The Cosmic Axis of Evil?

The word evil is commonly used, but it is often used incorrectly. When the James-Younger gang held up trains, banks, and stagecoaches, depriving folks of their hard-earned money could be considered evil. When they killed people, well, that was more evil. Nowadays, evil is often used to mean, "Something I dislike". (If you want to get a foundation of what is evil, the Bible tells you about both evil and salvation.) The dramatic term axis of evil is found in astrophysics. It refers to something that puts a burr under the saddles of Big Bang proponents.

Big Bang proponents are upset by a cosmic something that they have called the "Axis of Evil" because they cannot explain it.
Planck enhanced anomalies image credit: ESA and the Planck Collaboration.
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To get a handle on this, some background on the Big Bang and cosmic evolution is necessary. Like Darwin and his disciples, cosmologists and cosmogonists believed in something that did not have evidentiary support. Instead, they waited for it. It was proposed that there would be background radiation after the Big Bang, and something was finally discovered.

The Cosmic Microwave Background was picked up by instruments, even though there were still questions such as, "Is it actually cosmic radiation ? Are enough possibilities to explain the observed evidence considered?" Moving on from there, cold spots were detected.

"Cold spots? Are there ghosts in the universe, Cowboy Bob?"

When it comes to dark matter (one of many rescuing devices for the Big Bang), naturalists seem to be trying to cling to ghosts. But I'll let that link be sufficient for the ghosts of space, coast to coast.

Anyway, there are some cold spots in the Axis of Evil that cannot be explained and do not fit standard secular cosmic models. To make matters worse, the AoE aligns with the orbital plane of the planets in our solar system. More excuses for the Big Bang will have to be made because the truth — that God created the universe, and did it recently — does not fit their worldviews.
In 1948, theoretical physicists predicted that if the universe began with the big bang, then the universe ought to be filled with a low-temperature radiation field. This radiation field supposedly resulted from an epoch 380,000 years after the big bang, when the matter of the universe had a temperature of about 3,000 degrees . . . According to the big bang model, since the creation of this radiation field, the universe has expanded a thousand-fold, reducing this temperature to a few degrees Kelvin (K), just a few degrees above absolute zero. This would place the radiation in the microwave part of the spectrum. In 1948, this was a moot point, because the technology to measure this radiation did not yet exist.

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However, by the early- to mid-1960s, the technology to detect this radiation did exist. In 1965, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson discovered microwave radiation with a temperature of a little less than 3 K coming from all directions. This discovery of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) was hailed as evidence that the big bang model was true.
To read the rest, click on "The Axis of Evil and the Cold Spot—Sear-ious Problems for the Big Bang?" For an additional discussion, see "The 'Axis of Evil' in Astrophysics". Ironic observation: I used an "axis of evil" reference in an article a spell back.