Wednesday, August 27, 2014

History of Astronomy

 
 
 
 
I have posted some introductoru material on the History of Astronomy. Astronomy is the one area that creationist have made some real progress in rececnt years. Humphreys' model of planetary magnetic feilds has has been quite sucessful in predicting the magnetic field stregnths if planets and moons.While the above links do not mention Humphreys' model being introductory it does bust the anti Chrtistian myth surounding Galileo and his trouble with the Catholic Church.
 
 



This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Distant Star light - Time Dilation models

There are three main theories the use time dilation. They are Dr, Robert Herrmann's rapid formation model, Hartnett's cosmology based on Cosmological Relativity, and Humphreys' White Hole cosmology.
 
Rapid formation
 
Dr, Robert Herrmann's rapid formation basically postulates that God had rest of the Universe sensually on fast forward during day for of creation. While it does maximize the God's miraculous involvement, it lacks  specific predictions that distinguish it from any of the other models in fact you can place the other two models within rapid formation. It's main flaw is that whiles is explains how we can see distant star light, it dose not explain or predict any thing else, this reduces its apologetic value to eliminating the one problem of seeing distant star light.
 
 
Cosmological Relativity.
 
Hartnett's cosmology is based on a theory in physics called Cosmological Relativity developed by Moshe Carmeli with John Hartnett adding some further it. In particular he found a cosmological relativistic solutions to galactic rotation rates that dose not use dark mater. Now when Hartnett applied Cosmological Relativity to a bounded universe he found that it the expansion rated had been fast enough in the past that being at the center time on the the Earth would have been much slower than in the rest of the universe. This approach has three main draw backs:
1. Cosmological Relativity is not widely accepted.
2. The exact one way light revel time to the Earth is not exact and depends on a constant of arbitrary value.
3. The time dilation described by this model would not have left any evidence that it had occurred.
 
White Hole cosmology
 
Humphreys' White Hole cosmology, was first proposed in his book Star Light in Time and to day it has wide acceptance among Young Earth Creationists. Based on General relativity it is grounded in accepted physics giving it great apologetic value. While it has has some developmental hic cups Humphreys has solve many of the m by discovering that for an object at rest with in an event horizon time is stopped. The result is that the Earth would have been in an achronous region wher time was stopped while distnat star light made it way to Earth. Most of the criticism of this cosmology by evolutionists is based on problems with the initial version of it as well as misunderstanding it. This is a theory that the mor it is refined the better it gets.
 
I currently have my refinement to the White Hole cosmology under review for publication. Based on a new metric is inproves on Humphreys achronous region by kepping the space around the Earth flat. One of the results of this new metric is that it explains Type Ia supernovae data inerpreted as an accelerating expansion as being a reult of a bounded unverse and particularly one bounded by a large amount of water.
 
So while the Distant Star light  was once one of the most challenging peice of evidence used to support and Old Earth ir has been solved.
 
Next  Radiometric dating. 
 



This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Distant Star light - Decay of the speed of light.

The idea that the speed of light had decreased since creation, was first proposed by Barry Setterfield in the 1980's. While it initially resulted in some excitement  It was based on the some old measurements of the speed of light, most of which are highly inaccurate and the oldest of which has been recalculated showing an error in the original calculation  with the corrected value within the margin of error of the accepted value for the speed of light. While it still has its supporters It has fallen out of favor.
 

 

Despite its failing C-decay stands out the first scientific theory proposed by Young Earth Creationists to solve the distant star light problem. It's real legacy is that it sparked the idea the the distant star light problem might have a scientific solution. 

 

 

 

------ Charles Creager Jr.

Genesis Science Mission

Online Store

Genesis Mission

Creation Science Talk

 



This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Distant Star light - The distances are wrong.

This questions if the distances are being measured accurately since you can not use a ruler to do it. The basic method of measurement which is stellar parallax is based on geometry and would be quite accurate but it only works up to about 100 Light years, so go further required other forms of measurement. This idea suggested that the other forms of measurement may not be accurate. However the assumptions behind using Cepheid stars and galactic redshift are reasonable enough that they are probably off by no more than a factor of 10 not the factor of 2,200,000 needed by this claim.  

Parallax
 
The most basic way of determining the distance to star is by way of parallax. This method is based on geometry but it is useful only up to a dew hundred light years because then the angle get too small to measure.
 
Cepheid variable stars
 
Cepheid variable stars are large bright stars that vary in brightness over days and based on Cepheid variable stars close enough for their distances to be measured by Parallax their absolute brightness can be shown to be related to the length of their period of variability this means that they can be used as a standard candle for measuring distance. This method works up to about 50 megaParsec  (163 million light years)
 
Galactic Redshift

 

It was as a result of easements of Cepheid variable stars it was found that the light from galaxies is resifted proportionally to their distance. This works to at least 10's of billions of light years.

 

Type Ia supernovae

 

These are new commers to the list the are a result of whift dwarf stars that build up material from a large commpanion star that builds up until it explodes in a vary predictable way, resulting in a constent brightness, producing a new standard candle that is good for billions of light years.

