Magnetic Monopoles and Young Earth Creationism

by Max Andrews

Magnetic monopoles are extremely massive particles carrying a net magnetic charge, which is a result of predictions made by all the grand unified theories.  By combining the grand unified theories with non-inflation scenarios the expected age of the universe is no longer 13.73 billion years old and it becomes about 30,000 years old.  Inflation eliminates these monopoles by arranging the parameters so that inflation takes place after or during monopole production, so the monopole density is diluted to a completely negligible level.[1]

Perhaps creationists can use this in an argument for a young universe.  Has anyone heard it be used?

[1] Guth, “Eternal Inflation and Its Implications,” in The Nature of Nature eds. Bruce Gordon and William Dembski (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2011), 490.

5 Responses to “Magnetic Monopoles and Young Earth Creationism”

  1. I haven’t heard it used, but it has to overcome some significant evidence in other scientific fields. Another issue might be that no one has been able to actually isolate and identify magnetic monopoles. Too much of YEC theory is based on stuff that isn’t provable already so I doubt this would be helpful.

  2. I had not heard this before nor have I seen it used.
    However rather than focus on YEC theory and all other things that might go along with this in general, seems like something to be explored regarding the age of the universe in general .

    It does have a mention here as something solved by inflationary theory.

    Is inflationary theory considered a highly probable theory or just an idea with some confirmation in KOBE?

    • Inflation solves the flatness problem, the broken symmetry, and the anisotropy in the WMAP and a bit more detailed in the Planck one-year survey. I don’t think i t’s completely off.

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