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Thursday, June 09, 2005

A model universe

I like to joke that all theorists do is play with computers and call it science. But here is one result of all their hard play work:

Scientists unveiled last week the most detailed model yet produced of the development of the universe.

The Millennium Run simulation shows how galaxies and quasars are thought to have evolved following the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.

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It is being hailed by cosmologists as the first accurate model of the universe because it has correctly predicted information that has since been observed, such as the fact that in the cubic region chosen there should be about 17.5 dwarf galaxies, two million normal galaxies similar in scale to our Milky Way, and half a million giant galaxies.

If scientists can design a model that accurately predicts the current state of our universe do you think the ID Creationists will finally give it rest?