Monday, August 31, 2009

The Anatomy of a Molecule !

Have you seen this? The picture in the upper left of today’s entry shows the first close up view of a single molecule!

We are talking reallllllly small. How small ? Well.....

This molecule is 1.4 nanometers long. That is wayyyyyyy smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. It is so small that it took a special microscope called an ‘atomic force’ microscope to image it.

Hmmm. I remember when the electron microscope was the cutting edge of science. Well, that has been way surpassed by this new imaging device.

Anyway, back to this molecule. It is an organic molecule called Pentacene and consists of 22 carbon atoms and 14 hydrogen atoms. And, those of you who took Chemistry in school will readily appreciate the hexagon shape that carbon rings form. Wow, imagine that, our Chemistry books had the correct shape.

But even more thrilling to me is the beauty and symmetry of this molecule. It SHOUTS design. This could not have happened by chance and is more evidence of the intricate detail in the structures made by our Creator God!

To read more and to see a short video about this amazing image HERE’S THE LINK.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Did Dinosaurs Survive The Flood?

What about Dinosaurs? Were they on the Ark of Noah?

And, if so, (and, yes, they were) where are they now?

Why don’t we see Dinosaurs today, at least in zoos like we see lions and tigers and bears and etc.?

Well, these are good questions.

And for a brief but excellent explanation of what happened to the dinosaurs, HERE’S THE LINK.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

4000 year old grave uncovered near Perth

And while we are looking into recent discoveries of old old things (see yesterday’s entry re. the findings near Londonderry, for example), here is another interesting ‘find’.

A grave of what is thought to be a “Bronze Age hero” has been found in a field 10 miles south of Perth, Scotland.

Wow! Isn’t it interesting that more and more Archaeological Digs are uncovering evidence of old civilizations with interesting and sometimes rather technical artifacts such as bronze daggers with gold trimmings, etc.

But, I don’t want to give away all the details of this find, so, without further ado, HERE’S THE LINK.

Friday, August 28, 2009

5000 year old sites found

Do you recall reading or hearing about an old old town in Northern Ireland called Londonderry? Well, it is now called Derry. So, if you are thinking the name “Derry’ has a familiar ring to it, you are correct.

And, having been to the City of LondonDerry, this really caught my attention.

What has happened now? Well,

“Archaeologists have unearthed eight neolithic sites in Derry, some more than 5,000 years old, ...

“The exciting discoveries were made during work on the new Maydown dual carriageway and include a pair of well-preserved 5,000 years-old Neolithic houses and 4,000 years-old Bronze Age burial places known as 'ring-ditches'...."

Wow, it looks like another location of those who left sometime after the flood and / or at the tower of Babel dispersion era has been found.

History gets more and more exciting with every Archaeological dig. HERE’S THE LINK.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tubular Clouds !

Wow, this is an interesting odd thing of nature -- Tubular Clouds !

Tubular Clouds, also referred to as Morning Glory Clouds and Roll Clouds, are seen in many locations around the world but they are especially well known in Australia where they happen every year.

According to one article I read they occur in the Spring. Alas, another said every Fall! But whether fall or spring, apparently they occur annually in Australia, especially in the area of Burketown, Queensland..)

Sometimes they are observed to be 600 miles in length and they have been tracked at speeds up to 35 mph.

Seemingly the cause of these is still not known. But they are real and very unusual.

To Read more, HERE’S THE LINK

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Out of Nothing .... Everything ?

Out of Nothing .... Everything ?

Hmmm. Well, Ray Comfort has done it again. What?

Well, he has once again pointed out
the absurdity of the Atheist’s belief system which is that there is no Creator God and that everything came from nothing.

Boggles the mind if you ask me.

Anyway, Check out this article which was originally posted on the WorldView Times (WorldView Weekend) web site.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

8 More things a Burglar won't tell you

Well, I hope you found yesterday’s ‘helpful warnings’ from our ‘friendly burglars’ interesting, informative, and indeed helpful.

And I assume that you have been waiting with ‘bated breath’ so to speak for the next set of helpful hints.

So, without further ado and to read 8 More things a Burglar won’t tell you CLICK HERE

Monday, August 24, 2009

13 Things a Burglar Won't tell you

While perusing the Sept issue of Reader’s Digest (scaning through it before passing it on to my Sister in Law who loves to read it,) I came across a very interesting and helpful article.

