Young earth creationists believe that the earth, humankind, and the universe are approximately six-thousand years old. Scientifically, this is a fringe view, not taken seriously by anyone outside religious circles. However, the majority of Christians in the United States are young earthers.
Today, we discuss one particular problem for young earth cosmologies: the distant starlight problem. We can see stars that are millions and millions of light years away. If it’s true that the universe is only a few thousand years old, then why can we see stars more than a few thousand light years away?
Ken Ham on young earth creationism [YouTube]
The One-Way Speed of Light [YouTube]
Conventionality of Simultaneity [Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Starlight and Time – Russell Humphreys [GoogleBooks]
PBS – How we know the earth is ancient [YouTube]
The Age of the Universe – Sixty Symbols [YouTube]
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