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Einstein’s Wristwatch


(Editor’s note: Written November 2008 and posted to our earlier site,, no other article has garnered as much interest as this one. That gives us much pleasure since in its text it irrefutably closes the gap between science and religion. One further note: An atheist is, in our opinion, one who does not understand the physical nature of the universe.)

“We will find the nature of God in (the) Sciences, not in religions.” -Walter Russell

Our Time

Bertrand Russell in his, ABC of Relativity, considered the habit of man to impress the nature of Time as experienced on Earth to the balance of the Universe, absurd. We agree: There is a duality of time at work in the universe – a cohabitation of (at least) two Space-Time realities the foundations of which science has identified, along with perhaps a vast number of others. Recognizing this phenomenon will bring us closer to understanding the true nature of God’s word.

Religions further the development of faith and the practices of their respective dogma. They are faith-based and do not require proof, only belief. While through science, we explore the composition of the Universe and its fundamental beginnings.

Seen as at-odds by many for centuries, in fact, they are not. They are at their core serving the same purpose: allowing us to inquire, speculate, appreciate, understand, revere and stand in awe of the magnificence of Creation (in whichever way one may define the event), and that is why scientists are searching for the Higgs Boson, or what is aptly called by some, the God Particle. We – all of us – are seeking to better understand the Beginning so that we may better understand the Why.

Albert Einstein famously proclaimed, “God does not play dice.” We agree, and we contend that the clock on His mantle runs differently than ours, too: God’s clock is set to the Time of the Universe – a chronograph that tracks the Universal passage of time in all of its complexity as it passes at or near the Speed of Light, which from the human perspective, based as we are in a Reference Frame restricted to our perspective, appears to alter distances and warp the experience of the passage of Time.

Now an indisputable fact for decades, Einstein’s Special Relativity captured the universal truth that the passage of Time – the movement of the Universe into the future (or past) – is entirely dependent on one’s perspective, or frame of reference, and that the faster one moves through the Universe, and as one approaches the Speed of Light, the more Time undergoes a transformation, insofar as some observers are concerned: Time expands in its experience, moving far more slowly from the perspective of those in our Reference Frame, but not so in the Reference Frame of whatever or whoever is moving along at much greater velocity.

A World Line may be thought of as a sequence of events in a particular Reference Frame: Ours. It marks Events and the Time of each occurrence within our scheme of Space-Time. It is classically, Genesis.

That which many of us call, God, also has a World Line encompassing the Universe. It is predicated on a changing scheme of Space-Time altered periodically by the changes in velocities of the billions of objects within the finite Universe, taken in sum, and resulting in an amalgam of Time.

Time Dilation

To us a Phenomenon; To the Universe, nothing more than business as usual, Time Dilation is the experience of Time being either compressed or expanded from the perspective of one whose Reference Frame is different than that being assessed. It’s what happens to Time when one experiences a different constant velocity.

This different constant velocity is by analogy the same as when you pour a cup of coffee moving at 80 miles-per-hour in a car: The coffee pours out of the thermos in a straight line down to the cup, paying no attention to the fact that at the same time it’s moving 80 miles-per-hour forward, while the Earth is rotating at a speed of 800 to 1,000 miles-per-hour to the east, and while making its annual trip around the sun at about 66,000 miles-per-hour, and while travelling in an ever-expanding Universe at a velocity relative to other Galaxies that may exceed the speed of light, as a result of the expanding nature of the Universe.

Still, the coffee pours out as though you were completely “at rest” in your kitchen: it’s how we experience things.

Standing on the side of the road, you (or God) would see the coffee mysteriously tumbling out of the thermos and, seeming to defy logic, fill the cup.

Word of God

Was our Earth created six thousand or four and one-half billion years ago?

If the Bible (Scriptures, Old Testament, Pentateuch) is presumed to be the Word of God, which the authors presume it is, then the presumption holds that any reference to Time is based on a Reference Frame that is distinctly that of the Creator, however loosely or otherwise one may define that term. Would it therefore not be the height of human vanity to presume that the Universe times itself by the standards we impose using our own, insignificant Reference Frame above that of the Universe?

Big Bang theorists, who have gained much traction in the past decades owing to reasoned and mathematically (and scientifically) proven theories argue that a fraction of a second following that Explosion, Matter likely traveled at very, very near the Speed of Light: so near in fact, that from our Reference Frame it would have been nearly frozen in Time – barely perceptibly moving.

In such a Reference Frame, Time slows substantially from our World Line. We can follow the fairly simple formula proposed by Albert Einstein in his Special Theory of Relativity (based on the earlier work of both Hendrik Lorentz and George FitzGerald) to learn that matter traveling at .99999 (abbreviated) the Speed of Light (proposed by Big Bang theorists as the speed of Matter in the Universe an instant following the explosion) equates to a Time Multiplier sufficient enough to convert several billion of our Earth Reference Frame years into a Universal Reference Frame (the author’s idea of Time by God’s clock) of from 6,000 to 12,000 years.

The Word of God, as deduced based on the chronology of Genesis in the Scriptures occurred at a place in history when Time passed based on our observation of the seasons and the division of day and night. So, if we presume that:

1. Genesis is in fact the Word of God, and, 2. God is the Creator of Light and of the balance of the Universe, and, 3. Time on Earth, at that point was linked specifically to the physically observable, then, Why in Heaven’s name would the Creator of the Universe speak in terms of Time predicated solely on the Reference Frame of only one of His planets, and why not the Time of the Universe?

Yes, our world did begin four, five or six billion years ago (our clock). And, yes, it was just a few thousand years ago (God’s clock), at the same time, and at that Time God said, “Let there be light, and there was.”

Throughout the lifetime of Science we’ve made several errors in applying the incredible insights we’ve developed, perhaps the most confusing of which was in the development of devices that decode the antiquities of our Earth’s past using a Reference Frame that is inconsistent with God’s point of view. Even after becoming aware of the true nature of Time, we held fast to those findings without looking further into Time, itself, and understanding and applying its highly variable nature to circumstances that more closely align with the Universe.

It’s an obvious and understandable error. We’re blind men at a canvas who have never had the gift of sight, yet we are ready to paint the one true reality.

Embrace Science: In doing so, we will eventually come to know God.