Flat or Spherical?
by Paul Davies
I finished reading this book. I think it had been suggested by Mary a while back.
I must confess I am now very confused about time than I was at the beginning. If you have read a little philosophy, you will know what they say about time and space and our cognition. Then you read Davies and there are questions of whether there are universes where time is reversed. Whether faster than light travel is possible. Wormholes. Black holes. White holes. And many holes in between.
The book is accessible to even anyone with an elementary understanding of physics and mathematics. He is such an engaging author, the book is almost conversational.
Something Davies mentioned in passing that I thought interesting is our lack for a “time organ” like say we have a sight, smell or even sensory (I mean touch) organs.
Do you think if we get to answer the question of what is the nature of time our understanding of the self will change? Or it will remain unaffected by this knowledge and discovery into the nature of time. Does time exist always? Did it have a beginning and will it have an end?
Can we conceive of time without events?
Telescope:FAST. This is really great. I hope you like it
Why not just clone or something?
And i read that the argument of makes wanting to pass their genes around is like a rolling bolder since only 50% of genes or is it chromosomes come from the father?
Either way, sex is good.
Is the book I am currently reading and to say that it presents a scary picture of our planet’s future would be an understatement.
The author argues that the climate crisis is worse than most of us think. And the worst bit of it all is that those countries that have ravaged the planet the most will not suffer the most, at least at the beginning. This is ironic justice.
Whether we should have children given what is coming? The author argues to not have is to surrender before even the battle has been won or lost. It reminds me almost of Albert Camus and his writings on the absurd life. Kirilov commits suicide because life is absurd. For Dostoyevsky, faith is what overcomes an absurd life.
Places in Kenya and east Africa generally have in the past month been receiving crazy rains. Some places have seen rains last seen 25 years ago and others received rains in one day they usually receive in a month.
While Ark doesn’t watch the news, Venice declared an emergency last week or the week before because of flooding. The water mark was last hit 100(?) or so years ago.
And below is a video of just how things are this side of the woods.
And here is the science to prove it. Do you, dear reader, know what mature creation is? Wonder no more. Mature creation is
is the idea that God created (on Day 4) the sun fully functioning with all those zillions of gamma photons already in place at all depths in the solar interior.
I must at this point say our author is not convinced this is a good enough explanation and suggests the answer lies with Einstein’s theory of relativity. How do we do this?
And we time those events by when an Earth observer could see the events happening.Thus when the light from the sun first arrived at the Earth it was Day 4. It does not matter, it is even irrelevant, how long the light took to travel(emphasis his).
Is he saying what I think he is saying? That the sun had been created many weeks earlier but the observer on earth saw it on the fourth day? and is this really the language of the bible? Does the narrator in Genesis say light reached the earth on the fourth day or that god created the sun on the fourth day? Or the light reaching the earth on the fourth day and god creating the earth on the fourth day mean the same thing?
John tell us
This is the language of the Bible. Events occur when they are observed. The sun was first seen by Earth observers on Day 4 and that defines when the sun was created. That event occurred 3 days after God created the Earth on Day 1 about 6 thousand years ago. See Related Reading for more information on this.
And I call BS.
But it is this comment below that floored me.
Good afternoon, some time ago while going through a deep depression question my faith, there was so much that with my limited knowledge I could not explain. Then I found the website of Hugh Ross but I could not believe that the universe was millions of years old, this presented more questions than answers. After praying to God for really knowing the truth, I found Jason Lisle and you Mr. HARTNETT, I am very grateful to God for having found people who believe in the creation of approximately 6,000 years. I still have many questions to answer, but now I have a reason to live, a motive that fills me completely.
Dear reader, what are you waiting for to find meaning in your lives? God is calling you. The earth is 6000 years old. And the sun just a few weeks older than the earth.
The earth is not flat? I bet you did but did you know that even fellows at that loony website run by Hambo believe that flat earthers are loonies? Well, the cat is our of the bag or is it the bag is out of the cat and they have come to tell that the likes of cs and others of his persuasion are complete loonies.
Today is no braining Tuesday, so I bring you this interview of de Waal
Why are so many people wedded to the idea that humans are special?
We’re raised with those ideas. It’s an old Christian idea that humans have souls and animals don’t. I sometimes think it’s because our religions arose in a desert environment in which there were no primates, so you have people who lived with camels, goats, snakes, and scorpions. Of course, you then conclude that we are totally different from the rest of the animal kingdom because we don’t have primates with whom to compare ourselves. When the first great apes arrived in Western Europe—to the zoos in London and Paris—people were absolutely flabbergasted. Queen Victoria even expressed her disgust at seeing these animals. Why would an ape be disgusting unless you feel a threat from it? You would never call a giraffe disgusting, but she was disgusted by chimpanzees and orangutans because people had no concept that there could be animals so similar to us in every possible way. We come from a religion that’s not used to that kind of comparison.
wait for it
Every time you see a diagram, an article, or a story talking about the “big bang singularity” or any sort of big bang/singularity existing before inflation, know that you’re dealing with an outdated method of thinking. The idea of a Big Bang singularity went out the window as soon as we realized we had a different state — that of cosmic inflation — preceding and setting up the early, hot-and-dense state of the Big Bang.
That the best argument against evolution is, wait for it, sex! Even me is shocked. Who would have thought it?