Re: Coal /YEC - Gastaldo Critique I

Bill Payne (
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 23:52:31 -0600

Glenn R. Morton wrote:
> At 09:54 PM 4/27/98 -0600, Bill Payne wrote:
> >As I've told you before, I do not know how old the earth is. Supernova
> >SN1987A strongly implies, using trigonometry and the speed of light,
> >that the universe is at least 160,000 years old.
> I have a question. Did you first learn of the implications of that
> supernova from my book Foundation...? The note you wrote me implied that
> (or at least I inferred it.).

No, I forget where I first heard of the trig-calculated distance to
SN1987A, but it was before I got your book.

> I am curious. And if this is the case, why
> do you think the young-earther's have not discussed this object in any of
> their books over the past 11 years?

I think you know the answer to that one. :-) Have you found anything
to reconcile the ring-diameter discrepancies?