Actually it is 2 articles. So, one will be posted today and Part 2 tomorrow.

Both are full of helpful hints. You probably know a lot of them, if you are the careful and cautious ‘type’ but the interesting thing about these hints is that, according to the article, these were provided by ‘real burglars’. Hmm.

Anyway, with that by way of background, to read Part 1 titled 13 Things a Burglar won’t tell you CLICK HERE

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Glowing ‘bomber worms’

So you are going to tell me this also just happened by ‘chance’ (evolution)?

What am I talking about this time?

Well, according to an article on BBC News, “A group of glowing worms has been found dwelling in the deep ocean, some of which release body parts as tiny "bombs" to ward off predators.”

This is amazing! Who would have thought that creatures deep deep in the oceans would be so advanced by chance !

But, rather than me waxing eloquent about these deep sea creatures, you need to read about them so HERE’S THE LINK.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Parley’s History of the World is NOT Revisionist History

Recently I watched a DVD which taught, among other things, about the effects of Revisionist History on a person’s world view. As one example, It told what is currently in the History Textbooks concerning the Mayflower Compact. (The speaker held up the Textbook his daughter was using as an example).

In that typical current History textbook, according to the video I was watching, this is what the students are now reading when they study the Mayflower Compact:

We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc.
Having undertaken, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia, ...

(he did not quote the rest of the Mayflower Compact on his Power point presentation so I assume it was unchanged)...

But what the Mayflower compact really stated is, (and I am highlighting in RED the words that were deleted from the Current typical Textbook):

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc. Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia, ...

(again I am leaving out the rest of the Mayflower compact since he was emphasizing the fact that the deleted parts were so key in understanding why the Pilgrims came to America.)

This is an example of ‘Revisionist History’. Not many words were left out but they were very significant words. Students who read this abbreviated, edited, revised version of history will have no clue or understanding why the USA was founded and the underlying principles.

So, what to do?

Well, for one thing, read history books that have not revised history. Of course, this is easier said than done. But, if you are wanting to know about the history of the world, without any revisionist bias, then, do I have the book for you.

It is Parley’s History of the World and is now my all time favorite history book.

Alas, it is not the book I used when studying History. Revisionism was already in vogue when I went through school. But, I always wondered why my parents and grandparents knew so much more history than even my history teachers. Well, it was not because my parents were 5000 years old, but, because they had studied this textbook.

I discovered this book by accident a few years ago. But, wow! When I found it and read it, my eyes were opened. And, if you read it, yours will, too. This is definitely a ‘must read’ book.

Yeah, Yeah, I can hear you now saying “I don’t like history!” Well, I didn’t either UNTIL I read this book !!!

I could go on and on about this book. And, actually, I did. So, to read more about this book and why you need to get and read it, CLICK HERE

Friday, August 21, 2009

Did Mozart die of Strep throat?

While listing to a piece by Mozart on a Classical Music Station on the radio while surfing the net, I came across this interesting article about how / why Mozart died. Talk about serendipity.

Anyway, having always been interested in knowing the age and the cause of death of an individual, I clicked through to read the article.

Who knows if this was the real cause or not, but it sounds plausible. Even more tragic, however, (especially to the music world), is that he was only 35 when he died!

So, just in case you are interested, HERE’S THE LINK

And, I found an even better article in that it has even more details. So if you want to know even more, and you really should read both articles, then HERE’S ANOTHER LINK

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Neolithic Cathedral..... unearthed in Orkney Dig

Another amazing archaeological find has been unearthed in the Orkneys. This time it is a Neolithic Cathedral.

The article at the Times Online site says “The dig site at Ness of Brodgar has been described as potentially as important as Skara Brae. Worshippers would have been led through a passage to a chamber at the heart of the building”

Hmmmm. Interesting.

But, this article caught my attention for several reasons, not the least of which is that I have been to both the Ring / Circle of Brodgar and Skara Brae. What a great trip it was, another awesome family adventure and most memorable!

The ‘old earthers’ will ultimately place the building of these structures in the very distant past or else they will say that these structures were built by ‘primitive’ folks.

