Genesis and Theophysics
by The Rt. Rev. G. Everett Muerthwell, DD, MIT '74
Archaeology has finally come to the rescue in the controversy between
evolutionists and creationists. Recent discoveries at Be'er Max and
Tell Qwrwnh provide evidence to reconcile the competing claims of the
two camps, those who accept the scientific and those who hold
Biblically-based views of the Creation. The fragments found at these
two sites permit the reconstruction of the Book of Genesis to its
original text, before what can now be recognized as revisions were
made to it. Even a casual reading of the reconstructed text reflects
the technological sophistication of the civilization that produced it.
Much of that sophistication was lost over the millennia through which
it was transmitted to us, resulting in the version with which most
people are familiar and which has caused all the furor. The
reconstructed text of Genesis 1 appears below.
Theophysicists were quick to offer two explanations for the
significant backsliding indicated. Both, of necessity, are based on
conjecture, although each is given a plausible scenario. The first,
and in this author's view more likely explanation, is that the text
was first written some 40,000 years ago. Since that time, there have
been two ice ages. During the first, civilization was unable or
unwilling to maintain an adequate investment in education to train
successive generations in the meaning of the text. During the
subsequent warm period, the text was retained, but understanding had
disappeared. The arrival of the second ice age was marked by
cartelization of the trade in woolly mammoth skins, with the result
that all written materials had to be seriously cut down in length.
Two possibilities then arise, that the text was committed to memory
and pieces were subsequently dropped as their significance and meaning
were forgotten, or that the text was purposely edited at that time.
Evidence for the above hypothesis falls into three categories. First
is the preservation of the flood story. The details of the flood as
described in the surviving verses of Genesis are fully compatible with
the equation of the flood and the (first?) ice age. The discovery
early in this century of an ark-like structure embedded in the ice on
the slopes of Mt. Ararat in Turkey gives credence to this view. The
region of Mt. Ararat gets little rain, but the concept of lots of ice
is well known. For members of generations living in the warm and dry
lands below the mountain, neither floods nor ice is an everyday
experience, so they undoubtedly are indebted to the mountain people
for the concept. Perhaps also related are the stories about Atlantis,
the ``mythical'' island kingdom described by Plato, which is said to
have sunk into the sea. Recent researchers have found a strong
similarity between Plato's description and the Norse heaven ``Asgard,''
which would have been an island in what we now call Denmark. Denmark,
of course, is a cold country where lots of ice is not unheard of. But
Asgard was different. It was warm and green, between the
ice that surrounded it! No trace of Atlantis has ever been found
under warm water.
The second line of evidence is based on the peculiar fashion in which
the woolly mammoth became extinct. Several well-preserved specimens
have been found frozen in the Siberian ice. In one case, the mammoth
had some ancestors of today's daisies in its mouth. Clearly, these
mammoths were trapped and frozen quickly, or else their bodies would
have decomposed. Thus they must have been able to survive the ice,
and something else must have done them in. Presumably, the reason for
their demise was Man, or his ancestors.
The third line of evidence notes the rapidity with which we would take
the same steps taken between the ice ages if we were confronted with a
similar challenge. Investment for the future, including for the
preservation of our civilization, would be drastically reduced in
order to apply as much of our remaining resource base as possible to
short-run consumption. Human nature is as undeviating as Hubble's
The second explanation assumes a visit to this planet by beings from
another world. These aliens undertook to assist the evolving
humanoids on this planet by teaching them about fire, the wheel, and
other basic technologies. The aliens are thought to have been on this
planet for an evangelizing mission, and accordingly, brought their
holy texts with them. It is uncertain whether the aliens taught our
ancestors how to write. If they did, then the visit could have been
as long as 100,000 years ago. We don't know whether the recently
discovered fragments are in the hand of an earthling or of an alien,
but they date to approximately 37,000 years ago. If they are of alien
hand, then the visit would have to be dated to that time.
Evidence for the second hypothesis notes the unusually sophisticated
nature of the text. They challenge proponents of the first hypothesis
to explain how early humanoids could have produced such a text in the
absence of any evidence of experimentation. No wire artifact has ever
been found, and wire would be necessary for understanding the sections
on electromagnetism at the very least. Evidence for an alien visit to
earth has been reviewed elsewhere, and will not be repeated
It is also possible that both explanations are in fact correct. The
origin of the text may be extraterrestrial, and its arrival on earth
may be dated to two ice ages ago. Let us assume that the aliens
arrived prior to the ice age, did their evangelizing, and succeeded in
transferring their text to the early humanoids. If we also assume
that the aliens didn't like the cold, we can date their departure to
the onset of the ice age. Our ancestors then had a text which became
holy to them since it had been received from those ostensibly
all-powerful beings who had appeared from the heavens and disappeared
thereunto. With the aliens departed, and an ice age underway,
preservation of this text in its original form gave way to the more
pressing matter of survival.
