Birth-Age of Planet Earth – 10 – Taking a Bite Out of the Speed of Light

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A note from John:

I found this article (see below),  written by Dennis Lindsay.  It is 34 chapters in length, and chapters comprise volume 8 of an apparent larger series.  You can find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and such book places.  Only a single chapter is viewed in this post.

It has some pretty good science which thoroughly disproves Evolution. but tends to look at the Creationism view, which ignores several important scriptures and the obvious.  It does come close to the correct Biblical view of creation, but not quit.

Remember that there are three basic views of creation:

  1. Evolution – where creation and life formed over a period of billions of years.
  2. Creationism – where creation all occurred during the six days mentioned in Genesis.
  3. Fundamental Christianity (the correct view) – where creation occurred, with angels first, then the universe, then Satan’s fall, then the earth became null and void, then the six day restoration of earth.

The text of this writing below, suggests that the universe was created about 6000 years ago.  The proofs are compelling for disputing evolution, but not from the point of creation, but from the point of the restoration and/or the flood in Noah’s time.

Fundamental Christian doctrine teaches that angels were created, then the universe was created, then Satan had his falling out and the earth was rendered null and void, then the six day restoration occurred wherein Adam was created as an adult and mature man.

Since the angels were created instantaneously as mature creatures, and Adam and plants and animals were created in the same pattern, it follows that the universe was likewise created in a mature state and did not evolve over billions of years.   So the question is, ‘How old is the universe?  Is its age measured in billions of years or thousands of years?’

We know that when planet earth was created it came with plants and animals.  Dinosaurs are proof of this fact.  But their age is uncertain.  When they disappeared, then that fits in with the earth becoming null and void.  God then restored the world in six days and thus we have human history beginning at that point.  Therefore, as you read this article, consider the dating suggestions as coming from the restoration and/or the Flood, and not as the actual original beginning.

Genealogical records from the Bible, place the date of Adam at about 6000 plus years ago.  Prior to Adam, was the null and void period (time-frame unknown), and prior to that was the fall of Satan (time-frame unknown), and prior to that was the creation of the universe (time-frame unknown).

The actual age of the universe is probably not in the billions of years, assuming the mature state of its creation, but since God is fair and since angels had their chance and failed, then it would seem reasonable that angelic history would be at least as long as human history, otherwise Satan would complain that the comparison was not fair, and besides, God does not do things arbitrarily or without a plan.  Therefore, angelic history and dinosaurs and such could easily have completed their history in a few thousands of years (prior to man), too.  Food for thought.

Birth of Planet Earth  –  By Dennis Gordon Lindsay

Taking a Bite Out of the Speed of Light

The Law of Decay

There is an alternative solution to the idea of an instantaneous, mature creation. This alternative view doesn’t invalidate the instantaneous “light trails.” It has to do with the speed of light and the second law of thermodynamics—the physical law of decay called the “curse” in scripture.

One of the most strongly held evolutionary ideas is that the speed of light has been constant and unchanging throughout time. Such an assumption provides the evolutionist with the hope that radiometric dating will validate the theory of a universe 15–20 billion years old.

However, the Bible reveals that creation has been cursed (Genesis 3) and is therefore subject to the law of decay. As a result, things wear out, grow old and die, burn out and, in general, fall apart. All types of energy become useless after they are spent. (see fig. 18.) This includes every part of creation, including physical light (the electromagnetic spectrum) which was created on day one of the creation week. The stars and their light were not restored until day four. Not only is the energy which powers the stars’ internal nuclear furnace being used up, but the light each star emits may have been gradually slowing down over the centuries.



The Speed of Light

Is it possible then, that like every other part of creation, light is subject to the law of decay and has been slowing down? The evolutionary scientific establishment has assumed the constancy of the speed of light throughout time. But if light has been subject to the law of decay, then we have come upon one of the most staggering revelations known to science.

Throughout the history of scientific investigation there have been some one hundred published measurements of the speed of light. The first measurement was reported by the Danish astronomer Roemer in 1675. From that time to the present there have been numerous measurements of the speed of light.

