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To: Bobbyjoe
RE: 11

"its programs, unlike those at other planetariums, will say that the light from the stars we see did not take millions of years to get here."

Anyone know what this means? What do creationists think about stars?

Other than that they were made on the fourth day, I can't tell you very much about how God made them (other than that He 'spoke' them into existence).

Ideas vary, but no one knows. Each model has various pros and cons:
a) God created the light in transit;
b) The speed of light has changed since the Creation;
c) Time Dilation where time near the center of the universe (Earth) ran much slower than time on the perimeter of the universe. This also required that the original dimensions of the universe were fairly compact - and then spread out after wards (Scripture makes several references to God 'stretching out the heavens'). The net result being that stars at the perimeter of the universe could have taken billions of years to form, while only days were passing on the Earth.

The net result is that I don't know.
It is certainly man's privilege and duty to study God's Creation -- but I suspect the details to this answer will have to wait until we can ask the Creator Himself.
In the mean time I have more than enough mundane challenges to keep me occupied.

41 posted on 03/26/2007 1:13:15 PM PDT by El Cid (for there is none other name [Jesus] under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.)
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To: El Cid

Your post just made me cry. All my tax money spent on education (yours) wasted...absolutely wasted.


44 posted on 03/26/2007 1:19:27 PM PDT by USMMA_83 (Tantra is my fetish ;))
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To: El Cid
Ideas vary, but no one knows. Each model has various pros and cons:

and yet you reject the most plausible explanation, which has more than enough ideas, theories, and evidence behind it, all of which fit neatly into every other idea, theory, and piece of evidence we have about a few zillion other scientific topics..

45 posted on 03/26/2007 1:27:03 PM PDT by Teacher317 (Are you familiar with the writings of Shan Yu?)
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To: El Cid
c) Time Dilation where time near the center of the universe (Earth)....

Do you really believe that the Earth is at or near the center of the universe?
50 posted on 03/26/2007 1:35:52 PM PDT by HaveHadEnough
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