My father was a high school earth sciences and physics teacher and I pestered him with questions like: Where did rocks and fossils come from? How did those sandstone layers get all jumbled up? How does gravity work? How can mass transform into energy? Sometimes he had answers, but many times he didn’t. I always wanted to explore space; now I’m a satellite engineer, and the questions continue.
My first experience with the Universal Model (UM) was an evening lecture that covered a lot of topics, but the one that really got my attention was a discussion about meteorites. I was extremely skeptical of these new notions about meteorites, where they come from, what they’re made of, and what tracks they leave. I was put off hearing these guys who knew so little about space and space things describing outrageous claims about meteorites. Then I began investigating their UM claims and found that they were well-founded. With that, my discovery path began. Over the subsequent decade my perception of the world around me has changed dramatically. Everywhere I go now, I see the evidences of the way the Earth was formed and shaped. When I travel between Page, AZ and Kanab, UT, the strange formations remind me that the UM describes these evidences of how the Earth was transformed during the great flood, and that similar formations (along with the hoodoos and spires of Bryce Canyon) are still forming today in the ocean along the Atlantic Rift.
When I visit caves, I marvel at the growths of stalactites, stalagmites, cave bacon, and soda straws, and often can clarify the tour guide’s description of how these growths occur through the microbial activity, and that we have to maintain the delicate environmental balance of pH and temperature to keep them growing, as the UM teaches. As I look at dinosaur bone fossils and petrified wood, I am grateful to have understanding of how fossils really form, having seen wood petrified in a few days in a UM laboratory. As I study about magnetism and electromagnetics and energy transfer mechanisms, the UM research affords me a whole new framework of physics to help me better understand what is happening and what is possible. When I read history, it is with a new perspective enabled by UM findings that allows me to put people and places in context on a much shorter timeline in line with my religious beliefs.
The UM has taught me to question everything with an open mind and to examine my own thoughts and assumptions with objectivity in searching for truth. The UM has provided me a basis for seeing past the mists that theoretical science emits around us and finding the nuggets and truths hidden in the research and bona fide experimentation that has been and still is being done. It is extremely satisfying to find answers to many of those questions I asked my father and to be a participant in opening new areas of scientific exploration as the UM opens new doors into scientific understanding.
Jae G. Heiner, MEEE, Senior Systems Engineer – Spacecraft Design Engineer, USA