We found another genius promoting himself and his brilliance with a press release. Take a look at Timelines for Evolution and Creationism are Both True.
According to their “About Us” page, the promotional outfit posting that information is something called 24-7 Press Release, which tells us: “Launched in 2004, 24-7PressRelease.com is a leader in the online press release distribution industry.”
The genius who is taking advantage of their service is Michael Dow, and this is his website: Dow Creative Enterprises. His interests are many, including dieting, personal finance, skill development, leadership, and family activities. Clearly, Mr. Dow is a man of many talents.
Thanks to that informative press release, we can bring you some information about Dow’s latest intellectual accomplishment. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us.
Observational measurements of the universe place its age around 15 billion years old while a literal reading of the first book of the Hebrew and Christian bibles place the age of the universe at only around 6 thousand years. Surprisingly, one of the most confirmed theories of physics, Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, resolve this issue and allow both to be true.
You know where this is going, don’t you? Let’s read on:
Einstein’s equations show that the faster you move in uniform motion, time will be measured differently for you since the speed of light has to remain constant. For example, if there are twins born on earth and one is put on a space ship …
Yes, we know all about special relativity, time dilation, and the twin paradox. The press release continues:
In regards to our evolution and creationism timelines, God could have simply been moving so close to the speed of light during the creation that to Him, it was only 6 days. We can now calculate how fast He was moving by doing some algebra. [Skipping a paragraph of simple math.] … God was traveling at 299,792,457.99 meters/sec as He was creating everything which is why it was reported as being only 6 days because that’s how long it was for Him relative to an earth day and his speed.
Whoopie! Anyone — even your humble Curmudgeon — can use the Lorentz transformation to calculate how fast one must be moving with respect to a different frame of reference so that six days for him are 15 billion years in the other reference frame. Actually, Mr. Dow should have used 6,000 years and 15 billion years, but let’s not quibble.
So he computes that God was moving at almost the speed of light. Why not faster? Surely, God isn’t constrained by anything. Even if God were limited by the speed of light, He could have moved at light-speed itself, and then Genesis would inform us that creation was accomplished instantaneously.
But there are other problems in applying the Lorentz transformation to God and creation. We need two frames of reference that are in motion with respect to each other. At the moment of creation there was only one frame of reference — creation itself. Even if God — who is omnipresent — were a totally separate reference frame, somehow apart from creation, where was God going at almost the speed of light — somewhere away from creation? Where could that be?
The press release doesn’t discuss any of that. Here’s how it ends:
No wonder He wanted to take the seventh day to rest after moving so fast and doing so much! And we also see that even God worked according to the laws of universe.
That’s the deal, dear reader. Make of it what you will.
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