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Apologetics Press :: Reason & Revelation
May 2003 - 23[5]:32-34,36-47

The Big Bang Theory—A Scientific Critique [Part I] [Section 3]
by Bert Thompson, Ph.D., Brad Harrub, Ph.D., and Branyon May

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Section 1 - Introduction
Section 2 - The Big Bang Theory
Section 3 - References/Acknowledgments

In my “Editor’s Note” at the front of this issue, I referred to the fact that, as we researched and wrote this scientific critique of the Big Bang Theory over the past several months, we received assistance from a number of credentialed physicists and astronomers. This is somewhat of an understatement.

No one outside of our offices knows just how much “assistance” these individuals actually provided. But my staff and I know. And we would like to not only acknowledge the invaluable input of these men, but also offer our sincere thanks in a public fashion within the pages of Reason & Revelation.

In the space available here, it would be impossible to list by name everyone who has assisted us in the production of these special issues on the Big Bang. However, even though we run the risk of omitting some who should be mentioned, Dr. Harrub, Branyon, and I nevertheless want to express our gratitude to the following men.

Don DeYoung, Ph.D. (physicist) is professor of physics at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. Dr. DeYoung granted us free access to earlier materials he had authored on this subject (and related topics), assisted us in assembling data on the Hubble constant, and helped us interpret various physics-related data as they apply to Big Bang cosmology.

Danny R. Faulkner, Ph.D. (astronomer) is professor of astronomy and physics at The University of South Carolina Lancaster. Dr. Faulkner provided invaluable input on all of the astronomical aspects, but especially those portions dealing with redshift data. He also served as a “sounding board” for various ideas and concepts that we proposed along the way, and assisted us in the selection and/or rejection of material for the final manuscript.

Dave Penny, M.E. is an MIT-trained engineer with a strong background in physics, as well as an inventor and the holder of several patents for aquatic plant control technology. Currently, he is the president of The Master’s Dredging Company, a manufacturer of prototype marine equipment. Dave previewed the entire original manuscript in its “rough draft” form, in order to offer input about the general flow of the material, and how it might be improved and/or strengthened. He provided us with numerous practical suggestions.

To each of these men, and to the many others who helped us, we say “thank you.” Your assistance is deeply appreciated. — Bert Thompson


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