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time & space

Chuck MisslerSome scientific notes I took from the first 2 audio sessions “Learn the Bible in 24 Hours” by Chuck Missler (protestant fundamentalist) to help me understand some concepts of time & space.  (For an excellent 24 hour Catholic Bible study, check out Jeff Cavins’ The Great Adventure).  I hope I don’t mis-paraphrase any points:

(*) Despite many misconceptions, we have concluded within the past century, that “the universe, time, length & mass are finite, NOT infinite“.  Time is subject to gravitational forces.

(*) “Twin Astronauts, part 1.”  1 astronaut travels to Alpha Centauri (the next closest star to the Sun 4.5 lightyears away) at HALF the speed of light, 9 years one way + 9 years back = 18 years.  However, the traveling twin is 2 years & 9 months younger than the other.

(*) “Twin Astronauts, part 2.”  If 1 astronaut travels to Alpha Centauri at the speed of light, 9 years + 9 year = 18 years.  However, the traveling twin only aged 46 days.  Wow! 

(*) “Eternity IS NOT lots of time.”  Therefore, God (eternal) is outside the dimensionality of time altogether.  We see time as a series of events, like watching a parade pass by.  God uses his ability to be outside of time to send us a message and authenticate it by fullfulling prophecy.

(*) Space is NOT an empty vacuum.

(*) The ability to “bend time” may be seen in Hebrews 1:12 & Isaiah 34:4 when created things (like skies, heavens, earth) will be “rolled up” like a scroll or cloak, and “will be changed.  But you are the same, and your years will never end.”  Interesting.

Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) (1954)(*) There are actually 10 dimension, but we can only conceptualize 4 of them.  Hyperspaces (spaces in more than 3 dimensions) can only be visualized by 2 types of people, well trained mathematicians and small children (WHAT?). 

(*) The only known visual of a 4th dimension is seen in Salvador Dali’s 1954 Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) by using a tesseract.  (I’m getting a headache staring at the picture looking for the 4th dimension

There are several other tidbits of facts.  These are just a few that jumped out at me.

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  1. whatyou talking bout chris?
    June 26, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    hey
    wass up
    help me out her chris..

  2. catholickermit
    June 26, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    Just some food for thought about God’s creation. Some people use science to poke holes in questions of faith. Although our Catholic faith is independent of science, I like to glorify God by discovering His awesome power in nature.
    … or … just some things to make you think.

  3. Robert Konrad
    March 21, 2016 at 1:26 am

    This is precisely why people should not learn physics from an audiotape or mediums like the discovery channel. Especially when physics is attempted to fit an ideological agenda like Religion. It is not my intention to offend as I am a Christian as well. That said, physics is best, if not only, understood from it’s complex mathematical concepts and equations.
    Btw, the tesseract is not a view of a hypercube. It is what we might imagine a hypercube would look like unfolded in 3 dimensional space.
    Imagine an observer lived in 2 dimensional space…like a piece of paper. Now take your finger and poke it through. If the 2d observer lived on the paper they’d only see a skin colored impenetrable circular type shape. Flattened with no height. (as the observer wouldn’t see or even comprehend height) As the finger went further through, then further to your shoulder it’d change shape and grow larger as your hand, then arm, went down.. to the observer in the 2 dimensional paper.

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