Monday, October 08, 2018

Some Implicatons of the Discovery of Gravity Waves

It appears that scientists have actually detected the long-sought gravity waves predicted by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.  This discovery may have very interesting implications for the Biblical statement that God stretched out the heavens like a curtain (or tent)!  (See Psa. 104:2 and Isa. 40:22)

The LIGO site is here:

An interesting article regarding this discovery is here, at the ICR site:

Here are some quotes from the above ICR article:

"...The gravitational waves from the cataclysmic final merger of GW150914 (a binary black hole) reached Earth, after traveling over a billion light-years, as a ripple in space-time that changed the length of the 4-km LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) arm by only one ten-thousandth the width of a proton—proportionally 
equivalent to changing the distance from our solar system to the nearest star by one hair’s width. This is the measurement problem that LIGO faced and solved on September 15, 
2015, when black holes having solar masses of 36 and 29 were observed merging into a black hole with a solar mass of 62 at an approximate spatial distance of 1.3 billion 
light-years. This ultra-precise measurement marked a phenomenal scientific achievement."


"How can gravitational waves transport massive amounts of energy through an apparent vacuum? In the biblical record, the Lord declared He stretched out the heavens like a curtain. Does this indicate that the apparent vacuum of outer space actually has a structure, fabric, or field we have yet to discover—that even empty space is “something” rather than “nothing”? Does the space-time continuum provide a transport mechanism for the natural phenomena we observe such as gravitational waves? This recent scientific discovery seems to confirm the Bible’s implication that space is a real entity with measurable properties."

It will be interesting to see how future discoveries shed light on this possibility.

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