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  • Trio of dead stars upholds a key part of Einstein’s theory of gravity

    01/13/2018 9:09:23 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Science News ^ | 12 Jan, 2018 | EMILY CONOVER
    Observations of a trio of dead stars have confirmed that a foundation of Einstein’s gravitational theory holds even for ultradense objects with strong gravitational fields. The complex orbital dance of the three former stars conforms to a rule known as the strong equivalence principle, researchers reported January 10 at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society. That agreement limits theories that predict Einstein’s theory, general relativity, should fail at some level. According to general relativity, an object’s composition has no impact on how gravity pulls on it: Earth’s gravity accelerates a sphere of iron at the same rate as a...
  • The Myth of the War Between Science and Religion

    11/12/2015 10:04:55 AM PST · by Heartlander · 10 replies
    Strange Notions ^ | October 12, 2015 | Bishop Robert Barron
    The Myth of the War Between Science and Religion For the past several years, I've been posting short commentaries on YouTube, probably the most popular website in the world.  I've covered everything from movies and music to books and cultural trends, but I've given special attention to the New Atheism. Among other videos, I've posted three answers to Christopher Hitchens' book God is Not Great, a brief presentation of some classical arguments for God's existence, and a response to Bill Maher's movie Religulous. As you might know, people are able to post comments in response to videos, and I’ve received a huge...
  • The Vatican's dangerous embrace of climate-change theory

    04/30/2015 11:49:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | April 30, 2015 | Phil Lawler
    Imagine—just imagine, for the sake of the argument—that scientists in a future generation discover that the global-warming trend of recent years was not caused by human activity. If that happens, what will be the consequences for the Catholic Church, in light of the Vatican’s apparent embrace of the climate-change hypothesis? This is not-- repeat, not another column about the scientific evidence for or against the reality human-induced climate change. If you are inclined to respond by denouncing either the proponents or the foes of that theory, please stop. My own personal opinion on that theory is of little or no...
  • Saudi Cleric: The Sun Revolves Around the Earth

    02/17/2015 2:43:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    INN ^ | 2/17/2015, 10:36 AM | Tova Dvorin
    The sun revolves around the Earth, a Saudi cleric insisted to a student panel Sunday—prompting a social media storm. Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari told a student that the Earth is “stationary and does not move,” according to Al-Arabiya, justifying the statement with religious texts and statements. But then he tried to debunk the common knowledge about the Earth’s rotation using “logic,” in a visual demonstration that prompted the speech to go viral. “First of all, where are we now?” he asked. “We go to Sharjah airport to travel to China by plane, clear?!” Khaibari argued, confusingly, that the Earth cannot rotate...
  • Galileo's notebooks may reveal secrets of new planet

    07/09/2009 7:04:30 AM PDT · by decimon · 4 replies · 382+ views
    University of Melbourne ^ | Jul 9, 2009 | Unknown
    Galileo knew he had discovered a new planet in 1613, 234 years before its official discovery date, according to a new theory by a University of Melbourne physicist. Professor David Jamieson, Head of the School of Physics, is investigating the notebooks of Galileo from 400 years ago and believes that buried in the notations is the evidence that he discovered a new planet that we now know as Neptune. A hypothesis of how to look for this evidence has been published in the journal Australian Physics and was presented at the first lecture in the 2009 July Lectures in Physics...
  • Turkish Minister: Muslims Discovered the Earth is Round

    11/30/2014 3:19:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The Turkish Science Minister has become the latest public figure to make outrageous claims over Islam's hand in science and technology, the Hurriyet Daily News reported Friday - this time, claiming that Muslims discovered that the world is round. "Some 700-800 years before Galileo, 71 Muslim scientists led by al-Khwarizmi convened by the order of the Caliph Al-Ma'mun and revealed that the Earth is a sphere," Minister Fikri stated on Thursday. Fikri further claimed that a copy of the original document proving Islam's role in astronomy is currently in the Museum of Islamic Science and Technology in Istanbul. The Earth...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Galileo's Europa Remastered

    11/29/2014 4:02:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    NASA ^ | November 27, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Looping through the Jovian system in the late 1990s, the Galileo spacecraft recorded stunning views of Europa and uncovered evidence that the moon's icy surface likely hides a deep, global ocean. Galileo's Europa image data has been newly remastered here, using improved new calibrations to produce a color image approximating what the human eye might see. Europa's long curving fractures hint at the subsurface liquid water. The tidal flexing the large moon experiences in its elliptical orbit around Jupiter supplies the energy to keep the ocean liquid. But more tantalizing is the possibility that even in the absence of...
  • NASA’s “Remastered” View of Europa is the Best Yet

    11/22/2014 11:31:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | on November 21, 2014 | Matt Williams
    Europa, Jupiter’s sixth-closest moon, has long been a source of fascination and wonder for astronomers. Not only is it unique amongst its Jovian peers for having a smooth, ice-covered surface, but it is believed that warm, ocean waters exist beneath that crust – which also makes it a strong candidate for extra-terrestrial life. And now, combining a mosaic of color images with modern image processing techniques, NASA has produced a new version of what is perhaps the best view of Europa yet. And it is quite simply the closest approximation to what the human eye would see, and the next...
  • The AP Stylebook of Galileo, Pedophiles, and Galileo

