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Time Cube is a website created by Gene Ray, also known as Otis Eugene Ray, in 1997, where he sets out his personal model of reality, which he calls Time Cube. He suggests that all of modern physics is wrong, that religion (specifically Christianity) is evil, and that the idea of family is poisoning children. The model proposes that each day is really four separate days occurring simultaneously.John C. Dvorak wrote in PC Magazine that "Metasites that track crackpot sites often say this is the number one nutty site."
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The website is mostly text written in centered, multi-colored variously-sized type in a single vertical column. The following quotation from the TimeCube.com website illustrates a recurring theme from Gene Ray's ideas:
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 forces join, 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 single rotation of Earth - equated to a Higher Order of Life Time Cube.
Ray has wagered $10,000 that his theories cannot be proven wrong.
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. He repeated his $10,000 offer for professors to disprove his theories at the event; none attempted it.
John C. Dvorak of PC Magazine characterized the site's content as "endless blather". Asked by Martin Sargent in 2003 how it felt to be an Internet celebrity, Ray stated that it was not a position he wanted, but something he felt he had to do as "no writer or speaker understands the Time Cube". Ray also spoke about Time Cube at the Georgia Institute of Technology in April 2005, in a speech in which he attacked the instruction offered by academics.
A 2004 editorial in The Maine Campus student newspaper remarked upon the site's "subtle little racist ideologies" which culminate in Ray describing racial integration as "destroying all of the races".
In 2005, Brett Hanover made Above God, a short documentary film about Ray and Time Cube, which won awards for Best Documentary at the Indie Memphis Film Festival and the Atlanta Underground Film Festival.