Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:00PM – Rocky Mountain Creation Fellowship | http://youngearth.org |
New view of gravity advances creation cosmology
D. Russell Humphreys
Here I give a new picture of how gravity works, depicting space as a membrane being greatly accelerated in a 4th spatial direction. The Unruh effect, which connects acceleration with a black-body temperature, could then explain the cosmic microwave background radiation. The Scriptural phrase “stretching out the heavens like a tent curtain” might not mean a many-fold extension (expansion) of the membrane, but rather an increase of the tension within it. A stepwise increase of the tension on the 2nd day of creation would make the gravitational potential of the cosmos slowly increase even until now, without significant expansion. This results in a new redshift-versus-distance relation. It is slightly nonlinear, providing an alternative explanation for an “accelerating universe” without need for “dark energy.” The new redshift result also gives a more satisfying expression for the anomalous deceleration of the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft, as I hope to show in a later paper.
We are excited about a return appearance of Dr. Russell Humphreys for our September meeting. Russ is a retired physicist who researches, speaks, and writes about creation science from his home office in Chattanooga. Previously he did so for the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego and Creation Ministries International in Atlanta. In 1963 he received a B.S. in physics from Duke University, and in 1972, he received a Ph.D. in physics from Louisiana State University. In 2001 he retired from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after working there for 22 years as a physicist, doing nuclear physics and geoscience research. Before that, he did high-voltage research at General Electric. He has published dozens of professional articles, received three U.S. patents, two Industrial Research magazine IR-100 awards, and several Sandia National Laboratories Awards for Excellence.
Although raised as an atheist, Dr. Humphreys received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in 1969. A few years later, overwhelming scientific evidence convinced him that the alleged billion-year “geologic ages” are fictional and that instead God created the world about 6,000 years ago. His main research interest is the age of the world, including the earth’s magnetic field, salt in the ocean, nuclear decay dating, and cosmology. He has published many technical articles in creationist scientific journals, is a board member of the Creation Research Society, and an internationally known seminar speaker. He is the author of a popular book on creationist cosmology, Starlight and Time and a co-author of Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth. The topic for the evening will be: “New View of Gravity Helps Creation Cosmology.” A brief abstract of the meeting is provided below.