Welll, I realize this is an older paper, however...
It is not known if the universe will expand forever, or if one day it will begin to contract. In either case, the future of all the inhabitants of the
universe could be rather bleak.
...is not true. It will expand forever. Recent data (upsetting quite a few astronomers) confirms this.
physicists feel that time may reverse when the universe begins contracting.
None that I've ever read, including Hawking. This man (and his followers) seem to be the only ones promoting this. If this was true, then falling
down a gravity slope (from less gravity to greater gravity) should rewind time slightly for you. So those who ride roller coasters regularly should
get back quite a bit of their lives and their watches should have rewound a bit from what was expected.
You can try that one for yourself. Go to an amusement park, and calibrate your watch exactly. Go on one of those parachute rides 50 times ... or a
hundred times. If the batteries are fresh in both timepieces you'll find that there's no difference in them after as many jumps as you care to
Time passes at a slightly faster rate at the top of a mountain, as compared to the sea level
If this was true, astronomers could never calibrate the telescopes (which are on top of mountains. The one in Hawaii (Mauna Kei) is so high that you
can get altitude sickness) using the Naval Observatory time... which they do.
If time reverses in the contracting phase of the universe, then this time difference will also reverse.
This is where the problems start. He's just stated that the events are supposed to be static and unchangeable. Anything that happens must have had
an event that ran in reverse before. This is part of his scenario.
This will cause gravity to reverse so that everything will fall upwards, producing an earthquake of a magnitude never seen before. The earth along
with the mountains will be suddenly lifted up from under our feet and subsequently come crashing down.
The "reverse" of an earthquake MUST therefore be "another earthquake that puts things back together." Now, I'll even grant him that this refers
to the formation of the earth so that you can say the earth was formed from cosmic debris that came crashing together. But even if I make this
concession, the reversal of that The earth along with the mountains will be suddenly lifted up from under our feet and subsequently come crashing
means that the particles smashed into Earth, and then drifted apart (they couldn't come crashing down in a reversed sequence.)
that he speaks of mankind as being alive then.
Furthermore, if gravity is reversed and shoving things off the Earth, then the mountains won't come crashing back down. They're being shoved
The reversal of gravity will cause the earth to literally explode and turn inside out. The mountains will fall apart. The red-hot lava will be thrown
out lighting up the sky like molten copper.
So we've got the earth flying apart, and according to what we know, the solar system should start disintegrating along with the other planets into a
sort of gassy swirl.
Only... he says:
The reversal of gravity will cause earth to expand outwards, throwing out all of its insides. The mass of the earth however, will not disperse, as
reversal of time will be directing all the matter to return to its previous position in time.
He's contradicting himself. The Earth did not start out as a hollow shell with an inner sky that was then magically filled up as gravity took
Thus, time and gravity will become two opposing forces in the contracting universe. A balance between these two forces will change the earth into a
large sphere, empty from inside. The position of the sky will Trans-locate so that it will occupy the center of the hollowed earth.
But it can't unless this was the way it was in the first place. He's contradicting himself.
And then he contradicts himself as though all those cataclysms took place AFTER all life died from the Earth.
. The reversal of gravity will cause the earth to throw out all that was once inside her, thereby becoming, completely empty. The hollowed earth will
have the sky towards its center. The people will begin to rise from the graves coming back alive, one after another, "in scattered groups". The
history of nations will be played back with the reversal of time.
But we are NOT living inside a hollowed ball. And if you'll remember, he
spoke about humans being alive then.
...and so on and so forth.
The thought of the great and final earthquake may instill fear into our hearts, but the real purpose is to make the higher dimensions accessible for
escape from the collapsing universe.
He writes as though Earth is the center of the cosmos, when in fact it's as small as a single grain of sand on all the beaches of the world. At this
point he hasn't talked about time stopping and going back forward or whatever. Since time is still reversing, then apparently other dimensions
dumped life into this universe at one point or another.
...and it gets less logical from there. Really.
There are far better Muslim scholars out there.