A comparison by Marc Carlson
It was last edited 9 June 2004
|1000 BCE||2000 CE|
The universe is unformed and void, with darkness over the deep, and the Spirit of God over the Abyss (or the Deep).
|God said "let there be Light"||15 Billion years BP The Big Bang|
|And God separated the Darkness from the Light, into the 1st Day (Time begins)||BB+10-43 Seconds. "Plank Time" The universe begins to differentiate. Time begins. Gravity becomes a separate force.|
|BB+10-36 Seconds. Separation of the Strong Force triggers the
Inflation of the Universe
|BB+10-32 Seconds. The Universe assumes something more like its current size.|
|BB+10-13 Seconds. Electromagnetism begins.|
|BB+3 minutes. The universe has cooled enough for Protons and Neutrons to combine|
|BB+3,000 years. Matter exceeds Energy as the principle source of gravity.|
God created a firmament to separate the water below the expanse from the water above the expanse
|BB+3x105 years (according to the COBE microwave measurements) the universe reaches its current temperature. Atoms are able to form.|
The water beneath the sky was gathered about to let the dry land appear.
|BB+2x108 years. Galaxy formation begins.|
|God creates the Garden, and whips up Man from the Dust.||BB+1.05x1010 years/4.5 Billion BCE. The Earth is formed|
|Trees and other vegetation appear||c.3.3 Billion BCE First living single celled creatures.|
The Stars, the Sun the Moon are created.
Living creatures, birds, sea creatures, and creeping things
|c.700 Million BCE - 64 Million BCE
1st "Animals" to Dinosaurs
*More* living creatures,cattle wild beasts of every kind.
|c.64 million BCE
The beginning of age of Mammals
|Humans are created again (or Man and Woman are separated from the single being they were before).||c.500,000 BCE
Homo Sapiens appears
|Food plants.||c.15,000 - 8,000 BCE
Cereal plants are domesticated.
|Later, humans are banished from the garden,
have offspring, Cain is sent off into the lands east of Eden, where his son Enoch establishes the first city.
The first cities are established (possibly near Jerico)