Before turning to the reconstructed text itself, let it be noted that
the restored text should put a definitive end to the dispute between
religion and science. The fragments found in the two excavations make
it abundantly clear that it was the editor(s) who misunderstood their
text and the scientific truths it contained. Therefore, they simply
got it wrong. Even with the gaps still remaining, when reconstructed,
the text is in perfect accord with present scientific understanding,
to within experimental error.
Herewith the text, as we have been able to reconstruct it using all
available fragments and some judicious interpolation. Words that have
survived into the present-day Bible appear in capitals. Chapter and
verse numbering does not follow the traditional convention.
1. IN THE BEGINNING OF GOD'S CREATIVE WORK, THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH
were compressed into a singularity. 2. NOW THE EARTH and all the rest
of the universe WAS UNFORMED within the VOID and not even the rules of
mathematics had been created. 3. And the Lord said, ``I think,
therefore I am, yet I can conceive of not being. 4. Therefore, let
there be the one and the zero.'' 5. Thus did the Lord create the
integers and all the other numbers after their kind. 6. Then did He
create addition and subtraction and all the other operations of
arithmetic after their kind. 7. AND the Lord rejoiced in the
perfection of mathematics, yet DARKNESS WAS still UPON THE FACE OF THE
DEEP. 8. And the Lord said, ``I cannot imagine all existence remaining
confined within a singularity.'' 9. So He created the point, the line,
the plane, and the solid, and all the rules and constructs of plain
and differential geometry, each after their kind. 10. AND THE SPIRIT
OF GOD HOVERED just beyond the event horizon at the dawn of time.
11. And the Lord said, ``My universe is yet to be born and it will then
be billions of years before there will be those to worship Me.
12. Therefore, I will create Kurtosis to be My companion.'' 13. And God
granted to Kurtosis the power to join Him in creation. 14. But
Kurtosis was askew from his very origin, a mean abnormal spirit.
15. And Kurtosis created statistics and all its rules and tricks, and
declared that henceforth all creation would be his domain. 16. The
Lord repented of the power He had given Kurtosis, but He could not go
back on His word. 17. And the Lord said, ``My universe will be subject
to the rules of Kurtosis, 18. but in its despair will be its strength,
for there will arise OVER THE eternity of time improbable events that
will shape the FACE OF THE future in accordance with My will.'' 19. Then
the Lord surveyed His work and recognized that it was incomplete.
20. And He created the scalar, the vector, and the tensor to bind
together the mathematics and the geometry. 21. The Lord looked again
and all was in readiness for the dawn of time. 22. But as yet there
was neither matter or force in all the universe.
1. And the Lord said, ``My universe shall be a four-space, represented
by a space-time tensor of the second order.'' 2. Thus did He link space
and time that both might flow as WATER forevermore. 3. AND GOD SAID,
``LET there be matter unto its properties and forces to bind the matter
together according to their rules.'' 4. So He created the quarks and
the leptons after their kind and gravity, electromagnetism, and the
nuclear forces. 5. And to the photons He said, ``These four
commandments shall you follow:
6. div E = 4\pi\rho_e.
7. div B = 4\pi\rho_m.
8. curl E = -(1/c)dB/dt - (4\pi/c)J_m.
9. curl B = (1/c)dE/dt + (4\pi/c)J_e.
10. But Kurtosis saw what He was doing and seized the magnetic monopole,
hiding it so that none could find it. 11. The Lord was wroth with
Kurtosis for what he had done and punished him, saying, 12. ``For this
shall the photon be quantized and freed from your dominion. 13. But you
have given Me great help, for now I perceive an easy way to a solution
since there can be no currents in the void.
14. Thus I find lapacian E - (1/c)d2E/dt2 = 0.
which I recognize to be the equation of a wave propagating at a speed
`c.','' 15. AND thus THERE WAS LIGHT. 16. AND GOD SAW THE LIGHT, THAT
IT WAS GOOD. 17. AND there was a giant explosion as GOD DIVIDED THE
LIGHT FROM THE DARKNESS, and the quarks, leptons, and photons spewed
forth from the singularity in uncountable numbers, each at its own
speed. 18. AND GOD CALLED THE LIGHT `DAY,' AND THE DARKNESS HE CALLED
`NIGHT.' 19. AND so THERE WAS EVENING AND THERE WAS MORNING for the
first time. 20. And the Lord grew weary from this effort and He decided
to call it A DAY.
