JakeSchlangemann Wrote:
Dec 13, 2012 4:43 PM
Math: "speed of light is constant..." leading to radio-isotope dating and cosmic distances suggesting an age of the universe billions of years old... etc. It's not that simple. If you're referring to the Creation account, in the case of cosmic distances, light was created before the heavenly bodies -- no need for it to have traveled here first. But the question of radio-isotope dating is more interesting. Bringing up the "speed of light" you no doubt are aware of Einstein and General Relativity, etc. The speed of light is a constant, but the rate at which time progresses is *not* constant, nor is measured distance -- they are *relative to velocity*. This is called space- and time-dilation, and is affirmed in laboratory experiments...