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More Precise Measurement of Fine Structure Constant

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Continued testing reveals the sound basis for understanding how the quantum world (a part of RTB's biblical creation model) works. One piece of the quantum world, the fine structure constant, determines the strength of the electromagnetic force and, as a result, affects the color, hardness, reactivity, and virtually all other characteristics of objects with which humans interact. A recent measurement reduced the error bars on the value of the fine structure constant by a factor of 10. The new result matches previous experimental results and also confirms theoretical calculations of its value. This work (and similar work in testing general relativity) also demonstrates the firm foundation on which RTB’s cosmic creation model rests.

o   Andrzej Czarnecki, “Particle Physics: A Finer Constant,” Nature 442 (2006): 516-17.

o   http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v442/n7102/pdf/442516b.pdf

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o   Hugh Ross, “Predictive Power: Confirming Cosmic Creation”

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Subjects: Constants of Physics

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