1. AND GOD SAID, ``LET the quarks interact according to their
properties and the rules imposed by Kurtosis, that THERE BE heavy
particles.'' 2. And all the quarks in the FIRMAMENT were closely bound
together IN THE MIDST OF THE universe for it had yet to expand even to
the size of a drop of WATER. 3. Then did the quarks bind together, the
Ups and the Downs, the Strange and the Charmed, the Tops and the Bottoms, to
form all the family of the elementary particles. 4. AND as the first
nanosecond passed, of all the particles, He LET only the proton and
the neutron survive in significant numbers, these and their
antiparticles. 5. And as the universe expanded, IT became possible to
DIVIDE THE energy from the matter. 6. Then did the energy flow as
WATER even as it radiated FROM THE matter which itself flowed as
WATER. 7. AND as the universe cooled further, GOD MADE the protons and
neutrons to interact to form the nuclei of hydrogen, deuterium,
tritium, and helium. 8. And from THE FIRMAMENT He took the electrons
that the nuclei might become the first atoms. 9. But Kurtosis did not
allow them to remain evenly distributed, but created local
fluctuations in density. 10. AND these fluctuations DIVIDED the atoms
into great clumps which drew in upon themselves, in accordance with
the force of gravity which the Lord had made. 11. And as the clumps
condensed, the largest of them warmed to the fusion initiation
temperature. 12. And thus were the lighter nuclei fused into heavier
nuclei, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, even unto silicon. 13. And yet again
were the clumps heated and thus were created the metals, even unto
iron. 14. And unto the third generation came the metals to be further
fused into the heaviest of nuclei, creating gold and lead, uranium and
hahnium, even unto isolanium. 15. And as the heaviest nuclei decayed,
they gave birth to all the family of the isotopes. 16. And when all
the nuclei had been made, like THE WATERS, the electrons WHICH WERE
concealed UNDER THE FIRMAMENT flowed back to the nuclei. 17. FROM
their hiding places within THE clumps, like WATER, the electrons
flowed to the nuclei WHICH WERE streaming ABOVE THE FIRMAMENT. 18. AND
IT WAS SO that the nuclei became atoms, each according to its
isotopes. 19. AND GOD CALLED THE FIRMAMENT `HEAVEN.' 20. AND THERE WAS
EVENING AND THERE WAS MORNING, A SECOND DAY.
The fragments found at Tell Qwrwnh provide this order. When, why,
and how the switch with Chapter V came about is unknown.
1. AND GOD SAID, ``LET the clumps form the stars that THERE BE LIGHTS
IN THE FIRMAMENT OF THE HEAVEN.'' 2. And the clumps appeared TO
DIVIDE from one another, into galaxies and into stars. 3. And among
the stars were some that themselves held smaller clumps in orbit about them.
4. Thus did the Lord create the planets around the stars, each star
the master of its own system. 5. And the light from the star heated
the planet during THE DAY, while heat escaped FROM THE NIGHT side.
6. AND God said, ``LET THEM rotate even as they revolve, that there BE
a way to measure the passage of time.'' 7. And FOR SIGNS He created
the rotation AND the revolution of the planets, the movement around
the stars FOR SEASONS, AND the rotations FOR DAYS. 8. AND thus the
stars shall mark the YEARS in the age of the universe. 9. AND He LET
THEM BE FOR LIGHTS IN THE FIRMAMENT OF THE HEAVEN TO GIVE LIGHT UPON
THE EARTH. 10. AND IT WAS SO. 11. AND for the Earth, GOD MADE THE
moon that there be TWO GREAT LIGHTS: THE sun, or GREATER LIGHT, TO
illuminate the Earth and RULE THE DAY, AND THE LESSER LIGHT, the moon,
TO RULE THE NIGHT. 12. AND to THE other STARS He also assigned a role
in marking the passage of time. 13. AND GOD SET THEM all IN THE
FIRMAMENT OF THE HEAVEN to the ends of the universe TO GIVE LIGHT UPON
THE EARTH. 14. AND with the sun TO RULE OVER THE DAY AND with the
moon TO RULE OVER THE NIGHT. 15. AND thus TO DIVIDE THE LIGHT FROM
THE DARKNESS. 16. AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD. 17. AND THERE WAS
EVENING AND THERE WAS MORNING, A THIRD DAY.
