Chapter Summaries

Chapter Summaries

 

INTRODUCTION

God Is Not Greek

The chapter introduces us to the Book of Genesis. The Bible says the Universe was created in seven days. Should we believe? Shouldn’t we believe? Does science contradict the Bible? This book is an analytical study of the story of creation in the Bible.

 

BEFORE CHAPTER ONE

Gap Analysis

This chapter examines the two approaches to the interpretation of the Book of Genesis. It takes a look at the gaps in the prevailing Gap Theory. The book gives a scientific interpretation of the Book of Genesis without contradicting faith.

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CHAPTER ONE

Trains, Trains, Trains

This chapter traces my fascination with trains as a child to my current fascination with cosmology as an adult. I simply replaced trains with stars and planets. I’m fascinated with the subject of creation, wanting to understand the origin of the universe, its size, when and how it was created and its purpose. Some are afraid to ask these questions because it might collide with their faith. But God gave us inquisitive minds so we can wonder about him and his works. An inquisitive mind is a quest for liberty and the liberation of imagination.

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CHAPTER TWO

Edwin Hubble

This chapter introduces galaxies. For a long time, it was believed that our galaxy was the only one in the universe. Edwin Hubble discovered there are over 400 billion galaxies. Galaxies are classified into four – Spiral, Elliptical, Lenticular and Irregular – in terms of content and shape. Hubble discovered galaxies were moving away from each other at a rate constant to the distance between them. Hubble’s logic was if the universe is expanding outwards, it must have been coming from a central point. And something must be causing the expansion. This is the basis of The Big Bang Theory.

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CHAPTER THREE

The Curious Father

This chapter takes a look at the Big Bang Theory formulated by Father Georges Lemaitre, a catholic priest and physicist. He took an interest in the works of Edwin Hubble. Critics attacked the theory as religious because it corresponds with the story of creation in the Bible that the universe has a beginning.

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CHAPTER FOUR

Angels and Demons

This chapter begins the exploration of matter/antimatter explored by the controversial author Dan Brown, in his book Angels & Demons. The plot of Angels & Demons points to the power of antimatter. Antimatter played a central role in the science of creation.

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CHAPTER FIVE

Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

This chapter looks at the Large Hadron Collider. The LHC was built to help answer fundamental questions in physics about the origin of the universe. It’s speculated that the LHC could actually function as a time machine. Despite the theoretical possibilities of science however, there are no reported instances of time travel, not even in the Bible. There are evidences of inter-dimensional travel and teleportation but no time travel.

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CHAPTER SIX

In The Beginning

This chapter explains the make-up of the Universe. How the universe was created from nothing. And how man came into being. Time did not exist before creation. This means there was a timeless point. This chapter takes a look at the different dimensions and explains the Trinity.

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CHAPTER SEVEN

Lost In Translation

This chapter looks at the concept of time and the implication of the existence of God outside time. Because God exists outside time, aging is conceptually impossible for him. God dwells in eternity (infinity). Eternal life is not about longevity; it’s a particular strain of life derived from God’s very own life. It is called “eternal” because it is a product of the timeless dimension.

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CHAPTER EIGHT

Time, Time, Time Again!

This chapter examines time in relation to our dimension. Time is a unit of our dimension. Our dimension is made up of four units – length, breadth, height and time. According to Einstein, you cannot separate space from time. We live in a space-time (3D) world with limitations.

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CHAPTER NINE

The Quantum World

This chapter focuses on the two major realities in science – very large objects and very small particles. The force governing the world of large objects is gravity. The world of small particles is called quantum mechanics. In the quantum world, matter can come into existence from nothing. Just as Genesis posits. Tiny particles essentially make up the big things, but they operate by different laws. It is difficult unifying the worlds of large and very tiny objects. Things very small don’t behave like things that are big. The study of those strange laws is what gave birth to the discipline of quantum mechanics. It’s a very bizzare world.

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CHAPTER TEN

Strange Realities

This chapter shows us the scientific nature of creation and how quantum physics relate to God’s creation. It explains how God employed physics to create particles and the laws that govern them in order to forge the universe.

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CHAPTER ELEVEN

Parallel Universes and UFOs

This chapter takes a look at the possible existence of other universes as well as UFOs. Scientists think our universe may be a 4-dimensional membrane floating within a multi-dimensional space-time. That means we are part of a multiverse. This raises the question of other universes, worlds, alien civilizations, dimensions and other life forms outside our world. The Bible already made us understand there are other life forms as well as advanced civilisations and technologies. This chapter explores what they might be.

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CHAPTER TWELVE

The Sound of Genesis

This chapter takes a look at what is called cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB). CMB is the grainy stuff you see when you tune unavailable channels on your TV set, that cackle sound you hear on unavailable channels on your radio set. They are the sound of Genesis. 1% of that static stuff on TV and Radio is actually the remnant of the photons emitted when God said, “Let there be light!” The photons from that light have been converted into microwave radiation over the vast distances traveled. It is that microwave radiation that cackles on your radio and dances as static on your TV.

