A Brief DVD Illustration for a Biblically Described Creation of Our Universe
(Motion picture film, VCR tape, and DVD mimicking illustrations were not used to obtain the GGU-model or GID-model interpretation. This model is created by mathematically encoding general languages that describe sequences of physical-events. Processes that yield such event sequences are modeled after observed human behaviors that occur trillions of times a day. These illustrations were not devised until after 1997.)
In this article, I present a very strict interpretation of the events depicted in Genesis 1-8. Such an interpretation closely adheres to the known meanings of the terms as understood by the original scribes and audience. This interpretation satisfies the GGU-model. At present, I believe that it is the must likely representation for a literal Genesis 1-8 account. Whether it is factual depends upon other considerations such as actual physical evidence or modes of judicious thought as described elsewhere on this website. These personal statements present a highly revised version of the creationary model presented in (1, pp. 199 - 207). In the world of scholarship, individuals want to apply their own expertize to Biblical notions. I reject various "scholarly" attempts to display a superior comprehension via any highly specialized analysis of Biblical terms. Few model builders seek the correct information. What do the Biblical terms signify when they were first presented? The Bible clearly states that God does not deceive unless He specifically tells us when or where He employs a deception for some specific purpose. Hence, he does not hid from His created the correct meanings for the terms. He does not delay the "true" meaning until some future special nuance is applied nor allow it only to be known by a chosen few. Any alterations in the literal meanings or obvious nuances as understood during Biblical times would make the entire Bible untrustworthy and even contradictory and, hence, useless except for some historical information.What follows is based upon a strict (plain) interpretation of Genesis 1 as described in this Genesis 1 article. It presents further GGU-model (3, 3a,b) details. Such an interpretation appears to adhere closely to the meanings of the terms as understood by the original scribes and audience.
The General Grand Unification Model (GGU-model) is a mathematical cosmogony. That is, via mathematical reasoning and interpreted mathematical symbols that represent collections of processes, it produces many distinct physical universes in many distinct ways. Various symbols are termed as "operators." These operators represent physical or physical-like processes. Each has a signature that signifies that intelligent agency is responsible for the production of and alterations in the behavior of every physical or physical-like system. Such characteristics yield the General Intelligent Design Model (GID-model) interpretation. As with other areas of physical science these signatures can be ignored. One form of universe creation parallels the strict creationary mode expressed in Genesis 1. This article is a further illustration of that form. Other details of the more complete Genesis account through and after the Flood can be found it my other personal statements and elsewhere on this website.
The mathematical theory was developed first and the following is a translation of the results obtained for one collection of "event sequences." (Recall that an event sequence is what produces, in a step-by-step manner via a specific realization process, real physical entities, real physical behavior, or physical-like events that are associated with real physical events or behavior.) A somewhat more detailed explanation requires the language of the GGU-model. An in-depth explanation is highly technical and complex and involves mathematical analysis using a rather new mathematical process called "Nonstandard Modeling," a portion of a model for modern set-theory. Also, the phrase "rather sudden" is used in some cases, where some entities may not appear instantaneously, but rather they occur over an "short" period of Earth-time during a specific creation-day.
In order to comprehend the following illustration, the statements between the [[ and ]] can be ignored if not understood. If [[[ and ]]] are used, then, for comprehension, one needs to know the definitions of more than a few technical terms.
(In this article, the term "subparticle" was previously used. To prevent incorrect mental images as to models for subparticles, the term "properton" replaces the term "subparticle." Without visualizing, a properton is an entity characterized only by a list of properties. Propertons have "properties." These are not assigned some form of human visualization that is intended as a model for behavior. Such visualizations often imply incorrect information that needs to be ignored.)
(A) Consider a modern large flat-panel TV screen.
(B) A 3-dimensional imaging process is used. The screen is divided into two unmarked regions; a bounded region R located at the center position, and a larger 3-D region S containing R. Each image that appears on the screen represents a portion of a universe-wide frozen-fame.
Each universe-wide frozen-frame is pre-designed. As they development, we have been given the mental capacity to recognize that the entities displayed also satisfy certain rationally stated regulations. These regulations, the physical laws, serve three purposes. They allow us, as Scripturally required, to subdue the animals and the earth. They display, in restricted form, the major signatures that all aspects of our physical existence are designed by a higher-intelligence and, from this, they indirectly reveal "His eternal power and divine nature."
