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#39 The Next Big Thing

  • January 26, 2015 7:14 am

No, it will not be a new iPhone, a car that can drive itself or an artificial intelligence that will answer our questions about the universe. These are small things. I am talking much bigger than that.
According to the Jewish calendar 2015 is the year 5775. The bible indicates that God will labor with us for 6000 years before he brings down judgment and then 1000 years of peace (the millennium). Although the Jewish calendar may be off by a handful of years, that means that we have about 225 years before God “lowers the boom” on us.
Note: 2015 are the years since Jesus was born however experts do not know exactly when he was born.

I have kept you in suspense long enough. The NEXT BIG thing is when God brings Turkey, Persia, Libya and Ethiopia (as well as others) to attack Israel. Most biblical end time prophesy is about Israel. These armies will cover the ground like a blanket and will attack Israel from all sides. Israel has a formidable army itself but it will be no match for the forces arrayed against them.
“And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.
And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.”

Now there is good news and bad news. The bad news is that many people will be killed – mostly Muslims because these countries are Muslim countries. The good news is that many nations will come to God because of this.
“Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.”

The Jewish temple will be rebuilt where the Dome of the Rock now stands because the Dome of the Rock will have fallen. The Muslims will not have the power to stop its construction because they were nearly annihilated.
“For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.


Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock

Ezekiel's Temple

Ezekiel’s Temple

Note: Speculations on the dates for bible prophecies’ fulfillment are almost always wrong. However I will SPECULATE that the date of this attack on Israel will occur in 2017 – so we shall see what we shall see.

Question to Ponder: If you are alive when the NEXT BIG THING happens what will you do?

# 38 300 Chimps

  • January 24, 2015 7:57 am

Let’s have a little fun. Usually scientific propaganda tries to snow us with fuzzy math, large numbers and theoretical scenarios that could never ever happen. One fun scenario is: a infinite number of chimpanzees typing on typewriters for an infinite amount of time and producing some notable literary work -usually conjectured as William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”. This is called the Infinite Monkey Theorem.
Now I submit that there is no such thing as infinite. One of the problems is that because infinity is beyond examination ANYTHING can be attributed to what happens there without anyone’s ability to prove it wrong. Everything we know is finite and although something may be very, very small and others very, very large they are still finite.
Well getting back to the chimps, we want to do an experiment with them also. However because we have a limited (nonexistent) budget we will only use 300 chimps. To compensate for our lack of resources we have procured 300 of the best chimps from the Chimp Screen Writers Guild. Our goal is to write “A Monkey’s Tail” a manuscript of 300 pages. Each chimp is tasked to write one page of this soon to be literary sensation.

Now these guys are pros and except for having to stop every couple of minutes for a banana break, unjamming the keys, the constant changing of the paper and the incessant “monkeying around” these little hairy guys were each able to knock out a page in 1 day. Think of this staggering achievement. The probability of doing 1 page of 300 words is 1/(50^200) allowing for 100 typos and no requirement for capitals. I would be kidding you if told I could calculate the odds of the 300 chimps typing a unique page of our great novel. Lets just say that this is maybe where they came up with the concept of infinity.
But wait just because we have the 300 random pages of our novel we still have to collate them. Fortunately these chimps are editors also and were able to put the 300 pages of our novel in order in 4 days so they were able to take the weekend off. The probability of arranging these 300 pages was 1 in 300! (300 factorial) or 1 in 3×10^614.

