Re: Science of God

George Andrews (andrewsg@letu.edu)
Fri, 13 Feb 1998 10:43:18 -0600

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Bryan Bishop wrote:

> >He believes that the first 6 days of Genesis are from the universes time
> frame perspective; its not until the creation of Adam that the perspective
> moves to the earth's time frame. So if your frame of reference is the same
> as the CBR, events on earth would be speeding by, the age of dinosaurs (120
> million years) is just an hour long from the CBR perspective.
> >(I hope I'm not butchtering this.) He is not saying God is slowing down.
> The perspective that the opening of Genesis is written from changes at the
> creation of Adam. Since Adam, the perspective has been earth based.
> >
> >He uses moderm physics and ancient (>600 years old) commentary on Genesis
> to back up the claim that even the ancient Hebrew scholars made predictions
> about the nature of the universe that are being discovered by scientists
> today.
> >That's it in a nutshell. He cites lots of scientific papers, and is a
> physicist himself and a Hebrew scholar.
>

Does this mean Moses was a relativist? What of contemporary (to Moses)
Babylonian cosmology, e.g. the Emuma elish that offers the exact 6 day sinario
-- with the notable exception of polytheism. This latter account predates the
Torah and surly Moses -- educated as an Egyptian -- thought in these terms
also; not 20th century physics! Of course you could say God was transmitting
hidden messages; but why would any one want to say that?
George

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George Andrews Jr.
Assistant Professor of Physics
LeTourneau University
andrewsg@letu.edu

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Bryan Bishop wrote:

>He believes that the first 6 days of Genesis are from the universes time
frame perspective; its not until the creation of Adam that the perspective
moves to the earth's time frame.  So if your frame of reference is the same
as the CBR, events on earth would be speeding by, the age of dinosaurs (120
million years) is just an hour long from the CBR perspective.
>(I hope I'm not butchtering this.)   He is not saying God is slowing down.
 The perspective that the opening of Genesis is written from changes at the
creation of Adam.  Since Adam, the perspective has been earth based.
>
>He uses moderm physics and ancient (>600 years old) commentary on Genesis
to back up the claim that even the ancient Hebrew scholars made predictions
about the nature of the universe that are being discovered by scientists
today.
>That's it in a nutshell.  He cites lots of scientific papers, and is a
physicist himself and a Hebrew scholar.
 

Does this mean Moses was a relativist? What of contemporary (to Moses) Babylonian cosmology, e.g. the Emuma elish that offers the exact 6 day sinario -- with the notable exception of polytheism. This latter account predates the Torah and surly Moses -- educated as an Egyptian -- thought in these terms also; not 20th century physics! Of course you could say God was transmitting hidden messages; but why would any one want to say that? 
George
-- 
George Andrews Jr.
Assistant Professor of Physics
LeTourneau University
andrewsg@letu.edu
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