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« on: September 25, 2010, 10:35:34 AM »

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ScienceDaily (Sep. 24, 2010) — Scientists have known for decades that time passes faster at higher elevations -- a curious aspect of Einstein's theories of relativity that previously has been measured by comparing clocks on the earth's surface and a high-flying rocket.

Now, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have measured this effect at a more down-to-earth scale of 33 centimeters, or about 1 foot, demonstrating, for instance, that you age faster when you stand a couple of steps higher on a staircase.

Described in the Sept. 24 issue of Science, the difference is much too small for humans to perceive directly -- adding up to approximately 90 billionths of a second over a 79-year lifetime -- but may provide practical applications in geophysics and other fields.

Similarly, the NIST researchers observed another aspect of relativity -- that time passes more slowly when you move faster -- at speeds comparable to a car travelling about 20 miles per hour, a more comprehensible scale than previous measurements made using jet aircraft.
If God's Essence exists beyond change, beyond time; and if God's Energies exist within time, within the change of creation; then could one say that God's Essence is Infinite Speed, in which time has slowed down into non-existence?
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 12:30:02 PM »

"A Christian Approach to the Philosophy of Time."  Describes the thought of the Greek Fathers on time & eternity, with a brief suggestion for how it can be applied to the problem of human freedom & divine foreknowledge.  Presented at a conference on Christian approaches to metaphysics, June 2006.
http://www.uky.edu/~dbradsh/papers/Christian%20Approach%20to%20Phil%20of%20Time.pdf
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 12:55:28 PM »

"A Christian Approach to the Philosophy of Time."  Describes the thought of the Greek Fathers on time & eternity, with a brief suggestion for how it can be applied to the problem of human freedom & divine foreknowledge.  Presented at a conference on Christian approaches to metaphysics, June 2006.
http://www.uky.edu/~dbradsh/papers/Christian%20Approach%20to%20Phil%20of%20Time.pdf
Ah, so Time (different from the time of the created cosmos) is an Energy of God.
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