Cosmology: A Creationist Perspective on the Origin of the Universe

Toward a More Biblical Cosmology:  Genesis 1 implies the speed of light in the heavens was very high during the first 4 days. General relativity says the speed of light controls the “speed of time”. Earth days were normal length (Ex. 20:11), so the speed of light on earth was normal. The high speed of light in the heavens means that billions of years’ worth of events would occur there before the end of the 4th day on earth. If at that time the speed of light in the heavens dropped suddenly, then we would see no difference between things closer or farther than 6,000 light-years. The heavens would have an apparent history of billions of years, allowing them to declare the glory of God (Ps. 19:1).

About the speaker

Dr Russell Humphreys is a retired physicist who researches, speaks, and writes about creation science from his home office in Chattanooga.  Previously he did so for the Institute for Creation Research Society in San Diego and Dallas, and Creation Ministries International in Atlanta.  He is a Fellow of the Creation Research Society.

In 1963 he received a B.S. in physics from Duke University, and in 1972, he received a Ph.D. in physics from Louisiana State University. In 2001 he retired from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after working there for 22 years as a physicist, doing nuclear physics and geoscience research.  Before that, he did high-voltage research at General Electric.  He has published dozens of professional articles, received three U.S. patents, two Industrial Research magazine IR-100 awards, and several Sandia National Laboratories Awards for Excellence.

Although raised as an atheist, he received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in 1969, as a grad student in physics.   A few years later, strong scientific evidence convinced him that the alleged billion-year “geologic ages” are fictional and that instead God created the world about 6,000 years ago.

His main research interest is the age of the world, including magnetic fields in the Solar System, salt in the ocean, nuclear decay dating, and cosmology.  He has published many technical articles in creationist scientific journals, was a board member of the Creation Research Society until 2019, and an internationally known seminar speaker.  He is the author of a popular book on creationist cosmology, Starlight and Time, a co-author of Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth, and a recent book, Earth’s Mysterious Magnetism, and that of other celestial orbs.

Russ Humphreys

Retired physicist who researches, speaks, and writes about creation science from his home office in Chattanooga