Based on factors like gravity and speed, how you see time depends on where in the universe you're looking at it. A minute on the moon goes faster than a minute on the Earth. A minute on the sun goes slower. Time on the sun is actually stretched out so that if you could put a clock on the sun, it would tick more slowly.
Click here for further details, attributed to a dear Jewish chap who helped my thinking on this one, no, not Einstein , Gerald Schroeder, a former nuclear physicist at MIT and a former member of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Regarding the Milky Way where our solar system lives, the physicists at ESO, the European Southern Observatory, now consider the first generation of stars in the Milky Way galaxy was formed at about the time the "Dark Ages" ended, perhaps just 200 million years (in human time) after the Big Bang.
|Our solar system is located about two-thirds of the way out from the centre of the Milky Way. Illustration via Caltech.|
Brief summary of relative speeds and sizes (approximately) of local astronomical objects:
It has been estimated that there are 1080 atoms in the universe with perhaps 100 billion galaxies, 1067 atoms in our Milky Way Galaxy with its 200 billion or so stars, 1056 atoms in our Solar System (99.8% inside the sun), 1050 atoms upon the earth, and about 1027 atoms in an average 70kg adult human being, (of which 45-65% is pure water, H2O). There are about 30 trillion additional cells in this adult, that includes about 25 trillion red blood cells. Each cell in this adult averages about 1014 atoms, varying between 1017 atoms e.g. in an ovum, and 1012 atoms e.g. in a sperm cell. There are about 1011 atoms in each cell's DNA (inside the nucleus). Each red blood cell (having extruded the nucleus) is capable of carrying more than one billion oxygen molecules O2. The oxygen atom makes up the bulk of our mass.
Unfriendly viruses are much smaller, about 108 atoms, such as the HIV virus with its 64 million atoms that sneaks inside white blood cells – people's immune systems. Or coronavirus (such as COVID-19) with maybe about 200 million atoms that attack the cells inside the lungs.
Antibodies from plasma cells in bone marrow that fight infection are very small ~20,000 atoms.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made. May God grant us his
Two other issues, dark matter, a word invented in the 1930s, because gravitational pull could not explain all the motions occurring with the galaxies and the clusters of
and dark energy, a word invented to refer to the expansion occurring with the solar system, the galaxies, and the universe, (as a result of God's second day) without mentioning the word "God".
And yet he (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is so near to us.
Now, over to Genesis 1
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Why does the apple fall to the ground?
Because it's attracted by gravity.
Why is it attracted by gravity?
It's because space-time folds around masses.
Gen 1:1-2 In the beginning God creates the heavens (the highest heights out there) and earth (the place down here). Before the cosmos it is a timeless period — this picture is beyond our understanding.
From some early Jewish writings: The light which was created before the cosmos was hidden by God beneath His throne; and to the question of Satan in regard to it God answered, "This light is kept for him who shall bring you to shame." At his request God showed Satan the Messiah; "and when he saw him he trembled, fell upon his face, and cried: 'Truly this is the Messiah who shall hurl me and all the princes of the angels of the peoples down even into hell'"
The earth was waste and ruin with darkness (misery) upon the face of its depths, and its surface under waters — stickiness — pregnant with hope.
Gen 1:3-5 God forms the light at perhaps 100 million trillion trillion degrees Kelvin, and separates the light (day) that is now permeating this sticky mass from the darkness (night)
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3,750 million BC
|Gen 1:6-8 God declares an expanse (a hammering out) to bisect this stickiness, separating waters above the hammering from waters below the hammering i.e. outer space, to a diameter of about 93,000 million light years (the observable universe). Temperature drops to, perhaps, about 5.46 degrees Kelvin (about double the 2.73 degrees the universe is today)|
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1,750 million BC
|Gen 1:9-13 Binds stickiness together forming seas, land appears and plant life. The earth is much hotter in this "pre-Cambrian" age, there is less oxygen, and there are perhaps a number of "ice ages" on the surface, with frozen oceans, and with glaciers "grinding" mountains to powder.|
Earth's rotation is also faster, resulting in perhaps 450 days in a solar cycle (year)
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750 million BC
|Gen 1:14-19 Positions sun, moon, stars to govern time upon the earth|
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250 million BC
|Gen 1:20-23 Cambrian explosion when complex living creatures form, sea animals and flying creatures i.e. insects, dragonflies|
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|Gen 1:24-31 Land animals formed.|
At the close of the sixth day, about 4,000 BC, creates Adam to rule the earth. Sin (rebellion), violence, death, entered all mankind, both young and old.
About 2 BC, sends His son to be man's Lord (and Saviour)
|Seventh.||Reign of Christ for one thousand years.||Gen 2:1-3 Rest|
Starting in Genesis 2:4 we see the second picture of the seven day week — the scripture summary re "children of Adam", all made in the image of "Jehovah", of God our Father, seen as three periods of 2,000 year groups (approximately), this is an old picture, many have prophesied on this one,
a. God-Adam (father-father) revealing his favour and wrath focused on children of Adam at the start in Genesis 2:7 until the flood and dispersion of these peoples worldwide, all knowing "about" God, if not knowing him directly, much deception abounding, e.g. as recorded in Job.
b. then Abraham-Isaac (father-son) one-third of the way, revealing his favour and wrath recorded and focused on one place, one people, i.e. the Jews, with God "tolerating" other people's lack of knowledge, delusions "of grandeur"
c. then Jesus-Christ (son-Holy Spirit) two-thirds of the way, revealing his favour and wrath recorded and spoken about everywhere,
reaching up to today three-thirds of the way, with the Gospel message now preached via pre-called and pre-chosen saints, through radio, TV, Internet-smartphones, in every language, literally billions, reading and hearing about the Lord taking on our fallenness, with forgiveness, on the cross.
coming up to a seventh day (Christ's return and millennial reign through the Holy Spirit, when Satan, the deceiver, is "locked up").
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