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  • Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Interesting "Coincidence": Matter over Anti-matter

    A New Clue to Explain Existence

    "If confirmed, the finding portends fundamental discoveries at the new Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva, as well as a possible explanation for our own existence....Sifting data from collisions of protons and antiprotons at Fermilab’s Tevatron, which until last winter was the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, the team, known as the DZero collaboration, found that the fireballs produced pairs of the particles known as muons, which are sort of fat electrons, slightly more often than they produced pairs of anti-muons. So the miniature universe inside the accelerator went from being neutral to being about 1 percent more matter than antimatter."
    I would suggest that the discovery of the origin of matter hardly gives an "explanation for our own existence", unless one were to conclude that we are merely material beings without free wills or rational thought processes, governed only by the determinate laws of nature. But rather than invoke a "god of the gaps" approach, what we have a vision of here is the God of natural law and matter, ie. of everything between the gaps.

    "Joe Lykken, a theorist at Fermilab, said, “So I would not say that this announcement is the equivalent of seeing the face of God, but it might turn out to be the toe of God.”"

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    Well, why not?

    After all, they do seem to really love each other.

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    Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    Anyone surprised? - babies know the diff between good and evil

    Six months old and he can tell good from evil

    Mothers and fathers might think they have few higher duties than teaching a sense of right and wrong to their children. But research suggests that their offspring may already be a step ahead of them.

    Scientists have discovered that babies can start to make moral judgments by the age of six months and may be born with the ability to tell good from bad hard-wired into their brains.




    Qui cantat, bis orat (to sing once is to pray twice!) - St Augustine

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    Tuesday, May 04, 2010

    Chimp "Sex Toys" As Evolution Evidence

    This is not a joke, but an actual article in the New York Times suggesting that male chimps, by using leaves to attract females to certain body parts, show us an "evolutionary leap" and delivers the "most devastating blow yet to human self-esteem."

    Caution: Link does contain suggestive material

    When It Comes to Sex, Chimps Need Help, Too

    "I couldn’t imagine how chimps managed this evolutionary leap. But then, I couldn’t imagine what they were actually doing. Using blades of grass to tickle one another? Building heart-shaped beds of moss? Using stones for massages, or vines for bondage, or — well, I really had no idea, so I called Dr. McGrew, who is a professor at the University of Cambridge.

    The tool for sex, he explained, is a leaf. Ideally a dead leaf, because that makes the most noise when the chimp clips it with his hand or his mouth."

    So, how is your self-esteem now? Apparently I don't know what I'm missing.

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    Monday, May 03, 2010

    PCA Geologists and the age of the earth

    As I have said - not sure I buy the presuppositions (for the earth to be old, God must be a deceiver) and the conclusions (anyone that doesn't adhere to the Old Earth position is propagating that conclusion), but this is still an interesting study.

    link here



    Qui cantat, bis orat (to sing once is to pray twice!) - St Augustine

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