Wednesday, March 29, 2006
When the moon passes in front of the sun and blocks it completely—it is a total eclipse.
To see a total solar eclipse, you have to be in just the right spot on the earth.
When you look up in the sky at the sun and the moon, you notice a strange coincidence—both look the same size in the sky.
Now, they're not really the same size.
The sun's diameter is actually 400 times the moon's diameter. But, you must also take into account that the sun is also 400 times further away from the earth, reducing its apparent size to the same as the moon's.
It is thought that Earth is the only planet in the universe that this would occur.
Because we can view total eclipses we can study the Sun's corona and other things that we otherwise would not be able to.
Hmmm...it is like it designed that way.
Pictures of a solar eclipse as seen from space. Here and Here.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
With the approach of the atheists national holiday I thought you might find these figures interesting.
Here in America Christians have to fight to hold on to every right that our country was founded on.
The facts listed on this link are staggering, 3-9% of our population are atheists or agnostics.
How do they get such a large voice in policies and restrict our freedoms when 91% or higher belive in God?
Because the majority (believers in God) do or say nothing.
We say nothing, do nothing and care little until it is to late.
It is a shame. James sums up Jesus words when he says "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."Jam 1:22
We are hearers and not doers.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
"There, in the musty dark, the workers found a Cold War-era cache of provisions to have been used in the wake of a nuclear attack: some 350,000 packaged crackers, paper blankets, metal drums for water and medical supplies."
It is pretty neat to find something that you hid and forgot you did.
I think they will find it was hidden there for some elite people or some city official hid it for themselves or surly they would have known it was there.
Was it in a secret room or just one nobody went in?
Whenever I think I might find something like this it turns out to be like Geraldo Rivera opening Al Capone's vault.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
"Scientists have developed artificial, super-strength muscles powered by alcohol and hydrogen, which could eventually be used to make much better prosthetic limbs. The artificial muscles are 100 times more powerful than the body's own, and researchers believe they could be modified one day to use in 'exoskeletons', to give superhuman strength to certain professions such as firefighters, soldiers and astronauts."
I wonder if you will be able to rent one for jobs around the house?
I can think of several times one of these would have come in handy.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Evolutionists found a dinosaur that they thought should have feathers.
Their thinking is that the dinosaurs became birds and flew away (see Jurassic Park).
The biggest and heaviest animals became some of the smallest a light weight animals! Good theory.
Anyway here are some of their excuses for this dinosaur not having any feathers.
"There are a number of possible explanations for Juravenator's nakedness. Feathers could have been lost on the evolutionary line leading to Juravenator after arising in an ancestor to both it and its feathered relatives.
It is also possible that this particular fossil of Juravenator, which appears to be a juvenile, only grew feathers as an adult or lost its feathers for part of the year.
It is entirely possible that Juravenator did have feathers, but they simply failed to fossilize.
Whether or not the new specimen raises interesting questions about how feathers -- and thus birds -- evolved, most experts do not see it as a challenge to the widely accepted view that modern birds are descended from dinosaurs."
I know maybe dinosaurs didn't become birds, birds are a different kind than dinosaurs (four footed beasts).
They start out with the faulty presumptions that we all come from a rock that was rained on for millions of years and have to have common ancestor.
Well once again evolution is startlingly let down by the fossil record.
Link to CNN story Link to Feathers and flight Thanks Randy
Monday, March 13, 2006
Satellites are zooming in on what some think is Noah's ark.
Porcher Taylor, an associate professor in paralegal studies at the University of Richmond's School of Continuing Studies in Virginia, said "I maintain that if it is the remains of something manmade and potentially nautical, then it's potentially something of biblical proportions."
Thursday, March 09, 2006
"A team of American-led divers has discovered a new crustacean in the South Pacific that resembles a lobster and is covered with what looks like silky, blond fur.
Scientists said the animal, which they named Kiwa hirsuta, was so distinct from other species that they created a new family and genus for it.
The divers found the animal in waters 7,540 feet deep at a site 900 miles south of Easter Island last year."
I love that we are still finding new things.
The desire to discover is a gift God gives to all of us, to draw all men to himself, and it fascinates me.
I also think this lobster reminds me of this T-shirt.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
"They paid down some debt. The balance on their JCPenney Platinum MasterCard had gotten to an unhealthy level. So they sent in a large payment, a check for $6,522.
And an alarm went off. A red flag went up. The Soehnges' behavior was found questionable."
"The amount they had sent in was much larger than their normal monthly payment. And if the increase hits a certain percentage higher than that normal payment, Homeland Security has to be notified. And the money doesn't move until the threat alert is lifted."
Wow! I guess all terrorists pay their bills down before blowing themselves and others up.
I had heard that any bank transaction over $5,000 dollars was watched and I guess this proves it.
That is why I only deal in 10's and 20's. (Or maybe that is all I have)
Friday, March 03, 2006
Just when you think science knows everything, at least thats what they tell us, something new comes along.
The thing is this is not the first post I have had on a new creature being found.
Here is a quote from this article. "Worldwide, marine biologists tend to discover two or three new shark species in any given year."
What? A year, every year? And that is just sharks!
What is out there that we don't know?
What a wonderful and marvelous creation He has given us to explore!