300 chimps

Okay we had to upgrade the experiment from typewriters to word processors

Being that our chimps miraculously were able to produce our manuscript of “A Monkey’s Tale” we thought that maybe we could use them to construct human DNA. To give them a running start we would provide a pile of the 208×10^9 atoms to work with.
The chimps devised an ingenious strategy of attacking the problem like they did the manuscript assignment. They would break the pile down into “books” and then assemble these “books” into the DNA sequence. However they realized that they would need help so they beat the jungle telegraph and got on board an additional 29,700 chimps. Before they were dealing with only 90,000 letters but they now had 208×10^9 (208,000,000,000) atoms to arrange.
Immediately this burgeoning crew swarmed the huge pile of atoms. The scene was mind boggling – atom after atom they furiously assembled into a “book” of 90,000 atoms. They calculated that they had to assemble 208×10^9/90×10^3 or 2.3×10^6 “books” of genetic information. 2.3×10^6/3×10^4 means that it would take this crew approximately 100 days to accomplish this phase of the task if they were able to maintain the same proficiently they had on the novel. Fortunately they were and 100 days later phase one was complete.
Again this by now “crack” team, got together to devise the strategy to assemble 2.3×10^6 “books” of information.
Note: If these were actual books laid one on top the other the pile would be over 82 miles high.
They calculated that phase two would take (2.3×10^6)!. They, like I could not actually calculate this probability but they started to rough it to 304x303x302x301x(300!) to test the feasibility. If 300! is 3×10^614 then 304x303x302x301 times that would be 8.3×10^9 time more. Even using that infinitesimal approximate increase meant the entire crew would have to work 8.3×10^9/3×10^4 times 4 days or 11×10^5 days or approximately 3000 years. The Chimp Screen Writer Guild figured they had better things to do for the next trillion (they couldn’t even calculate how many) years so they ordered their workers off the job.
We were actually very glad that they had because we did not have the money (bananas) to pay them in the first place, and they were really messy workers. Also the fact they had about a 33% error rate meant not only was our novel not publishable but also there would have been some 69,000,000,000 mistakes in our DNA sequence. We couldn’t afford the law suits.

Joke: if a woman kisses a frog and it becomes a prince – it is called a fairy tale. If given enough time, a frog, even without the benefit of a kiss, becomes a prince – it is called science.

Question to Ponder: Who is kidding whom here?

#37 The Godhead

  • January 19, 2015 7:27 am

Almost everybody doesn’t understand the Godhead. The Godhead is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
If anybody really wants to try to understand spiritual things it is essential to understand the Godhead.
Recently I watched a video on YouTube where a “Christian” converted to Islam and some of reasons he reportedly did it for. Most of these reasons centered around Jesus and the reason why he could not be God. He has like most people, a mish-mash of wrong perceptions of Jesus and the Godhead. These wrong perceptions are furthered by Christians who have tried to incorporate the three entities of the Godhead into one entity that is separate persons but equal (the Trinity) – God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost).

Note: I don’t want to sound like I am more spiritual/smarter than the multitude of Christian who believe in the Trinity. These teachers would put me to shame on their knowledge of the Bible. Not withstanding that fact I think that this construct (the Trinity) causes those who might actually try to understand the Godhead and particularly Jesus, great difficulty. There are MANY supporting references for the statements following (you have to take my word for it) but rather than turning this post into a book I have tried to give the salient points.

God is a title. When capitalized in the Bible it denotes one or more of the Godhead. The Hebrew word translated as God is usually the plural -Gods.
God the Father existed before EVERYTHING – heaven, the spiritual beings, time, space and the universe.
God the Father created EVERYTHING – heaven, the spiritual beings, time, space and the universe.
God the Father didn’t have a beginning as we may understand it because there was no time to mark a beginning (beyond this point we cannot go).
God the Father is a spirit and has a Holy Spirit and does not have a body because he created even the concept of bodies. A bunch of body parts as we now have just didn’t float together to form God.
The first thing God the Father did was to create an “only begotten” SON who is God the Son (who had and now has a spiritual body) because he inherited the title of GOD from his Father. All the other angels and Satan are sons of God because having created them he was their father but not specifically as a “begotten” son.
God the Father made the creation by and through God the Son. God the Father’s purpose for doing this was to make God the Son his connection to all of God the Father’s creation.
The Holy Spirit is the agency/person (a difficult concept to express) by which God the Father operates.
God the Father SENT God the Son into the world to test and redeem his creation.
The Holy Ghost infused (for a lack of a better word) the spirit of God the Son into Mary so that God the Son could take on flesh and serve as the REDEEMER of the creation. God the Son when he was born was to be called Jesus (Jehoshua).
God the Son was made a man (the son of Adam) so as a man he could be tested and take away the sin that his father according to the flesh, Adam, had brought into the world.
God the Son lived, taught, suffered and was crucified as a MAN.
God the Son took on the sins of the world and God the Father hide his presents from him briefly as he suffered on the cross being a sacrifice to God the Father becoming sin for MAN.
God the Son died and his body laid in the grave for 3 days.
God the Son’s spirit descended in hell and took away Satan’s authority over death and hell (the grave).
God the Father raised God the Son bodily from the dead on the third day being that God the Father accepted God the Son’s sacrifice and God the Father promised God the Son that he would not leave him in hell.
God the Father couldn’t be tested and couldn’t die.
God the Son was made flesh so that he could be tested and DIE.
God the Father has given God the Son ALL power in heaven and earth.
God the Father has given NO OTHER NAME other than the name of Jesus (God the Son) by which to receive eternal life.
God the Father is God Almighty.
God the Son is the Beginning and the End, the head of all principality and power having the preeminence in EVERTHING.

