C is for Creationism | January 11, 2016
In Episode four of Cosmos, Neil DeGrasse Tyson said we have proof that the Universe is more than 6,000 years old (The age according to the Bible) *
. The Crab Nebula is 6,500 light years away and there wouldn't have been enough time for the light to have reached us. Yet it has.
Pretty good proof right? Not to believers in magic. Young Earth Creationists concocted a cockamamie theory that light travels at different speeds depending on whether it’s coming or going. What we think is C is actually both velocities divided by two.Cosmos Review: “A Sky Full of Ghosts”https://answersingenesis.org/reviews/tv/cosmos-review-sky-full-of-ghosts/
So evidently; when it’s coming our way light travels faster than when it’s going away from us. Which means it’s traveling faster than the speed of light (C). Therefore light from the Crab Nebula could travel 6,500 light years in less than 6,500 years.
But isn't the distance light travels in a year the definition
of a light year? And isn't the speed of light a universal constant (and a changing value isn't exactly constant)?
Clearly not in a Demon-Haunted Universe.*
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