In reality, these were most likely erected by people traversing the earth looking for new places to settle after the Flood of Noah and after the Tower of Babel dispersion. Looking at these archaeological finds from that perspective makes these extremely interesting.

Oh, I would like to ‘wax eloquent’ on the topic. But, for the sake of space and time, will not and will just let you read the article, remembering that it is not written from the Biblical perspective.


Dogs or Children?

Aren’t you glad that you come to this blog daily? You never know what you will find.

You ARE coming daily, aren’t you?

Anyway, the second ‘entry’ for today is a hoot and was sent to me by a friend. It is another hysterically funny email. And, again, it is just toooooo good to not share with you.

The question posed in the email is --

Which would you rather have, a Dog? or Children?

And for the answer HERE’S THE LINK

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Amazing Grace

You have surely sung the hymn, Amazing Grace, many many times (IF you are older than 35 or 40.) But, alas, If you are younger, you may not have even heard it since you have been busy singing those ‘ditties’ in church that I refer to as “7 - 11“ songs ..... i.e. 7 words 11 times.

But whether you have sung this hymn a zillion times or if you have never even heard it, this movie is for you and is one I highly recommend. (And you know by now that there are few movies that I recommend, much less ‘highly recommend’)

It is based on a true story and tells the background to and the results of this most favorite hymn of many people. John Newton, who wrote the hymn and William Wilberforce are two folks you will be meeting when you get to heaven. After you see this movie, you will want to visit and chat with them for quite a while and thank them for letting the Lord work through them in such a powerful way.

It is not a new release (was released in 2007) though I didn’t see it till just a few months ago when visiting with friends and we viewed it as a borrowed DVD.

And, speaking of DVD, since it is not a new release, you can likely rent it from one of the chains or borrow it from your local library. But, if you opt to purchase it, you will be glad to have it in your library.

But whether you purchase, rent, or check it out from your local library, this is a ‘must see’ movie.

To read a review about the movie, Amazing Grace, HERE’S THE LINK.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Sound of the Shofar (Ram’s Horn)

On the Mark Biltz website (El Shaddai Ministries) is an amazing 2 minute 29 second recording from You Tube of The sound of the Shofar.

Mark Biltz placed this recording on his website because he is promoting a “Feast of Trumpets Wave 2009”. He likens this to the wave that we see at sporting events, but, in this instance, the wave will be related to time zones as the day of the Feast of Trumpets / Day of Trumpets / Yom Teruah / Rosh Hashanah begins.

You will recall that a ‘day’ on the Jewish calendar begins at sundown. This year Yom Teruah / Feast of Trumpets / Day of Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah will begin at sundown on the evening of September 18, one month from today.

During Yom Teruah many many blowings (I have heard the number 100 but don’t hold me to that) of the Shofar occur, the last of which is a lonnnnnnnng blast which some Biblical Scholars believe refers to “The last trumpet” mentioned by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:52

“51Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” KJV

This shofar is played by Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg. You will notice that, as the various names of the sound/blast to be played are called out, Rabbi Ginsburg sounds the named call on the Shofar.

If you listen closely to the names of the sound to be played, you will notice that the name of the last long blast that is sounded is the name of the last blast that is sounded on the day of the Feast of Trumpets. Hmmmm. Very Interesting. Is this the sound of the last trumpet that Paul mentioned???

Anyway, I thought you would like to hear this so HERE’S THE LINK.

And if you want to know more about the Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah/ Feast of Trumpets / Yom Teruah / Day of Trumpets CLICK HERE

Monday, August 17, 2009

Skidboot, the world's smartest dog

While we are on the topic of pets --there is a wonderful video about the world’s smartest dog.... Skidboot...... (well, maybe the world’s second smartest dog since you probably think your pet is the smartest).

Anyway, Skidboot, the world’s smartest dog, is truly amazing.

You might have seen him on tv or in person. But, if not, you can watch this 8 minute 30 second You Tube video. HERE’S THE LINK

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Notice on the Refrigerator to Dogs and Cats

Well, it has happened again. What?

Why, another funny email that is just too good to read and delete. This time it is about dogs and cats -- our pets.

And, since almost everyone has, has had, or wish they had a pet, you will surely find this as funny as I did.

Of course, my pet is perfect (as is yours) and never does any of these things. But still this is really funny.