Question to Ponder: Knowing who Jesus is, does this change your thinking any?

#36 Evolution is Nuts

  • November 25, 2014 9:45 am

Yeah, I finally said it. Evolution is nuts!
I have been challenged on comments that I have posted on youtube. Many have been very (for a better word) nasty as though they SURELY KNOW something that I don’t. The question that presents itself to everyone is how did THIS (life, the universe and everything) happen. Now I have stated many times neither evolution nor creation will ever be proven. The prevailing wisdom is of course that everything just evolved over a huge period of time. Most of us just know what we have been told, mostly by those who only know what they have been told. But THIS is so complex that we will never be able to comprehend it alone prove it.
Note: The reason why evolution will never be proven is because it is WRONG. The reason that creation will never be proven is because God saves us by FAITH and if we can prove he is the creator then faith is no longer needed.

However despite the fact that we can prove very little about THIS, there are things that make sense and those that don’t. The universe is mind boggling. Maybe somehow the universe could of just happened but certainly not in the fashion presently accepted. The present theories contradict almost all of the previously proven and accepted science.

But LIFE. This is where things go really nuts. With ALL of our technology we have NEVER produced the simplest life. A bacterium supposedly is the simplest living thing. It is itself mind boggling complex. It contains an estimated 100,000,000,000,000 atoms. It has a membrane constructed in an elaborate order. It has flagella that are attached to molecular motors that rotate them at 17,000 rpm to allow the bacterium to move. They have all kinds of junk (a biological term) inside them to do “the things that they do”. As Dr. Frankenstein said they are “alive” and we really do not know why or really what makes them alive. They live, eat, reproduce, and in some case cause all kinds of problems. Now that we got those little buggers we supposedly have to make everything else out of them! NOT ON YOUR LIFE! Gram_negative_cell_wall_svg

JUST ADDED: I just came across a video about hearing and balance. It struck me how difficult it is to even try to explain much less follow what is happening in the ear in order for us to hear and have a sense of balance.
It is CRAZY to think that this mind boggling complex system just sort of developed given any amount of time you want to assume. This of course doesn’t take into account how this system is translated into meaningful information by the (brain).

Now let us look at the “human condition”. With evolution life ultimately has no meaning. We can attach any meaning we like to life but in the end we and our life is in the “big picture” meaningless. That defies almost everybody’s sensibilities no matter what we believe otherwise. 14,000,000,000 people have lived signifying nothing? Do we have to come up with absurd theories on life to get us to this nauseating conclusion?

Question to Ponder: Should we give this some serious thought because the ramifications are monumental (I couldn’t come up with a stronger word)?

