The Big Boondoggle

Editor, Wisconsin Christian News:
October 2022

   How gullible are you? If I told you that the origins of the universe could be explained by “imaginary time,” would you believe me? I’ll be straight forward with you, I believe Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth.” I have never heard of that verse being explained by “imaginary time,” however, that concept was used by the late legendary scientist, Stephen Hawking, in his book, “A Brief History of Time,” trying to explain “the Big Bang.”

   Some time ago a friend thought I needed “educating’ and recommended I read that book. I’ve always been open to learning, so I borrowed a copy from the library. Later, I bought a used copy at a book store, because folks I talked to wouldn’t believe me, when I told them about his use of “imaginary time” in explaining the Big Bang. I’d like to cite more from that book, but these few excerpts may hopefully suffice.

    From page 138, “When one actually tries to perform these sums, however, one runs into severe technical problems.” Of course “mathematics” don’t lie, so what could he do when the numbers just didn’t add up? Ta da!, imaginary time to the rescue. “Imaginary time may sound like science fiction, but it is in fact a wel ...

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