If these guys aren’t careful, they’re going to bump headlong into God.

Money Quote (from a letter by Albert Einstein, consoling the family of a close friend who had recently died):

“Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”

Sounds oddly similar to the theological description of God as being outside the confines of time, doesn’t it?

[God's] knowledge, like his existence, is measured by eternity, which in one and the same instant encompasses all time; so his gaze is eternally focused on everything in time as on something present …What happens in time is known by us in time, moment by moment, but by God in an eternal moment, above time.  (Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiæ 14.13)


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