The measured speed of light and distant objects

 The only way they can measure the speed of light is to beam light to a reflector and measure the time it takes to go and be reflected and come back, and divide that by two.  WHAT IF all the time taken up is during the reflection, and NO TIME taken up during the beam?  Then light-creating objects like stars send to us in no time, and planets, moons, etc. take time to send their light to us.
 So regarding the speed of light, and the possibility that it only takes TIME to travel when it is reflected.  Then add in the idea that everything has only existed for 6000 years.  Ok, given those two suppositions, here is a testable hypothesis:

1. Stars would originate light, not reflect it, so we would see their light instantaneously, no matter how far away. We are seeing them all.

2. Planets and moons and asteroids reflect light, so today we might only see the ones 6000 light-years away.  Anything farther, the light is still on its way here.  

Hypothesis:  Each day we would see things farther out: those which are REFLECTIVE.

Anyone have access to the Hubbel telescope to test my theory?

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Comment by Mark Blue on April 5, 2015 at 6:20pm

Thanks Lou,

I wonder what you are thinking of using as a measuring tool, in both phases of the experiment?

Comment by Lou F. Reyes on April 5, 2015 at 5:59pm

Thanks brother Mark, here is another way of stating the problem of saying that the 'one-way' speed can be anything (either instant or very slow, as per the video).

What we would actually be saying is that the one-way properties of the light beam can't be determined... because the energy of a wave is related to their speed/frequency.

So here is a simple way of looking at the problem with such statements... setup a photoelectri effect experiment using light going TOWARDS the mirror, and setup an experiment with the light bouncing AWAY FROM the mirror.  According to the photoelectric effect... light acting on a metal will produce electrons with a specific energy (equal to the energy of the incident light).

So, if you have the same results with the ray of light going to the mirror or bouncing from the mirror, than the energy of that light is the same.  There is no reason for the results to be different... unless the energy (speed/frequency) of the light is different.

You are blessed in Him!

Comment by Mark Blue on March 25, 2015 at 8:44pm

Lou, I know it seems that they SHOULD be able to measure one-way, but in fact, syncronizing the clocks at the beginning and ending point is impossible. 

Comment by Lou F. Reyes on March 25, 2015 at 7:20pm

Starlight is not the only way to measure the speed of light.  The 'one way' speed could be measured with sensors/indicators as it's heading towards the target...

Comment by Mark Blue on February 12, 2015 at 8:12pm

(The discussion of distant stars and the speed of their light starts at 44 minutes in, in case you don't need a primer on creationist astronomy.  However I found the entire video fascinating)  :)

Comment by Mark Blue on February 12, 2015 at 8:01pm

Hi Robert, there is an astronomer named Jason Lisle who speaks on it, here is a link: 

Comment by Robert Driskell on February 12, 2015 at 2:12pm


Interesting theory.  I can tell you've given it some serious thought.  Are there any books out there written along these lines? It would be interesting to see other's views on this.  The star-light problem (if I might call it that) is the only one for which I really don't have a satisfying answer when skeptics bring it up. Thanks again,

Yours in Christ,


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