But our diminutive perception of time, the same that makes us think we are the center of everything, is just an illusion. At the cosmic scale, just like in our individual lives, things move constantly. The architecture of the cosmos is ever changing and scientists know—since 2007, only a few years after they were observed—that these gargantuan structures don’t exist anymore.
Adrian Warnock, via facebook and twitter, suggested: “The Pillars of Creation Were Actually Destroyed Before We Discovered Them”
He suggested as such due to the above linked too article. They are about the recently named “Pillars of Creation,” a feature of space which haven’t existed for a while… I can’t really tell what he means… is he being sarcastic or does he believe in the misguided reading of Genesis 1 called Young Earth Creationism? I’m not really sure…
So, I’ll just sort of respond to others who actually believe that the Universe is no older than 6000 years…
Also, these things were named after the mythical features in Scripture:
This is what so-called Biblical Literalists don’t like to see… this is what the ancients Hebrew and other ANE authors saw as the Cosmos.
But… Anyway, it’s a great article showing why Time is an illusion and why Young Earth Creationism cannot be correct, in any sense, unless you have such a mind-bending paradox that it is no longer possible to believe that we have existed before this very moment.
HT to Peter Kirk for this, via Facebook and Twitter.