1. AND GOD SAID, ``LET THE WATERS UNDER THE HEAVEN BE GATHERED
TOGETHER UNTO ONE PLACE, AND LET THE DRY LAND APPEAR.'' 2. AND IT WAS
SO that shallow seas developed even as tectonic action threw up
mountains on the face of the Earth. 3. AND GOD CALLED THE DRY LAND
EARTH, AND THE GATHERING TOGETHER OF THE WATERS CALLED HE SEAS; AND
GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD. 4. And winds began to blow upon the face of
the Earth, causing the mountains to erode into rocks and the rocks
into sand and the sand into simple crystals. 5. And God said, ``Let
the crystals lie in patterns such that may replicate themselves.''
6. And it came to pass that within these layers there came to be
trapped occasional simple molecules. 7. And as the light poured down
on the layers of clay, ammonia and methane was collected between them.
8. AND GOD SAID, ``LET THE ammonia and methane react in the light of
the sun to form amino acids.'' 9. And the amino acids formed between
the layers. 10. And the layers broke into pieces, each piece
containing some of the amino acids. 11. And the Lord called these
pieces ``cells,'' even as they began to act like living things.
12. And the Lord gave dominion over the cells to the nucleic acids
charging them with preserving their own kind unto the end of time.
13. But Kurtosis recognized that a foe and competitor had been created
for him. 14. And he caused the nucleic acids to deform in response to
the forces acting upon the face of the EARTH. 15. And as the nucleic
acids deformed, they collected into great spirals that controlled all
within the cell. 16. And the cells began to differentiate, the one
from the other, and thus gave rise to all the viruses, bacteria, and
primitive algae after their kind. 17. And again these cells deformed
and PUT FORTH the other algae, protozoans, and the amoeba. 18. And
yet again did the cells deform and give rise to the Kingdom of the
Fungi and the Kingdom of the Plants, including the mosses, ferns,
GRASS, HERBS YIELDING SEED AND FRUIT TREES BEARING FRUIT AFTER ITS
KIND, WHEREIN IS THE SEED THEREOF UPON THE face of the EARTH. 19. AND
IT WAS SO. 20. AND THE EARTH BROUGHT FORTH all manner of living
things, each after its kind. 21. Thus there appeared the GRASS, HERBS
YIELDING SEED AFTER ITS KIND, AND TREES BEARING FRUIT, WHEREIN IS THE
SEED containing the genetic code THEREOF, that it reproduce AFTER ITS
KIND: AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD. 22. AND THERE WAS EVENING AND
THERE WAS MORNING, A FOURTH DAY.
1. AND GOD SAID, ``The Earth is now ready to receive the animals,
beings that will draw their energy from eating other things.
2. Therefore LET THE Protists deform yet again and give rise to all
manner of animal life.'' 3. And the Protists evolved into the sponges
and into the primitive worms and into the many other creatures that
make the WATERS SWARM WITH SWARMS OF LIVING CREATURES. 4. AND these
evolved into the flatworms and the roundworms. 5. And the worms
evolved into the annelids, the mollusks, and the arthropods. 6. And
the arthropods gave rise to the crustaceans of the seas, the spiders,
and the insects. 7. And also from the worms there evolved the first
chordates within the seas, and these gave rise to the primitive fish.
8. And the primitive fish evolved into the true fish and into the
lunged-fish. 9. And the lunged-fish were able to breathe the air
above the seas and thus to walk upon the dry land. 10. And from
the lunged-fish there evolved the amphibians after their kind.
11. And from the amphibians there evolved the reptiles after their
kind. 12. And from the reptiles there evolved the mighty creatures
that dominated the Earth. 13. These are the generations of the Animal
Kingdom from phylum to phylum, to classes and orders and families.
14. And God said, ``LET the FOWL FLY ABOVE THE EARTH IN THE OPEN
FIRMAMENT OF HEAVEN to the upper reaches of the stratosphere.'' 15. AND
GOD CREATED THE GREAT SEA-MONSTERS, AND EVERY LIVING CREATURE THAT
CREEPS, WHEREWITH THE WATERS SWARMED, AFTER ITS KIND, AND EVERY WINGED
FOWL AFTER ITS KIND; AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD. 16. AND GOD BLESSED
THEM, SAYING, ``BE FRUITFUL, AND MULTIPLY, AND FILL THE WATERS IN THE
SEAS AND LET FOWL MULTIPLY IN THE EARTH that your numbers will be
large and your species not die out.'' 17. And the animals spread out
to cover the Earth and fill every ecosystem. 18. AND THERE WAS
EVENING AND THERE WAS MORNING, A FIFTH DAY.
