Hope you friends have been well. There has been a dry spell of articles and posts this past week as your host was under the weather- a bad cold and bike injury. I seem to be getting better on both fronts.
I found this Article which I think is good.
They also say not to raise our hopes about a vaccine coming out soon. A safe vaccine is still months or years away.
Keep safe every one and have a pleasant weekend.
might actually kill you.
Somewhere in my reading list is a book titled why we sleep. I think i have forgotten what was the premise of the book. (Note to self: Finish reading the damn book).
A study from 1894 showed
She and her lab assistants had kept the dogs awake and in constant motion 24 hours a day; within about five days, all the puppies had died. Sleep deprivation seemed to kill puppies much more quickly than starvation, she reported: “The total absence of sleep is more fatal for the animals than the total absence of food.”
and I hope no one has dared repeat this experiment to confirm if it is true. I am usually in a bad shape if I don’t get enough sleep in the night. In five days i think I would be suicidal and beyond that I may just go bananas or kukus.
If you are not getting enough of it, find a way to improve your sleeping.
Should keep their zippers closed for a while or use good old rubber. Chinese researchers have found traces of the virus in semen after these men have recovered.
End of public service announcement
Or better know as Chinese Virus has made this the worst of times. It is the first very serious global pandemic that many of us are experiencing unless you are old as the Ark then you were here for the Spanish flu of 1918. H1N1 was not this bad if I recall.
I have seen videos of people fighting over tissue paper. One would think it is a paper pandemic, but no, it is just flu and you can use water to wash your tuchas. It’s not like self quarantine includes not taking showers or washing tuchas. I am convinced that human beings are generally irrational.
Those who insist that the government should not be involved in the market ( it is involved even in those so called free markets through its actions of deregulation) should tell me how the market will correct for idiocy of hoarding hand sanitizers, tissue paper or spirit.
At our office we are putting protocols in place to reduce contact, minimise risk of transmission and other measures as recommended by health professionals. I hope this will keep people safe for the time being.
I have seen people sharing some Bible verse telling them that they should be praying and not observing basic hygiene. I want to suggest that you don’t do nothing stupid and risk the lives of those around you.
There are 4 active cases that have been recorded in my backyard. It is scary shit.
Finally, for those who love data, here is an active link of how the virus is behaving around the globe.
Keep safe everyone.
by Paul Davies
I finished reading this book. I think it had been suggested by Mary a while back.
I must confess I am now very confused about time than I was at the beginning. If you have read a little philosophy, you will know what they say about time and space and our cognition. Then you read Davies and there are questions of whether there are universes where time is reversed. Whether faster than light travel is possible. Wormholes. Black holes. White holes. And many holes in between.
The book is accessible to even anyone with an elementary understanding of physics and mathematics. He is such an engaging author, the book is almost conversational.
Something Davies mentioned in passing that I thought interesting is our lack for a “time organ” like say we have a sight, smell or even sensory (I mean touch) organs.
Do you think if we get to answer the question of what is the nature of time our understanding of the self will change? Or it will remain unaffected by this knowledge and discovery into the nature of time. Does time exist always? Did it have a beginning and will it have an end?
Can we conceive of time without events?
In other newsworthy stories, there is Sabisky in the UK and then this story on eugenics and Dawkins.
Telescope:FAST. This is really great. I hope you like it
Why not just clone or something?
And i read that the argument of makes wanting to pass their genes around is like a rolling bolder since only 50% of genes or is it chromosomes come from the father?
Either way, sex is good.
Is the book I am currently reading and to say that it presents a scary picture of our planet’s future would be an understatement.
The author argues that the climate crisis is worse than most of us think. And the worst bit of it all is that those countries that have ravaged the planet the most will not suffer the most, at least at the beginning. This is ironic justice.
Whether we should have children given what is coming? The author argues to not have is to surrender before even the battle has been won or lost. It reminds me almost of Albert Camus and his writings on the absurd life. Kirilov commits suicide because life is absurd. For Dostoyevsky, faith is what overcomes an absurd life.
Places in Kenya and east Africa generally have in the past month been receiving crazy rains. Some places have seen rains last seen 25 years ago and others received rains in one day they usually receive in a month.
While Ark doesn’t watch the news, Venice declared an emergency last week or the week before because of flooding. The water mark was last hit 100(?) or so years ago.
And below is a video of just how things are this side of the woods.
And here is the science to prove it. Do you, dear reader, know what mature creation is? Wonder no more. Mature creation is
is the idea that God created (on Day 4) the sun fully functioning with all those zillions of gamma photons already in place at all depths in the solar interior.
I must at this point say our author is not convinced this is a good enough explanation and suggests the answer lies with Einstein’s theory of relativity. How do we do this?
And we time those events by when an Earth observer could see the events happening.Thus when the light from the sun first arrived at the Earth it was Day 4. It does not matter, it is even irrelevant, how long the light took to travel(emphasis his).
Is he saying what I think he is saying? That the sun had been created many weeks earlier but the observer on earth saw it on the fourth day? and is this really the language of the bible? Does the narrator in Genesis say light reached the earth on the fourth day or that god created the sun on the fourth day? Or the light reaching the earth on the fourth day and god creating the earth on the fourth day mean the same thing?
John tell us
This is the language of the Bible. Events occur when they are observed. The sun was first seen by Earth observers on Day 4 and that defines when the sun was created. That event occurred 3 days after God created the Earth on Day 1 about 6 thousand years ago. See Related Reading for more information on this.
And I call BS.
But it is this comment below that floored me.
Good afternoon, some time ago while going through a deep depression question my faith, there was so much that with my limited knowledge I could not explain. Then I found the website of Hugh Ross but I could not believe that the universe was millions of years old, this presented more questions than answers. After praying to God for really knowing the truth, I found Jason Lisle and you Mr. HARTNETT, I am very grateful to God for having found people who believe in the creation of approximately 6,000 years. I still have many questions to answer, but now I have a reason to live, a motive that fills me completely.
Dear reader, what are you waiting for to find meaning in your lives? God is calling you. The earth is 6000 years old. And the sun just a few weeks older than the earth.