Wow, I just saw the new developments to creationist cosmology from the ICR website. That article can be found here: http://www.icr.org/article/5686/ The technical paper behind this is found here: http://creation.com/new-time-dilation-helps-creation-cosmology
I think this gives a more fulfilling exlanation than an Anisotropic Synchrony Convention . What do you think?
I've read the technical paper before... I've a few more math classes to complete before some of that begins to make sense to me, but I think I get the gist of it. Dr. Humphreys' model of a enormous sphere of water at the initial time of creation is fascinating and is at least partially confirmed through his prediction of the magnetic field strengths of Uranus and Neptune.
I'm not really sure how to compare this to ASC in terms of being more or less fulfilling, though. Personally, I prefer ASC because of its relative simplicity.
Okay, so basically, I like the ASC model better because Humphreys' model seems to resort to a lot of "what-if" scenarios (ex: "Now imagine that during the fourth day, God creates star masses in a way that would create a linearly-dented perturbation...", "If, as God stretches out the fabric of space (e.g. Isaiah 40:22), He changes the tension simultaneously everywhere...", "Let’s suppose the tension in the fabric of space suddenly decreases" [emphasis mine]).
That being said, I wonder what effect, if any, the one-way speed of light being position dependent (the ASC model) has on things like red-shift. Sadly, I don't have enough of a physics background (yet!) to really address that. If you have any ideas, let me know.