posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 12:20 AM
I thought to create a thread about this, so I hope I can reference it when people wonder what my views are when it comes to harmonizing science with
creation. I'm not talking about "God created evolution" kind of mumbojumbo, I'm tale the Bible very literally but with a scientific background
(Geology/Paleontology and a hobby in Planetary Geology) and I see no discrepancy between what is observed and Creationism so I'll attempt to explain
First, an analogy to our observations of time, we will substitute for geologic time a watch, a mechanical watch to be precise. The watch is at 2300
hours, and has 1 hour of wind remaining (so that it ends at midnight), and the watch has a potential wind of 24 total hours based on the mainspring's
total possible tension.
The question we are all asking when observing Geology, or paleontology, or whatever, is when was the watch started? Was it 23 hours ago at the
maximum possible time? Was it 1 hour ago?
We have absolutely no way of telling, so the first condition is we cannot say with any certainty when the Universe was Created. Period. We can
rationalize it all day, but all you're doing is arguing perhaps the watch began 3 hours ago, perhaps it was wound to 22 hours of total tension...who
This leaves us with the problem however, why does the potential of 24 hours exist at all? Well for this we need to disregard the watch analogy and
actually focus on the Universe as a clock of its own.
It is a mechanism. It has time built into it, we observe time in such a following manner. A mountain measurably rises 3cm a year, another mountain
is eroded at 2cm a year. These mountains are changing features, one being 3,000,000 cm tall we can argue it took roughly 1,000,000 years to rise.
This observation is true with the whole Universe, which when we make measurements of various things, we can conclude the Universe began some 15
Billion Years ago...give or take(? from memory I may be off).
But this is assuming a maximum of 24 hours on the tension of the mainspring.
All we know is the Universe was created with a 3,000,000cm tall mountain still rising at a rate of 3cm per year.
It quite literally could have been created 6,000 years ago (I don't mean to say the Bible suggests this, the Bible gives absolutely no time scale on
when the Earth was created, people who say it was 6,000 years or 10,000 years are idiots).
So then philosophically what is the big bang? I think there is observable evidence of it but why? Well another layer to this philosophy is the mind
God as an author of the Universe, when he writes our story from the point of Creation, has in mind the entire Universe, not merely the part we are
meant to play. This includes the big bang, the foundation of the world etc., without going into too great a length on this philosophy all I want to
say about it is that what we ultimately see presented to us through out the entire Universe is what God intended us to observe, but when making
stories about our observations however rational they may be we must realize the limits of our reason end at when the clock actually started and the
tool of change over time cannot be an accurate measurement because it only observes the present change and has nothing to do with absolute time.
That is to say quite literally time is relative to our perspective, and absolute time may be quite different.