A Response to Matthew Sokoloski’s Review

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I have uploaded a response to Matthew Sokoloski’s review of Nobie Stone’s book, Genesis 1 and Lessons From Space.  Sokoloski teaches in the Humanities department of Faulkner University.  He wrote a book review of Nobie Stone’s book for Sufficient Evidence, a journal published by the Warren Christian Apologetics Center.  The review appeared in the Fall, 2017 issue.  Sokoloski’s review exposes one of the major weaknesses of Nobie Stone’s book (also published by the Warren Christian Apologetics Center) which is its skepticism (agnosticism).  However, Sokoloski fails to point out some of the other errors contained in the book.  You will find my response to Sokoloski’s review under my Book Reviews page on this blog.  Please take the time to read it.  Then, for more background information, please read my book reviews of both the first edition and revised edition of Nobie Stone’s book.  The publishing of Stone’s book utterly destroys the integrity of the Warren Christian Apologetics Center and brings shame and reproach on the name of Thomas B. Warren.

Cosmic Inflation Theory Bites The Dust

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Inflation theory is dead!  Calla Cofield, on Space.com wrote an article titled, “Cosmic Inflation Theory Bites the (Space) Dust.”  The article was posted January 30, 2015, 03:46 ET.  She writes, “It is the announcement no one wanted to hear:  The most exciting astronomical discovery of 2014 has vanished.  Two groups of scientists announced today (Jan. 30) that a tantalizing signal–which some scientists claimed was “smoking gun” evidence of dramatic cosmic expansion just after the birth of the universe–was actually caused by something much more mundane: interstellar dust.”
She continues, “In the cosmic inflation announcement, which was unveiled in March, 2014, scientists with the BICEP 2 experiment, claimed to have found patterns in light left over from the Big Bang that indicated that space had rapidly inflated at the beginning of the universe, about 13.8 billion years ago.  The discovery also supposedly confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, theoretical ripples in space-time. But in a statement today, scientists with the European Space Agency said that data from the agency’s Planck Space Observatory has revealed that interstellar dust caused more than half of the signal detected by the Antarctica based BICEP 2 experiment.  The Planck spacecraft observations were not yet available last March when the BICEP 2 science team made its announcement.  ‘Unfortunately, we have not been able to confirm that the signal is an imprint of cosmic inflation,’ Jean-Loup Puget, principle investigator of the HFI instrument on Planck at the Institut d’ Astrophysique Spatiale in Orsay, France, said in a statement.  The conclusion is the result of a collaborative analysis by scientists with both BICEP 2 and Planck, using data from both telescopes as well as the Keck array at the South Pole.” (Evidence For Cosmic Inflation Theory Bites the (Space) Dust by Calla Cofield, Space.com).
In light of the above statement and evidence, it seems strange that Nobie Stone, in his book, Genesis 1 and Lessons From Space Revised Edition (pp. 67-68) published by the Warren Christian Apologetics Center, would continue to affirm the inflation theory in support of the Big Bang theory and deny the historical and literal interpretation of Genesis 1.  Is the Warren Christian Apologetics Center accountable for false science as well as a false interpretation of God’s Word due to the fact that it published this book and is distributing it worldwide without refutation?  You be the judge!
Please read my complete review of Nobie Stone’s book under the Book Reviews page on this blog.