The Bible is not 100% factually accurate.
- If the Bible is 100% factually accurate, then the Universe is not billions of years old.
- The Universe is billions of years old.
- Therefore the Bible is not 100% factually accurate.
In the 1920’s, Edwin Hubble discovered a positive relationship between a galaxy’s velocity (derived from its red shifted light), and its distance from Earth (derived from its Cepheid stars) (Filkin and Hawking 1997). Hubble wrote a mathematical equation: Velocity = Hubble Constant x Distance which is now termed Hubble’s Law. In the words of Stephen Hawking (2001, 77) “… Hubble’s law, established that the universe is expanding with the Hubble constant H setting the rate of expansion”.
In 1990, NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope, the primary justification for spending billions of taxpayer dollars was to obtain an accurate Hubble constant (Christensen and Fosbury 2006). We now know that the Hubble constant is 70.6 ± 3.1 km/sec/megaparsec (Suyu et al. 2010) and that the age of the universe is 13.7 ± 0.14 billion years old (Dick 2008). We know this because the Hubble constant can be projected backward in time reversing the expansion of the universe.
The following documentary was made by the American Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 2001 to explain evolution.
Since the Universe is billions of years old, the Bible is not 100% factually accurate.