I would like to write a hub about the young Earth concept. I already understand quite a bit, but want to get more input from those who hold this view. My hub will not be critical of the young Earth view. It will be solely descriptive of that viewpoint. I've done this on some other topics which I don't necessarily believe and it works well. I feel that when there is a debate, people should understand the opposing side well. I will not be debating you here when you share, but I can't guarantee others won't. Try to keep your answers succinct. You don't have to convince me, just explain.
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Don't really see anything on google about the speed of light slowing down...
And besides, if it is slower than originally thought, wouldn't that make the age even older?
Look under "variable light speed theory"
I just found an article at BBC.com about an experiment two years ago where scientists did slow lightspeed down.
Also live science.com has info on it
Yeah, I saw the story. The speed of light was slowed in a controlled experiment. Now I really don't see how that states the speed as a whole is slowing down like you said when we had to actively make an alteration to how it traveled.
At the moment it's only a hypothesis. But what it means is that if light was once much faster then the objects we think are far away are actually much closer and we see them multiple times. Both creationists and Big Bang believers accept the theory
Lawrence, how would this affect the general and special theories of relativity? If we can't be certain that the speed of light has always been constant, can we really say we know anything? I'm not debating you. Theseare sincere questions.
From what I've read it doesn't as the theory of relativity says the speed of light cannot be broken but nothing about it being constant. Lightspeed is still not exceeded.
Hope this helps
Thanks for the explanation. Im hoping that those who believe in a young earth will come and explain why they believe this. I'm simply looking for that information.
You do raise some good points that have value. Metamorphic rock are rocks that started as something else but chemical processes or radiation changed the composition. We don't know when this happened hence its not a good method.
I'll check out Last Thursdayism as well, Thanks for the tip.
Before you say such things it might pay to actually look at the research. You'll be surprised.
I'm staying neutral, so I'm looking into everything that is suggested. I appreciate both of you taking part. I found the Last Thursdayism idea to be interesting and humorous. Lawrence's comments here and in his hubs are worth reading.
Thanks , Rod. Actually that is exactly what I asked. I'm looking for those who believe in a young earth to explain why they believe this. The only people I know who would believe it are creationists.
Thanks Faith. I'll check it out. I know lawrence01, but I haven't seen his hub yet. I appreciate the heads up.
It is very well written. I'm sure you will find it interesting, possibly.
Faith, yes it is very interesting. I left a comment that I hope was not taking his discussion in a direction he hadn't intended. I brought up the Bible, but he only mentioned creation in his hub.
Yes, I saw, Chris. And I see you more clearly too. I get you now. Faith, it seems, is a difficult thing for so many to grasp, and it really seems to bother those who have none, that others do possess it, oddly enough. God bless you in your move.
Sorry Cam. It did take me a while to find this question. Hope the input has helped.
Lawrence, I'm very glad you are taking part in this discussion. I've read some of your hubs on the subject, and know you have quite a bit to say.
Very interesting thoughts, Michele. Thanks for sharing them. It's interesting that no one has shown up yet who actually believes in a young earth. I know they are here on HP. I was hoping to get their input for my hub. Thanks for sharing here.