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Author Topic:   Does the speed of light allow new earth creationism
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11-11-2011 8:09 PM

I was just outside with my telescope looking at the stars and a question popped up in my head.

- New earth creationists believe the earth, heavens and all life on earth were created between 5 700 and 10 000 years ago.

- Light travels at 299 792 458 meter/second or 186 282 mile/second
- So the distance of 1 lightyear is just under 10 trillion kilometers or 6 trillion miles.

If the earth and all the stars and galaxies were created 10 000 years ago, the max distance light could have traveled is 10 000 lightyears.

But the problem is that even the closest galaxy (Andromeda) is estemated to be between 2,4 and 2,9 MILLION lightyear away from earth. Even our own Milkyway galaxy is about 100 000 lightyear in diameter.

So it takes the light from the andromeda galaxy 2,4 million years to travel from there to here.

Thus 10 000 years isn't long enough for the light to travel that distance.

So the actual question:

How come that we can see all the other galaxies and stars in the nightsky (with or without a telescope)?

Shouldnt (by New Earth Creationism) we only be able to see the stars in a 10 000 lightyear orb around the earth?

Why do i see the stars beyond this distance?

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