Time Cube: A Forgotten Word Virus

In the heyday of Geocities and American Online stood another titan of Internet lore. No, not the hallowed pages of Xanga, nor the graphic wonderland of Oregon Trail. It was a simple website crafted by an aged man in a stream of consciousness style formatted in a single column of text.

This site was the venerable TimeCube.com, a now defunct website filled with the radical theories and conspiratorial rantings of the self-proclaimed Wisest Human and Greatest Thinker, Gene Ray, the self-appointed “Doctor of Cubicism.”


I was introduced to the Time Cube theory in high school by members of my debate team. My teammates used portions of Dr. Ray’s theories to counter arguments made by their opponents during debate tournaments; these arguments were meant to confuse their opponents and present unfalsifiable claims. After viewing the website I quickly became enthralled with the fervor of Dr. Ray’s ranting. While amused I never took TimeCube.com seriously.

One day as I perused the website I was surprised to see Dr. Ray’s email address listed on the bottom of his site. I quickly wrote him an email and to my astonishment he replied and asked me to call him. I established a fairly regular communication with Dr. Ray for several years, mostly for satirical reasons. Dr. Ray would provide semi-coherent statements and talk about fishing for sturgeon while living on a houseboat on a lake in Georgia. I lost touch with Dr. Ray as my interest in his theory faded.

After recently learning that TimeCube.com went defunct in 2015 I felt that revisiting the theory would be nostalgic and perhaps I would recognize something profound in the seeming incoherence of Dr. Ray’s interior monologue.

Amid the variety of ramblings and disjointed concepts emerges a consistent villain in the Time Cube theory. Before discussing that villain, “Word” or as I term it the “Word Virus,” and its potential importance to our lives, let me briefly relate the basic outline of Dr. Ray’s theories.

Time Cube theory insists that all of modern physics and education is wrong, arguing that, among many other things, Greenwich Time is a global conspiracy. Dr. Ray utilized various graphs that purport to show how each day is really four separate days—sunup, midday, sundown, and midnight—occurring simultaneously.

The following quotation from the website illustrates 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 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.”

Another quotation relates another recurrent theme of Time Cube’s superiority over all other sciences making it the ultimate source of truth in the cosmos:

“Time Cube is the T.O.E. Theoretical physics’ Superstring Theory of the 4 fundamental forces exists within Time Cube. Time Cube is T.O.E. or Theory of Everything. It is the Theory of the Universe. It is the Holy Grail of Physics. It is the Ultimate Theory. It is the Unified Field Theory. It is the Theory to End all Theories – and is a totally different principle from theoretical physicists thinking. Academic ignorance of Time Cube dooms life.”

Dr. Ray developed his theories and explained how Time Cube could explain all human existence and save humanity from “Cubeless death.” A basic assumption is that “Nature’s Time is Cubic and perpetual. Linear Time is wrong and suicidal.”

Expanding on this premise, Dr. Ray develops his theory by highlighting the chaos permeating the universe. Chaos and Time Cube combine and begin the process of biological evolution. Energy and matter likewise conform to the Cubic principle. As life developed it also conformed to Time Cube theory, hence all lifeforms are Cubiform.

Note: The theoretical points mentioned above will not make sense outside of a deep study of Time Cube. In fact, they may never make sense even after such a study. My intent of mentioning them is to share some basic claims made by Dr. Ray.

Time Cube theory mentions the evolution of life in general, however its primary focus is on humanity since humans are responsible for hiding the “truth of Time Cube.” It is at this point that our villain enters the scene. Dr. Ray spent a fair amount of space on his site developing the concept of the Word Virus.

The Word Virus is analogous to the concept of the meme, which originated in Richard Dawkins’ 1976 book The Selfish Gene. A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. It is a unit for carrying cultural ideas and can be transmitted through speech, writing, symbols, etc. Dawkins acknowledged that “memes should be considered as living structures, not just metaphorically” and proposed to think of memes as “physically residing in the brain.”

Like a biological virus, the Word Virus infects humans through the promulgation of ideas that either contradict or ignore the “truth” of Time Cube. According to Dr. Ray, “Word is not Real nor Truth, but deadly virus of humanity, transmitted through language… Humans are educated stupid – and revel within their stupidity. Humans are enslaved by word, the most efficient mind control. Shackles & whips are obsolete.”

