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Old March 19th, 2009, 02:11 PM   #21
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wat!? Naww, you are more like buddy, to the point at which I could wink at you and you would not confuse me for an advancing homosexual.

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I don't know. Your hair is too perfect.
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Ok, I'm not trying to cast doubt on your beliefs, just want to understand something.

Young Earth Theory places the age of Earth somewhere in the 4000-6000yr old range, if I recall correctly.

Given the belief that God created the Heavens and the Earth, the Moon and the stars, please consider this;

In as recent as our lifetime, observatories and amateur astronomers have observed "celestial events" such as supernovas, dying of gas giants, etc.

Assuming that what we know about the speed of light is true and given the time it takes for light to travel from one star to our visible range (usually measured by the term Lightyear, or the distance light is able to travel in one Earth-year), what is your opinion on the observation of such celestial events?

For example, the supernova SN1604 (Kepler's Nova) was observed in 1604AD by, you guessed it, Johannes Kepler. We've since determined that the distance to the supernova is approximately 20,000 lightyears. What this means is that as Kepler saw what was happening, he was really witnessing events that had occurred nearly 20,000 years ago, as determined by the time it takes the light from the event to reach us.

What's the Kerwin thought on this?


One thing I would also like to Add to this idea is that the universe is huge. All the understanding we have from our universe is from one insignificant point of view. It's like our Universe is a Grain of sand and from within that grain of sand we observe what we see from a tiny, in this case, MicroMicroMicroScopic Planet. What we see from our planet or even the smallest of distances (Astronomically Speaking) from our planet, is only a Tiny, Itsy Bitsy, Sample.

It's true that we can use things like Colors shifts, and the light that your talking about to identify what suns in distant parts of our Galaxy are made of and how hot/cold they are, but there's no telling what's on the "other side" of the Universe. I really enjoyed my astronomy Class in College.

BTW, I can honestly say that I believe that God created the light to be that way. Also, I draw the Conclusion from my Astronomy class that our universe is just too big and Complex to be a consequence of Natural Accidents. I don't get how some astronomers can't realize that.
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