DelVal professor to present “Genesis vs. The Big Bang”

Credit: Allure West Studios. Michael Tabachnick, a Delaware Valley College professor of physics.

Mar 11, 2015

Michael Tabachnick, a Delaware Valley College professor of physics, will be presenting “Genesis vs. The Big Bang” Wednesday, March 18 at 7 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.