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DISCUSSION INDEX

We get a lot of emails asking questions about Barry's work. We found many of the questions were repeated, so we have added this page to the website, where questions we receive can be answered, or at least responded to for permanent reference. Please feel free to email us if you do not find an answer or response to your question here.

Note: the terms cDK (speed of light decay), Vc (variable light speed) and VSL (variable speed of light) are used interchangeably in the scientific community.

Emailed question categories below:

A few special responses

Setterfield Light Speed Research
The Data
Changing Light Speed publicity and the fine structure constant
Virtual Particles and the Speed of Light
Zero Point Energy
Mass and Energy
Quantum Mechanics
Radiometric Dating
The Red Shift
Astronomical
Atomic Constants
Biblical Discussion
Geology
Implications for the Age of the Earth
Gravity
Other questions
Graphs and the Speed of Light curve

 

SPECIAL

Open Letter to Carl Wieland

The Behavior of Electrons

How can you extrapolate so much from only 300 years' data?

Questions about John Hartnett's book, Starlight, Time and the New Physics

responses to questions from the Cosmology Conference Nov. 1, 2003 

Response to questions about "The Christmas Star" DVD

Technical notes on "The Christmas Star"

Noah's Ark and Mt. Ararat

 

EMAILED QUESTIONS

SETTERFIELD LIGHT SPEED RESEARCH

Introduction
Before 1941
Setterfield's Work
Other Physical Processes if c is not constant
Are changes in light speed real?
Why is c not measured as changing now?
On the Measurement of Time, and the Velocity of Light
Regarding Work on light speed by some others
-- Moffat
-- Albrecht and Magueijo
-- Davies
Supportive and Explanatory Essays by others
Lambert Dolphin's page of collected relevant links and abstracts
Does current technology change the results?
The Attitude as of 2011

THE DATA

The data set used in the 1987 Report
Note 
Indications from the data
Oscillations and the data  
Challenges
Question and comment on the statistical use of the data
Time and length standards and the speed of light

CHANGING LIGHT SPEED PUBLICITY -- and the fine structure constant

VIRTUAL PARTICLES AND THE SPEED OF LIGHT

ZERO POINT ENERGY

What is the ZPE?
Too Big? 
The SED Approach
What is its significance?
The ZPE and electron energy
ZPE and the Atom  
ZPE, the redshift, and an expanding universe
ZPE and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
The Zero Point Energy and the Casimir Force
Different Concepts of the ZPE?
Some Questions from Belgium

MASS AND ENERGY

Electromagnetic ramifications
What about Einstein's equation?
Heat output from the sun
Photon Energy
Less Energy?
Radioactive Decay and Mass
Macroscopic and Atomic Mass
Einstein and Relativity
Relativity: Mass and Time

QUANTUM MECHANICS

The Double Slit Experiment

RADIOMETRIC DATING

Link between radiometric dating and lightspeed
Oklo
What about the RATE group?
Isn’t dendrochronology accurate for checking radiocarbon dating?
Change in Decay Rates
Atomic Ages

THE REDSHIFT

What is the redshift?
What does 'quantized' mean?
Is the redshift really quantized?
What are the implications of a quantized redshift?
Discrepant Redshifts
Reactions
Other Explanations?
The Redshift/Lightspeed Connection
A Lumpy Microwave Background?
Question regarding work by the Gentrys 
An Accelerating Expansion of the Universe?   
The Redshift, ZPE, and Relativity
Redshift and Color
The Lightspeed/Redshift Curve
The Lightspeed Curve and the Oscillation
Wikipedia and the Red Shift

ASTRONOMICAL DISCUSSION

A Static Universe?
Is the Universe Static or Expanding?
Light from distant stars
Missing Mass and Dark Matter?
More on Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Black Holes
Quasars and Pulsars
Pulsars
The Fine Structure Constant
Supernovas
    1987A
    1997ff
Doppler Shift
Slow motion effects?
What About the Big Bang?
Wandering Planets?
Fuzzy Space? 
Massive Bombardment?
Has Dark Matter Been Proven?
Particle-Wave Duality
Permittivity and Permeability of Space
Solar Activity
Stellar Brightness and the Tolman Test
Arp and the Red Shift of Quasars
Question about Wal Thornhill's ideas
The energy diffusion timescale for the Sun
Interstellar Water Mystery
CMBR and the Big Bang
What is the CMBR?
Supernovas in the Milky Way Galaxy
Distant Starlight and a Talk Origins article answered
A Fractal Universe?
Orbital Periods of Stars
Electrostatic Attraction
Cosmic Ripples from the Birth of the Universe?

ATOMIC CONSTANTS

Variation by location?
Variable Constants
Changing ratios?

BIBLICAL DISCUSSION

Biblical Chronology
Did lightspeed start to decline at the time of the Fall?
Lightspeed at the time of Noah
The Long Day of Joshua
LXX Question  
The Council of Jamnia
Where was the Tower of Babel?
A Question about Timeline changes
Dividing Between the Light and the Darkness
Egypt and the Exodus
The Primal Dust of the World
Joshua's Long Day
Where were the Garden of Eden and the Exodus Crossing?
Changing Atomic time to Orbital Time
Geologially, when did the Ark land?
Would Adam and Eve have been 'toast'?
The meaning of "Malachi"
A Timeline Question
Research and the Age of the Earth
Skara Brae

GEOLOGY QUESTIONS

Fossils on the Himalayas?
What About the White Cliffs of Dover?
Magma and Radioactive Decay
An Expanding Earth?
Non-biogenic petroleum
A Complete Geologic Column?


IMPLICATIONS FOR AGE OF THE EARTH

What about the Calculations?
An equation in "plain English"

WHAT ABOUT GRAVITY?  

Mass, Gravity, and Atomic Clocks
Is Gravity Light Speed Limited?
The Effect of Gravity on Light
Does Gravity Decay?


OTHER QUESTIONS

The Speed of Light
The "missing helium" problem
Faster c and heat output
Biological processes
Neutrons and Cosmic Rays
Does the Universe Show False Maturity?
Future possibilities
Hydrogen spectral lines
A Series of Questions from One Correspondent
Light and Subatomic Particles
Quartz Clocks 
Varying Light Speed, Relativity, and Maxwell's Equations
Question about tachyons
Calculating Atomic vs. Orbital Time
Global Warming and the "Carbon threat"
What About Giganism in the Fossil Record?
Is the sun responsible for changes in radio decay rates?
Time and Entropy
Bradley's Measurements Questioned

GRAPHS

THE SPEED OF LIGHT CURVE