Hi all. I'm on another forum discussing Gerald Shroeder's assertion that the age of the universe can, from certain reference frames, be said to have been 6 days at the creation of the Milky Way. In other words, that the creation account in Genesis is literally correct. Shroeder makes a brief summation of his argument here. I'm saying that, amongst other problems with this argument, that he's wrong to say that the redshift created by viewing events from a distance means that a particular observer could accurately measure the universe as having existed for 6 days and, furthermore, that the choice of point from which to measure this is arbitrary - that Shroeder is essentially starting from his conclusion and trying to make the physics fit. I keep being rebutted with an appeal to authority - Shroeder has a PhD, has worked for the government, taught at MIT, etc. So I thought I'd come somewhere where people particularly knowledgeable about physics and cosmology live and ask for their input. I'd appreciate it if people here - particularly if they have relevant PhDs (Shroeder is a nuclear physicist, not a cosmologist) - would take the time to critique Shroeder's argument. I figure that if he trusts what Shroeder says because he's a physicist, then he should also take note of what other physicists have to say. I've concentrated on the section headed "15 billion years or six days?", as I feel that if he's not correct about someone observing redshift being able to correctly say that 6 days had passed, then whether or not anything else he's saying is right or wrong is moot. However, any and all critiques (of both Shroeder and my own assertions) are welcome. And, indeed, if you believe Shroeder to be right, I'd very much welcome hearing your perspective. Also, please note the person I'm arguing against doesn't know much about physics and, while it's something I've got an interest in and read about in my spare time, I'm far from an expert. I know enough about it, and about science in general, to know that I have a very limited and basic understanding. So, please, if it's possible for you to make comments that a layman can understand, I'd very much appreciate it. Thank you in advance.