In the beginning, there are no visible images in either location. In Genesis 1,"ghost-like" images are used to indicate "thoughts" not physically realized. What is described is from a fixed viewpoint external to the TV screen and the viewer uses an external "time" notion - primitive time. What follows is a theological interpretation for one GGU-model universe-generating scenario. A DVD is loaded into a player and begins to produce images.
(0) [[[All results come from the activation of intelligently designed ultra-logic-systems applied to intelligently designed ultra-hypotheses. A "sustaining" process that must be continually applied to designed combinations of propertons maintains all physical processes. Distinct from the reductionism methods used in (1), it is now possible to eliminate one of the ultimate ultrawords for the four general types of cosmologies, one eternal, two modified eternal, and the one that has a beginning and ending in observer time (3). This single ultraword approach is what I now apply. All of the physical events that, in primitive time, occur prior to the creation of the "stars" ("dim twinkling lights") are represented by universe-wide frozen-frames identified by an ordered set of primitive time identifiers. Except in one case, it is not important to assume that these identifiers are not observer time identifiers. For an enteral universe with no beginning in observer time, these identifiers come sequentially prior to the non-observer primitive time beginning.]]]
The following is but one of various types of DVD-illustrated behaviors that satisfy Biblical statements. There are other possibilities. The one presented here is a simplified version. Please note, however, that I use the "rapid-formation model'" (RFM) as one of two possibilities and either can yield all known cosmologies.
There have been various interpretations as to the "beginning" of day-one. Genesis 1.1 gives an overview of what is to come next. The Hebrew translated as "heaven" can also be translated as "heavens." Without any other "number" being stated, this term when interpreted as a plural implies two items. Although the Bible does mention the third heaven and the composition of the first heaven, there is no mention as to the purpose or composition of the implied second heaven. The reason for this may be that, at that time in human history, there was neither a language nor concepts that allowed for a reasonable description.
In this theological interpretation, I consider the second heaven as composed of all of the created GGU-model entities and processes that have not been defined as physical. These carry the prefix "ultra," or "hyper" among a few other special names, and include all pre-designed *developmental paradigms (event sequences), *instruction-sets, propertons, info-fields and relations between entities that are termed as GGU-model processes. If compared to observer-time, the second heaven can be considered as being created during a zero-length observer-time interval between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. Recall that pre-design signifies the thoughts that are transformed into various realities.
(0.5) (In all that follows, the term "earth" or "Earth" refers to the entire "globe" both the water and non-water part, the third planet from the Sun.) Day-one begins suddenly at the instant the second heaven is formed. (Various choices are possible.) As described in the Genesis 1 article, the waters and Earth of Genesis 1:2 are in two GGU-model special ghost-like forms that suddenly appear in R.
The form in which the ghost-like water appears is a type of confused animation. It is a prototype that illustrates the notation that such entities such as the *instruction-sets need to be produced in order to create, for us, comprehensible behavior. If you pause the DVD and then you push the "next" button a few times you see that the image seems to correspond to no known observed behavior. Hence, although the water appears to be structured, the chaotic behavior occurs for a few of the next "frames." No comprehensible physical processes are occurring. The term "chaos" or "confusion" is used to indicate this. The basic LXX translation for such behavior reads, "unsightly and unfinished." But, for something to be classified as "confused" requires it to be compared with other forms. Hence, most likely, the behavior of water at the time Genesis 1:2 was transcribed indicates that, when it is first mentioned, it is far from behaving in any of the forms experienced.
Relative to the forthcoming Earth, one of the meanings for the phrase "without form" is that an item has not been formed into an observed and specifically identified object. The term "void" can mean empty, a form of nothingness. This is modeled directly by the notion that the original Earth was not, as yet, physically realized. [[Intuitively, the term "energized" can used in place or "realized."]] Physical realization occurs when the realization operator is applied. Hence, for Genesis 1.2, I choice this unrealized state. This applies to the water portion as well since its alteration, as do all entities, requires that the realization operator be applied.
