Was there enough water to flood the earth? You’ve probably heard the claims. There wasn’t enough water to flood the entire earth. And even if there was, it couldn’t have rained fast enough. And even if it could, it wouldn’t have drained fast enough. So it couldn’t have happened. It’s scientifically impossible.
Science and religion
It feels like many Christians are afraid of science. They think science either will, or does, disprove Christian beliefs. But is this a legitimate fear? One of my favourite (intentionally spelled that way) authors wrote: Above all, do not attempt to use science (I mean, the real sciences) as a defence against Christianity. The thing is, if you recognize the quote, you know this is exactly the opposite of the way we Christians should feel.
Do the brain waves of a dying person show we’re in Heaven? We often read of near-death experiences people have. Some are real. Some are made up. Usually, people talk of bright lights, good memories, and a feeling of calmness. But, apparently for the first time, there is scientific/medical evidence that claims to show these near-death experiences are true. However, are they really?
A group of researchers have posed a fascinating — and downright mind bending — thought experiment: If a planet like Earth can be “alive,” can it also have a mind of its own? So – Is the earth intelligent, or is this something else? Maybe we should ask, how can there be an intelligent earth? For that matter, who says the earth is even alive? Or have we changed the meaning of alive?
I just watched the landing of NASA’s Perseverance on BBC. An amazing accomplishment. Katty and Christian were all excited about it. Everyone they interviewed was celebrating and grinning from ear to ear. As I was watching the people in NASA’s control room, I couldn’t help but notice some words on the wall: Dare Mighty Things. But when all was said and done, I couldn’t help but wonder – why not Dare Mightier Things?
How Much Of The Unobservable Universe Will We Be Able To See? Sounds like a trick question, doesn’t it? Actually, I left something out. The headline from the Forbes article is: How Much Of The Unobservable Universe Will We Someday Be Able To See? Now you’ve got it, right? It’s about technology. Or is it?
The Discovery That Could Have Predicted Why the Universe Exists is the headline. The first comment at the time I read the article: Could there be an optical/mental illusion that we might be missing from these experiments? That comment is, accidentally or otherwise, right on target.
The Standard Model can’t possibly be right. But that same person says they have strengthened the Standard Model? And it excludes other models? Seriously.
Is Quantum computing the new Tower of Babel? Don’t worry if you’re not sure what a quantum computer is. Even if you know nothing about quantum computers, this is an interesting question. I’ll even give you the answer tight up front. It’s no. And it’s yes. No and yes at the same time. Which, not coincidentally, is a big part of what quantum computers are about. Up until quantum computing, everything about computers was based on something being on or off. True or False. One or zero. Now – with the wonderful world of quantum computing, it can be yes, no, and maybe – all at the same time.
Hills full of horses, but only one man can see them. Chariots of fire, also seen by only one man. And they aren’t burning up. Science or fable? Surely this is a fable. There can’t actually be such a thing. Can there? Or maybe it’s a miracle and science can give us a clue as to how that miracle could actually be real.