Light has slowed down reported by Reuters 7 August, 2002, and Canberra Times 8 August 2002. A team of Australian scientists, led by theoretical physicist (and evolutionist) Paul Davies from Sydney’s Macquarie University, say it is possible that the speed of light has slowed “over billions of years”. They have proposed the speed of light may not be a constant, a revolutionary idea that could unseat one of the most cherished laws of modern physics – Einstein’s theory of relativity.
Editorial Comment: The secular press makes no mention that the concept of light slowing down was published by this editor in 1982 in Vol. 1 International Edition, Ex Nihilo, under the title ‘The Velocity of Light and the Age of the Universe’ by Australian creationist Barry Setterfield.
Graham French, electronic engineer and expert in electromagnetic radiation, comments:
“It is interesting that a phenomenon such as the decrease in the speed of light makes the popular press (Canberra Times 8/8/02) only when a popular Professor of Theoretical Physics accedes to the possibility of such an occurrence. The hypothesis that C (the universally accepted symbol for the speed of light) has decayed over time (called CDK) has been elucidated for many years. Up to recent times, however it has been (almost) universally rejected by the scientific community because of the supposed consequences for the General Theory of Relativity (Albert Einstein) and the implications for radiometric dating methods (which tends to support an old earth and hence the time required for the theory of Evolution to have any validity).
In fact, CDK has been written about for over half a century. In 1987 a Stanford Research Institute Report (written by Australian mathematicians Trevor Norman and Barry Setterfield) postulated a non-linear CDK. In the same year, V.S. Trotskii, a Russian theoretical physicist, published a detailed theory implying that the initial value of C had to be at least 10 billion times its present value to explain observed astronomical phenomena.
More recently, in 1998, Albrecht and Magueijo, respected theoretical physicists from Imperial College, London, published their proposal that light slow down CDK was a solution to current cosmological puzzles. Their work was featured recently on Equinox, a popular science show on Channel 4 in Britain. I trust that this debate will widen as we seek to come to grips with question of the origin of the amazing Creation of which we are all a part.”