As the Word Virus grows in virulence its chances of infecting large numbers of people also increases. A state is formed when enough people in a given society are infected by the same Word Virus. The new state will create mechanisms to protect its interests, most especially the integrity of the Word Virus.

Within the state, academia is one of the two chief mechanisms by which the World Virus is spread. According to Time Cube theory academia, a chief target of Dr. Ray “…is mind control and a perfect enslavement for the masses of humans.” Instead of teaching the “truth” of Time Cube, academia promotes “1-corner science and technology.” Such “Cubeless” teachings will “separate man from nature” and “destroy all civilizations”

Like Plato before him, Dr. Gene Ray provides an explanation to man’s dreamlike reality through the mass-transmission of the anti-Time Cube Word Virus:

Did you see the movie Matrix? Actually the induced night “dream world” is synonymous with the academic religious induced daytime “word world” enslavement of humans. Word has no inherent value, as it was invented as a counterfeit and fictitious value to represent natural values in commerce. Unfortunately, human values have declined to fictitious word values. Unknowingly, you are living in a “Word World,” as in a fictitious life in a counterfeit nation – which you could consider Matrix induced “Dream World.” Can you distinguish the academic induced “Word World” from the natural “Real World”? Beware of the change when your brain is free from induced “Word World” enslavement – for you could find that the natural “Real World” has been destroyed.

In addition to the mechanism of academia, the state uses religion as a means to protect the World Virus infecting it. Religion, particularly monotheism, is a prime target of Dr. Ray’s ire. Since God is a “1-corner entity” he is inferior to the “4-corner” reality of the Time Cube (i.e. God is a singularity and according to Time Cube singularities cannot exist). The Word Virus denies the Cubiform nature of humanity and uses religion to appeal to the selfishness of 1-corner desires.

The collapse of civilization is imminent because the state is infected by the Word Virus and spreads lies or hides the reality of Time Cube. The state is omnipotent and beginning to resemble a singularity, which cannot exist, it will eventually collapse upon itself. The collapse of the state will result in destruction of “Word-civilization” and threatens to inflict “Cubeless doom” upon humanity.

Given that the Word Virus permeates the state we are left with two options: sit back and die or fight back against a Cubeless reality. According to Dr. Ray most of Nature is good while the Word Virus is evil. Dr. Ray proposed a Nietzchean concept of Eternal Recurrence as the cure for the Word Virus and mankind’s ignorance of Time Cube.

By mapping past iterations of reality upon our present we may predict what the future will bring. Those receptive of the Cube will find Cubic Harmony while those that reject Nature’s Fourfold Time Cube will perish in Cubeless doom.

Dr. Ray presented Time Cube as absolute truth, the only truth, and nothing but the truth. The enemy of Time Cube is the Word Virus, which must be purged from the twin pillars of academia and religion in order for the state to be purified and eventually replaced with Cubic harmony. One-corner falsehoods must be expurgated and replaced with Cubic truth.

We are left with a call to action and a promise of Cubic harmony by the Wisest Human and Greatest Thinker, Dr. Gene Ray, the Protector of the Code of the Pyramid and Purveyor of the Box of Gems:

It is up to the youth to force educators teach Time Cube, or inherit the barren Earth. Students must free their brain and organize as a power force to stop the plunder of Nature by word corrupted professors. If the 4 racial components of 2 sex pole hemispheres agreed to a cubing of the sphere as a spiritual unity, heavenly music of cubed sphere could be audible on Earth simultaneously to every human ear, not discord, but harmony.

In conclusion, I wanted to write this article highlighting the thought of Dr. Gene Ray and the basic components of Time Cube theory. While the general theory may be convoluted at best or the product of an unstable mine (Dr. Ray did once proclaim himself “Marble Man” and tried to organize marble tournaments in a giant geodesic dome as the solution for world peace) I believe there are kernels of truth that may be applied to our present time.

The Word Virus may not be merely an anti-Time Cube meme but rather the collective mental refuse proffered as truth to the masses. I am guilty of consuming it. By being aware of outside influences weakening our rational capacity, as one should be aware of biological viruses weakening one’s immune system, we may begin the process to remove these memes and become free and empowered individuals.

Lance Kennedy is a military officer, attorney, seventh-generation Texan. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a juris doctor from Southern Methodist University, and a master’s degree from Harvard University.

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