Sunday, October 30, 2016
2 Kings 23:5
He did away with the idolatrous priests appointed by the kings of Judah to burn incense on the high places of the towns of Judah and on those around Jerusalem--those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun and moon, to the constellations and to all the starry hosts.
Beware lest you act corruptly by making a carved image for yourselves, in the form of any figure, ..."And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars--all the heavenly array--do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.
Catholic SUN Worship?
Monstrances are usually elaborate in design; most are carried by the priest. Others may be much larger fixed constructions, typically for displaying the host in a special side chapel, often called the "Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament". For portable designs, the preferred form is a sunburst.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Now search all of history, from the time God created people on the earth until now, and search from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything as great as this ever been seen or heard before?
The boundary of our solar system is the heliosphere's edge. The heliosphere is all that area where the solar wind's outflow tends to predominate over incoming interstellar radiation. There is a loosely defined boundary where the solar winds drop off and cosmic radiation heading toward the solar system begins to predominate. But as you can imagine, this is not a sudden shift. It's not a stable line, either. The intensities of both the solar winds and cosmic radiation vary substantially over time, so it's a constantly shifting zone.
It's somewhat like this with galaxies. In general, we define a galaxy as all that space within which the gravitational pull of the galaxy's center of mass is still strong enough to keep stars in orbit around the galactic core. But this is a highly amorphous line. Its exact location differs by coordinate and is controlled by the mass and center of mass of the galaxy in question as it competes with other large-scale structures nearby. As you can imagine, the mass and coordinate location of the nearby large scale structures is a constantly moving, seething target. So long as there isn't a competing mass overpowering that of the galaxy in question, it would be possible for a star or planetary system -- given the right mass and velocity -- to fall into orbit around a galaxy but be far, far outside that galaxy's main body of orbiting objects.
Friday, October 28, 2016
"Don't listen to everything that is spoken— you may hear your servant cursing you,"
Telephone tapping (also wire tapping or wiretapping in American English) is the monitoring of telephone and Internet conversations by a third party, often by covert means. The wire tap received its name because, historically, the monitoring connection was an actual electrical tap on the telephone line. Legal wiretapping by a government agency is also called lawful interception. Passive wiretapping monitors or records the traffic, while active wiretapping alters or otherwise affects it.
Lawful interception is officially strictly controlled in many countries to safeguard privacy; this is the case in all developed democracies. In theory, telephone tapping often needs to be authorized by a court, and is, again in theory, normally only approved when evidence shows it is not possible to detect criminal or subversive activity in less intrusive ways; often the law and regulations require that the crime investigated must be at least of a certain severity.Illegal or unauthorized telephone tapping is often a criminal offense.However, in certain jurisdictions such as Germany and France, courts will accept illegally recorded phone calls without the other party's consent as evidence, but the unauthorized telephone tapping will still be prosecuted.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
WHY THE YOUNG EARTH IN THE BEGGINING WAS A WARMED CLIMATE?
God called the light “day,” (yom) and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day (yom).-Genesis 1:5
The "Day " in Hebrew is " Yom"
The word "Yom's" root meaning is to be hot as the warm hours of a day.
Carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that has become a bane of modern society, may have saved Earth from freezing over early in the planet’s history, according to the first detailed laboratory analysis of the world’s oldest sedimentary rocks.
Scientists have theorized for years that high concentrations of greenhouse gases could have helped Earth avoid global freezing in its youth by allowing the atmosphere to retain more heat than it lost. Now a team from the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder that analyzed ancient rocks from the eastern shore of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec, Canada, have discovered the first direct field evidence supporting this theory.
The study shows carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere could have sustained surface temperatures above freezing before 3.75 billion years ago according to the researchers, led by University of Chicago Assistant Professor Nicolas Dauphas. Co-authors on the study, which appeared online Jan. 16 in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, included Assistant Professor Stephen Mojzsis and doctoral student Nicole Cates of CU-Boulder’s geological sciences department and Vincent Busigny, now of the Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris.
The new study helps explain how Earth may have avoided becoming frozen solid early in its history, when astrophysicists believe the sun was 25 percent fainter than today. Previous studies had shown liquid water existed at Earth’s surface even though the weak sun should have been unable to warm the planet above freezing conditions. But high concentrations of CO2 or methane could have warmed the planet, according to the research team.
The ancient rocks from Quebec contain iron carbonates believed to have precipitated from ancient oceans, according to the study. Since the iron carbonates could only have formed in an atmosphere containing far higher CO2 levels than those found in Earth’s atmosphere today, the researchers concluded the early Earth environment was extremely rich in CO2.
"We now have direct evidence that Earth’s atmosphere was loaded with CO2 early in its history, which probably kept the planet from freezing and going the way of Mars," said Mojzsis.
The CO2 could even have played a role as a "planetary thermostat," since cold, icy conditions on Earth would have decreased the chemical weathering of rocks and increased the amount of CO2 moving into the atmosphere, ratcheting up Earth’s surface temperatures, according to Dauphas.
Around this time the atmosphere was predominantly consisted of methane (CH4) and ammonia (NH3), two extremely important greenhouse gases, thus their radiative forcing kept the Earth’s atmosphere warm and toasty!