#35 The New Scientists

  • October 16, 2014 7:25 am

When I started in college I wanted to be a physicist. However I was told that jobs for physicists were few and far between so I went into engineering instead. It is hard to make a buck no matter what you do but being any sort of physicist is particularly hard. It is a very esoteric type of vocation and there aren’t many companies willing to pay you for it. This of course is also true for many of the academic pursuits. In the academic world there is a saying “publish or die”. This means that in order to get academic “cred” you have to come up with something that publishers deem worthy of at least publishing. Of course it is best if that which is published is accepted by the academic community also. The more the publication is accepted the higher are the rewards which accompany it.
Much of the basic scientific work is done by companies pursuing commercial use. That leaves the rest of the theory guys to hopefully get gigs in government research and those who can’t in teaching institutions (those that cannot do teach).
Now like most groups scientists tend to be “birds of a feather”. Besides their love of science they also have achieved their positions thru extensive peer review. Those scientists who do not support the prevailing scientific wisdom tend to be side tracked if not completely ostracized. Originally many of the great universities were established to promote Christian ideals however they have become totally secularized and are in fact hostile to Christianity.
Today anything even remotely pertaining to God is completely rejected out of hand. Because much of science today is at its observational (experimental) limits many scientist propose strictly conjectural theories and the wilder the better.

The Fermilabs in Bativia Illinois was started in 1967 by the US government to investigate high-energy particle physics. It housed the Tevatron accelerator which was 3.6 miles in circumference and reported identifing the top quark. Having achieved this “great success” the Tevaron was shut down in 2011 and the facility was given to the state of Illinois and its academic institutions (Illinois is or near bankrupt).

The CERN High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (supercollider) was built at the French-Swiss border for a cost of 7 billion euros and went operational in 2008. This machine is huge (17 miles in circumference) and a phenomenal engineering feat. It employed 10,000 to find the Higgs boson a.k.a the God particle. Around 2013 they reported they had found the Higgs boson which completes the quantum Standard Model. Apparently there is some internal conflict as to their findings. The problem they face is that the group wants to show results for the fantastic amount of time and money they have spent and the fact that if they have found the Higgs boson money will dry up and the supercollider may be shut down like the Tevatron.

In stead of spending long nights peering into the heavens or feverishly working in laboratory to come up with experimental proof for their theories some scientist have found that taking their show on the road is the road to fame and fortune. These secular scientific “evangelists” preach to the choir who reject biblical accounts and these pitch-men expound upon things of which they have little or no fundamental knowledge. The more outlandish their stories the more their public eats them up.

Question to Ponder: Do you think that you can come up with a more outlandish story than these guys (after all you do not need to have much to back it up)?

#34 Folly

  • October 12, 2014 4:56 am

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low;
Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.
And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Question to Ponder: If you do it “your way” how do you think that that is going to work out for you?

#33 Without Excuse

  • August 7, 2014 4:52 am

I was trying to cut people who do not believe in God some slack. I reasoned that because they do not see him, hear him, touch him, smell him or even taste him it is difficult for people to believe that God exists.

Maybe they are not faultless as I presumed.

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,”

We take life pretty much at face value. Like a fish is oblivious to the water it lives in we are unaware of how MIRACULOUS everything is. When we want to wax poetic we refer to a baby’s birth as “the miracle of birth” Yet without hyperbole it is truly miraculous. Earth is the only place that we know of that has life – abundant life. Not only is there life but there is beauty – blue skies, billowy white clouds, blue waters and green grass and trees. Let’s not forget beautiful flowers. Everything for our pleasure and all working in a profound harmony. If we could live on the Moon we would have none of this, just white dust and black skies.

The Sun has given us warmth and light for at least 6000 years. At any given time there are areas that are 120°F above zero and  120°F below zero yet since we have been recording temperatures the average temperature of the Earth has not varied by more than 1°F.

Little things like dust mites which are so small they can hardly be seen live, eat, and breed generation upon generation. No one tells them how to do it yet they proliferate even with our attempts to stop that. A seed can lay dormant for decades yet when planted blooms into whatever it is supposed to be. Boy, are seeds resilient and smart.
I can sort of kinda fathom how an animal or human starts out as an egg and when the egg is fertilized it starts the process of dividing and growing. The thing that I cannot understand is instead of being a whole mess of the original cells they form mind boggling complex interconnected structures. The eye of a human embryo starts as a black dot the size of the period at the end of this sentence with at least 30 main parts – 120 million rods – 6 million cones – and a bundle of 1 million nerve fibers that connect to specific brain cells. WOW!

