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Many of us believed that string theory was a very dramatic break with our previous notions of quantum theory.
(See Figure 1 below.) Secularists believe that nuclear decay has been a part of the natural world since its formation some 13.8 billion years ago, and the nuclear decay rates for the various radioisotopes have been constant throughout that time.
This feature of nuclear construction produces, groups of elements with the same number of protons but differing numbers of neutrons.
Because these families have the same number of protons in the nucleus, they also have the same number of electrons orbiting the nucleus and thus exhibit the same chemical behavior.
This perspective, generally termed the uniformitarian view of nature, constitutes a pillar of the secularist’s worldview and is fundamental in generating the concept of deep time in the origins discussion.
The Bible defines this view well in 2 Peter 3:3-4: …knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?