WE interrupt this blog to bring you an incredibly important article from Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. The article is modestly titled Research at Answers in Genesis.
It was written by Jason Lisle, whose creationist writings are familiar to our readers. He’s described at AIG’s website as a Creationist Astrophysicist — whatever that is. As we’ve noted before, AIG has an entire page devoted to information about this amazing man: Jason Lisle, Ph.D. Until recently, that page had a reference to his doctorate appearing both before and after his name, so we always referred to him as “Dr. Jason Lisle, Ph.D.” Now that they’ve cleaned it up (perhaps due to our prodding), we’ve been calling him Jason.
But because of today’s news, that fuss about titles seems embarrassingly disdainful. Considering the importance of what we’re about to report — this may be the most momentous post we’ve ever made — Jason is entitled to all the honorifics one can bestow. Here are some excerpts from his history-making article, with bold font added by us:
I have been working for some time on solving the “distant starlight problem.” This is the issue of how starlight from the most distant galaxies is able to reach earth within the biblical timescale. Although light is incredibly fast, the most distant galaxies are incredibly far away. So, under normal circumstances we would be inclined to think that it should take billions of years for their starlight to reach us. Yet, the Bible teaches that the universe is only thousands of years old. Solutions have been proposed by creationists, but we haven’t had a definitive answer . . . until now.
Wow! Jason has the answer. We’ve written about the creationists’ “starlight problem” before. See: How Old Is The Creationists’ Universe? Let’s read on:
It has taken a lot of time and effort, but I have found a solution to distant starlight which allows light to reach earth virtually instantaneously. Moreover, I have found both Scriptural and scientific support for this solution. This has led to the development of a new cosmological model which makes testable predictions.
We told you this was big news. We learned about it at PZ Meyers’ blog, so he gets the hat-tip. Let’s continue:
I have nearly finished writing a technical paper on this topic, which will shortly be sent to various experts for qualified peer-review. If it passes peer-review, we will publish the paper in the Answers Research Journal. This is our free, online journal. So be watching for it. If the paper gains the support of experts in the field, I may later write a non-technical article that summarizes the model.
Pay attention now. Jason isn’t submitting his paper to a prestigious science journal, the editors of which will send it out to be reviewed by experts of their own choosing. Instead, he’s going to send his article to experts of his own choosing for “peer-review.” If his own experts like it, then it will be published at an AIG website — Ken Ham’s own creation science journal. Here’s more:
When other qualified scientists with a correct biblical worldview offer constructive criticism, it can be very helpful in refining an article or technical paper.
No doubt. It’s always good to have someone check those scriptural references. Here’s the end of Jason’s article:
So, keep an eye on the ARJ website for the latest research on distant starlight and cosmology from within the biblical worldview.
This is exciting! We’ll probably be clicking on that link ten times a day until the paper gets published.
Update: See Another Creationist Assault on Einstein.
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