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In 1963 Russell Humphreys received a B.S. in physics from Duke University, and in 1972 he received a Ph.D. in physics from Louisiana State University. He worked as a physicist for General Electric Company and then for Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, retiring from there in 2001. After that he worked for the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego and then Creation Ministries International in Atlanta. In 2010 he fully retired but still researches, speaks, and writes about creation science from his home office in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
In a technical paper (Humphreys, 2014), I presented Biblical and scientific evidence that (a) space is a physical material that we do not perceive, (b) this fabric of space, and objects within it, are thin in a 4th spatial direction we do not ordinarily perceive, and (c) the fabric is surrounded by a hyperspace of four spatial dimensions. End note 27 of the paper explained that light emitted by objects within the fabric ordinarily would be constrained to travel entirely within the fabric. The end note also proposed that under certain extraordinary conditions the Bible calls the opening of the heavens, some of the emitted light could leak directly into hyperspace. Here I point out that such leakage would include other types of electromagnetic radiation, particularly black-body (thermal) radiation. This would allow the interiors of hot objects to cool rapidly, proportionally to the 4th power of their absolute temperature, according to the Stefan-Boltzmann law. Cooler objects would lose their heat much less rapidly. This mechanism appears to be a good way to get rid of the excess heat generated by accelerated nuclear decay during several episodes in the Earth’s history, and it explains the evidence that this accelerated cooling did occur (Humphreys, 2005). It also would be a good way to get rid of other heat generated in creationist geologic models, such as heat in batholiths and new ocean floors. Last, I will briefly discuss the possibility that the opening of the heavens also caused accelerated nuclear decay.
Applied Mathematics | Physics
Radiogenic heat, accelerated cooling, hyperspace, black-body radiation
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Humphreys, D.R. 2018. New mechanism for accelerated removal of excess radiogenic heat. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Creationism, ed. J.H. Whitmore, pp. 731–739. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Creation Science Fellowship.