Where Does the Time Go?


Seems like everyone I know is exclaiming about how quickly time is passing. Phrases like these are common place.

“I can’t believe it’s over already…”

“Where did the time go?”

“Time sure does fly!”

“Has it been a YEAR already?”

“Tempus Fugit”

It is not our imagination…

Recent observations of distant supernovae reveal that the expansion of the universe is not slowing, as previously thought, but is instead accelerating.

Something was overcoming the gravitational power of all of the matter in the universe. The acceleration has not been present from the Big Bang on. For billions of years the speed of expansion slowed. Then, about 5 billion years ago, acceleration began. Obviously energy–a lot of it— was required to explain these phenomena. This is “dark energy.” We cannot detect it and currently know almost nothing about it. Today scientists believe that 5% of the universe consists of “ordinary” [observable] matter, 23% of “dark” matter and 72% of “dark energy.”1

Is it any wonder the mysteries of life continue to fascinate us? So much force! Our material, tangible world is literally the TIP o’ the (melting) Iceberg.


“As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.”

~Henry David Thoreau, “Economy,” Walden, 1854

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