Distant Starlight: Not a Problem for a Young Universe
Illustrated lecture by Dr. Jason Lisle
47 minutes (2005)
The universe is estimated to contain over 100 billion galaxies, each one containing millions to trillions of stars. Some of these galaxies are so incredibly far away that it has supposedly taken many billions of years for their light to reach Earth. Yet, the Bible indicates a universe that is only thousands of years old. How does light from the most distant galaxies reach Earth within the biblical timescale? In this DVD, astrophysicist Dr. Jason Lisle (Ph.D, University of Colorado) shows that distant starlight in a young universe is not a problem for God. There are several different methods that God may have used.
About the Author:
Dr. Jason Lisle
is a Christian astrophysicist who writes and speaks on various topics relating to science and the defense of the Christian faith. He approaches science from the perspective that God’s Word is true—“the Bible teaches us the truth about origins, and good science confirms what the Bible teaches.” Dr. Lisle graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he double-majored in physics and astronomy and minored in mathematics. He then earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Colorado. He specialized in solar astrophysics and has made a number of scientific discoveries regarding the solar photosphere, including the detection of giant cell boundaries using the SOHO spacecraft. He also does theoretical research and has contributed to the field of general relativity. He is currently the Director of Research for the Institute for Creation Research
where he leadd ICR’s gifted team of scientists who continue to investigate and demonstrate the evidence for creation. His personal research efforts will focus on astrophysics, and developing models of cosmology and stellar aging.