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Starlight & Time Paperback – October 31, 1996
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The goal of the book is the help resolve the apparent contradiction of starlight and a young universe. If light can only travel at a set speed, then how can we see stars made only 6,000 years ago when it should take a lot longer for us to see them?
Humphreys proposed that the theory of general relativity can allow for time dilation to slow down earth time in relation to the rest of creation, so that while the earth might have been created in six literal earth days, the universe was expanding for thousands of years. Time dilation is supported by Einstein's theory of general relativity. According to the theory of relativity, time slows down as objects approach the speed of light.
Regardless of whether or not the speed of light can change, as proposed by Barry Setterfield, Russell Humphrey's main objection to the Big Bang theory is that it is based on certain presuppositions, like whether the universe is bounded, which is fair to say.
Other scientists argue that the Big Bang cosmology predicts that clock rates change only about 10% to the furthest galaxies. However, the young-universe models do not follow the standard Big Bang(black hole) predictions to begin with. The question may not be "How much has the speed of light changed?" but "How fast has time changed?Read more ›
This is further borne out in the mathematics. Humphreys' theory relies heavily on a very large cosmological constant (which actually varies with time according to Humphreys, see pages 91 and 124 of ) for the rapid expansion of the universe during the first few days on earth. There are two main problems with this line of reasoning. One, a very large cosmological constant precludes Newton's theory of gravitation being approximately true. This is clearly shown in Humphreys' own references.Read more ›
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I purchased this in hopes of working out some of my own issues of spacetime. The actual text is very short, as much of the work is dedicated to Appendices that are published... Read morePublished 12 days ago by AWP99
This is a fantastic book on two fronts. First, the book is divided into two parts, the general material proof and then the mathematical proof. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Mark D. Hornbogen
This is a specialized book on creation and evolution. It's helpful used as a reference book. The author is known for his writing on this subject, but as a non-scientist it would be... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ella M. Ryder
Humphreys uses only about 35 pages on his actual thesis, but it is a provocative one. this is probably the best argument for time dilation and the youth of the universe. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joe Boudreault
This accounts for the time it takes for the light from the distant stars in a young earth model.Published 4 months ago by J.Z. Belexes
Very good first section, but then he makes some assumptions that do not seem to stand up. Overall, I liked it, even though I disagreed in parts.Published 5 months ago by Bernard Burreson
This book takes the many Biblical clues about the beginning of the universe and crunches them through a framework of current scientific thought. The result is truly amazing!Published 5 months ago by Dan Martin
A good presentation, from a physicist, of the unpopular view that the universe may not be as old as commonly believed.Published 6 months ago by Gerald McKibben