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THE SPEED OF LIGHT
AND EVOLUTIONIST COSMOLOGY

By Steve Van Nattan


The evolutionist works from a time reference tied solidly to the speed of light. This assumption tells him how far the stars are from us, and it affects his dating of the eco-evolutionary model of life on earth.

Now, what if light is subject to entropy, that is, the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics? All things degrade from higher forms or existence to lower forms. Light bends as it passes the earth and other celestial bodies.

It must have mass in some form. Light went from being electrons when I was in High School to being photons today. What is it really? It is just possible that the alleged experts have not yet defined light properly, and they may never be able to.

Light DOES have a variable speed. It varies naturally, and it can be done in the laboratory.

Read about the Variable Speed of Light here.

Here is a discussion of the subject by Institute for Creation Research.

The point of creation is the issue. Did God create the universe at one spot and let it explode. If so, the speed of light would have been infinitely greater than the speed of light now. This is because the speed of light now is about 6000 years down the road from its date of origin. The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics demands an explanation other than the common "scientific" assumption that light violates the laws of physics and has been at a constant speed since the primal past. This assumption belongs in the same category at perpetual motion theories.

If we assume, on the other hand, that light conforms to the laws of thermodynamics, it would have slowed down immediately after its creation on the same formula that a bullet fired in a vacuum would slow down. Newton dealt with this in the model of gravity.

If we take two objects and double the distance between them, the force of attraction decreases to one fourth of its former value. http://science.jrank.org/pages/3130/Gravity-Gravitation-Newtonian-gravity.html


The Stars Also
April 5, 2010

"And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also." (Genesis 1:16)

On the fourth day of Creation Week, God made the two lights for day and night, and then--almost like an afterthought--"he made the stars also." Nothing, of course, is an afterthought with God, but this emphasizes the relative importance of these parts of His creation. Whether or not the earth is the geographical center of the universe, earth is the center of God's interest in the universe. This is where He created man and woman in His own image, and where He will reign over His creation in the ages to come.

The primary purpose of the stars, as well as the sun and moon, was "to divide the day from the night; and . . . be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And . . . to give light upon the earth" (Genesis 1:14-15). They could not fulfill these functions, of course, if their light could not be seen on the earth, so we can be sure that these heavenly bodies and their light rays were created--like Adam and Eve--"full-grown," in a state of functioning maturity.

All that can be known scientifically about the stars must be determined from their light intensity and spectra. (Their distances can be measured geometrically only to about 300 lightyears.) Any other information--any greater distances, size, temperature, etc.--must be derived by inference, based on some theory of stellar evolution.

Although the stars all look alike (even through a telescope, they all appear as mere points of light), these calculations have shown that each one is unique, as revealed long ago in Scripture: "one star differeth from another star in glory" (1 Corinthians 15:41). Those who believe can learn more about them in the ages to come, for "they that be wise shall shine . . . as the stars for ever and ever" (Daniel 12:3). HMM

Read an article on the speed of light at Institute of Creation Research web site.

 

 

Here is a question I put to a PhD
in Chemistry teaching at a state university:

"Could it be that at the creation of the world, light was moving much faster and has slowed down greatly, and we are now nearing equilibrium? It would account for the very old age of the early generations and for the alleged distance of the stars from the earth.

I believe in thinking clear outside the loop on these things. That explains why I came up with this rather strange notion. My light theory also would account for the various testing methods that are based on uniformatarianism when they come up with billions of years of earth age and fossil age, especially for the pre-flood fossils.

The three story reptiles in the museums today may be still living in the Mojave dessert but simply cannot live long enough to get into the evolutionary book of legends."

Here is the answer of the Phd who is also a Bible believer:

Bro. Steve,

Light possesses properties of both waves and particles. Its energy is delivered in packets called quanta. It is subject to gravitational forces and asymmetrical electron densities. It is possible that light could have traveled faster than its present rate. It was created before the known sources were in place.

Some have questioned if light were to change its speed would it continue to exist as light or change into another type of radiation although it is understood that the energy of radiation is dependent upon its frequency, which is inversely related to its wavelength through the speed of light! Circular logic, huh.

All things are subject to entropy as per Newton, light included. My guess is that the measurements that they are using do not take into account everything. There are many phenomena and forces that we have not discovered yet that exist in nature. So in many cases, "educated" guesses are all we have. Also, in today's corruption we call "science", facts are not necessarily treated as such because of personal bents. Since often times discoveries have money or standing riding on them, results are adjusted to fit a predetermined outcome.

In sum, I believe firmly that our testing methods are incorrect simply because we do not know everything involved. Carbon dating assumes a constant rate of decay that no one has ever measured. No one person could ever measure a half-life of 1576 years. Yet, there are studies that show that radioactive decay is not constant.

God's ways are not our ways, praise God. We have to believe the He is the Creator of all things and He gives us the faith to believe. He did not leave it to our feeble erring minds to understand.

It is funny. I have had some rather terse discussions with fellow Christians who reprimand me for denying my learning to hold to faith, extolling that we have to be greatly educated to effectually contend with others. I argue faith having a Ph.D. in chemistry and they argue knowledge possessing M.Div.'s or Th.D.'s. It seems a little backwards but I count my learning as dung before Christ, the only One worthy of praise. I reminded them of the amazement with which the Sanhedrin looked at Peter and John.

Without faith, it is impossible to please God. God's wisdom is sufficient for the hour and he will give us the words we need. In many cases, we may try to craft a scientific rebuttal to the pagan thinkers only to realize we are using theorems devised by fallen people using man's "wisdom" stemming from very, very limited knowledge.

That is probably why I am still at a secular school, but then again, if they reject the "faith" of creation, they are just as secular as a state supported school. It certainly bears out when you look at the co-ed dorms, the lack of deportment of the students, and the shamelessness of the females that have "Jesus" painted on a painted-on tee-shirt.

I am sorry I could not shed more "light" on your theorem. However, I do find it insightful.

Yours in Christ,

M_______



 

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