1. AND GOD SAID, ``LET THE EARTH BRING FORTH THE mammals from among the
amphibians.'' 2. And from the amphibians there evolved small LIVING
CREATURES, covered with hair to keep them warm. 3. And the mammals came
forth, each AFTER ITS KIND, from CATTLE to carnivores AND rodents, the
CREEPING THINGS, to the mammals of the sea, AND BEASTS OF THE EARTH,
each AFTER ITS KIND. 4. AND IT WAS SO. 5. AND GOD MADE THE BEASTS OF
THE EARTH AFTER THEIR KIND, AND THE CATTLE AFTER THEIR KIND, AND EVERY
THING THAT CREEPS UPON THE GROUND AFTER ITS KIND. 6. AND GOD SAW THAT
IT WAS GOOD. 7. AND GOD SAID, ``Let the rodents evolve into primates,
animals to which I will give dominion over all the others.'' 8. Then
Kurtosis approached the Lord and said, ``LET US MAKE `MAN' IN OUR IMAGE.
9. A being capable of using information and possessing a developed brain
that we may have companions in creation. 10. AFTER OUR LIKENESS will he
have a sense of purpose and the ability to think and create. 11. AND
LET HIM HAVE DOMINION OVER all Your other creations, the atom and the
molecule, the Earth, the seas, and the sky; THE FISH OF THE SEA, AND
OVER THE FOWL OF THE AIR, AND OVER THE CATTLE, AND OVER ALL THE EARTH,
AND OVER EVERY CREEPING THING THAT CREEPS UPON THE EARTH. 12. AND I
will teach him statistics that he may learn the secrets of creation.''
13. But the Lord had learned not to trust Kurtosis for He knew that
figures could be made to lie. 14. So GOD CREATED MAN IN HIS OWN IMAGE,
able to think and understand, able to create and dominate the world.
15. And He cut Kurtosis out completely burdening Man with his
formulae.(2) 16. Thus it was that IN THE IMAGE OF GOD CREATED HE HIM, of
two sexes, MALE AND FEMALE CREATED HE THEM. 17. Of differing potentials
and abilities He created them that they might learn to cooperate in the
work of creation. 18. AND GOD BLESSED THEM; AND GOD SAID UNTO THEM: 19.
``BE FRUITFUL, AND MULTIPLY, AND FILL THE EARTH, AND by working
together, you will learn to SUBDUE IT AND the heavens beyond. 20. I
give you DOMINION OVER THE FISH OF THE SEA, AND OVER THE FOWL OF THE
AIR, AND OVER EVERY LIVING THING THAT CREEPS UPON THE EARTH.'' 21. AND
GOD SAID, ``BEHOLD, I HAVE GIVEN YOU EVERY HERB YIELDING SEED, WHICH IS
UPON THE FACE OF ALL THE EARTH, AND EVERY TREE IN WHICH IS THE FRUIT OF
A TREE YIELDING SEED- TO YOU IT SHALL BE FOR FOOD. 22. AND TO EVERY
BEAST OF THE EARTH, AND TO EVERY FOWL OF THE AIR, AND TO EVERY THING
THAT CREEPS UPON THE EARTH, WHEREIN THERE IS A LIVING SOUL, I HAVE GIVEN
EVERY GREEN HERB FOR FOOD. 23. Henceforth, it shall be your task to
create new things in the universe and to utilize all that I have put
there. 24. I have done the work that is to be done by Me, from the
first theorems of mathematics, through physics to chemistry and biology.
25. It is now up to you to provide further order to My universe.'' 26.
AND IT WAS SO that biology gave rise to sociology and sociology begat
politics, the ultimate science of Man. 27. AND GOD SAW EVERYTHING THAT
HE HAD MADE, AND BEHOLD, IT WAS VERY GOOD. 28. AND THERE WAS EVENING
AND THERE WAS MORNING, THE SIXTH and final DAY of God's creation.
There are many additional fragments that continue the text from this
point, but we needn't go into them here. The general direction seems
1. See Journal of Alien Visitations, #31, April, 1978, pp. 41-59,
Ethnic Observation Studies (EOS), Vol. 26, #5, March, 1975, pp.
35-89, and Journal of Observational Pseudo-sciences, #79, pp.
2. Guess who went to hide among the trees in the Garden!