CRSQ Archive

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Volume 26, Number 4
March, 1990

Variables or Constants? An Introduction

Emmett L. Williams, Ph.D.

The creationist literature, particularly from CRSQ, is reviewed concerning proposals that the radioactive decay constant, permittivity of free space, or the speed of light changed with time. Questions involving extrapolation, predictability, symmetry and conservation are explored.

Changing Constants and Gravitation

Don B. DeYoung, Ph.D.

Implications of variation in physical constants are discussed. Efforts to measure change in the gravitational constant are summarized.

Statistical Analysis of C And Related Atomic Constants

Alan Montgomery, B.S.

The Setterfield thesis that the speed of light (c) has decreased over time is examined from the perspective of Statistical Hypothesis testing. The Student's t test, the Mean Square Successive Difference (MSSD) test and the Run test show strong support for time variance not only for 'c' data but also for c-dependent quantities. No support is found for time variance for c-independent quantities. An examination of statistical supports for T. Norman, G. E. Aardsma, D. R. Humphreys, and R. H. Brown reveals some weakness in the statistical supports for their arguments. In addition, some comments are made considerations of Setterfield's theory.

Speed Of Light Statistics

R. H. Brown, Ph.D.

This is a response to the Alan Montgomery article (CRSQ 26:138-42), and also a supplement to my earlier article (Brown, 1988).

The Role Of Meteorites In A Creationist Cosmology

William S. Parks, A.A.

A catastrophic origin for meteorites is proposed, on a recent time scale. The model supposes the explosion of a planet originally located between Mars and Jupiter, the present asteroid belt. The idea is further connected with the Genesis Flood event. The ideas are clearly speculative, but a starting point for further discussion.

The Impact Of Modern Theories Of Evolution Upon Western Intellectual Thought

Ellen Myers, M.A.

The two major theories of evolution today are Darwinism and cosmic evolutionism. Because of the major scientific difficulties besetting both theories, neither can offer reliable guidance to man's thought and action. As a result, radically different and mutually contradictory movements and social action programs have arisen from these two theories.



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