Last Lecture: ‘Genesis vs. The Big Bang’

Michael Tabachnick, a Delaware Valley University professor of physics.

Feb 02, 2017

Michael Tabachnick, a Delaware Valley University professor of physics, will be presenting “Genesis vs. The Big Bang” on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building auditorium. There is no cost to attend and the lecture is open to the public.

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

Tabachnick will be discussing the similarities he sees between the description of Genesis in the Bible and the Big Bang Theory of what the origin of the universe must have looked like. He believes that Genesis is nothing more than a description of the “Big Bang” in layman’s terms – that there are many similarities between the two. He will use deep space photographs from the Hubble telescope to illustrate his point, comparing the photographs to the verses from the Bible.

Tabachnick earned his B.A. in physics from Temple University and his M.A. in physics from Columbia University. He has finished all his course work for a Ph.D. in physics from Rutgers University. He has been part of the DelVal teaching community since 1968. During that time, he has taught all of the physics courses, a number of the mathematics courses, a course in symbolic logic and a critical thinking course.

The talk is part of the University’s Last Lecture series. The Last Lecture, hosted by Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD), is a series that invites DelVal faculty to present their research and teaching passions to the campus and community. ALD encourages superior academic achievement among students in their first year in institutions of higher education, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.