 

The fact that these methods can all cross checked and are ultimetly based on the gomotry of Parallax shows that any error in calculating distances would is no greater than a factor of 10. But since this idea requiers a factor of 2,200,000 it is clearly wrong. While questioning the assuptions behind scientifc conclusions is a good thing to in this case it just dose not pan out.

 

 

 

------ Charles Creager Jr.

Genesis Science Mission

Online Store

Genesis Mission

Creation Science Talk

 



This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.


Friday, July 11, 2014

Distant Star light - Light created in transit.

This is the idea that God created the star light already in transit from the stars on day four of the creation week without having to cover the distances. IT was the first proposed solution to this problem and it was based in the idea of a mature Creation.
 
The main argument against this idea is that it make most of what we see in the universe distance greater than 6500 light years a fiction that never happened. This put God’s honesty in to question since most we see of God’s creation 99.999975% by distance would be fictitious. Because of this the Light created in transit has been largely abandoned.
 
 

Other major problem with it is the fact that it is inherently untestable making it totally unscientific and of little if an apologetic value.

 

One possibility of solving some these problem comes this idea the the Universe is fundamentally information. One aspect of my model which I call the Information Universe is that the information about the state of an object is not fully processed until it is observed by a conscious entity. In this case a distant star and other distant objects exist only as mathematical probabilities that are narrowed when we observe it in a given state from its light to the range of mathematical probabilities constent with the observations. In this case distant events are just mathematical probabilities the program of the Unisvese with no actaull reality until it light is observed. This both eliminates the problem of God creating sn object in deep space with apparent history, making it no more dishonsest than the back ground of a video game. It also provides a scientific backfround for the Light created in transit.

 

The big problem and one reason why I do accept this is that it still makes the observed events of the Universe 99.999975% fictitious and dishonest or not God would still be giving sinnful men an excuse to denigh the The word of the the salvation offered through faith in Jesus Crist.

 

The other problem is that even within the Information Universe there is no reason why God could have not let the universe have a real history even in the context of the mathematical probabilities and so there is no reason for creating the Light from distant objects in transit.

 

 

------ Charles Creager Jr.

Genesis Science Mission

Online Store

Genesis Mission

Creation Science Talk

 



This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Most challenging - Distant Star light

Without a doubt the strongest evidence for vast time is distant star light. Unlike most dating methods it strait forward in the formula is t = d /c where t = time, d = distance and c = the speed of light. It really only requires two assumptions. One is that the distances are real and other is that the speed of light is constant. This simplicity has made it the toughest claim of vast time for Young Earth Creationists to deal with. However there have been Young Earth Creationists several theories to deal with this. I will deal with each of these briefly in this posting and the each of them in turn in more detail in separate posts
 
 Light created in transit.
 
This is the idea that God created the star light already in transit from the stars on day four of the creation week without having to cover the distances. The main argument against this idea is that it make most of what we see in the universe distance greater than 6500 light years a fiction that never happened. This put God’s honesty in to question since most we see of God’s creation 99.999975% by distance would be fictitious.
 
The distances are wrong.
 
This questions if the distances are being measured accurately since you can not use a ruler to do it. The basic method of measurement which is stellar parallax is based on geometry and would be quite accurate but it only works up to about 100 Light years, so go further required other forms of measurement. This idea suggested that the other forms of measurement may not be accurate. However the assumptions behind using Cepheid stars and galactic redshift are reasonable enough that they are probably off by no more than a factor of 10 not the factor of 2,200,000 needed by this claim.  
 
Decay of the speed of light.
 
This is the idea that the speed of light had decreased sine creation, maybe starting with the fall. It was based on the some old measurements of the speed of light, most of which are highly inaccurate and the oldest of which has been recalculated showing an error in the original calculation  with the corrected value within the margin of error of the accepted value for the speed of light. While it still has its supporters  it has fallen out of favor.
 
Time Dilation
 
This is in general the basic idea proposed by Russell Humphreys and John Hartnet. While there different versions of this idea it proposed that the Earth experienced one or two pariods of  time dilation (slowed down time) usually durring the first four days of the creation week and durring the Flood. When using General Reletivity this aproach has the most appologetic value since it requiers no new physics and it has the advantage being expandable to a general Young Earth cosmology.
 
 
There other theories that have been proposed but they never caught on. These four will be elaborated on it future postings.
 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Most challenging Old Earth evidence.

This the next part in may series on Evidence for Young Earth Creation. This part deals with the most challenging Old Earth evidence that is the evidence that that is used to claim an old Earth that have posed the biggest challenges for Young Earth Creationist. This does not mean they are unanswered but they have been the hardest to deal with. What follows is the list of topics that I plan on dealing with here. I would also like any suggestions you will have. They will be considered for inclusion as long as I get the suggestion before I conclude this part.
 
Top List
 
Distant Star light.
Radiometric dating.
Carbon 14 Dating.
The 4.5 Billion year age given for the Earth,
Craters.
The fossil record.
The Geologic Time scale.
Sedimentology.
 
By the way I know that Radiometric dating, Carbon 14 Dating, and the 4.5 Billion years all deal with Radiometric dating but Carbon 14 Dating, and the 4.5 Billion year are specialized areas that need special treatment.
 
As I said feel free to make suggestions. The most likely reason why I may not include it is if I think it is best included under “Alleged Old Earth evidence easily dealt with.”