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  1. Nathan Priddis says:

    About 8 years ago I began to wonder if we can model an accurate geometry of our Universe. It feels a bit lonely having these thoughts, especially considering portions of my background are very Fundamentalist. By early grade school it was obvious that wondering was not encouraged.
    And so by 2013ish, my thinking evolved to where I accepted a flat Universe.

    This is very unnatural for a 3+1 dimensional human brain, to attempt viewing reality as 2 dimensional. But I actually found 4 to be an impediment.

    After overlooking Gen 1:5, I’ve reconsidered why the reference to Night. Familiarity breeds contempt, and I never bothered to consider the etymology of Night.

    Layil- “a twist (away of the light), i.e. night; figuratively, adversity:—(mid-)night (season).” Used 233 times, it’s strangely related to the word describing the spiral staircase in Solomon’s Temple. But in Gen 1:5, it can’t mean the space between sunset and dawn. There is no Universe, only light from an undisclosed light.

    I suddenly remembered Isaac Newton’s 1704 Optics. Light is divided by God. However, not in a typical modern photon splitting, such as a silvered mirror. It’s done through deffraction. Newton’s theory could be inserted verbatim into this stage of the stream of light.

    At this point of evolution, ” Night” is not actually part of the Firmament, but immediately above, in my thinking. Light is divided by wavelength, higher frequency bands remain above (Layil) lower frequency continues to the Firmament proper. Our World is low band.

  2. Em says:

    Light? So much to ponder…
    Perhaps i should wait till eternity and let God explain it to me….

  3. The New Victor says:

    NP, where are you going with this? The entire E-M spectrum is large.

  4. Dan from Georgia says:

    Since this is Open Blogging, and in relation to today’s post by Duane titled “File Cabinet”, I have a question that I would like some feedback about…

    I am transitioning my office to a no-paper office, so I am attempting to scan to my computer all my papers that I have to keep.

    Dilemma: is it really THAT important to keep all those so-called important papers that the send says to “read carefully with your family and keep for your records”? Seem to me that those papers sit in a pile for several years, and while they sit there, they are NOT looked at or referred to. Same goes with employer mailings that they save money with my emailing them or putting them on the employee website.

    I have several piles of papers that I can guarantee will never be referred to again, but yet but sender still insists I tuck away in a bin, never to see the light of day again.

    Ok, so maybe most of this post is a rant/rage, and I do have a scanner, but still would rather spend time of my creative pursuits than scanning in paperwork.

  5. Dan from Georgia says:

    Sorry about the several spots where i missed a few words…rant/rage typing is to blame

  6. Nathan Priddis says:

    TNV. I never started with a goal. I was extremely young, with lots of unsupervised time that allowed me to notice life was filled with odd unrelated things. The Scriptures, from cover to cover, are at the top of the pile.

    My premise is that a primary objective Gen 1-3, is to convey as little information as possible. This concept can be compared to a Federal jury I once sat on. All parties, including the Court, had perfunctory roles to play. Each attempted to get through their statements by saying as little or nothing as possible. Genesis is making very cryptic statements. They are not intended as proof texts for a six day vs. old earth debate.

    In 1:3, I believe we are introduced to the concept that our Universe is made from light. EM spectrum size aside, the use of “or” translated as “light,” is referring to wavelengths largely visible. Actual photons. So the asphalt in front of my house, came from photons in Gen 1:3.

    “Laylil” and “yom” in 1:5 are actual refraction statements. One wave band continues for processing into mass, others returns in a separated state.

    This of course would be hypothetical, except for the testimony of John. He mentioned the the floor, in front or before where God sits has an appearance of glass. It’s crystalline, and therefore will defract. We also know that light surrounding God is intense and is full spectrum. He is not discribed as any one color.

    Additionally we have testimony of a bow. Therefore, we have confirmation of refraction taking place. If the floor is crystalline, and “layil” is discussing a product of refraction, then the bow would logically appear “above”.

  7. The New Victor says:

    NP, my vocation is microscopy. I was awestruck the first time I see a diffraction pattern in a transmission electron microscope. It also made me me feel that the new agers with their obsessions about crystals didn’t know much. I saw at the quantum level. Later, quantum microscopes seem to confirm the Bohr model (despite the math that says otherwise). Fascinating stuff.

  8. CM says:


    My background is in materials science so I am somewhat familiar with both X-ray and electron diffraction. And let us not forget our old friend Bragg’s Law.

  9. The New Victor says:

    Bragg’s Law… it’s amazing how they figured out such things back in the day. I took one semester of electron diffraction back on the day but felt I barely understood it. I squeaked by with a B. The prof didn’t like my lab work, back in the day hand-written, but the A on the final likely saved me. It’s why new agers and their obsession with “crystals”drive me nuts (I completed 7 units of geology also). The reality of solid state is far more fascinating and wondrous than their imaginations.

  10. CM says:


    Yup. So what sort of microscopy/characterization do you mainly do nowadays?

    If you are more of a geologist now, I would imagine it is mostly SEM with either XDS along with Powder Diffractometry. Maybe some XPS as well.

  11. Em says:

    Rabbit trail.. Question
    Is it accurate to say everyone today – on earth – is a descendent of Noah’s family ? ? ?

  12. Michael says:

    If you believe in a literal world wide flood…yes.

  13. Em says:

    Thanks, Michael. .. Think i do believe it was world wide
    “The fountains of the deep broke up… ” But i suspect there may not have been continents separated by oceans… Dunno

  14. Nathan Priddis says:

    ..and while all eyes where focused on the swirling intrigues in Nashville…
    ..a sudden discussion breaks out regarding the behavior of light in a crystalline lattice.

    I’m convinced our Planck Scale is the result the crystalline structure seen by yhe Elders of Israel, from below in Exodus 24:10. Later, John sees the same structure from above, where it appears as a glass sea. The appearance is determined by the observers frame of reference. The effect seen by the Elders is in part a product of the crystalline scale.

    A crystal matrix should have neutral charge, but I believe it was constructed with an internal conductive layer. John saw it mingled with fire.

    It’s a quantized field, that is controllable.

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