Barry Setterfield, an Australian astronomer and physicist, has done extensive research regarding the speed of light. His research seems to invalidate the assumption that the speed of light has been constant, and confirms the biblical truth that every part of creation is subject to the law of decay—including light.

Barry Setterfield examined the data regarding the speed of light, and much to his amazement, the results revealed a pattern of decay throughout the passage of time. So the speed of light has not been constant, as evolutionists thought. Setterfield’s conclusions reveal that light traveled much faster in the past. Such a discovery should have been expected. Why would everything in creation be subject to the second law of thermodynamics (decay) except for one part—the electromagnetic spectrum, or light? There are no exceptions. The entire creation “groaneth” as God’s Word declares (Rom. 8:22).

Although Setterfield was surprised at his Findings, he soon learned that there had been others in the scientific community who had also noticed this decay trend. A number of scientists had seen the trend and concluded that light must have traveled much more rapidly in the past. Over the years there had been articles to this effect which had appeared in scientific literature. Nevertheless, the evolutionary establishment continued to assume the constancy of the speed of light in spite of the actual physical data that would suggest otherwise. Such a startling revelation is, of course, controversial in the scientific community, even among creationists.

Staggering Revelation

Setterfield created a graph based on the data from his research in order to determine light-speed measurements. This graph enabled him to estimate the speed of light backward to the point when the process of decay began shortly after the origin of the universe.

The graph indicates that the universe restoration began about six thousand years ago—the same figure creationists have settled upon based on biblical chronologies and genealogies. The graph also indicates that at some point around 4,000 B.C., the speed of light approached an infinite velocity signifying the beginning of creation. Setterfield had expected the speed of light to be still showing a small decline today, but found that it became more constant in recent decades.

Post-Flood Decay Curve

A similar decay curve and a final leveling off can be seen in man’s life span after the Genesis Flood. Scripture reveals that up to the time of the Flood, the average life span of an individual was over 900 years. However, after the deluge and the simultaneous collapse of the pre-Flood canopy, man’s life span dropped dramatically. It finally leveled out to “3 score and 10” years, which became the norm. (see fig. 19.)



Staggering Implications

If Setterfield’s calculations are correct, the implications are truly staggering. The furthest objects which astronomers can see from the Earth are called quasars. Quasars are stars which, when calculated by the current speed of light, are considered to be 10 billion light years away. However, using Setterfield’s findings on the velocity of light, because light was traveling much faster at the beginning of creation, the light could have reached Earth in 6,000 years. This is further evidence that our universe is only about 6,000 years old. By Setterfield’s calculations, on creation day, the speed of light was so great that light traveled the 50,000 light-years from the center of our galaxy to the Earth in just 3.2 seconds. (see fig. 20.) In other words, the speed of light was infinite or instantaneous. Such a disclosure devastates evolutionism and its assumption of an ancient universe.



At this point, no doubt this question has crossed your mind: What about radiometric dating? Hasn’t carbon-14 and radioactive uranium dating proven that the Earth is billions of years old? We shall investigate this “sacred cow” of evolutionism in Volume IX, covering in full radioactive dating and the assumptions and flaws associated with each method used in dating rocks, bones and fossils. In the remaining pages of this volume, we shall look at a number of additional clocks which testify to a young Earth and young creation.

The Final Word.…

Barry Setterfield’s work forces one to consider interesting possibilities: Is there a Creator? Is the universe young, which would substantiate biblical chronology?

Setterfield’s work is exciting. But of course, no theory is without the possibility of flaw, even if it beautifully matches the truth of scripture. So, although it is difficult to see how, future discovery may show it to be incorrect. Even if this should happen, the lesson it shows will have been extremely valuable. Just as the mighty walls of Jericho came suddenly tumbling down, a simple discovery in science is capable of demolishing an entire sacred edifice of supposedly unshakable certainty. It seems the story of Jack and his beanstalk is closer to the truth than the 21 st-century myth of evolutionism.