apparent age RIP

From: george murphy (
Date: Sun May 26 2002 - 19:45:37 EDT

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    Vernon Jenkins wrote:

    By the way, I gather there is currently some concern about the

    > variability of the
    > fine structure constant over time.
    > Wouldn't you agree that this might well have dire consequences for the basic
    > assumptions upon which your idea of truth rests?

         I hate to draw this out but cannot forebear noting this as
    confirmation of point
    6 of my earlier post. If the apparent age argument were convincing,
    why would it be
    necessary to appeal to claims about the fine structure constant
    (which, in any case
    wouldn't change 14 x 10^9 years to 6000)?


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