Monday, May 16, 2011

Cosmology - Explaining the Universe - Dr. John Byl

There is a huge gap between cosmological data and theory. Many different cosmologies can explain the same data. Cosmology needs presuppositions, many of which are unverifiable. We examine a number of ancient, Big Bang, and creationist models. Although a cosmological model may have serious short-comings, any favored cosmology can be saved by ad hoc devices. Ultimately, cosmological models are assessed in terms of one's worldview. A Biblical cosmology differs on the nature of reality, origins and eschatology.

This video file is a 60 minute seminar by John Byl that was recorded during the Seattle Creation Conference October 2010.

View more videos from the 2010 conference.


About the Speaker:

Dr. John Byl is a creation scientist with specializations and interests in Galactic Astronomy, Theoretical Physics, Applied Math, Science & Technology, and Christian Worldview. He has a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of British Columbia, and is the former Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Trinity Western University, Langley, BC.

John was born in The Hague, Netherlands, in 1949 and is now a Canadian citizen, is married and has six children and four grandchildren. He is an elder in the Canadian Reformed Church.