Monthly Archives: November 1997

Science Still Has a Place for God

The following is my stated theory to define creation.

The universe consists of an infinite amount of space. Any area of space,
large or small, can only be defined by using other points of reference and
units of measurement. For this reason, there is no boundary set on our
universe. An infinite vacuum must have always existed, much the same as
all real numbers from negative infinity to positive infinity exist in
mathematics. Any one number can be easily defined, but by itself is of little
value in defining an area of space.

Time is not linear. It has been proven that time is constant from any given
viewpoint, but from external viewpoints it varies on the speed in which the
given viewpoint is traveling. An example would be to place yourself in a
hypothetical space vessel. If you flew by our solar system close to light
speed, time within your space vessel would continue normally. If you ran
around in front of the windows, however, and assuming that someone on Earth
could see your ship (since there is some question as to whether optical effects
would be caused by a vessel travelling at almost the speed of light) they would
see you standing completely still. Another problem is that time around you
would advance at an incredible rate. For every second that goes by during life
on your ship, hundreds of years may pass on Earth.

For this reason, relative time travel is possible, but only forward, never
backwards. We also know that at absolute zero (0°K) matter at at least the
molecular level comes to a standstill. And if matter can not move, no time
will progress for the matter.

It is known that matter can be created from pure energy and that pure energy
can be released from matter. Albert Einstein’s equation, e=mc² shows that the
amount of energy required or released in a matter/energy conversion is
enormous and directly proportionate to the speed of light to the power of 2
(or at least 2 as some scholars may argue). For all matter that exists, there
must be, elsewhere in the universe, an equal amount of anti-matter. The
definition accepted for anti-matter is identical to that of known matter
with one exception. When a quantity of matter is presented to its anti-matter
counterpart, the reaction, which can not be replicated by mankind, is a
complete, total, and instant conversion to pure energy.

For this reason, anti-matter (assuming it exists) can not be anywhere in the
vicinity of matter, otherwise neither would exist in their respective states.
At one time, however, the energy that matter and anti-matter are comprised of
must have come from the same source.

An explosion, like the Big Bang theory, would have had enough
energy of its own to instantly separate the matter and anti-matter and
discharge them off in opposing directions from one another. In theory, when
you look up at the night sky, half of the galaxies you see could be comprised
of completely matter and the other half would be completely anti-matter.
This may not be the case, however. The galaxies that consist of anti-matter
may even be beyond the range of even our most powerful telescopes.

Science’s place for God exists in the pure energy that created our known
universe. For this reason, the Bible is subjectively correct in many ways.
One would be that God is all around us. Since the matter and energy all around
us is a product of that original Big Bang, this would seem correct. Also,
since we are made of the same matter and energy as created the rest of the
universe, the fact that we were created in God’s image also holds true.
And if someone were around back then, the creation of Earth and the first man
in a figurative sense over a matter of a week or so is pretty close to what
one would have seen during Genesis, although it may have taken much longer to
take shape.