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The BICEP2 Consortium’s Big Bang “Discovery”: A Look Back, Pt 2

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, physicist Rob Sheldon discusses the BICEP2 Consortium’s apparent discovery of evidence for the inflationary model of the Big Bang, and the annoucement’s impact on questions of cosmic fine-tuning. The consortium later withdrew their claim to have found the first evidence for the primordial “B-mode” polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). In part 2 here, Dr. Sheldon explains his questioning of whether the signal detected by BICEP2 was real.  Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast.

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The BICEP2 Consortium’s Big Bang “Discovery”: A Look Back

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, physicist Rob Sheldon discusses the BICEP2 Consortium’s apparent discovery of evidence for the inflationary model of the Big Bang, and the announcement’s impact on questions of cosmic fine-tuning. The consortium later withdrew their claim to have found the first evidence for the primordial “B-mode” polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Dr. Sheldon’s initial reaction to the announcement provides a model of scientific caution. In Pt. 1 and the subsequent Pt. 2 of this podcast conversation, Sheldon explains some of the underlying assumptions guiding BICEP2, and various things that could have led the astronomers astray. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast.

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Physicist Rob Sheldon on the History of Cosmological Thought, Pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, physicist Rob Sheldon talks with Casey Luskin about how there has been a paradigm shift in cosmological thought. Though cosmologists used to believe that the universe existed eternally in a static state, they now see a finite universe that had a beginning. Dr. Sheldon also explores the implications of this shift for theism, materialism, and intelligent design.

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Physicist Rob Sheldon on the History of Cosmological Thought, Pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future, physicist Rob Sheldon talks with Casey Luskin about how there has been a paradigm shift in cosmological thought. Though cosmologists used to believe that the universe existed eternally in a static state, they now see a finite universe that had a beginning. Dr. Sheldon also explores the implications of this shift for theism, materialism, and intelligent design.

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Dr. Rob Sheldon: What the BICEP2 Consortium’s Discovery Means, pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, hear more about the BICEP2 Consortium’s discovery from physicist Rob Sheldon. Dr. Sheldon explains his questioning of whether the signal detected by BICEP2 was real, and why he thinks the discovery has only a 1 in 10^60 chance of being correct.

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Dr. Rob Sheldon: What the BICEP2 Consortium’s Discovery Means

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with physicist Rob Sheldon about the BICEP2 Consortium’s discovery, which is said to be a likely candidate for the Nobel Prize in Physics. Dr. Sheldon explains the BICEP2 discovery and it’s impact on questions of cosmic fine-tuning.

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Physicist Rob Sheldon on the History of Cosmological Thought, Pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, physicist Rob Sheldon talks with Casey Luskin about how there has been a paradigm shift in cosmological thought. Though cosmologists used to believe that the universe existed eternally in a static state, they now see a finite universe that had a beginning. Dr. Sheldon also explores the implications of this shift for theism, materialism, and intelligent design.

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Physicist Rob Sheldon on the History of Cosmological Thought

On this episode of ID the Future, physicist Rob Sheldon is on the show to talk about the history of cosmological thought, and how we’ve gone from believing in an infinite universe to believing in the Big Bang and a universe with a beginning. Dr. Sheldon explains the views of the ancient Greeks and early evidence against a static universe, and takes a look at the contributions of Lemaître, a physicist and Belgian monk.