Seven days that changed the heavens

408 years ago today, Galileo's discovery changed our understanding of the solar system forever.  His astronomical observations irrefutably confirmed the hypothesis formulated by Copernicus 100 years earlier that the Earth was not the centre of the solar system. This was an Earth-shattering discovery. Between 7th and 13th January 1610, Galileo discovered and observed the four …

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The future of space exploration

There is a difference between astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, space exploration and space colonisation. The Universe is God’s laboratory where He has done the experiments and mankind needs only to study the results. The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is getting bigger but there are limits to what experiments we can do on Earth. The question …

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Why we need Israeli technology

Water out of thin air in the desert.  Food where you need it.  These are being solved by Israel. Three Israeli companies have developed technologies that will help the world.  By 2025, the United Nations has predicted that two thirds of the world's population will have difficulty finding clean drinking water. The solution is at …

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America’s next total solar eclipse 2024

8-4-24 is the date of America's next total solar eclipse. Yesterday's rare American coast-to-coast total solar eclipse was the first total solar eclipse in history to be experienced by so many human beings. Yet a similar event is only seven years away on 8th April 2024. One of my nephew's emigrated to Toronto, Canada, yesterday, …

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America’s total solar eclipse today

A total solar eclipse will bisect the USA today for the first time in 99 years. It could be the most viewed total solar eclipse in history.  Millions will experience it for the first time, but another one will cross America in another direction seven years later on 8th April 2024. The midday Moon, usually …

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Browbeating by secularists

From referendums to climate change, secularists will not tolerate differences from their opinion. The failure to accept election results is a manifestation of the teenage tantrums of modern society – recent well-known examples being the Scottish Independence Referendum on 18/9/2014, the Brexit referendum on 23/6/2016 and Donald Trump's Presidential election victory on 8/11/2016. The secularist …

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Atheists believe in God – they just don’t believe in the devil

Agnostics are more honest than atheists.  Agnostics acknowledge that they do not know if there is a God, but atheists declare confidently that there is no God. Does this mean that atheists have searched the Universe and concluded that there is no God to be found?  No - they have not searched the Universe.  Atheists …

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The spiritual dimension

We are familiar with three dimensional space.  But our three dimensional world is travelling through time, so we call time the fourth dimension.  This can be written down mathematically, and mathematicians can invent on paper any number of dimensions.  The question is whether these extra mathematically postulated dimensions have any practical meaning. It is on …

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