This week’s announcement that scientists had finally confirmed the existence of gravitational waves rippling through the universe, thereby bolstering the Big Bang Theory, would presumably be a blow to those who believe in the Bible.
Not so, Professor Nathan Aviezer of Israel’s Bar Ilan University told The Times of Israel.
“Without addressing who or what caused it, the mechanics of the creation process in the Big Bang match the Genesis story perfectly,” Aviezer explained. “The universe had a definite starting point - a creation - as described in the Book of Genesis. To deny this now is to deny scientific fact.”
In remarks to The Jerusalem Post, Prof. Aviezri S. Fraenkel of The Weizmann Institute noted that science is actually moving closer to, rather than further from, the biblical account. Whereas ancient philosophers were of the mind that the universe had existed forever, modern science now knows “there is a definite beginning.”
Fraenkel continued: “In fact, the modern theories, which don’t yet explain all the observed cosmological facts, bestow new meaning to the biblical verse in Psalms 92, 6: How great are your deeds, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep.”
Leading international physicists, including Prof. Stephen Hawking and the late Paul Dirac, both avowed atheists, have long supported the notion that the universe had a starting point, though they admit modern science is incapable of determining why, how or by whom it was started.