Saturday, December 21, 2019

Evidence Against An Eternal Universe

"...the apparent brightness of a light diminishes as the square of our distance from its source. If we divide up the universe into spherical shells of equal thickness centered on ourselves, each shell increases in volume as the square of the distance from us, exactly canceling the diminishing of the light. Therefore if each shell has the same density of stars, it will provide us with the same amount of light no matter how far away it is! For an infinite universe, the sky should be infinitely bright, or, allowing stars to block the light from stars behind them, as bright as the surface of an average star! Even residents of such bright-sky cities as New York can see that this is not the case."

Evidence for Faith: Deciding the God Question, contributor Robert C. Newman, p. 79

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