(1) Day-one continued. (This is a change from my previous interpretation. The next few portions are take from the Genesis 1 article.) Yet the Spirit of God is brooding over the surface of the water.
Here the "Spirit," rûach, is indeed an invisible entity but, for comprehension, it always needs to carry the additional notion of being the "origin of God's mental actions, the origin of His thoughts." This is the needed comparison with the concept as related to the human being, where, in this context, it corresponds to the origin of our mental action, our thoughts. ("Let us make man in our own image." This, of course, means aspects of God that are comparable.) I am very aware of the problem that develops when one attempts to clearly understand, via a translated word or phrase, what the early Hebrews meant relative to the human soul, nephese, (some say spirit). One idea is that, in various verses, it means an "inner self," as compared with the "outer appearance." Certainly, one major aspect of our "inner self" is our thoughts, our thinking. This human aspect is often not revealed by our appearance. Further, from the GGU-model construction, all human thoughts are known to God, there is a medium through which communication takes place, and He and other entities can mentally influence us. Whether or not this includes an "everlasting" invisible human spirit as a major part of God's creation has no affect upon the aspects of human thought presented here.
The actual movement notion is next and it corresponds to how a bird prepares its eggs so that they will hatch. The "brooding" is usually translated as "moving, vibrating" and other such terms. However, these miss the mark since the term means doing such a procedure but with "tender loving care." Thus, with loving care, God is preparing to "hatch" His creation.
It is during this period that all of the GGU-model mechanisms are created. Nothing is yet realized. No observer time transpires. There is a two stage process employed. "Creation" of the concepts and then realization. There is no need to add further to the Genesis 1 article for the first day. Various Biblically described entities first appear in a ghost-like form. For the remainder creation days, the operative phrase "it was so," triggers the realization process and on the screen the entities that previously appeared in a ghost-like form now appear as fully realized.
(2) Day-two. The water is divided into two parts. During this creation-day, the firmament is a portion of the GGU-model's "ultra-properton field" (a classical field concept). The field exists at all points where physical entities exist. It is from this field that the "waters above" and "waters below" emerge. At this moment in physical creation, the field between these waters can be considered as "inactive" in that, as yet, no physical entities are present. (In this illustration, no other entities are "observable.") This field is not part of a physical universe and has certain "simple" properties. Its extent can be measured by simple linear means with a beginning point at or "near" to the Earth, can have no finite measurement as to size, or its extent need not be considered.
The "waters above," at any moment in its development, are collections of all the necessary propertons that yield actual H2O molecules in realized form. For absolute consistency in method, the "waters above" act as a type of "place holder" for the objects that appear within our local environment. The properton firmament can be considered as "hard" as well as flexible. For an expanding universe, it is this field that "expands" or even accelerates, and from which the expansion of a physical universe follows. (The notion of dark energy need not be the cause of any acceleration in the separation of gravitationally bounded physical entities.)
Such a firmament is predicted by the GGU-model and has properties that correspond to the Biblically described properties, even to the Hebrew notion of "for ever and ever" as in Psalm 148. This field is an interface between the first heaven and the second heaven. It can be conceived of as having two three-dimensional faces. One face forms the foundation for the physical world and the second face is connected to the "covirtual world" (i.e. the substratum or background universe or part of the second heaven). It is significant to note that all physical objects would be "in" the firmament.
Depending upon the cosmology one selects, region S displays different behaviors. In general, all known cosmologies, with any necessary alterations, are GGU-model predicted possibilities. Many such cosmologies can be DVD illustrated, including multi-universe cosmologies. The Bible does not give any details as to how our universe comes into being or develops. It does give a few statements as to its purpose. If an expanding entity cosmology is used, which appears to correspond to most of today's accepted cosmological indirect evidence, then this is accomplished via firmament properties. This notion is more fully discussed later in this article. On the other hand, there are valid cosmologies that do not include such an expansion.