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CHAPTER THIRTEEN

Primeval Atom

This chapter explores the following questions: How did the universe actually begin? How did the big bang occur?  How did things progress from that initial explosion to all that we see now?

The chapter explains why you can’t hold a music concert on the Moon.

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CHAPTER FOURTEEN

Fast Food Universe

This chapter tells us the exact time it took to create the universe. Scientists tells us the initial process of creation took place over an infinitesimal period – three minutes! Gravity, electromagnetism, weak nuclear force, strong nuclear force – the four fundamental forces of nature were key parts of that creation process. After these four forces emerged, a primordial substance consisting of a multitude of elementary particles followed. The Bible referred to it as “the waters.” Through a process called inflation, the atomic universe began to expand exponentially in an infinitesimal period of time. After a cooling, the particles stabilised and began to combine to form elements. Learn more in this chapter.

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CHAPTER FIFTEEN

Let there be light!

This chapter explains how light was created. Creation wasn’t magic, it was a scientific feat. God had to think about how to adapt and retrofit materials from his higher dimension into ours. It was a huge scientific feat. The Bible simplified it so everyone can understand. But God put in serious scientific work. Creation was a cerebral exercise for God.

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CHAPTER SIXTEEN

4PM, Day and Light

This chapter discusses the timeline of creation. It explains why God began the creation calendar with evening. It also explains how day, night and calendar days came about. The universe was not created in a week. It was created in seven “days”. And to God, a day is like a thousand years. God gave us science so we can dig deep and discover the things that were not spelt out in the book of Genesis.

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CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

This chapter examines stars. It explains how stars are formed. It also answers the question of why stars twinkle. The formation of stars and galaxies has been a challenge for scientist. This chapter takes a look at two competing models on the origin of the universe to answer the questions.

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CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

Black Holes, Dark Matter, Dark Energy

This chapter takes a look at black holes, dark matter and dark energy. What are black holes? It examines why dark matter is said to account for 80% of the matter in the universe while the visible universe accounts for 4%.

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CHAPTER NINETEEEN

Water Treatment

This chapter takes a look at the second day of creation. It explains how God separated the water from the waters. It looks at how the firmament was made and gives a clear understanding of how the stars, galaxies and our solar system were created.

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CHAPTER TWENTY

Structural Engineering

This chapter examines the structural engineering of creation. There are millions of years between the creation of light and the creation of the stars. Each creation day has unique factors that distinguish it from the other. The structures differ. Creation days don’t end. The days of creation are still running.

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CHAPTER TWENTY ONE

Buried Under Water

This chapter explains the third day of creation. It explains how creation day three, is divided into two parts – the gathering of waters and the emergence of seed bearing vegetation. It lists the five things that were already in existence by the third day of creation and explains why some things had to be in place before day three.

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CHAPTER TWENTY TWO

Problem in Genesis

This chapter addresses some events in the book of Genesis. The third day of creation was divided into two – emergence of land from the sea and creation of seed bearing vegetation. In the Bible narration, on the fourth day of creation, the Sun assumed regulation over the earth. The existence of plants (Day Three) before the Sun raises questions about photosynthesis. This chapter addresses that.

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CHAPTER TWENTY THREE

The Sun, Moon and Earth

This chapter examines the dynamics of the three celestial bodies – the sun, the earth and the moon – how they were formed. The earth was not always like this, it developed into what we have today. In the beginning, the earth lacked oxygen. Only bacteria could survive its extreme conditions.

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CHAPTER TWENTY FOUR

Where Did Water Come From?

This chapter examines water. How did water come into being? The Bible assumes the existence of water, but didn’t specify how it was formed. Some scientists postulate water came from impacting comets that contained ice. But it would require millions of such comets to create the amount of water on earth.

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CHAPTER TWENTY FIVE

The Great Mammals

This chapter takes a look at the fifth day of creation. On Day Five, God created living creatures, great sea creatures and winged birds with flying capacities. Sea creatures and birds were empowered to replicate and multiply. It means creation Day Five was on two levels – air and water. The 5th day creation lasted for about 534 million years according to science.

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CHAPTER TWENTY SIX

Here We Come!

This chapter takes a look at Creation Day Six. On the 6th day of creation, God created man, cattle, creeping things and the beasts of the earth. This chapter explains the main difference between man and other creatures.

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CHAPTER TWENTY SEVEN

The Rest

This chapter examines God’s rest day. God ended his work on the 7th day, rested and blessed the day. But why would God rest? He’s not a man. This chapter answers this question.

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CHAPTER TWENTY EIGHT

The Six Numbers

This chapter examines the six critical numbers that determine the configuration of the universe. It explains why creation had to take time. The chapter also examines why creation had to follow an order of gestation and precedence.

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CHAPTER TWENTY NINE

The End Of The World

This chapter examines the end of the world. The Bible tells us in no uncertain terms how the world will end. Science can’t make such definitive predictions. There are too many variables. Science predicts three possible end time scenarios for the universe.

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CHAPTER THIRTY

The Great Unknowable

This chapter discusses limitations to knowledge of the universe. There’s too much we don’t know and can’t know. Though scientists always seek to fill the gaps in knowledge, there are still limitations.

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