And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh[.]
“And thence I went to another place, and the mountain of hard rock.
And there was in it four hollow places, deep and wide and very smooth.
How smooth are the hollow places and deep and dark to look at.1 Enoch 22
Pixel Me This – Four Realms Unknown – Now We See Darkly | forthtell
Dark Seer Sue Saw Keenly | forthtell
THX 1138 – An allegory of the Cave.
“Do you have “faith” in the chair you’re sitting on [or the table on which the house of cards rests]? Why are you confident it will hold your weight? It may seem solid enough, but suppose I told you that essentially there was nothing there?
The molecules of the materials that make up the chair you’re sitting on are collections of atoms (which, of course, we’ve never seen since they are smaller than a wave length of light). Yet, let’s try to comprehend the substance of what we are talking about.
The simplest atom is that of hydrogen, which can be visualized as a nucleus (of one proton) encircled by a single electron.
This sketch is, of course, not to scale. It is useful, however, for us to attempt to gain an appreciation for the relative sizes involved.
The hydrogen atom is approximately 0.00000001 centimeters in diameter, usually abbreviated as 10-8 cm. The nucleus, consisting if a single proton, is approximately .0000000000001 centimeters in diameter, usually abbreviated as 10-13 cm. In linear terms, that’s a ratio of 10-8/10-13 which is 105, or 100,000 times!
That may be a bit too abstract for most of us. Let’s try to picture making a “model” of this. Let’s take a golf ball to represent the nucleus; our “electron” would have to be over a mile, or 55 football fields, away!
But that’s just the linear differential. To represent thisvolumetrically, (length x width x height), we need (105)3 or 1015, a numerical relationship which is virtually impossible for us to grasp! It is the same relationship that one second has to 30 million years!
So, as I confidently trust that my chair will hold my weight, and yet you might insist that there really “isn’t anything there,” you would be closer to the real reality by that same physical relationship: the ratio of 30 million years to a mere second!
Science and the Bible, Part 1: The Nature of our Reality – Chuck Missler – Koinonia House