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Creation 41(2):40, April 2019

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Synchronized dance of dwarf galaxies stumps big bang boffins


The galaxy Centaurus A (pictured) is just the latest of the large galaxies in our neighbourhood to have the motion of its surrounding dwarf galaxies studied, with results in stunning contradiction to big bang expectations.

Dwarf galaxies around our galaxy the Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy, and now the galaxy Centaurus A, provide further evidence that the big bang belief is ‘baloney’. These dwarf galaxies have now been shown to orbit their parent galaxies in a synchronized manner, whereas according to the big bang idea, that should just not be the case.

The standard big bang cosmology of cosmic evolution has the formation of galaxies resulting from the collapse of a chaotic cloud of matter. This would predict that when large galaxies formed, such as our Milky Way galaxy and the galaxy Centaurus A, small satellite dwarf galaxies would form around them, while their orbits would be essentially random, reflecting the chaotic nature of their origin.

In an online article on this recent discovery we read:

“During formation, dwarf galaxies should both appear and move randomly around their host galaxies.”1

“There should be pure chaos and not order,” said Müller. “To find everywhere we look this extreme order where we expect disorder—this is strange.”

The big bang has long needed the hypothetical, never-observed stuff known as ‘dark matter’—and the equally mysterious ‘dark energy’—to make it work. If big bang modellers didn’t assume dark matter, they could not get a galaxy to form. But when they do assume its presence, the modelling indicates that several satellite galaxies should form—with chaotic orbits. So even with these ‘fudge factors’ (dark matter/energy) already in place, this latest discovery just compounds the difficulties, including casting more doubt on whether these fudge factors are real.

Note the admission in what follows from the same article about “tooth fairies” in regard to dark matter and dark energy. Also, the comment about the standard big bang cosmology collapsing “like a house of cards” if there continues to be no evidence of these:

“At this point, there is a mountain of such contradictory details that we’ve mostly swept under the proverbial rug,” McGaugh said. “Dark matter and dark energy have been around so long that people forget that we backed into them. They’re tooth fairies that we invoked early on to make things work out.” And if no one finds evidence of dark matter, he said, then “the paradigm collapses like a house of cards.”1

In articles on creation.com and elsewhere, I have been warning about this for some time. The article goes on:

“So perhaps Müller and his team have found yet another statistical outlier, or perhaps isolated galaxies work differently from large groups of galaxies. Or maybe they have found yet another problem with the generally accepted theory of cosmology.1
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References and notes

  1. Mandelbaum, R.F., Synchronised galactic orbit challenges our best theory of how the universe works, gizmodo.com.au, 3 February 2018; emphases added. Return to text.

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