” I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

Now this complexity applies not only to humans but to all animals as well (and plants aren’t slouches either – a potato is supposed to have more chromosomes than a human being). As I have mentioned  in other posts “scientists” like to play number games. The odds of a deck of cards thrown up and landing in suited order is 52 factorial or 8 x 10ˆ67 . That would be the equivalent to throwing up a deck of cards every minute for 150 million million million million million million million million million million  years but truly it would never happen taking into account spatial considerations.  The chances of a self replicating peptide of 32 amino acids is 10ˆ40.  DNA contains 208 billion atoms. If each atom represented a letter that would be the equivalent to roughly 1.5 million books of information. There are 200,000 nucleotides in our DNA. All of this in something so small it takes very powerful microscopes to even see it. Biologists have tried for over a century to create the simplest life but have failed.

One interesting thing I heard is that DNA is just the parts list for building living things. When you are building a house the lumber, plumbing, shingles, etc. are like the DNA. However in order to actually build the house you need house plans to tell how the parts are to be assembled. Biologists presently do not know where the plan comes from to assemble the DNA parts.

Question to Ponder: Where do you think the PLAN comes from ?

#32 Rules of the Game

  • July 31, 2014 1:57 am

Everything has rules. These rules are called laws when they cannot be or at least should not be broken. There is the rule of law to govern societies. There are natural laws that govern nature. There are spiritual laws that govern supernatural things.
There are 7 billion people on the earth a weavin’ and a bobbin’. In order to avoid chaos men have developed laws to try to set bounds on people’s activities. Natural laws help prevent chaos and establish structure in nature. Spiritual laws encompass all the above and also things that most people are unaware of. Spiritual laws avoid chaos in the spiritual realm. Most everybody assumes that these natural rules and laws that everything is governed by, just are. There is no “law giver”.  Moses is known as the “law giver” however he was only the messenger. God gave the Law to Moses to codify his relationship to the children of Israel and their relationship to each other.

Now let’s look at the big bang:
4.5 billion years ago there existed nothing or there existed eternally everything but it was very teeny tiny. Now for some unknown reason nothing became or started to become EVERYTHING. Or because this teeny tiny eternal everything was fed up with being teeny tiny it exploded violently. Hurdling through space or creating space as it hurdled or really just standing still as space wormed its way into “everything”, decided like societies that it had better come up with some laws before things got completely out of control. Imagine all this “stuff” annihilating itself instead of doing its expanding universe thing. Things contracting instead of expanding. Stuff repulsing instead of attracting. I think you get the idea.
Scientists discover and use natural laws to do some fantastic things like the exploration of the Moon and Mars. The reason that they can use these laws is because they were designed to govern the things of nature and they are constant. No one could get from point A to point B alone Mars if these laws were not constant. One of the most well-known equations is E=MC2 (sorry for no superscript). The energy in matter is equal to its mass times the speed of light squared. Now bare in mind that this equation or law, if you will, does not create or do anything. All it does is explain the relationship of energy to matter.

Now let’s look at genesis:
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Note – Most scientists reject this statement.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Note – Semi chaos but God is working.
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
Note – God established a relationship between the water and the firmament – a law.
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Note – God established a relationship between the dry land and the water – a law.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
Note – God created the first vegetation and established how it was to reproduce – a law.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
Note- God THEN made the Sun, the Moon, and the stars.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years
Note – Yes and God made the laws to govern them.

Laws are established by intellect not by stuff!

Question to Ponder: But do you think that sometimes PEOPLE make dumb laws!

