How old is the Universe? - 'God and the Big Bang' video series #8
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How old is the universe? The scientific evidence points to the Universe having a definite moment of creation, in an intense fireball, fourteen billion years ago. This ‘Big Bang’ was fine tuned so that our lives today are possible. For the astronomers and physicists we’ve been talking to in these programmes, there isn’t any conflict between this scientific evidence and their faith in God.
One of the biggest points of tension is that the Bible seems to say the world was made in six days, and the scientific evidence says it took fourteen billion years. In this video we ask how they solve this difficulty.
Dr. Peter Bussey is a particle physicist working on the search for the Higgs Boson; Gerald Gabrielse is Leverett Professor of Physics at Harvard University; Owen Gingerich is emeritus Professor of Astronomy and History of Science at Harvard University; Dr. Nick Saunders is a theologian and physicist who designed some of the instruments on the Large Hadron Collider; Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is Senior Project Scientist on the Hubble Space Telescope.