Fw: [asa] Space compression

From: George Cooper <georgecooper@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Mon Oct 29 2007 - 11:11:00 EDT

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From: "George Cooper" <georgecooper@sbcglobal.net>
To: "gordon brown" <gbrown@Colorado.EDU>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: [asa] Space compression

> Gordon,
>
> Yes, but they also need to claim that light was much faster, too; no minor
> paradox. It would have to be much, much faster to account for all the
> problems with distance and time since astrononmy claims a 13.3 billion
> year age and light-year distance for the observed CMBR.
>
> There is another problem regarding the idea of varying past speeds for
> light: stellar abberation.
>
> Sir John Herschell made the appropriate claim that the speed of light is
> constant because of the discovery of light aberration, originally by
> Bradley who accidentally discovered it while trying to find the first
> stellar parallax. Since the Earth is travelling a fast rate in its orbit
> around the Sun, the direction of light will be altered slightly. The
> common analogy is the tilt angle needed for one's umbrella in the
> direction of a person's walk into the rain; if rain were to fall at
> different rates then the umbrella would constantly require different tilt
> angles for the same direction of walk.
>
> George
>
>
>
>> This should mean light years based on the speed of light at the time of
>> the supernova. A YEC might claim that light used to be a lot slower than
>> it is now thus explaining why the angle subtended by the shell is so
>> small. However I think that this would create new problems for them.
>> Isn't this the opposite of what they might want to explain away the red
>> shift? This is a question for a physicist to answer.
>>
>> Gordon Brown (ASA member)
>>
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