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The result when two nerds are travelling home from Uni in the rain.
I forgot to post this last night... 

Mick and I solved the one problem that has had theologians and scientists at loggerheads for centuries.  The old "How did God create the world in seven days but the earth is heaps younger than the rest of the universe argument".

On the theologians side, there's the Bible, it says God created the World, the Heavens and the Universe etc etc and so forth, in seven days - well it's 6, but let's just say 7 for generalisations sake.

Then on the scientists side, we have carbon dating and other research that places the Universe billions of years older than the Earth is.

Well this is the solution that Mick and I came up with:

God travels at the speed of Light.

There.  Simple.  Finished.

How does that solve it I hear you ask?  Well, think about this:  It's already been proven (or at least theoretically proven) that if someone travels at the speed of Light, or close to it, that everything else around it will age at a much faster rate than the thing doing the travelling. 
The Bible does say that God created everything in 7 days, yes, no one can argue that, BUT how do we know that the 7 days stated in the bible was actually 168 hours or 7 real days.  Our theory is that if God travels at the speed of Light going around creating things, everything around him is ageing at a much much faster rate than what he sees and experiences.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Let's just say God started on the other side of the Unvierse, and created it from there.  Then once he'd done that he travelled at the speed of light to where he thought was a good spot for Earth and created it there.  The fact that he'd travelled at the speed of Light means that to God, it was only one day, but to everything around him, was milions of years.

As you go on through that passage, each day brings a new element of life, which the scientists don't argue the fact whether they happened, the question is when.  It just makes all perfect sense that if the so called "day" in the Bible was in fact a few million years, the people who wrote Genesis just decided to make 'day' as a metaphor to keep this period of time simple.

Happy? ;)

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My solution is simpler.

God was explaning this to an early human, who's biggest scientific understanding was that rain makes plants grow.
Try explaining the concept of billions of years to a 5 year old.

You have to watch out for those converations, quite a common occurance in gathering of games techs. Dangerous things those, can get the laws of physics into all sorts of trouble.

Anyway, as far as a theory goes i think it floats, and would give it my thumbs up, well done lads :)

thank you, thank you :)

and speaking of the laws of physics, i remember in year 12 we had a year long discussion in physics about wether time was a vector or not. Good fun!

Thats easy enough though, a vector only needs to have a value and a direction, and clearly time has both those things :), we've had this discusion before in the dining hall. Frictional coefficents are todays topics, that and fluid dynamics

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