#31 A Small Horse

  • July 26, 2014 7:46 am

Recently I posted some comments on youtube. They were in response to videos on time dilation and the big bang. I stated that evolution and the big bang are fantasies. Evolution and the big bang are basically attempts to explain life and the universe without acknowledging God.
Now this is not new and is the prevalent thought of most people today. Most (Western countries) people’s skin crawls at the mere mention of God so they grasp at any ideas that would replace God as the creator of life and the universe.
They cling to science to help them put God out of the equation. After all we cannot see God, hear him, smell or taste him so therefore he must not exist. They (we) are to smart to believe in that superstitious baloney. So we make up our own baloney to put aside the God baloney.
When I was a kid many moons ago I used to love going to the NY Museum of Natural History. I saw the exhibits showing the genesis of man from fish to apes to man. It looked great to me. Back then they also explained how the universe was created by one hydrogen atom combining with another hydrogen atom to form a helium atom. It seemed okay to me but I did question where ALL those hydrogen atoms came from in the first place.
On youtube I challenged the thought experiment with a theoretical light clock in a spaceship traveling at speeds approaching the speed of light. I had seen several videos espousing the same principle. I asked one author if he would run the calculation again with the axis of the clock parallel to the direction of travel. He responded that his calculations were not meant as a proof of time dilation but that there were “many experiments” that supported this theory. I asked again if he would rerun his calculation with the parallel clock axis but he refused.
Now this little exchange has little to do with the big bang but it does illustrate that the “scientific community” does not like to have there ideas challenged.
Other responses to my statement that evolution and the big bang were fantasies met with some very strong statements that I was a idiot and that anyone who believes in God is an idiot.
I said that people are free to believe in whatever they want and that most people do not believe in God and that there is less and less of us who do but that in itself does not make us wrong.
Science used to depend on experimental proof but not anymore. Science today is loaded with dogma. If you look thru eyes that do not believe in God then all that they see will be interpreted as there is no God. There is an excellent youtube video not about God but about the current state of science today.
Science to support evolution and the big bang depend on very large time frames for things to happen. Perhaps if you allow a long enough time maybe most “anything” can happen. This of course works for them and against them. Maybe “anything” like life could just happen but they certainly were not around to witness it or can they possibly duplicate it in the lab because it took too darned long in the first place. But they still assume it just happened.
With the big bang cosmologists are coming up with more and more stars all the time. They are up to I think a 100 hundred billion or so. Well this makes it easier to speculate at there “must” be other planets that would sustain life BUT on the other hand it really makes it hard to squeeze all these puppies down to the size of a pea OR worst yet that they were made from nothing, by nothing, for no apparent reason. However that has not stopped them.
There was a Bob Newhart TV episode where as host of his local TV program “Vermont Today” he was having a contest who could bring in the world’s smallest horse. The first contestant brought in an actual small horse. The next contestant brings in a little larger horse. Dick (Bob Newhart) looked and said that it was not a smaller horse. As Dick was about to announce that contestant winner a woman comes in with a basset hound with a saddle on it. Dick tells the woman that that was not a horse but the woman insists that it was. Finally a man brought a large horse because he thought they wanted the oldest horse. The show ends with everybody bickering.
The morale that can be drawn from this little story is that the present explanation for life and the universe is a dog and when they come back with at least a “small horse” then we can talk.

Question to Ponder: Do think that it takes a great scientist to know when you are looking at a dog? Do you think that you have to engage in a rigorous debate to prove your point or is the obvious sufficient?

#30 Does Anyone Care?

  • March 25, 2012 6:35 am

I just did a google search to see if this blog was listed under answers to life, the universe and everything and MOST of the listings were for “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.

Now I think that this story and ALL the videos that it has spawned is really, really clever and I really, really wanted to post one of the videos. Like most clever things many interpretations can be given. Usually however while the interpretation of this type of story cannot even be fully expressed by its author it can be boiled down to a rejection of anything absolute or spiritual.
And add to this the fact that any sober dealing with life, the universe and everything is relegated to cyber obscurity means that this topic is very low on most people’s hit parade.
It therefore can be reasonably assumed that most people do not in fact care.
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
So the fact that most people don’t care is their PROBLEM and does not impact God’s plan one teeny-weeny bit.

The thing that I get out of this video is that man (we) will NEVER get the answer to life, the universe and everything outside of what has been stated for centuries in the Bible.

Question to Ponder: Do YOU think that we will ever develope a powerful enough SUPER COMPUTER to find a better answer than in the Bible?