Skip to comments.Creationist cosmologies explain the anomalous acceleration of Pioneer spacecraft
Posted on 01/30/2009 5:47:13 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
Creationist cosmologies explain the anomalous acceleration of Pioneer spacecraft
by D. Russell Humphreys
A broad class of creationist cosmologies offer an explanation for the Pioneer effect, an apparent small Sunward anomalous acceleration of the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft. If a large volume of empty space surrounds the matter of the cosmos, so that the cosmos can have a centre of mass, then the matter is in a deep gravitational potential well. If space is expanding and spreading the matter outward, then the depth of the well is decreasing. According to general relativity, especially a new solution of Einsteins equations derived in the Appendix (which also deals with Birkhoffs theorem), the decreasing depth continuously shortens radar distances within the well, causing the observed apparent acceleration. The magnitude of the anomalous acceleration implies the bottom of the potential well has not yet risen very far above the critical depth for gravitational time dilation. Thus the Pioneer effect supports the essentials of several creationist cosmologies: a centre of mass, expansion of space and recent time dilation. Big bang theorists, whose cosmology does not have a centre of mass, cannot use this explanation. As yet, they have no alternative theory upon which they agree....
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To anyone truly interested in this subject, read “The Elegant Universe”. You can thank me later. It is a very readable treatise on physics from Newtonian to relativity to quantum mechanics (the two aforementioned be apparently mutually exclusive) to string theory.
The expansion of the fabric of space is accelerating from
an unknown force (dark energy). Maybe the expansion is
not only at cosmological distances but also locally in our
own galaxy and maybe even the space in our solar system.
Thanks for posting the article.
“Creationist cosmologies (could) explain the anomalous acceleration of Pioneer spacecraft “
I’ll go with that.
Expansion from every 'point' at the same time. Makes sense to me. Also seems to be the only way it could be.
Can they make predictions based on this theory?
Yes. To include the anomalous acceleration of the Pioneer spacecraft.
Prediction means they said it would happen before it was observed. Is that what happened?
Any comments on the cosmological "potential well" idea ??
That’s fine. But please don’t tell me they predicited it if they didn’t.
For a minute there I was afraid I'd pinged you to your own thread!
Thanks for the ping!
Now that they've got the pioneer data and they can predict the next event, or make new predictions based on such data, would you like a ping?
You choose to believe in unknown force that has never been observed, quantified or tested. It is a construct to get the Big Bang theory to work out.
I choose to believe in Jesus, God in the flesh, creator of all things, who lived, was crucified, dead and buried, an rose on the 3rd day to prove His claims, He is attested to in the words of the New Testament.
Who has more faith?
Colossians 1:15-17 reads "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Ultimately, Jesus is the one (not the inanimate force) that you seek!
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