrolling and surveillance in the sea areas,” the Coast Guard statement added.In addition, a round the clock presence of CG ships is being maintained and this surveillance regime is further augmented by Coast Guard aircrafts across the coastal regions.last_img read more

Woman stripped, assaulted in Assam

first_imgThe police in southern Assam’s Karimganj district arrested 19 people, including women, on Saturday for assaulting and stripping a woman and stuffing chilli powder in her private parts for allegedly selling illicit liquor and indulging in what they called “immoral activities”.The incident happened on September 10, but the victim approached a local court on Thursday after a video of the incident was circulated on social media. She did not name anyone in the complaint.“A police team raided Magura, a remote tribal village on the Assam-Mizoram border at 5 a.m. today (Saturday) and arrested the 19. They include three who appear prominently in the video and are directly involved,” Karimganj Superintendent of Police Gaurav Upadhyay told The Hindu.The victim and the arrested belong to the same village, he said.‘More arrests soon’“We are continuing our raids and more arrests are expected to be made soon. We are investigating into what led to the attack. The villagers said they had been warning the woman not to sell illegal brew. They also accused her of encouraging immoral activities,” Mr. Upadhyay said.Demanded moneyThe woman, however, told the court that six men barged into her house and demanded the ₹85,000 that she had received under the Centre’s flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. She said the men stripped and tortured her, besides tying up her father-in-law, when she refused to give the money.The men relented and left only after she promised to give them the money, she said, adding she did not go to the police as the six men had warned her of dire consequences.last_img read more

Nadal, Djokovic reach quarterfinals at Monte Carlo Masters

first_imgSerbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against US Taylor Fritz during their tennis match on the day 6 of the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament in Monaco on April 18, 2019. (Photo by VALERY HACHE / AFP)MONACO — Defending champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic eased into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday, remaining on course to meet in the final of the clay-court tournament.After Djokovic beat unseeded American Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-0, the 11-time champion Nadal handed Grigor Dimitrov yet another defeat, beating him 6-4, 6-1 in a repeat score of last year’s semifinal between the two.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Qualifier Lorenzo Sonego won 6-2, 7-5 against British player Cameron Norrie and the unseeded Italian will next face Dusan Lajovic.The unseeded Serb upset No. 4 Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-3, 6-3.“It’s the best match of my life,” said the 48th-ranked Lajovic, who has never won a career title.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid “Taylor plays really quick and has a big serve and just flattens the ball,” Djokovic said. “(He) doesn’t really have a clay court game, but he has done well this tournament. I just managed to break his resistance.”Djokovic will next play 10th-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia.Medvedev defeated sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-2, 1-6, 6-4, beating him for the fourth time in four matches.Djokovic won the three previous matches against Medvedev, but Friday’s match will be their first meeting on clay.Pella beat No. 11 Marco Cecchinato of Italy 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Nadal improved to 12-1 overall against the unseeded Bulgarian, who made two big unforced errors on his forehand at 30-30 in the 10th game of the first set.Serving for a place in the last eight, Nadal clinched victory on his second match point when Dimitrov patted a forehand into the net.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe second-ranked Spaniard will next play Guido Pella, having won both previous matches against the unseeded Argentine.Djokovic, a two-time champion at Monte Carlo, won on his first match point against the 21-year-old Fritz. Fiba 3×3 World Masters: Pasig Chooks beats Katara in impressive start for PH DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Wednesday

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