Our modern scientists tell of a Big Bang, an event during which nothing but a pinhead-sized bit of something supposedly explodes to become all that is and ever will be. Ancient scriptures provide creation stories of their own, often involving an instigation (movement/disturbance, spirit/breath, heat/fire, desire/passion) upon a pre-existing substance (cross-scripturally referred to as ‘the waters’). In the Book of Quadernity, creation is explored in a new light.
Through the lens of Quadernity, Creation is an entire process, rather than an event during which something emerges from non-existence into existence. Rather than a single cosmic event that occurred billions of years ago, Creation, as a process, is continually occurring on every scale/dimension and time-frame throughout the universe.
The fundamental dynamic of Quadernity functions at every scale and scope; its universality offers a perspective equally useful to investigations of both the supposedly-singular occurrence of origination (such as the Big Bang) and of the innumerable streams of creative occurrences (i.e. virtual particles popping into existence, cell divisions, or emergent behaviors).
In Quadernity, the process of Creation, or OUTformation, is complemented by the inverse process of INformation. Again, through the lens of Quadernity, we see INformation as a process, rather than merely a bit of data that has the potential to inform.
Using the dual-processes entwined within Quadernity’s lucid-dreams-given models, we may homologize the various scientific and scriptural creation stories. When decoded through the lens of Quadernity, ancient creation stories not only agree with each other, but they are also surprisingly agreeable with today’s cutting-edge science!
Numerous translations/versions of the Holy Bible exist. The three most commonly used by Christian churches in America are the English Standard Version (ESV), the King James Version (KJV) and the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). When I quote from Genesis in this unit, it will be from one of these three versions.
For your reference and comparison, each of the three versions is presented line by line in this Aside: The Seven Days of Creation from Genesis.
Just because this unit centers on the Days of Creation as recounted in the Holy Bible’s Book of Genesis, it does not mean that its content will be of interest only to those who practice a Judeo-Christian religion or are aligned with a particular sect or denomination.
Creation stories are of interest to most of us, albeit for different reasons:
- Physicists are interested in how virtual particles pop out of the void.
- Biologists are interested in how new species emerge.
- Chemists are interested in sudden phase transitions.
- Complexity theorists are interested in emergent behaviors.
- Mathematicians are interested to learn how rational numbers can come from the conjugation of irrational numbers.
- We, ourselves, are interested in becoming more effectively creative in all aspects of our lives.
Quadernity, the blog-book, is an artistic expression; it is meant neither as an academic critique of sacred scriptures nor of modern sciences; therefore, I invite you: two billion Christians, one and a half billion Muslims, one billion Hindus, hundreds of millions of Buddhists and Taoists, twenty-five million Sikhs, fourteen million Jews, as well as you: countless eager students of comparative religion, spirituality, philosophy and physics, to please unleash your own curiosity to explore the trans-dogmatic discoveries revealed here, as Quadernity shines “a new light on creation”.
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