Re: Anyone know this book?

Bill Dozier (
Mon, 7 Oct 1996 13:11:23 -0400

Regarding Re: Anyone know this book?, Murphy wrote:

> Bill Dozier wrote:
> >
> > While we're on the subject, is anyone familiar with Starlight_and_Time, by
> > a fellow named Humphreys?
> Yes. This is an attempt to reconcile a literal 6 day creation
> account a la Gen.1 with a general relativistic cosmological model.
> Humphreys is a physicist and seems to know what he's talking about in
> this area, at least as far as the technical aspects are concerned. I
> have to admire his audacity & ingenuity, but I don't think it works.
> E.g., he has to have God miraculously bring about a large cosmological
> constant one Day 2 (p.124). But of course once you start doing that
> sort of thing, it's all up for grabs.

That was my impression on reading it. If he had limited himself to saying,
"If you assume a bounded universe instead of an unbounded one, you get
these results," instead of working out his incredibly implausible
concordism, it would have worked better for me. Being a condensed matter
guy, I don't have the GR chops to debate the merits of his arguments.
Another thing that put me off is his (like most other YECs) habit of pretty
much assigning everyone that disagrees with him to some worldwide