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YOUNG EARTH AND THE TICK OF THE QUANTUM CLOCK (for the

young at heart)

Most dating techniques used by geologists (and stamp collectors) are

based upon radioactive decay. While using "classical" methods for this

one gets a large time span for the existence of the earth. However, a

more rigorous quantum treatment shows that is not necessarily (and even

not probably) the case.

Consider a radioactive atom. With each tick of the quantum clock, Qtime

= the order of 10^-43 seconds there is probability of decay of Qtime/Tau

that the radioactive atom will decay. The universe (many worlds

interpretation) then splits into 2 universes - one with a decayed atom

and one not This goes on for all time and with all radioactive atoms.

Eventually we wound up with a staggering number of universes. The vast

majority of these have conditions described by your average geologist.

However, there are also a staggering number of universes where the

actual decays were very, very fast ------ thus leading to a universe

which is old by the classical assumptions but actually quite young in

terms of trips around the sun.

So how do we know which universe we live in -- without resorting to

scripture? Well, I have figured it out from two points of view. First of

all look at explosion of population of mankind in the last few thousand

years. We have gone from millions to billions in a very short time as

measured by revolutions around the sun (and even by radioactive decay

which seems to be normal in present times). Compare that to the previous

billion years by "radioactive methods". Additionally one can look at

apparently slow progress made by human beings in what appears to several

hundreds of millions of years. This is true despite their huge brain

size and human characteristics of Art, burying the dead, building

altars, etc. This is easily understood if we inhabit a universe that had

high decay rates up until several thousand years ago. Like any good

theory, I'm certain much further verification will follow. The answer is

obvious: radioactive decay methods lead to an "apparently old earth" and

ignores the predictions of quantum theory.

I know that it may be difficult for non-physicist to accept this but

it's not too late for those of you to take a few quantum courses and

concentrate on the many universe interpretation of QM.

I'm sure that you will all be pleased with this reconciliation of

science and a Young Earth but please hold the accolades for later. I

will be gone on a business trip for a while - so just hold that thought

;)

Walt

-- =================================== Walt Hicks <wallyshoes@mindspring.com> In any consistent theory, there must exist true but not provable statements. (Godel's Theorem)You can only find the truth with logic If you have already found the truth without it. (G.K. Chesterton) ===================================

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