In his stunning essay ‘How to Create a World That Does Not Collapse Two Days Later,’ in ‘I Think I Can Arrive Soon,’ novelist Philip K. Dick implies that time on Earth has finished in AD 50, and provides clear reasons for his theory.

In other terms, he insists that our present reality should not take place in the twenty-first century, and that we are being duped into existing in a false world trapped in a space-time pocket in AD 50.

“This is my theory: time isn’t the true thing… Despite all the transition that we witness, the atmosphere of transformation is underpinned by the unseen overarching landscape: the Bible. This invisible context is the age immediately following Christ’s death and resurrection; that is, the time frame of the Book of Acts.

“There is internal evidence…

The other one, an unchanging one, exists under the apparent phenomenal universe of change, much as Parmenides and Plato believed… and we’re going to be able to get to the bottom of it…

“Thousands of years go by, but the world of the Bible stays concealed under it, still present and true.”

The Bible is a real yet hidden landscape to Penis, one that never varies but is often concealed from our point of view. Dick relates a sequence of incidents in his life that took him back to the time of the Book of Acts.

His novels had unexpected snippets of the Bible that he had never read at the time of their creation.

It all becomes clear to him when a young Christian lady with a shimmering golden fish necklace comes to his door with pain killers. There are so many coincidences here.

Although Dick acknowledges that his seemingly absurd arguments would be chuckled at by modern scientists, he advocates his peculiar worldview as a realistic metaphor for the challenges people experience while seeking to grasp the facts.

Heraclitus, a Milesian pre-Socratic Greek scholar, wrote:

“It’s in the shape of artifacts to cover.”

“The world is not as it appears to be, for what it is probably, at its deepest level, is just like the human being is at its deepest level—name it mind or soul, it is something unitary that resides and thinks, and just seems to be plural and substance,” Dick argues.

According to Dick, God and the universe was both the thinker and the thing that felt: the thinker and the thought combined.

“So the universe is a thinker and a thinker, and because we are a member of it, we as humans are, at the end of the day, the thinkers and thinkers of certain ideas.”