So, with thanks to my friend, a new grandmother, and who has cats, HERE’S THE LINK.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Bartholomew Lives His Testimony

It is mid August and the start of the College football season is almost here and those of us who are fans are eagerly anticipating the new season.

You are probably wondering why in the world on this Bible Studies Net blog I am mentioning college football....

Well, let me explain.

Since it is ‘that time of the year’, I was checking my favorite sports sites and while surfing, I came across an amazing article about a former U Tennessee football player who is not your typical College or Pro Football player. By that, I mean this guy is apparently really sold out for the Lord! Wow!

His name is Will Bartholomew and he is a former Tennessee fullback from Nashville who played during UT’s heyday and on the 1998 National Championship team.

What he did then and what he is doing now is most unusual in today’s world.

Whether you are a football fan or not, you will be blessed by this article and I think you will agree that it is very appropriate for this blog. HERE’S THE LINK.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Walking away from God / Turning your Back on God

Was there a time in your past when you felt really close to God but now God seems distant?

Are you no longer seeking His advice and wisdom in your relationships, educational choices, career decisions, family decisions, social and ‘entertainment’ activities, and the myriad of other daily actions and choices you are making?

Are you ‘mad’ at God for some reason or another and, therefore, have walked away from Him and immersed yourself in the world’s activities, choices, desires, and beliefs?

Would you like to once again enjoy fellowship with God but you think that it is impossible?

And, even if you don’t want to enjoy fellowship with God again and don’t want to have anything to ever do with Him in the future, have you considered the ultimate consequences which result from walking away from God?

To read a very short but really great article by Charles Stanley about this, HERE’S THE LINK

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Does the Bible say anything about Astronomy?

We have had several posts recently that mentioned various astronomical subjects such as Mars, comets, etc. But, these have been articles from the secular press even though we often made Biblical references or comments about them.

So, the thought might have crossed your mind: “Does the Bible say anything about Astronomy?”

Well, yes, it does. It says a lot of things about Astronomy.

This short article by Dr. Jason Lisle, who is an Astronomer and has a PhD in the field, gives us a wonderful glimpse into some of the things related to astronomy that are in the Bible. I think you will find it very interesting. HERE’S THE LINK

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Amazing 3D Murals painted on walls

Well, we have had several days of ‘serious’ topics. So, today, let’s have some fun.

A few days ago, I happened across an article about an artist who does amazing 3D drawings on the sides of buildings. Having always been fascinated by drawings on buildings, this caught my attention.

There is a historical drawing on a wall in the town where I was born (long long ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth) but it is not a 3D drawing.

There are also a lot of wonderful drawings on the waterfront wall in Paducah, Ky. which are also worth a trip to view. But they are not 3D either.

And, yes, there are other drawings on walls in other towns and cities.

But, these drawings, which are in 3D, are truly amazing. They look sooooo real. I knew you would want to see them, too, so HERE’S THE LINK.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The second most important event in the Bible

For a couple of days we have talked about Mars. And, yesterday, in that article about Mars’ magnetic field or lack thereof, I mentioned the Flood of Noah.

Well, that brings us to a good lead in for today’s blog post?

How so? You ask?

Glad you asked. And for one answer (with which I agree, unlike yesterday’s article when I had some questions) there is a very interesting article about the Second Most important event in the Bible.

I thought it was very interesting and thought provoking. So without further ado, HERE’S THE LINK.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mars magnetic field is missing???

Yes, Yes, I know you just saw this image yesterday. But, it is appropriate to today's post. Let me explain.

But, first let me give you a caveat because as a friend of mine used to say: “I don’t understand anything I know about that!”

And, this is so true re this article which says that Mars is missing its Magnetic Field.

Well, Not being an astronomer, I don’t know if this is a true statement or even how they know that the magnetic field is missing.

But, I wonder it was ‘lost’ (if it is gone) by the method proposed in the article, especially since they say that this happened a half a billion years ago. (How do they know that?)

And, if this was the mechanism, i.e. that comet impacts can really do this, and maybe they can - then, it is more likely that it happened about 4-5000 years ago when there were probably a lot of impacts (as per the scars on moon, mars, etc.) which may have occurred during the year of Noah's flood.

That is just my ‘idea’ so don’t get upset.

