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CRSQ: A Mechanism for Accelerated Radioactive Decay
« on: August 10, 2008, 10:39:13 PM »
Another "discussion prompt" from the Young Earth Creationist "scientific journal" Creation Science Research Quarterly:

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A Mechanism for Accelerated Radioactive Decay

Eugene F. Chaffin

CRSQ Vol 7 No1 (pp3 - 9) June 2000

Abstract

Kaluza-Klein theory, originally proposed in 1921 to 1926, has been described as a miraculous synthesis of Einstein’s gravitation theory with Maxwell’s equations of electricity and magnetism. In an approach which anticipated modern string theory, Kaluza and Klein added a fifth dimension of space to the three familiar spatial dimensions and one time dimension. The extension of Einstein’s theory to this fifth dimension then led naturally to Maxwell’s equations. The theory also naturally leads to a relation between the constant G of Newton’s law of gravitation and the fine structure constant a = e2/hc. This relation depends on the circumference of the compactified fifth dimension, so that variation in this circumference over the history of the universe could be viewed as variation in physical constants, such as the fine structure constant. If, during early creation week, say before the creation of man, such variations were to occur, they could lead to accelerated nuclear decay, thus adjusting isotopic abundances, without giving humans an unacceptable dose of radiation.

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Re: CRSQ: A Mechanism for Accelerated Radioactive Decay
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008, 11:55:23 PM »
"If, during early creation week, say before the creation of man, such variations were to occur, they could lead to accelerated nuclear decay, thus adjusting isotopic abundances, without giving humans an unacceptable dose of radiation."

And we always hear that evolutionists engage in wil speculation. ; )

First of all, creationists believe that the geologic column, since it contains fossils (of course), came after the fall of man (when death supposedly entered the world). So why would radiometric dates of millions of years appear long after the alleged creation, after these alleged variances occured? Secondly, geologists use something known as the principle of superposition. It states that all layers of the geologic column were originally layed down horizontally, with the older on the bottom and the younger at the top. Why would radiometric dating agee with this if it was wrong?

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Re: CRSQ: A Mechanism for Accelerated Radioactive Decay
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008, 12:52:50 AM »
If, during early creation week, say before the creation of man, magic happened, such that the geologic column was laid down in place all at once, with all its fossils intact in layers... and all life was created individually with exactly the DNA patterns required to give the illusion of relatedness... and radioisotopes were placed in matter in the precise ratios to create the illusion of age... and photons were placed in the heavens in exactly the right way to make stars appear to be much farther away and much older than they really were...

then, Creation might be true!
I stopped believing for a little while this morning. Journey is gonna be so pissed when they find out...