Some have suggested that the apparent separation of galactic material corresponds to Biblical "stretching" statements. But, there are others that claim there is no Biblical suggestion that a stretching is occurring. The GGU-model properton field allows for such expansion at any moment during the development of a cosmology and the Biblical characteristics of this "firmament" do not change. Indeed, there can be a flowing pattern from a specific location outwards toward the outer edge of S. Depending upon the cosmology selected, this outward flow could "appear," relative to a view external to the monitor, to take place starting at a point at the Earth or within or "near to" its local environment. Moreover, the rapid-formation model indicates that for various cosmologies, as they form, they can appear to encircle the Earth and its local environment. (This type of encircling has some Biblical support.)
As shown in (2, p. 68), the basic "metric" that cosmologist use that includes such an expansion can be completely derived considering only two light propagation properties and a substratum expansion speed. If viewed from "inside" the soon to be produced universe, the universe can be considered as "on" the firmament although, as mentioned, "in" the firmament is also a significant way to describe the relation. For this Genesis interpretation, there is an expansion that is taking place and it is activated via firmament properties.
(3) Day-three. The R region's waters "below" appear in distinct regions in R and the "dry" land suddenly appears in mature or functional form. That is, a portion of the waters below are transformed into or more likely replaced by the dry earth. The remaining water, as stated, forms the Earth's seas. Then the objects described in Genesis 1: 11-12 appear in mature or functional form. Hence, the original Earth is realized in a mature form by application of the realization operator. When the universe is created, it is noticed that the waters and Earth in R are slowly rotating relative to a stationary firmament. Using "hour" units, this measure is a 24-hour rotation period. The result of these R region formations is termed as the "original Earth."
(It is during day-three that the original Earth is physically realized. And, significantly, it is during day-three that vegetation such as grass, herbs, fruit trees, etc. appear. Other biological entities appear in mature or functional form during day-five and day-six. Once again these items are first in covirtual form and then the forms are activated. One can distort the intended meaning here by claiming that there is a gap in day-one where a more extensive earth is formed over many "years." This completely alters the logical implications that the sequence of creation-days is trying to convey. God creates a very special original Earth that is distinct from any other such object that may appear in the created day-four external universe. Those that adhere to such a gap theory are altering what the Biblical statements clearly imply. Using this tactic, they fit their theory to an altered Bible. This tactic I do not apply.)
(3.5) First part of day-four. During this creation-day, at the least, the Sun and Moon appear in R in mature or functional form and the day-three entities continue to develop in R relative to "rotation-time." Within the Bible "water" is used as a transitional medium for certain significant physical and spiritual changes. For consistency in method, the "waters above" are transformed into these two and probably other local environment objects. By implication, day-four can also be when other solar system entities are formed.
(3.5-4 and additional relative information.) After the basic contents of the Earth, its local environment and the original exterior universe are produced, Adam and Eve are created and they reside in Eden. The arguments that there is no animal physical death are compelling and I accept them. Due to this feature, it is necessary that physical entities such as the Sun, Moon and "stars" (the observed "dim twinkling lights") be created as "everlasting" entities. Although one can specifically speculate how additional features yield entities that can be everlasting, except for two aspects of the rapidly forming external, I do not do so due to the predicted lack of knowledge portion of the GGU-model. As discussed below, whatever constitutes the external universe it can come about via the properton field properties and the Biblical description for its creation implies that this portion of the field displays a heat signature. Specific alterations in the original cosmology occur when God removes the features that yield everlasting physical life due to the Fall of Humanity.
The firmament is the activated portion of the properton field, which is only physical-like not physical. it is the object from which all physical entities emerge. From the physical-like viewpoint, it is infinitely dense. It is viewed when first created as being "unfolded" like a curtain, as mentioned in Isaiah 40:22, rather than being stretched out like an elastic body. As a curtain or tent unfolds it covers an increasingly larger and larger region. This is the "heaven," the expanse, from which all other material aspects of the universe emerge. Various authors tend to call such an expanse "space" but fail to define "space" as produced by any physical-like entity although they claim that it may "expand." This expanding space carries along with it material aspects of the universe. Or, the space itself need not expand but rather physical entities are simply separating one from another due to additional field properties. So, does the universe expand as a whole or are material movements all caused by other physical processes?
There are differences in interpretations as to the meanings of the Biblical terms dealing with being "stretched out." Does the Biblical notion mean an actual "stretching" like a piece of e