New time unit named after worship leader Chris Tomlin
Chris Tomlin has already won Dove and Grammy awards for his songs, but to have physicists vote to name a new unit of measure after him leaves these trophies in the dust.
It has long been known that the 8 words of the song “How Great is Our God! (Sing with me)” are repeated for what seems like an eternity, and so physicists from MIT have dubbed a new time unit “The Tomlin” to describe a situation that feels like an infinite amount of time.
Relativity theory means that what can feel like an eternity during a worship song is, in reality, only about 20 minutes It is this distortion of reality experienced during Chris Tomlin’s songs that lead the scientists to use his name to describe this bizarre phenomenon.
“I am honored to have received this award in recognition of the enduring and endless nature of our God and my songs that reflect this characteristic,” Tomlin said in a press release.
It’s not the first time the singer has received recognition for this feature of his worship songs, apparently the 80s film “The Never Ending Story” was inspired by Tomlin’s first youth worship concert.
However, the singer has recently been diagnosed with functional limb weakness in both his arms due to holding them up, extended to heaven, for the duration of his worship hit “I Lift My Hands,” which averages anywhere between 25 and 30 minutes at his live concerts.
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