chapter  10
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THE BIG BANG VERSUS CONTINUOUS CREATION

ChristiaanHuygens,bornin1629,isbestrememberedtodayforhis workonthewavenatureoflight.Hewasalso,however,thefirst persontomeasurethedistancetoastarotherthantheSun.Makingthe assumptionthatSiriushadthesameintrinsicbrightnessastheSun,he comparedtheapparentbrightnessofthetwoobjects.Usingtheinverse squarelawforbrightness,hefoundthatthedistancetoSiriuswastwo hundredthousandtimesthedistancefromtheEarthtotheSun.