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Will Jesus return? If one believes in the fundamentals of the faith, then the person would say yes. How and when Jesus will return is a matter of speculation, but the fact that Jesus will return is beyond dispute. In this final episode on essential doctrines, Pastor Brian explains what the return of Christ entails, why one should believe in Jesus' return, and why the return of Christ is an essential doctrine.
In the first half of the show, Pastor Brian will discuss the recent BICEP2 findings and its implications, if any, for the Christian worldview.
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Join the Debunker Boys every Saturday night. Are Guest Tonight is Nate Evans we will explore the Paranormal A multiverse was first seriously considered when the inflation theory was developed in 1980 by physicist Alan Guth. The idea goes as such: just because the part of the universe we see has settled down, that doesn’t mean the same energy responsible for the inflation couldn’t go on to cause inflation in other regions. Basically, more Big Bangs could continue to bubble up all around us with their own tweaked versions of physical laws.
The recent findings from the BICEP2 telescope point to a very intense early inflation, which supports the Big Bang theory and a smooth universe pretty well. However, it also makes a multiverse as described above much more likely. The inflation energy (whatever it was) cooled and eventually became the energy and matter we are now familiar with. However, the inflation suggested by the BICEP2 finding is such that there’s no reason to think that the inflation energy finished its work in the observable universe. It could have easily caused more Big Bangs, which themselves led to more inflation until there are (maybe) an infinite number of universes.
It was announced in headlines worldwide as one of the biggest scientific discoveries for decades, sure to garner Nobel prizes. But now it looks likely that the alleged evidence of both gravitational waves and ultra-fast expansion of the universe in the big bang (called inflation) has literally turned to dust.
Last March, a team using a telescope called Bicep2 at the South Pole claimed to have read the signatures of these two elusive phenomena in the twisting patterns of the cosmic microwave background radiation: the afterglow of the big bang. But this week, results from an international consortium using a space telescope called Planck show that Bicep2’s data is likely to have come not from the microwave background but from dust scattered through our own galaxy.
Some will regard this as a huge embarrassment, not only for the Bicep2 team but for science itself. Already some researchers have criticised the team for making a premature announcement to the press before their work had been properly peer reviewed.
"Perhaps it was too good to be true. Two months ago, a team of cosmologists reported that it had spotted the first direct evidence that the newborn universe underwent a mind-boggling exponential growth spurt known as inflation. But last week a new analysis suggested the signal, a subtle pattern in the afterglow of the big bang, or cosmic microwave background (CMB), could be an artifact produced by dust within our own galaxy.
"We're certainly not retracting our result," says John Kovac, a cosmologist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and co-leader of the team, which used a specialized telescope at the South Pole known as BICEP2. Others say the BICEP team has already lost its case. "At this time, I think the fair thing to say is that you cannot claim detection—period," says Paul Steinhardt, a theoretical physicist at Princeton University.
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