Dr. Russell Humphreys is a creation physicist and worked a number of years with the Institute for Creation Research when he was appointed an Associate Professor of Physics. He now works as an independent researcher and is on the board of directors for the Creation Research Society. He’s the author of the book, ‘Starlight & Time: Solving the Puzzle of Distant Starlight in a Young Universe’. He’s had numerous articles published both in secular science publications as well as creationist publications.
At one time, Dr. Humphreys thought that maybe creationists had one or two things that might point to a young earth but the rest of the evolutionary scientists had all the evidence that the world is billions of years old. So the huge shock for him was just how massive the evidence is for a young universe.
The reason why he felt this way is because he was raised by a scientific minded but atheistic family. He was a 27 year old graduate student before accepting Christ as his Lord and Savior. In spite of that, for a year he went on trying to continue believing what he had been taught from youth; that the universe is billions of years old, that evolution happened, and that God was somehow involved. The problem he encountered was that as he read the Bible, what he was reading wasn’t fitting too well.
After about a year he began getting his first books by creation scientists, at which point he came to the conclusion that he hadn’t really looked at the evidence for the age of the world.
From there, Jim had Dr. Humphreys explain numerous scientific questions and evidences. Some of them include:
–How vast is the universe?
–How large is the Milky Way?
–What is the next closest galaxy?
–What about the ‘Big Bang’ theory?
–How has the estimate for the alleged age of the earth (13.8 billions years) been
–Is the universe truly expanding?
–What is meant by the ‘winding up’ of galaxies?
–What evidence do supernovas provide for determining the age of the universe?
–Do comets provide any evidence for the age of the earth?
This fascinating program also features questions and comments, both pro and con, from listeners.
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