Date: 14 Apr 94 01:01:00 To: All Subject: Re: Theodore W. Rybka Date: 14 Apr 1994 01:01 MS

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Date: 14 Apr 94 01:01:00 From: James J. Lippard To: All Subject: Re: Theodore W. Rybka From: lippard@skyblu.ccit.arizona.edu (James J. Lippard) Date: 14 Apr 1994 01:01 MST In article <2oiosh$pdu@kruuna.Helsinki.FI>, cust_ts@cc.Helsinki.FI (Tero Sand) writes... >On the Finnish skeptic group somebody (who doubts all dating methods >possibly excluding dendrochronology) has brought up this fellow and his >book _Geological & Astronomical Clocks_, which he claims to be a "real hit >among scientific creationists from last year". Anybody know more about >either the author or the book (preferrably both)? Theodore W. Rybka, Ph.D., Univ. of Oklahoma, part-time physics prof. at ICR, also works for General Dynamics (San Diego). [Info from McIver's _Anti-Evolution_.] Rybka is the author of the April 1982 ICR _Impact_ (No. 106), "Consequences of Time Dependent Nuclear Decay Indices on Half Lives," in which he argues that the nuclear decay parameter, lambda, is not a constant. The evidence he cites is a _CRSQ_ article by Don DeYoung, which "has listed variations of up to 5%," "Dudley's hypothesis" that "neutrinos from the neutrino sea ... trigger radioactive decay," radiohalos, and the possibility that the speed of light was faster in the past (he doesn't cite Setterfield). Jim Lippard Lippard@CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU Dept. of Philosophy Lippard@ARIZVMS.BITNET University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721

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