But, if they can have an “I suppose”, why can’t you and I also have some ideas. After all, they were not there and neither was I. And I do have a lot of ‘out of the box’ ideas on topics such as this. So, don’t get me started ... (but I wish you would as these are very interesting topics).

And I also have great doubts concerning what they say in the article about how the field formed in the first place, since this is also a lot of supposition from the long ages evolutionary worldview.

So, bottom line, this article probably wouldn’t ‘hold water’ (much less a 'magnetic field') if evaluated correctly (i.e. from God’s, instead of man’s, point of view).

But, since we were thinking about Mars in yesterday’s blog posting, I thought you might find this interesting. So to read this article, HERE'S THE LINK.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Annual August Mars Email Hoax

It is that time of the year, i.e. August, and though I have not yet seen this email this year, I have seen it in the past. And you probably have seen it also.

But, the BBC website is anticipating the email and alerting folks that it is time for it to make its rounds again so we will not be duped into standing outside with the biting bugs looking at the sky hoping to see a reallllly big Mars.

They recently wrote: “Every August e-mails circulate which suggest we are about to have a close encounter with Mars. The e-mails are a hoax, but they say something about our fascination with the Red Planet. The e-mail seems to promise something truly remarkable. It often starts: "The Red Planet is about to be spectacular." It ends with the screaming caps: "NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN." The message tells of Mars being close to the earth on 27 August, close enough to be as big as the moon with the naked eye.”

Well, yes, this is a hoax. So, even though there are a lot of real events including eclipses and other amazing things happening in the sky these days, apparently Mars being the size of the moon is not one of them.

To read the rest of the article, HERE’S THE LINK

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Aesop’s fable may be true

I first read this on Yahoo news but it is also on the BBC website. So this must be realllllly big news. Well, maybe not.

But it is more evidence of the detail God put into His created beings. Of course, these two articles will not say or even intimate that God had anything to do with this because we all ‘know’ that birds just evolved by accident and were not created. So this seeming ability to ‘think’ that has now been found in birds is just an accident. NOT!

Anyway, it is news that has to do with smart birds. So, Hmm. A ‘birdbrain’ might not be so bad after all.

In what way are they smart? Well, they might not actually play the card game of “Rook” or the game of Chess, but ‘Rook Birds’ do seem to be able to figure things out in order to get food, etc. Imagine that! But, I am giving too much away. You will enjoy reading this for yourself, if you haven’t already.

So, to read the article on yahoo, HERE’S THE LINK

And the article on BBC gives even more details, so to read it, HERE’S THE LINK.

And to see a 54 second video of the Rook in action at the task, HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, August 7, 2009

Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive

For the past couple of days we have been thinking about astronomical things (and I am not referring to the gov. debt). So, staying on the topic of astronomy for one more day. Let me ask you....

Do you know about NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive? Hopefully you do, but if not, you are going to love this !!!!

And, yes, this is one realllllly good example of ‘your taxes at work’.

Each day a new, fascinating, and astounding (to me) picture is posted. Sometimes the pictures are of a scene on earth such as an aurora, sunrise, etc., but most of the pictures are from deep space. And, of course, the comments have the expected secular worldview. But, ignore that and just look at the pictures. You will be thrilled at what is ‘out there’.

The Horsehead Nebula in the upper left corner of this blog entry was the ‘Picture of the Day’ for July 21, 2009.

And one more thing. If we can see these distant nebula, stars, galaxies, etc. why can’t we see the Oort cloud? Oh well, just a thought.

Anyway, to see some fantastic views of the Universe that God created, HERE’S THE LINK

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Oort Cloud. Does it really exist?

Yesterday, we posted an article about “Comets not being the cause of extinctions”. In that article was a reference to the “Oort Cloud”. And, as we indicated, the Oort Cloud is hypothetical.

What? There is no proof that the Oort Cloud is real? How can this be? It is taught to be a ‘fact’ in our secular schools, textbooks, on TV, etc.

Well, amazingly, the Oort Cloud is a still a ‘figment of imagination’, has not been proven to exist, and has never been seen, even with the fantastic Hubble and other high powered telescopes. Wow. Imagine that !

So, that being said, and to find out more about the Oort Cloud, or the lack thereof, today, as promised, here is some more information about the hypothetical Oort Cloud.

