Thursday, April 27, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
I love seeing these models, it gives you a taste of just how big a boat it really was.
I found this site and was surprised to see a modeler that I knew personally, Joe O'Connell.
He has a room in his house dedicated to building ark models. He calls it "the ark room".
I can't remember how many he says he has made but every time he builds one some one end up buying from him.
Joe is an all around neat guy and I love talking to him about creation.
Monday, April 24, 2006
VISOKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Researchers in Bosnia on Wednesday unearthed the first solid evidence that an ancient pyramid lies hidden beneath a massive hill — a series of geometrically cut stone slabs that could form part of the structure's sloping surface.
Researchers believe the structure itself is a colossal 220 meters (722 feet) high, or a third taller than Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza.
Earlier research on the hill, known as Visocica, found that it has perfectly shaped, 45-degree slopes pointing toward the cardinal points, and a flat top. Under layers of dirt, workers discovered a paved entrance plateau, entrances to tunnels and large stone blocks.
They believe other pyramids are nearby and that they are connected by the tunnels.
Interesting find and I look forward to when they have all uncovered.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Thursday, April 13, 2006
"We have room for but one flag, the American flag ... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Pianka is his name and he began by laying out his concerns about how human overpopulation is ruining the Earth. He presented a doomsday scenario in which he claimed that the sharp increase in human population since the beginning of the industrial age is devastating the planet. He warned that quick steps must be taken to restore the planet before it's too late.
“We're no better than bacteria!”
Professor Pianka said the Earth as we know it will not survive without drastic measures. Then, and without presenting any data to justify this number, he asserted that the only feasible solution to saving the Earth is to reduce the population to 10 percent of the present number.
He explained. That, disease offered the most efficient and fastest way to kill the billions that must soon die if the population crisis is to be solved.
His favorite candidate for eliminating 90 percent of the world's population is airborne Ebola ( Ebola Reston ), because it is both highly lethal and it kills in days, instead of years.
When Pianka finished his remarks, the audience applauded. It wasn't merely a smattering of polite clapping that audiences diplomatically reserve for poor or boring speakers. It was a loud, vigorous and enthusiastic applause.
“You know, the bird flu's good, too.” They laughed again when he proposed, with a discernable note of glee in his voice that, “We need to sterilize everybody on the Earth, Smarter people have fewer kids.”
After noting that the audience did not represent the general population, a questioner asked, "What kind of reception have you received as you have presented these ideas to other audiences that are not representative of us?"
Pianka replied, "I speak to the converted!"
With this, the questioning was over. Immediately almost every scientist, professor and college student present stood to their feet and vigorously applauded the man who had enthusiastically endorsed the elimination of 90 percent of the human population. Some even cheered. Dozens then mobbed the professor at the lectern to extend greetings and ask questions.
I think if he and his followers are genuine and sincere in their beliefs then they should set the example, volunteer, go first.
But no they think it should be everyone else but them.
Where is our homeland security on this one?
This sounds like a terrorist threat to me.