A Special Thanks To Ken Ham and Bill Nye

A special thanks to Ken Ham, the Science Bloke, and Bill Nye, the Science Guy, for getting together last night to debate Creationism.

For Bill Nye, he was kind of in a “damned if you do” and a “damned if you don’t” situation regarding whether or not to debate the issue. I appreciate his courage to do what many have refused to do. I believe we all were enriched by the debate.

Thanks again guys. I hope you’ll do it again some time.

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Merry Christmas All!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas filled with warmth and love.

Luke 2
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 And [a]it came to pass in those days, that there came a decree from Augustus Caesar, that all the [b]world should be [c]taxed.

2 (This first taxing was made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.)

3 Therefore went all to be taxed, every man to his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee out of a city called Nazareth, into Judea, unto the [d]city of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David,)

5 To be taxed with Mary that was given him to wife, which was with child.

6 ¶ And so it was, that while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her first begotten son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a cratch, because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 ¶ [e]And there were in the same country shepherds, [f]abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.

9 And lo, the Angel of the Lord [g]came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone about them, and they were sore afraid.

10 Then the Angel said unto them, Be not afraid: for behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people,

11 That is, that unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign to you, Ye shall find the babe swaddled, and laid in a cratch.

13 And straightway there was with the Angel [h]a multitude of heavenly soldiers, praising God, and saying,

14 Glory be to God in the high heavens, and peace in earth, and toward men [i]good will.

15 And it came to pass when the Angels were gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said one to another, Let us go then unto Bethlehem, and see this thing that is come to pass, which the Lord hath showed unto us.

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Why We Shout In Anger

Why We Shout In Anger

A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples smiled ‘n asked. ‘Why do people in anger shout at each other?’

guru
guru teaching disciples

Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, ‘Because we lose our calm, we shout.’ ‘But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner.’ asked the saint.

Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the other disciples.

Finally the saint explained, ‘When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other.

The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance.

What happens when two people fall in love? They don’t shout at each other but talk softly, because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either nonexistent or very small…’ The saint continued, ‘When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper ‘n they get even closer to each other in their love.

Finally they even need not whisper; they only look at each other ‘n that’s all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.’

He looked at his disciples ‘n said. ‘So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant, Do not say words that distance each other more, Or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.’

Credits: I have no idea to whom the story or image belong, but thought it wonderfully poignant

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Felix Baumgartner Does it!

Felix Baumgartner and Red Bull Stratos have done it!

Felix ascended to a world record height today, setting new records all the way. There is no official confirmation that he broke Mach, but it looks like a sure thing.

We prayed for Felix and watched his descent all the way. Incredible!

Congratulations Felix Baumgartner and Red Bull Stratos!

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Oh No, Ractopamine Is In My Food!

I was just reading a Taiwanese article about Ractopamine levels in imported US beef. I was stunned.

I’ve heard about hormones in milk and like most consumers, been concerned. Now I have to be concerned about Ractopamine in pork and beef meat.

The United Nations food standard body recently set an acceptable tissue residue standard that apparently gives a go ahead for Ractopamine use in farm animals destined for human consumption. National Hog Farmer says Ractopamine “is a feed ingredient that directs nutrients from fat to lean protein, helping increase the yield of lean meat from cattle and swine.”

It’s just so disheartening; why can’t we just have pure, drug-free farm animals?

MSNBC has a good article about Ractopamine use and the surrounding controversy.

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Time Lords Discovered!

Cue Dr. Who theme music please…

Know any time-space synaesthetes?

New Scientist is reporting on a fascinating study out of UCSD; New Scientist says “two per cent of readers may be surprised to discover that they are members of an elite group with the power to perceive the geography of time.”

These individuals perceive months of the year as “circular shapes” and can even see them “projected out into the real world”. Does that sound cool or what?

Check it out at New Scientist.

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NASA Finds Shrimp Beneath Antarctic Ice

NASA has made a surprising discovery beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet.

shrimp beneath Ross ice shelf
shrimp beneath Ross ice shelf

600ft beneath the Ross Ice shelf, NASA has discovered a lone shrimp swimming about and clinging to a cable holding a bore-hole camera.

Where life wasn’t expected, life was found. In the words of Dr. Ian Malcolm, “Life will find a way.”

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