Velcroman1 writes: God created the universe in six days. Science says it took 15 billion years. How to reconcile those numbers? If you're Gerald Schroeder, the answer is simple: Do the math. The math, however, is not so simple. Schroeder is an MIT-schooled physicist and biblical scholar who teaches at the College of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He's trying to reconcile the ancient writings of the Bible with science, starting at the beginning: Did God create the universe in six days, resting on the seventh? Or was it born in a fiery "big bang" billions of years ago? Schroeder says the Bible's opening chapters ARE descriptions of the big bang itself. They are, as he says, "identical realities."