Time was a personal web page operated by self-proclaimed “wisest man on earth” Dr. Otis Eugene “Gene” Ray, DCub (Doctorate of Cubism) founded in 1997. [3] It is a self-publishing outlet for Ray’s theory of everything , called “Time Cube”, which claims that all the sciences are part of a worldwide conspiracy to teach people; The theory is the ultimate truth (and what the conspirators are said to be covering up) is that each day actually consists of four days. [4]Alongside these statements. Ray described himself as a “Godlike” being with superior intelligence who has “absolute” evidence and proof for his views. Academia who? ] has not taken Time Cube seriously. [5]

Ray died on March 18, 2015 at the age of 87. [6] Ray’s website domain names expired in August 2015, [7] and Time Cube was last archived by the Wayback Machine on January 12, 2016. [8]

Content

Style

The Time Cube website had no home page or separate sections. [3] It consists of a single web page which contains a vertical column of centered body text of various sizes and colors. [4]

Ray used cryptic language that included insults and non-sequitur lines such as “Belly-Button Logic Works When Teen Teenagers Die Alive Adults Eat, No Record Of Their Death.” The narrative weaved in and out of his metaphysical ideas with unique digressions. [3] In the case of his own wisdom, “a known expert knowledge”, a psychiatrist examining his behavior diagnosed him with schizophrenia . [9]

Some who? ] have been asked to confirm the text of the text. [3] [10]

Time Cube concept

Ray’s personal model of reality , called “Time Cube” That All states of modern physics and education is wrong, [4] and Argues That, Among Many other things, Greenwich Time is a global conspiracy . He uses various graphs (along with pictures of himself) that are very different from each other- sunup , midday , sundown , and midnight (morning, early afternoon, late afternoon, and evening) -occurring simultaneously. [3] [5]

The recurring theme:

When the Sun shines upon Earth, 2 – major Time points are created on opposite sides of Earth – known as Midday and Midnight. Where the 2 major Time join forces, synergy creates 2 new minor Time points we recognize as Sunup and Sundown. The 4- equidistant Time points can be considered as Time Square imprinted upon the circle of Earth. In a single rotation of the Earth sphere, each Time Corner point rotates through the other 3-corner Time points, thus creating 16 corners, 96 hours and 4 simultaneous 24-hour Days within a rotation of Earth – equated to a Higher Order of Life Time Cube.

Ray offered $ 1,000 [11] or $ 10,000 [5] to anyone who could prove his views wrong. Russell’s teapot notwithstanding, skeptics realized that any attempt to claim would require convincing that his theory was invalid. The proof would need to be framed in terms of his own model, thus deviating from any form of modern science. “Even if you could pull that off,” The Maine Campusargued, “Ray is probably broke.” [3]

Reception

Ray spoke about Time Cube at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in January 2002 as part of a student-organized extra-curricular event during the Independent Activities Period. [12] He repeated his $ 10,000 offer for professors to disprove his notions at the event; none attempted it. [5] John C. Dvorak wrote in PC Magazine that “Metasites that track crackpot sites often say this is the number one nutty site.” [4] He also characterized the site’s content as “endless blather”. [4] Asked by Martin Sargent in 2003 how to become an Internet celebrity, Ray said it was not a position he wanted, but something he felt he had to do “no writer or speaker understands the Time Cube”. [10] Ray spoke about Time Cube at the Georgia Institute of Technology in April 2005, in which he attacked the instruction offered by academics. [13]

A 2004 editorial in The Maine Campus student newspaper commented on the site’s “subtle little racist ideologies” which culminates in Ray describing racial integration as “destroying all of the races”. [3]

In 2005, Brett Hanover made Above God , a short documentary about Ray and Time Cube, [14] which won awards for Best Documentary at the Indie Memphis Film Festival and the Atlanta Underground Film Festival. [15] [16]

Adherents

Richard Janczarski, also known as “Cubehead”, was a self-professed disciple of Ray who styled himself “second-wisest human”. [17] From 2004, Janczarski created the Cube fansite Cubic Awareness Online, and an accompanying forum. In 2007, he traveled to Florida to meet Ray. The pair had their disagreements after going their separate ways. [18] Janczarski died in 2008. [19]

Cultural References

The Pirate metal band Alestorm released a song that is not so much about Time Cube called “To the End of the World” on their 2017 album No Grave But the Sea [20]

References

  1. Jump up^ “Internet Archive: Wayback Machine” .
  2. Jump up^ “Timecube.com Site Info” . Alexa Internet . Retrieved April 1, 2014 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:g Hartwell, Mark (September 24, 2004). “Timecube.com: Where do we go ? The Maine Campus . Archived from the original on April 30, 2011 . Retrieved July 25, 2010 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:e Dvorak, John C. (December 22, 2003). “Do not Call Them Crackpots” . PC magazine .
  5. ^ Jump up to:d “Truth is cubic?” , by Kate Duffy, The Phoenix , Swarthmore College , September 19, 2002. Archived by the Internet Archive , archive copy retrieved July 25, 2010.
  6. Jump up^ “Eugene Otis Ray (1927 – 2015) – Find A Grave Memorial” .
  7. Jump up^ “Time Cube is gone”, Adi Robertson, September 2, 2015, The Verge . Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  8. Jump up^ “Internet Archive Wayback Machine” . archive.org . Retrieved 2016-06-25 .
  9. Jump up^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080709075217/http://www.timecube.com/, “My wisdom so antiquates known knowledge, that a psychiatrist examining my behavior, eccentric by his academic single corner knowledge , knows no race other than to judge me schizoprenic. “
  10. ^ Jump up to:b Unscrewed with Martin Sargent is TechTV , season 1, episode 15 (aired June 18, 2003). ” Sargent: How do you feel about being an Internet celebrity?” I mean, you’re huge on the web. ” Ray: Well, it’s not a position I wanted, it’s something I had to do. or speaker, but no writer or speaker understands the Time Cube. “
  11. Jump up^ “Timecube.com Picture” . Archived from the original on August 18, 2015 . Retrieved September 14, 2014 .
  12. Jump up^ “IAP 2002 Activity: Time Cube Read / Debate” . Retrieved April 5,2007 .
  13. Jump up^ “Oddball Time Cube theorist piques interest, elicits mixed response”, by Joshua Cuneo, The Technique . Georgia Institute of Technology. April 22, 2005. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
  14. Jump up^ Above God , Brett Hanover official site. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
  15. Jump up^ “Act One among the big winners at Indie Memphis”, by Chris Herrington, October 28, 2005, Memphis Flyer . Retrieved July 25, 2010.
  16. Jump up^ “Memphians Premiere New Film at Nashville Film Festival”, Michael Finger, April 18, 2008, Memphis Flyer . Retrieved July 25, 2010.
  17. Jump up^ “Dr. Gene Ray Time Cube Experience” . Richard Janczarski.
  18. Jump up^ Janczarski, Richard (2007). “The Bronze Age of Radio” (Interview). Interview with Charles Berman. New York : WHRW .
  19. Jump up^ “Grave Site of Richard Janczarski (1986-2008)” . BillionGraves.
  20. Jump up^ . SongMeaningshttp://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107859547803/ . Missing or empty( help ) |title=