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Faster than the Speed of Light Issues for the Big Bang

Warpspeed illustration: Photo 146716497 © Eduard Muzhevskyi |

“Warp factor nine, Captain?”

A core concept in physics and astronomy is light’s speed. But a troubling question that comes up is, “Can anything travel faster than light?”

Contrary to belief, Einstein’s theory of relativity does not exclude objects from traveling faster than light. No one knows for sure if light velocity is the universal ultimate speed, yet it is used as the major resource for dating the cosmos by evolutionists.

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The argument summation is this: If the light speed clock is wrong, so are the billion-year ages it provides. In this event, time becomes a non-constant in the evolutionary framework, and no reliable light speed clock means no supportable evolutionary theory.

So what is the state of light speed research at present?

Researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center are trying to show that it is possible to travel faster than light speed. NASA physicist, Dr. Harold G. White, believes it is possible to bend the rules proposed by Albert Einstein.

White’s research is based on the theories of Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre, who theorized that exceeding Einstein’s galactic speed limit was possible if scientists discovered a way to harness space itself. Alcubierre hypothesized that by creating a “warp bubble” that expands space on one side of a spacecraft and contracts it on the other, “the warp-powered spaceship will be pushed away from the Earth and pulled towards a distant star by space-time itself.” White and his NASA team are trying to do just that. They are literally trying to build the engines of the Starship Enterprise.

In his experiments, Dr. White is attempting to warp the trajectory of a photon to see if he can propel it to faster-than-light speeds. Dr. White told the New York Times that since natural phenomena (quasar radiation, neutrinos, and tachyons) can travel at warp speeds, perhaps humans can figure out how to do it too.

Dr. White also told the Times, “There is data that in its beginnings the universe did in fact enlarge faster than light speed. We know that when you look at some of the models, there were early periods of the universe where there was explosive inflation, where two points would have went away from each other very rapidly, perhaps at speeds faster than light.”  White was referring to the earlier work of Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson in this quote.  This landmark research, according to White, may hold the key to warp speed travel.

In 1964, Penzias and Wilson discovered that the earth was bathed in microwave radiation, apparently coming from the most distant observable regions of the universe. This Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) comes from all directions in space and has a characteristic temperature. Penzias and Wilson’s research showed White that faster than light speed travel had occurred naturally.

The CMB’s uniform temperature creates a problem for Big Bang advocates.

According to theory, the temperature of the CMB should be different at distant places in space due to the random nature of the “bang” conditions. These different regions could come to the same temperature only if they were in close proximity. More distant regions would come to equilibrium only by exchanging light energy with each other. Ultimately light radiation would carry energy from warmer to cooler regions until space had a uniform temperature.

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The glitch is, on the current Big Bang scale, there has not been enough time for light to travel between widely separated regions of space at its current speed maximum. So, how can the different regions of space have precisely uniform temperatures if they have never shared light with each other? The answer is, “They can’t!”

If light cannot get to the cosmic extremes fast enough to warm the universe, then light at some point must have traveled faster than the 300,000,000 meters/second Einstein maxim. In the first days of Creation, God said, “Let there be light.” Besides being “good” in God’s eyes, that light must have traveled at warp speeds to account for Penzias and Wilson’s uniform temperature data.

To put it another way, God built a warp engine to warm the universe and then said, “Make it so” — and the Creation obeyed its Captain.

Steve Rosenoff with dog portrait

Written by Steve Rosenoff

What I learned by teaching Apologia and my own curriculum content for 20 years and as a research chemist for 23 years before teaching, I bring to the table in my presentations. I have two Masters degrees: One in Science Education and the second in Curriculum Design and Learning. Dr. Jay L. Wile called me, "The best teacher with which he has worked." My first love is Jesus Christ and I have been born again for 52 years; my second love is my wife and our Golden Retriever, Ginger; and my third love is science and science education. You can find my training sessions at Red Wagon Tutorials

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