Sun 9 Aug, 2015 10:41 am
Ever wonder how if it took God 6 days to make planet Earth (and let's give God the benefit of the doubt and include the entire solar system,) how old the universe would be if each solar system took 6 days? I did. Long story short, over a quintillion years. Unfortunately for God, the whole universe is only about 13.5 billion years (million, billion, trillion, quadrillion, quintillion for reference.)
For number nerds like myself:
328 quintillion years to make all the stars and planets in the known universe. Astronomers best guess is the universe is 13.4 billion years old (13,400,000,000)
100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy
100 billion galaxies in the known universe
Average of 2 planets per star. Excluding planets not orbiting stars which astronomers believe exceeds those in orbit.
6 days to create the solar system we reside in.
God made the entire Universe in 6 days (not just the Solar System).
Factually, all of the other stars were made on the fourth day.
And God was 'standing' where when he made the universe?
A literal reading of Bereishit revelas it took 3 days for the planet Earth only. So if you redo the equation instead of 328 quintillion years it only took 164 quintillion.
Only way around the math is to claim Genesis describes creation of the entire universe as you did. But that invovles a static universe. Our universe is still expanding even this moment. So obviously God couldn't have created th universe all at once.
God wasn't standing anywhere. She was sitting on the comfy chair in her study.
If you are familiar with the precursor to the Book of Genesis, you would know that you are in fact counting backwards.
You can also use a for loop with the range( ) function to count backwards.
The function range( ) is called with three arguments:
The first argument is a start number of 5.
The second argument is an end number of 0 (it will count down to but not include 0)
The third argument is a step of -1 a (it adds – 1 to the start number each time round the loop, which is the same as saying subtract 1 each time round the loop).
God did in fact take six days to create all, such was his love and care for human kind. All the other barren lands took no time at all, because before their creation there was no time. Time started with the Big Bang and God continues to expand his relm.
As Confucius said, “Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.”
Please God be merciful towards the blasphemers and save the virgins for me… Thank you.
If God made the Earth in 6 days...
The Hebrew word used in Genesis for 'day' is 'yom', meaning only an unspecified period of time, as in 'my grandfather's day'. And, since the seventh day has not been recorded as having ended, we can be certain that considerably more than 24 hours were involved.
Additionally, Genesis 2:4 lumps the first 6 days into 1, further proof that we are not considering 24 hour periods.
Well, a "day" relative to an Earth in the middle of being created (not rotating on its axis, orbiting the Sun, etc.) would be fairly meaningless. Would only be about 24 hours long if it was rotating and orbiting the Sun.
Another possibility is allowing that God was moving at relativistic velocities and taking advantage of time dilation. So a "day" at relativistic velocity could be quite a bit longer.
A cosmologist says the early universe was expanding at about 10,000 times the speed of light (because of Inflation.) So maybe God was warping space during the creation of our solar system and a day in warped space is considerably longer than it is to us now. If we're allowing for gods, why the hll not?
Some religions interpret the Genesis story to mean that humans have been around for about 6,000 years.
On the Jewish calender it's the year 5766 I think. Tried post-dating checks with it but it doesn't work.