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Posted by Richard Ruquist on May 16, 2002 14:24:30 UTC

I recommend anyone concerned with creationism, pro or con, to read on this site. My concern is with the age of the universe problem.

There is but one impact article on this whole site on this subject.

Impact No. 121

Four solutions are offered. The first suggests that measureing distances is difficult. No problem there.

The second I have to quote

Light may take a "shortcut" as it travels through space. The claim is that light does not travel in straight lines. Seems to me that it wouild take even longer that way.

Here is the third

(3) It is possible that the
speed of light was
considerably faster in the

My post on the fine structure constant answers this one. At most it was one millionth faster 12 billion years ago.

Here is number four

(4) There are Biblical
indications that the earth
and the universe were
created with the
appearance of age.

So apparently god made the world with light already on its way to the earth. It could have happened yesterday on that basis.

And in summary here is their conclusion:


There are three "secular" or
non-Biblical possibilities to the
problem of harmonizing a
young universe with the
allegedly-great distances of
the outer galaxies: (1) the
distances may not be that
great after all; (2) light may
take a "shortcut" as it travels
through deep space; (3) the
speed of light may have been
considerably faster in the
past. These three are not
mutually exclusive, and may
in fact be used in conjunction
with each other. The fourth
solution, which may be used
independently or in
conjunction with the above
three, is that God created the
light beams as well as the
stars so that they could
be—as indeed they
were—seen on the fourth day
of the creation week.


So you can judge for yourself. But I strongly recommend reading teir source material. I pays dividends.



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