Topic 1.3.1
Time calculations
MICRO TOPIC 1.3.1

Time Calculations

Like humans just arrived!
To aid comprehension, here is the entire history of the universe shrunk proportionately into a hypothetical 24-hour day

12:00 AM / Big Bang

In this model, we compress proportionately all of time since creation into a single day. The universe is approximately 13.8 billion years old.

13,800,000,000 / 24 = 575,000,000

Thus, one hour of model time equals 575 million years of actual time.

Time starts 12:00 AM with the Big Bang. See Bible study here on Big Bang.

4:10 PM / Earth cooled

The earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old. Therefore, cooling and solidifying took approximately 9.3 billion years (13.8 - 4.5 = 9.3).

> 9,300,000,000 / 575,000,000 = 16.174 hours in model time

Thus, in model time (everything compressed proportionately to one day), it took until 4:10 in the afternoon16 of the 24 hours had passed! – for the cooling gasses and dust to compress and form earth's liquid core and solid crust covered with water and life-sustaining atmosphere.

See Bible study here on Bible creation 'days.'

5:00 PM / Organic life

The first organic life appeared approximately 4 billion years ago (13.8 - 4.0 = 9.8).

> 9,800,000,000 / 575,000,000 = 17.043 hours in model time

Thus, in model time (everything compressed proportionately to one day), it was about 5:00 in the afternoon when simple forms of organic life appeared in the sea and on land.

In this stage, dense cloud cover has dissipated and there is visible sunlight to sustain abundant organic life. See discussion here about 14 attributes of light.

11:08 PM / Fish and birds

The first fish appeared approximately 500 million years ago (13.8 - .5 = 13.3), followed next by birds.

> 13,300,000,000 / 575,000,000 = 23.130 hours in model time

Thus, in model time (everything compressed proportionately to one day), it was about 11:08 in the evening when fish appeared.

See information here on scientific dating methods and the huge advances made in the past 30 years

11:23 PM / Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs first appeared about 250 million years ago (13.8 - .25 = 13.55).

>13,550,000,000 / 575,000,000 = 23.565 hours in model time

Thus, in model time (everything compressed proportionately to one day), it was about 11:23 in the evening when dinosaurs appeared on earth.

Large birds died with the dinosaurs in the mass extinction sixty-six million years ago (which killed three-fourths of all species on earth), but modern birds are small surviving avian dinosaurs.

11:39 PM / Mammals

Mammals first appeared on earth about 200 million years ago (13.8 - .20 = 13.6).

>13,600,000,000 / 575,000,000 = 23.652 hours in model time

Thus, in model time (everything compressed proportionately to one day), it was about 11:39 in the evening when mammals appeared on earth and some life began reproduction by live births instead of eggs.

11:59:58 PM / Hominins

Hominins first appeared on earth about two million years ago.

> 13,798,000,000 / 575,000,000 = 23.997 hours in model time

Thus, in model time (everything compressed proportionately to one day), it was about 11:59:58 in the evening when hominins appeared on earth.

11:59:59 PM / Humans

Humans (as distinguished from hominins) first appeared on earth approximately 20,000 - 40,000 years ago.

> 13,799,970,000 / 575,000,000 = 23.99995 hours in model time

Thus, in model time (all time so far compressed proportionately into a single 24-hour period), it was about 11:59:59 in the evening one second ago! – when humans appeared on earth!

A mere blink-of-the-eye in God's timing!!

See Bible study here on Bible creation 'days' for scripture verses describing each stage of creation and showing that evolution is limited to the life forms at each stage, never crossing to life forms at other stages. Humans are a unique creation in God's image, not an improved animal.

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