Thursday, August 6, 2009

v28.8: Testticulating Thursday

Good morning folks,

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We have been blessed with another day on this planet.  A plant which is spinning in circles as it rotates around a massive ball of fire somewhere in the galaxy.  Just to give you an idea of how fast we're moving; if the earth were to sudden come to a stop, the force of the stop would be so great those of us on the farside of the earth would be projected off into space while the rest of us on the near side of the earth would be flattened like pancakes.  That is, of course, if the earth didn't crumble to pieces and break apart like a moist straight from the oven biscuit. Mmmm

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Of course this is only one theory; there are others.  Can you believe there are people getting paid right now (and good money I might add) to sit around and think up these 'worst case scenarios'?  That's right, it is quite possible your tax dollars are being spent buying some guy a nice house and nice cars just so he can sit in a room and think up all the unthinkable scenarios that could potentially destroy the human race.  They are running simulations on stuff they have absolutely no idea on.  Most of which is all theory and 'what ifs'.  How do I get my hands on a job like that?

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The galaxy is a massive place; the universe is exponentially larger.  I read a report recently that said in all of the millions of star systems out there, there may be as many as 10 other 'Earth-like' planets.  That is to say there are other suns with planets orbiting around them and one of those planets is at a approximate distance from said sun in a steady orbit possibly capible of sustaining (and creating) life.  Of course creating life isn't something that just happens by accident (or does it?) so the chances of another human-like life form out there is almost impossible; unless it was placed there somehow.

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I used to be a huge space nerd growing up.  I spent many nights looking at the stars and reading space books.  I used to dream of becoming an astronaut and travelling to other planets.  Of course we haven't been back to the moon in 40 years so I guess that dream would have ended badly for me.  Maybe I would have been lucky enough to go to space, visit the space station and possibly perform a space walk.  Imagine 'laying' in space, staring down at the planet earth in complete weightlessness.  I can't even begin to imagine what that would feel like.

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So do you think there is life on other planets in the other solar systems?  If you're a Christian the answer is probably no; but who is to say there are not other planets out there with humans on them all calling their planet 'Earth' and believing in God?  Let's assume for a minute God does exist and did create the earth and everything on it.  The first chapters of Genesis (where it talks about creation and early man) were written by someone who wasn't born for many many years later.  It was a story that was told that has surivived thousands of years.  Let's just imagine for a minute that the story is accurate and true.  Would it then be quite possible that God placed man on many different planets?  If you're an omni present God who has no beginning and no end, why limit yourself to one measly planet?  Why not create many planets that have life where man is created in your image?

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Now on the flip side, let's assume God does not exist, the stories in the Bible are simply stories told to uplift people and give hope to man.  Let's assume the Bible has no more merit than a book of nursery rhymes.  The possibility of life on other planets is now almost 0%.  To think of all the things that would have had to go right at specific times for life to form is just maddening.  We can't even begin to fathom what kinds of chemical reactions and evolutionary events that would have to have taken place for  you and I to sit here today and communicate.

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The thought alone almost makes me want to believe the Bible because sadly, the way Man was created in the Bible seems a lot more likely than what science says.  If you've never looked it up, I urge you all to read up on what Science has to say about the creation of humans.  It is quite a story.

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Well folks, I've let the sci-fi geek inside me get out and play today.  In case you were wondering, Testticulating simply means "To stand while waving your arms about and at the same time talking bollocks".  Today is only Thursday (Friday can't come soon enough) and I feel like waving my arms about and talking bullocks!  So until it is Friday, Happy Testticulating!!

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Cheers,

Al