First, let’s listen to a 1 minute 30 second audio recording. It is titled “The Oort Cloud - does it exist?” HERE’S THE LINK

And to read a short article about the “Oort Cloud” written by Dr. Danny Faulkner, HERE’S THE LINK

Finally, if you want to know even more about the hypothetical Oort Cloud as well as a lot of fascinating information about Astronomy in general from the Biblical perspective, there is a very interesting article written by Dr. Jason Lisle. The information about the Oort Cloud is about half way down the page.

But before I link you to it, let me add that

This article by Dr Lisle was in an excellent publication which you can still obtain from Answers In Genesis. It was in the “Astronomy Issue” of Answers Magazine. You can buy this issue as a stand alone purchase. But, better yet, why not also subscribe to this Magazine. It comes 4 times a year and I consider it to be worth its weight in gold re the information it provides in each issue. Information re how to subscribe is given in a click through link on the page with the article. You will find that link near the top of the page and just to the right of the opening paragraph of the article.

So, without further ado, to read the article by Dr. Lisle and to find out how to subscribe to the Answers Magazine, HERE’S THE LINK

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

“Comets ‘not cause of extinctions’”

This is another “Oh Oh” for the ‘long agers’ / ‘old earthers’, and the evolutionists.

According to a recent article on the internet, “Comet strikes are an unlikely cause of past mass extinctions on Earth, according to computer simulations.”

Oh, No! You mean that the dinosaurs who supposedly lived long long ago, before man existed (contrary to what the Bible teaches) were NOT killed (extinguished) by an asteroid strike 65 million years ago? Horrors!

And, by the way, the Oort Cloud referred to in the article, which is supposedly the source of these comets, has apparently never been seen and is not a proven ‘cloud’. Hmmmm. In tomorrow’s posting, we will give you some links which will provide more information about the hypothetical ‘Oort Cloud’, so be sure to return to this blog tomorrow.

In the meantime, to read the article about “Comets are not the cause of extinctions” HERE’S THE LINK

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

10 Lost Cities of the World

A recent article in the tells of 10 ‘Lost Cities’ with a picture of each.

These are not places that most people visit so this should be an interesting armchair journey for all of us wanderlust travel folks.

I love to travel! Indeed, it has been one of my all time ‘favorite’ things to do. But of these 10 cities, I have to admit, I have only been to one of them. Sigh.

But, hmmm, they are not really ‘lost’ or we wouldn’t have these pictures or be able to go to them, would we?

Anyway, the article opens with the first picture. To see the rest, one at a time, look on the right hand side of the page near the top and click on the NEXT arrow. It took me a while to find the place to click so thought I would save you some time.

Well, enough of this rambling (pun intended). You surely want to see the pictures so HERE’S THE LINK.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Oh, wow, evolution has done it again. Not !

What is it this time that is so amazing, you ask.
A recent article, written, of course, from the secular, ‘it just happens by chance’ view of evolution
tells us that
“honey bees sterilize their hives with antimicrobial resin...”

Amazing. Astounding. But most amazing of all is how anyone could think that this happened by accident, oh, excuse me, by evolution.

Of course, it couldn’t.

And talk about chutzpah (hutzpah), this information was originally published in the Journal Evolution. Since I do not subscribe to that journal, I only read about this finding on the BBC website.

Anyway, read this BBC article. It is amazing what GOD (not evolution) has designed for His creatures. Amazing.


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Personal Submarines?

I thought we were having some kind of depression or recession or whatever.

Well, maybe not. At least these folks must not be worried because they are making these recreational machines.

So for those of you with a million or two to spend, you could get a Personal Submarine and tool around in the lake, river, whatever.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Satan’s Strategy

This ‘thought for the day’ came in an email and though I know who sent the email, I have no idea who actually wrote this particular ‘strategy’. But, it sounds a lot like a 21st Century version of Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.

If you have not read that classic book, Screwtape Letters, you really should. I checked on the web and apparently this classic book is still ‘in copyright’ so there are no free versions on the web. Sigh. So, I guess you will have to borrow it from a friend or check it out from a library, or whatever.

In the meantime, it would be very instructive if you would read this short and succinct version of the overall concept that is in Lewis’ book.

So, to read the email with shorter version of the same concept, CLICK HERE.