Hello! my apologies for missing last week. My sister is here visiting and I had a baby shower at my place. It’s funny how just a little change in schedule can throw everything off for me…good thing God in running the universe…two things are too complicated for me!
And because God is running the universe, things can get complicated because one thing builds on another. A quick review of two weeks ago. We discovered that the “light beam in place” theory presented the problem of if God had put the light beam in place when He created the universe six to ten thousand years ago, then the events we see happening with the stars now would not have really happened but instead would have been put in place with the beam. This is confusing and conflicts with the actual data collected from the stars themselves. And we know Creator God is not a God of confusion.
So was the speed of light faster in the past? Well there are problems with this theory too, the main one being with speed of light decay. This theory believes that the decay of the sped of light effects radiometric dating, and even red shifting of light from distance galaxies. However, the problem is these outcomes should be detectable in the light from the distant galaxies but they are not.
What about the “big bang” theory. Old earth creationists believe this is a plausible theory. However (as I have written in many of my previous blogs), any theory based on an old aged universe (million/billions of years), has multiple problems and flaws that cannot be answered.
Creationist physicist Dr. Russel Humphreys was inspired to come up with a new theory when he tried to solve the problems of some of the other theories. A new creationist cosmology so to speak.
This takes some mathematical thinking…but the end result is worth it. First, let us consider the time it take for an object to travel a given distance. To get that we take the distance and divide it by the speed it is traveling. In other words; Time = distance ./. speed.
Now wait a minute, you might be saying, when this is calculated out in regards to light from distant stars, you get millions of years. That is true, and to try to challenge or change the distance to the stars doesn’t work either. So if the speed of light has not changed, and the distance to the stars has not changed, what’s left? The only thing that hasn’t been touched in the equation is time itself.
How could that be? Well, it is not a new concept. Albert Einstein long ago told the world of his theory of relativity - time is not a constant. And with that thought…I am out of time and space (pun intended!). For all you math and scientific minded people, try to figure it out over the next week, and for the rest of you, relax enjoy the time God has given you and the answer will be in my next blog.
God bless and take care! Until next time,
PS – in the night sky this week, around 11:00pm “look for Aldebaran below the Moon and bright Jupiter to the Moon's lower left” on Oct 4, and the Pleiades making a grand landmark in the eastern sky.
The Revised And Expanded Answers Book, Ken Ham, et. al., March , pgs 97-99.