A Christian man chases a suspected Seleka officer in civilian clothes with a knife near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic on Dec. 7. The CAR was plunged into turmoil in March when an alliance of Seleka rebels, who are from the country’s Muslim minority, seized power and went on a months-long rampage of looting, raping and killing. Both Christian and Muslim mobs went on retaliatory lynching sprees as French forces deployed to the capital to ease the tension. The Seleka man was taken into custody by French force who fired warning shots to disperse the crowds.
hdthefog; dark energy matters references dark matter and dark energy in the universe. Neither of these “dark” elements were have known to exist a hundred years ago and are not visible. As it pertains to the question of whether there is a God or Supreme Being, dark energy matters.
Because the image is hard to read, this is what it says:
Dark Matter is matter that emits or reflects minimal to no light, but does have a gravitational influence, Evidence for dark matter appears to be present in
the motions of stars in galaxies
the orbits of galaxies in galaxy clusters
the temperature of intracluster gas in galaxy clusters
the gravitational lensing of distant galaxies
Some possible types of dark matter include:
Massive compact halo objects (MACHOS): these are large objects like brown dwarfs and jupiter-sized planets that exist in the halos of galaxies.
Weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPS): these are subatomic particles that have extremely small masses, but exist in great quantities. Neutrinos are an example of such a particle.
DARK ENERGY is the term used for a possible unseen influence that may be causing the universal expansion to accelerate. Recent observations of supernovae have produced a value for an acceleration that implies a universe that is about 70% dark energy.
We are in a new age of exploration. The discovery of dark matter and dark energy is relevant to understanding what propels the universe; what inherent forces influence the activity that creates planets, stars and ultimately resulted in the formation of what we call “life”. We don’t think about the unseen forces that propel life and how interdependent these forces may be. For instance, we do not think about the role that either gravity or electricity play in blood circulation throughout the body. There are atoms that combine to make molecules, e.g. O2 and H2O, these molecules are essential to life. Organisms are composed of cells and if a cell is deformed or malfunctioning, the development of the organism will be compromised e.g. an extra chromosome during fetal development = Down Syndrome. There are contingencies and natural algorithms that conduct the world that we observe around us and these phenomena occur throughout the universe. As more information is gathered, continually unraveling the mysteries of the universe, we are finding answers to questions that many never previously thought to ask. Whether one chooses to believe that it all started with “a big bang”, it’s quite apparent that the milky way and the numerous other galaxies are not the work of a anthropomorphized floating entity that concerns itself with the daily goings-on of the 7 billion people on Earth now and the billions of people that have lived in the past.
This was in my newsfeed on Facebook. I wanted to ask the poster, “and who would that person be?” Certainly you do not suggest the hand of God wrote the excerpts carefully selected to be included in the Bible. And the Lord, Jesus, didn’t write any of the books in the Bible. And in fact, every chapter in the Bible is written by a different person.
because I lived through a recent fire that consumed almost all of my possessions, many people sought to be encouraging by telling me that it was a sign that God is not through with me. Someone told me that it proves there is a God. Really? And what of the people that don’t live through fires, that get raped and murdered and dismembered, that are victims of natural disasters, congenital diseases…
Clearly a matter of perception