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RESEARCH PROJECT 1 -The Big Bang

1.1. RESEARCH AREA

                The "Big Bang"

1.2. RESOURCES

        1.2.1. Resource 1 NOTES on the the Big Bang

1.2.2. Resource 2 John Blanchard, Does God believe in atheists? (Darlington: Evangelical Press, 2000) pp.250-273.

1.3. RESEARCH QUESTIONS

1.3.1. In connection with the Big Bang theory assess the role of each of the following in the Big Bang view of the formation of the universe and identify any evidence in Genesis Chapter 1 that has a bearing upon what the theory postulates about them.

(1) Explosion.

(2) High temperatures.

(3) Collision

(4) The 15,000,000,000 years time scale.

1.3.2 To what extent can the theory of the Big Bang be described as a theory of origins? Give reasons for your answer.

1.3.3 Outline the role of assumptions in cosmology and explain their significance in assessing the validity of models such as the Big Bang.

1.4. REVIEW (OPTIONAL)

If when you have written up your findings for this RESEARCH PROJECT in a project report you would like to have them reviewed and commented upon follow the instructions in the Research Project Document.