This was just too priceless not to share!
From that indispensible repository of all things insane Fundies Say The Darndest Things (I take no responsibility for laugh-induced broken ribs, desk-induced broken heads or beverage-induced broken screens):
In a thread regarding astrophysics, distance and star light
Here is a question you.
So a light year = the distance light travels in a year.
You mentioned the figure 11 million light years away.
So my question is how are we observing this light 11 million light years away now?
I’m not 11 million years old, i’m 20.
Later on he goes on to say…
If it takes 11 million years to travel to earth, how can i see it now? I’m only 20.
If it takes 11 million years to travel to earth then the viewer would need to be 11 million years old.
And it continues with…
I don’t believe light travels at all, i’ve looked at various models and worked on many but none of it works. The basics of visual perception is often overlooked. When we look at something what is actually going on? The emission theory states that the light emits (not a travelling speed) from our own eyes not from the object we look at. The intromission theory states the opposite.
The emission theory is the most common sense, so i don’t believe there is any speed of light. The ‘Starlight Problem’ has never been a problem for me and the YEC model. The earliest Church Fathers (2nd-4th century AD) who believed in emmision theory also had no problem with starlight and a young universe.
Wow – I could actually hear your IQ plummeting as you read that.
SPECIAL HALLOWE’EN BONUS!
Just to reduce your faith in the future of humanity even more, and since I’m that kinda guy, I’m going to leave you with this delightful little nugget to sink your teeth into. Enjoy!