Re: [asa] 10 Evidences for the Age of the Universe

From: Jim Armstrong <>
Date: Wed Apr 01 2009 - 12:40:56 EDT
What a terrific project!!
You might find a place for one of my favorites, the Cepheids, who conveniently blink to help us find them and use them in determining distances to distant galaxies or clusters because of the good correlation between variability period and absolute luminosity.  JimA [Friend of ASA]

Jon Tandy wrote:

I am putting together some summaries of scientific evidences, possibly as a PowerPoint, etc., as a quick summary of the most powerful evidences that need to be dealt with by any creation science theory that wants to take science seriously.  Except for the first one, I don't have all the items identified, so I'm not sure what quantity that I'll end up with. For instance,


10 Evidences for the Age of the Universe

20 Evidences for the Age of the Earth

20 Evidences against a Global Flood

20 Evidences for the Fossil Record

20 Evidences for Common Descent

20 Evidences from Human History



For my "10 Evidences for the Age of the Universe", I have the following so far:

1. Speed of Light – distance to objects much further than 4000 light years

2. Stellar Parallax – using geometry to measure distance, independent of speed of light

3. Size of Astronomical Objects – another geometry issue, huge galaxies of billions of stars that appear to us only miniscule

4. Star formation and death – time and space required for life cycles of stars

5. Detailed history of stellar events – details of supernova explosions, etc., indicate real history over real time

6. Light echoes from supernovas – geometry of space from reflections of supernovas

7. Redshift of Galaxies – confirmation of expansion of the universe

8. Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation – confirmation of Big Bang theory

9. Age of moon rocks – radiometric dating of rocks from the moon

10. Age of meteorites – radiometric dating of meteorites agrees with moon and earth rocks



Any other thoughts?



Jon Tandy


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