First I’d like to thank everyone who has stuck by and read this blog while I was going on and on about Nathan and how great and cute he is and all that. (And just so you know he’s still great and even cuter.) “Where’s the acute social commentary, where’s the modern fable, where’s the blog we came to know and love (and also hate?)” you asked. Well, it’s back.

Yesterday I was perusing the news and, bang!, or should I say big bang!, there was an article reporting that scientists have found evidence of the expanding universe. By analyzing variations in the microwave background over small patches of sky — only billions of light-years across- scientists are able to see back to the very beginnings of the universe. They can tell that the universe went from the size of a marble to a volume larger than all of observable space in less than a trillion-trillionth of a second!

But what will this new information do to the arguments of creationists who assert that everything was created over 6 days and that the earth is only 6000 to 10000 years old? Absolutely nothing. They will still claim that they are correct because they believe that they are. Seriously, if I were picking a god (which I’m not), I’d choose the one who was so powerful that he could create the universe in less than one trillion-trillionth of a second over one that took 6 days and then needed a rest.

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