Dr John G, Hartnett
is the author of Starlight, Time and the New Physics
and coauthor of Dismantling the Big Bang.
John received both his B.Sc. (Hons) and his Ph.D. with distinction
from the Department of Physics at the University of Western Australia
(UWA) in the city of Perth. Dr Hartnett, is currently an Associate Professor of physics at an Australian university.
Dr Hartnett's research
interests include the development of ultra-stable cryogenically cooled
microwave oscillators based on a sapphire crystal, tests of fundamental
theories of physics such as Special and General Relativity and measurement
of drift in fundamental constants and their cosmological implications.
John has a keen interest
in cosmology and how it applies to the Biblical creationist worldview.
In addition, his work in the ongoing development of new physics has
attracted the interest, and funding, of the university. This work
establishes that there is no need to assume the existence of ‘dark’
matter or ‘dark’ energy to explain observations in the
universe. This cosmological model not only eliminates the major problems
associated with Big Bang cosmology, but supports a literal interpretation
of the Biblical account of origins, as described in Genesis.
As revealed in Dismantling
the Big Bang, and Starlight, Time and the New Physics. Hartnett’s
young earth-old universe cosmology is connected to the new physics
and cosmology of Moshe Carmeli, formerly the Albert Einstein Professor
of Theoretical Physics, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel;.
The Cosmological Relativity equations of Carmeli, when applied to
Einstein’s relativity equations, show that “time is relative”
to particular cosmological events and conditions. This has special
significance for the initial inflationary creation event - the spreading
out of the cosmos. And this initial phase has special relevance to
young earth creationist, and all Christians who take the opening verses
of Genesis literally.