Comment: I was asked

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I was asked

"Why don't you post a new comment at the top about something that you are VERY sure is science in the bible. I will see if I can't prove that it is not."

I want to mention the book of Job. Some scholars date this book to 400 BC, although most agree it's much older. The book tells the story of a conversation between the Creator and Job. Job is given a science test, 40 questions if my memory is correct. Job is unable to answer any of them.

Here is a good one:

"Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof," Job 38:19 KJV

The observation(some might call it a theory) here is that light dwells in a way. It is in motion. Darkness, on the contrary, is in a place. It is stationary.

Empedocles(490–430 BC) claimed that light has a finite speed. He maintained that light was something in motion, and therefore must take some time to travel. He is credited as the first to make such a claim. But doesn't the book of Job deserve equal credit?

"The thought of Aristotle (384-322 BC) dominated western science for nearly two millenia. So powerful is his cosmology that it compels him to declare that '... light is due to the presence of something, but it is not a movement'" MacKay, RH; Oldford, RW (2000). "Scientific Method, Statistical Method and the Speed of Light".

I could list a number of different experiments that have since proved Empedocles and the book of Job correct, and Aristotle wrong. They made observations, formed their theories, and now those theories have been tested exhaustively. The motion of light mentioned in the book of Job is a fact of science, now confirmed.


Hear, O Israel: YHUH our God YHUH one. And thou shalt love YHUH thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.