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"Nobel Prize winner Dr. Francis Crick (co-discoverer of one of the most important discoveries of 20th century biology) arrived at the theory that life could never have evolved by chance on planet earth."
»  Chapter Introduction
»  The Experts Say What?
»  Life from Non-Life
»  Mutations - Evolution's Raw Material
»  Fossils
»  Ape-Man
»  Radio Dating
»  Starlight
»  The Creation Model
»  Dinosaurs
»  Odds & Complexity
»  Chance Design?

Chapter 3:
Two Worldviews in Conflict
What do thousands of scientists believe about creation and evolution?


  • Some stars are millions — even billions — of light-years away. Since a light-year is the distance traveled by light in one year, doesn’t this mean that the light now received from such a star has taken millions of years to get here? How could light possibly get to earth, it is asked, from stars which are billions of light years away, unless the universe is at least billions of years old?

  • Recently, a top creationist scientist, physicist Dr. Russell Humphreys, winner of several scientific awards, has presented an interesting possibility.[82] He points out that the real question is “how far away were the galaxies when the light started out on its trip to us?” Dr. Humphreys has found a solution to Einstein’s gravitational field equations which may allow a very rapid expansion of space and all things in it.[83] Thus, the starlight would have begun its journey when galaxies were much closer (and also much smaller and less energetic) than today. This is a rather different theory than the popular “big-bang” cosmology; it raises the mathematical possibility that the universe inflated to its present size in only thousands of years, contrasted with the traditional billions of years commonly believed.[84]

  • Educational science textbooks sometimes note that origins theories such as the big bang are based largely on speculation, and as such may have their flaws. Dr. Keith Wanser, professor of physics at California State University, affirms that the confident public image of the “certainty” of the latest physical theories, including big-bang cosmology, is a far cry from reality. “The sad thing is that the public is so overawed by these things, just because there is complex maths involved. They don’t realize how much philosophical speculation and imagination is injected along with the maths — these are really stories that are made up.” Furthermore, he says, “People look at the sort of science that put men on the moon, and they put these ‘big-bang’ theories in the same basket. They’re unaware of all the speculation and uncertainty (even rule-bending) there is in physical theories of origins.”[85] Dr. Wanser’s primary field of interest is experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics; he has authored about 50 published scientific papers, and also holds seven U.S. patents.


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