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Research by a University of Chicago geophysicist supports the biblically based cosmic creation model and provides additional evidence for the antiquity of the universe. Nicholas Dauphas measured the abundance of two radioisotopes, U-238 and Th-232, using meteorites and metal-poor stars in the Milky Way halo to precisely determine the otherwise poorly known production ratio of the two elements. Armed with the new value, he then measured the age of the Milky Way in a way that is independent of uncertainties in other measurement techniques. The age measured by Dauphas verifies other measurements and reinforces the idea that the structure in the universe established itself quickly (in cosmic terms) after the big bang. Not only do these results provide additional support for the biblically predicted big bang creation event, but also they refute young-earth creationist claims that the universe is only a few thousand years old.
- Nicholas Dauphas, “The U/Th Production Ratio and the Age of the Milky Way from Meteorites and Galactic Halo Stars,” Nature 435 (2005): 1203-05.
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