DelVal Professor Presents Big Bang / Genesis Theory

Apr 14, 2008

Long-time Delaware Valley College Physics Professor Michael N. Tabachnick will discuss his interpretation of the Big Bang Theory versus the Genesis passage in the Bible at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21 in the Student Center at Delaware Valley College. The event is free and open to the public.

"Scientists have always struggled with the apparent conflicts between the beliefs of religion and science. If the scientist is religious, this conflict becomes an internal battle to resolve the differences," said Tabachnick.

During the event, Tabachnick will ask audience members to consider that the Big Bang Theory is not, in fact, at odds with the Genesis story, but is, rather, the same event depicting the creation of the universe.

"I have resolved for myself that there is absolutely no difference between the description of Genesis in the Bible and scientist's belief of the Big Bang Theory," added Tabachnick. "I believe that Genesis is nothing more than a description of the Big Bang theory in layman's terms."

Tabachnick will share deep space photographs from the Hubble telescope to illustrate his point comparing the photographs to the verses from the Bible.

Tabachnick joined the Delaware Valley College faculty in 1968 and has taught almost all of the mathematics courses offered and all of the physics courses. He has received the Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year award, the William Allison Award for Outstanding Service to the Student Body, and is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who Among Scientists and Engineers, and Who's Who Among Teachers. Tabachnick earned his bachelor's degree from Temple University, his master's degree in physics from Columbia University and did Ph.D. work in physics at Rutgers University.