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Originally posted by racasan
reply to post by jackflap
Actually it’s even funnier than that
1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Four days later
1:16 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.
So bible god makes >day< and then sometime later does he gets around to making the sun
GRB 080319B released more energy than any other astronomical event ever recorded. In less than a minute, this dying star output more energy than the Sun will in its entire ten billion-year lifetime! Although it was observed in March 2008, the explosion itself happened some 7.5 billion years ago: that’s longer than our Sun has existed, and more than half the age of the universe itself. Ever since then the light has been streaming towards us, more than half the observable universe away, while we were busy evolving brains and building telescopes suitable to pick it up.
When I say this was the brightest event recorded, I’m talking about its intrinsic brightness: how much energy it actually produces. cosmic-web.co.uk...
The most powerful one yet — in fact, the most violent and luminous event ever seen in the universe — flashed into view on the morning of March 19th.
This sets a record of a different kind: what is the farthest thing visible to the unaided eye? The usual answer is the Great Andromeda Galaxy at 2.5 million light-years.. But the visible-light afterglow from the March 19th burst had a redshift of 0.94, corresponding to a look-back time of 7.5 billion years — several thousand times more than the nearby galaxies. GRB 080319B's optical afterglow was 2.5 million times more luminous than the most luminous supernova ever recorded, making it the most intrinsically bright object ever observed by humans in the universe..Or perhaps it concentrated its energy in a [particularly] narrow jet that was aimed directly at Earth..noted another coincidence: the flurry of bursts marked the death of science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, as if the gamma-ray sky were lighting up with fireworks to send him off in style..
It’s amazing that the GRB knew 7.5 billion years ago, that Arthur C. Clarke would die on the day its light would arrive on a tiny planet that did not even exist when the GRB went off.
In his work, Arthur C. Clarke often employed pathos to contrast the human scale against the immense scale of the universe. When he once mused on TV that the Star of Bethlehem had in fact been a supernova, now pulsar PSR 1913+16B, he added:ogleearth.com...
This constellation is one of three decans found in Virgo. Each sign of the zodiac (Hebrew - Mazzaroth: see Job 38:32) occupies thirty degrees in the heavens. These thirty degrees are further divided into three segments of ten degrees each, which are called decans. Each decan contains a ruling sign, and this particular ruling sign is called Bootes (pronounced Boh-oh-teez).
Joseph Seiss, in his book The Gospel in the Stars, has this to say about Bootes.
The name thus transformed into Greek has in it a Hebrew and Oriental root, Bo, which means coming; hence, the coming One...
The Greeks... also called this man Arcturus, the watcher, guardian, or keeper of Arktos, the adjoining constellation which in all the more ancient representations is the flock, the sheepfold. Bootes is... the guardian and shepherd of the flocks... The brightest star in Bootes is called Arcturus, the guardian or keeper of Arktos... Al Katurops, the star on the right side of the arm of Bootes, means the Branch, the Rod, and is often connected with the figure of a staff, the shepherd’s crook, the traditional symbol of pastoral office...
He also bears a sickle, which shows Him as the great Harvester, and the harvest He gathers is the harvest of souls...www.openheaven.com...
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
This is just so strange.... Why would stating that the moon reflects the sun be an insult to the religious? Do they think the moon is a light source? Very confusing.
I can't figure why Nye brought the bible into it either. Very strange... Is there more to this story?
Originally posted by Seektruthalways1
reply to post by HunkaHunka
I don't see why they would storm out, so we know the moon is a lesser light reflector big deal.....the Scriptures aren't gonna give us exact specifics about the makeup of the universe. The point of the Scriptures is for understanding the way we were made and what our purpose is and how to achieve favour with our Father Yahuwah through His Son Yahuwshuwah.
Originally posted by ZombieJesus
Here is the "more to the story" part.
Bill Nye "The Science Guy" was booed in Waco, Texas in 2006 for suggesting the Moon did not generate its own light, but reflected light from the sun.
So first off, this story is 5 years old.
Second, the author of that link links to this link (am I gonna owe nintendo royalties for that improper sentence?)
So, finally I set up an interview with the reporter who did that story, and asked interviewed him about what exactly happened that evening in Waco, which is posted here. In short, it's quite a bit different than myself and others made it out to be.
Which leads to this link.
How Woods characterized the audience reaction, and others characterized his characterization, would cause blog swarm. And how others characterized the characterizatons of those characterizing his characterizations later (including yours truly) would cause the story to explode again, three years later.
I havent finished reading it, but it looks like the jist is basically it was only a few people Nye angered in the audience, but the original reporter and the magic of the interwebs made the story take off.
Well, there ya go
It's not about giving specifics, it's about giving correct information. To state the moon is a light is completely false. It's merely an object that reflects light. Ancient men didn't understand that. They couldn't understand the moon wasn't a source of light. And so when they wrote the bible, they said the moon was a light.
Originally posted by Seektruthalways1
reply to post by HunkaHunka
I don't see why they would storm out, so we know the moon is a lesser light reflector big deal.....the Scriptures aren't gonna give us exact specifics about the makeup of the universe.