By Greg Neyman
© Old Earth Ministries
First Published 11 June 2003
The young earth creation science authors dismiss the standard young-earth explanations from the past, and then present their new theory from young earth theorist Russell Humphries.
A New Creationist Cosmology (Page 97)
For the most part, I’ll skip this chapter. However, some statements must be challenged.
In the first paragraph on page 98, the authors state that his theory passed “peer review.” Sorry, but a gathering of young earth creation science believers hardly qualifies as a “peer review.” Peer review is a term used by scientists to claim that their work has stood up to the scrutiny of fellow scientists. In this case, only young earth “scientists” reviewed the work.
To date, there is no known acceptance of his theory outside of the young earth community. To make a claim about peer review is to claim status for his work that is undeserved.
Finally, in Chapter 12 of this book, Dr. Humphries has the theory that the waters for the flood are stored out beyond the galaxies at the edge of the universe. This would add considerably to the mass at the edge, and would throw off his theory.
The authors mention the affect of gravity upon clocks. It has been shown prior to the 1970s that a clock at the top of a tall building runs faster than clocks at the bottom. My question is…has this been done recently, with digital clocks? We should be able to measure this down to the microsecond using today’s digital clocks, but I’m not aware of any modern experiments.
It also stands to reason that if I take an airline flight, my watch will be affected. After all, if you did this on the Empire State Building, the altitude is about 1,400 feet. In an airplane at 35,000 feet, it should be much more dramatic. The result would be hard to measure with an ordinary digital watch (because of the fractional difference...however, such a study would be interesting.
For more on this theory, please see Dr. Hugh Ross’s article on his website.
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