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I am a software engineer working in Atlanta, GA. My experience is primarily in, but not limited to .Net, C#, ASP.NET, BizTalk, SharePoint, SSIS, MS Sql Server 2005/08, Visual Studio 2005/08/10, javascript, XML, etc.

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Sep
27
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
@Sven Though I agree that my I earlier statement was too broad, I should have said: 'if confirmed, this may call into question some the fundamental assumptions used by astrophysics, in particular, in last 100 years'. Also, I certainly wouldn't think it would be reasonable to think that the changes/refinements that could be made as a result of this would change the answer in regards to anywhere near 10k years. Also, please don't think I am anti-science at all, I hope the language in the question would indicate I am the opposite.
Sep
27
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
@Sven Special relativity would be invalidated since you could sense 'see' object traveling at relative speeds would appear to be moving at a faster rate of time then would have been predicted by special relativity. Any theory that could account for 'why is a neutrino faster than a photon?', 'how fast can it go?', 'what is the max speed limit of the universe?' etc., could have ramifications in regards to what the age of the universe is.
Sep
27
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
@Sven agreed on the issue of their being issues with those neutrinos, and IMHO they the results will probably be explained satisfactorily within the current scientific understanding, prob. we do not know enough about neutrinos. However, if they were going faster than light it would invalidate the mathematics behind special and general relativity for sure b/c as you speed up the amount of energy required to go faster increases and becomes infinite at the speed of light, do the neutrinos have more than infinite energy?
Sep
27
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Sep
27
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
@jimreed I read the wikipedia article you sited and it blew my mind! Thanks! Also of interest this past week, after I ask this question originally, scientist have discovered particles they think are traveling faster than light, which, if confirmed, may call into question much the assumptions of the last 100 years of science, and perhaps the premise of this question: wired.com/geekdad/2011/09/…
Sep
26
answered Why do the Jews in the OT in Joshua, Kings, Chronicles always list their war spoils after each battle?
Sep
26
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Sep
23
comment What happens to non-believers or believers of other religions after death?
@IanPugsley Agreed, there is absolutely no one agreed upon answer from this one, there is a spectrum of beliefs depending on who you talk to.
Sep
23
comment What happens to non-believers or believers of other religions after death?
Related: Is Hell eternal, or do some/all escape it?
Sep
23
comment How did all the animals fit into Noah's ark?
The dementions you site are basically the size of of a fairly large hotel ball room, I cannot imagine marching all the species of animals in the state of Georgia (where I live) to my local Hiltion, much less all the animals from around the world.
Sep
22
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Sep
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Sep
20
revised How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
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Sep
20
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
@All I would accept it certainly if it is the most widely held view! But, for clarity, most YEC that I know or have contact with fall firmly in the camp that science must be making mistakes, is wrong, or there is something we do not know about, before they go to the argument that God or the universe are intrinsically deceptive, which is why the answers were surprising me.
Sep
20
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
@jimreed perhaps you are correct, most YEC believe that science and YEC can and should be reconciled, but what I was hoping for was a more diverse set of answers such as ‘YEC’ only believe in a young earth or a young solar system, here is some biblical evidence’ or ‘there are problems measuring distance on the scale of the universe’, or ‘the speed of light isn’t constant, here some evidence to back it up’ which was one I heard in the creationism chat, I was hoping for some more info on that. If creating photons in mid-flight is the only answer for YEC (at this point in history) then so be it.
Sep
20
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
I'll +1 certainly because, as you say, you've voiced an alternative viewpoint to this problem which is what I was hoping for. I've never considered the possibility of moving targets to be a problem with distance measurement using triangulation, which is an interesting argument. One thing immediately sticks out at me though: if the star was moving in one direction it would make the triangle seem bigger, if it was moving in another direction in might very well make it small, making it an underestimation of the distances involved?
Sep
20
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Sep
20
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
@All please see my updated question.
Sep
20
comment How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
@All please see my updated question.