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Q-If God created the world 6,000 years ago or so, why are stars millions of light years away?

A-Brendon, what a question! Yes, we know from the dates God gives us in the Bible that He did create the whole universe about 6,000 years ago. When we hear the term light-year, we need to realize it is not a measure of time but a measure of distance, telling us how far away something is. Distant stars and galaxies might be millions of light-years away, but that doesn’t mean that it took millions of years for the light to get here, it just means it is really far away!

Ken Ham, AIG, AIG 174 Comments [10/20/2010 10:46:20 AM]
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Canadia

No, it means it took millions of years for the light to get here, you're an idiot.

10/22/2010 7:27:42 AM

Anon-e-moose

"Distant stars and galaxies might be millions of light-years away, but that doesn’t mean that it took millions of years for the light to get here, it just means it is really far away!"

This would blow Ken's mind then:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachyon

10/22/2010 8:07:12 AM

LAchlan

Haa haa, what did the light do then? Get on a bus, then get off at the moon?

10/22/2010 10:40:13 AM

Anon

>>The L:

The AiG guys generally believe and promote that the speed of light has decreased over time. Naturally, there is no evidence of such a thing even being possible, much less actually happening in our universe. (How would you measure such a thing if it happened, anyway?) <<

This idea has been tested, not by checking the speed of light directly, but by checking the nuclear fine-structure constant, which is related to the speed of light and determines how nuclear fusion works in stars. For the last ten billion years, fine-structure constant and the speed of light have not changed by more than a part in a million.

So, there goes that idea. Eventually, their claims will either contradict reality or become Last Thursdayism.

10/22/2010 11:25:30 AM



yeah jackass, it does. way to not know what a light-year is

10/22/2010 11:45:17 AM

Allegory for Jesus

"It doesn't mean that it took millions of years for the light to get here, it just means that we are magically seeing stars somehow without seeing the light that came from those stars or the light from those stars went MUCH faster than the speed of light for some reason "

A failure? At Answers in Genesis? How could it be!?

10/22/2010 6:46:42 PM

Iczer-Four

this guy must have shit for brains..

10/23/2010 1:02:44 AM

Panz

You didn't graduate grade school, did you....goddamn this is fucking retarded

10/23/2010 9:38:17 AM

Meshakhad

YOU. FAIL. ASTRONOMY. FOREVER.

10/23/2010 11:56:01 AM

John Marley

Oh your fucking gawd!

That is some toxic dumfuckery, right there!

10/23/2010 2:19:23 PM

SeekerLancer

I honestly can't tell when he's being stupid and when he's just outright lying.

10/23/2010 5:06:15 PM



Man #1: I need to know how tall that post is (gesturing to streetlight)

Man #2 not having a ladder, digs it up, lays it down and measures it from where it was level with the ground to the top.

Man #1 I wanted to know how TALL it was, not how long!

That is fundieism in a nutshell.

10/23/2010 5:30:44 PM

Nicole

Leave it to a dingbat like Ken to completely miss the point.

10/23/2010 6:45:34 PM

Shadoboy

Then how can we see it if that light had to travel millions of years to get here?

10/23/2010 8:18:06 PM

Hertzyscowicz

Face it, Ken; a ten year old blew a hole in your logic and you fail miserably at repairing it.

10/26/2010 5:29:47 AM

Alethe

AIG just has to stand for Asinine, Idiotic Garbage, right?

10/28/2010 6:14:57 PM

Miles

Epic fail, Ken. As usual. But this is more than just a typical Ham-boner - this answer illustrates, more than any other stupid thing he has ever said, that Mr Ham is, indeed, the personification of intellectual poverty. If this man is the spokesperson for YEC, the movements' shining theoretical light, then the rest of them must have brains consisting of merely the stem and CSF.

10/29/2010 4:54:59 PM

wut

You fail Physics forever.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/YouFailPhysicsForever

10/30/2010 7:34:40 AM

Raised By Horses

"Distant stars and galaxies might be millions of light-years away, but that doesn’t mean that it took millions of years for the light to get here.."

Actually, that's exactly what it means. Let's examine the term in question. Light-year: a combination of the words "light" and "year", it is used in science to represent roughly the distance that LIGHT travels in a single YEAR. hence, "light-year".

Stop me if I'm going too fast for you.

11/21/2010 7:10:53 AM



What's depressing about this is Ken's ignorance of his own tradition. Brighter creationists than him (which isn't saying much) know there's a real problem here and have devised whole new theories to account for it. If it were true, one theorist in particular, Russell Humphries, would have out Einsteined Einstein and won a Nobel Prize: but the only other people who have been persuaded by Humphries are his fellow creationists. Wonder why that is?

12/20/2010 5:06:31 PM

Gimpy

A Christian that believes God wrote the bible. I went to Catholic school and not once was I told that God wrote the Bible.

1/2/2011 4:25:31 PM

radda

Ken Ham fails at Science.


1/2/2011 6:57:29 PM

Azathoth's Puppy

How the fuck... I... uh...

GAH. Screw you, Australia! You gave us this fool! Couldn't you have just left him down there and let the dingos deal with him?!

1/2/2011 9:11:37 PM

Dharmabum

Jesus Fucking Christ ... not even Ken Ham is this fucking dumb, is he? Is he? Jesus Fucking Christ!

1/2/2011 11:37:22 PM

B K

<facepalm>

1/3/2011 4:03:40 AM
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