    05/30/2014 3:54:57 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 2 replies
    NCRegister ^ | May 29, 2014 | Simcha Fisher
    I haven't seen the [AP Stylebook's] new religion chapter, but I have seen how the press generally reports on Catholicism -- and it seems like there are already some agreed-upon guidelines. For instance: Catholics in the news. If an actor, a football player, a CEO, or any other reasonably decent, successful or attractive person is a practicing Catholic, that is never relevant, and any reference to receiving the sacraments or belief in God must be edited out for clarity and brevity. However, if the story is about a transvestite stripper, a comedian who draws heavily on the comedic value of...
  • Vatican reveals Secret Archives (including letter from Genghis Khan's grandson)

    01/02/2010 4:42:07 AM PST · by NYer · 61 replies · 2,075+ views
    Telegraph ^ | January 1, 2010 | Nick Squires
    The Holy See’s archives contain scrolls, parchments and leather-bound volumes with correspondence dating back more than 1,000 years. High-quality reproductions of 105 documents, 19 of which have never been seen before in public, have now been published in a book. The Vatican Secret Archives features a papal letter to Hitler, an entreaty to Rome written on birch bark by a tribe of North American Indians, and a plea from Mary Queen of Scots. The book documents the Roman Catholic Church’s often hostile dealings with the world of science and the arts, including documents from the heresy trial against Galileo and...
  • 43.5% Polled on Catholic Apologetics Forum are Open to the Possibility of Geocentrism

    12/26/2005 11:19:28 AM PST · by Markjwyatt · 45 replies · 1,081+ views
    Catholic Truths ^ | Dec. 23, 2005 | Mark Wyatt
    43.5% Polled on Catholic Apologetics Forum are Open to the Possibility of Geocentrism Catholic Truths Mark Wyatt, Dec. 23rd, 2005 OK, granted, the poll was not scientific, and the results are clearly skewed to a population sample who studies, has some understanding (and interest), or at least an awareness of these things. Still, the results are interesting and worth looking at a little closer. The poll was conducted on the Catholic Answers forum from Dec. 19th through Dec.23rd, 2005...
  • Star Trek actress Kate Mulgrew denies willing involvement in geocentrism documentary

    04/09/2014 8:46:49 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 146 replies
    National Post ^ | April 9, 2014 | Staff
    As Star Trek: Voyager Captain Kathryn Janeway, Kate Mulgrew knew her way around a solar system or two. So there was a certain irony to the actress’ voiceover work in the upcoming documentary The Principle, which focuses on the notion of geocentrism: the idea that the sun revolves around the Earth. But Mulgrew has dispelled the notion that she buys into the documentary’s central premise, writing in a post on her Facebook page that she is “not a geocentrist, nor am I in any way a proponent of geocentrism.” “I was a voice for hire, and a misinformed one, at...
  • Book Review: Galileo Was Wrong

    06/28/2006 4:20:12 PM PDT · by Markjwyatt · 53 replies · 4,908+ views
    Catholic Truths ^ | 6/28/2006 | Mark Wyatt
    Galileo Was Wrong, Vol. I Finally Released! Robert Sungenis, Ph. D., and Robert Bennett, Ph. D. have just released Galileo Was Wrong, Vol. I (the Scientific Evidence). This book demonstrates through history, philosophy, and mainly through science itself that modern science has not demonstrated that the earth moves or is not in the center of the universe. It demonstrates that in fact observation after observation and experiment after experiment indicate that the earth does not move and is in the center of the universe. Scientists after scientist admit candidly that "it appears that the earth is standing still" or that...
  • Robert Sungenis Offers Sample Pages of Galileo Was Wrong

    06/27/2006 9:54:30 PM PDT · by Markjwyatt · 5 replies · 397+ views
    http://www.geocentrism.com ^ | May 2006 | Robert Sungenis, Ph.D., Robert Bennett, Ph.D.
    Robert Sungenis is offering sample pages from many of the 12 chapters of Galileo Was Wrong , including the table of contents and the entire introduction. The introduction includes a discussion of John Paul II and his speech to the PAS in 1992 regarding the Galileo Affair. The samples can be obtained at the link top www.geocentrism.com, above. Mark Wyatt
  • Dru Sefton; Bad Journalism

    03/29/2006 7:39:03 PM PST · by Markjwyatt · 158+ views
    Catholic Truths ^ | 3/29/2006 | Mark Wyatt
    Dru Sefton; Bad Journalism In This World View, the Sun Revolves Around the Earth This is an article recently written by Drew Sefton of Newhouse News Services. In it she potrays geocentrists as kooks, while appearing to be "fair" in her reporting. I do not know if she did it purposely or, if she just does not "get it", but the results are pretty unfortunate. Robert Sungenis is an intelligent geocentrist who will be using a lot of science to explain his case in the upcoming book, Galileo Was Wrong...
  • Galileo Was Wrong

    06/21/2006 10:18:54 PM PDT · by Markjwyatt · 20 replies · 470+ views
    http://www.geocentrism.com ^ | 6/21/2006 | Mark Wyatt
    Robert Sungenis, Ph.D., and Robert Bennett, Ph.D. have released their book, Galileo Was Wrong, on cdrom. The book is 1000+ pages of scientific evidence supporting and explaining geocentrism. Anyone who takes the time to read this book will come away with a different perspective on geocentrism, and will have to wonder how we could have been fooled so easily for so long. The book is available here: Geocentrism.comMark Wyatt
  • Christianity Gave Birth to Science

    08/12/2013 5:04:22 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 32 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 5 August 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Science is the systematic application of a logico-empiricist method to look at and understand things, and was born in Christian Europe first with the Scholastic philosophy and then with Leonardo da Vinci, Francis Bacon and Galileo Galilei. The necessary foundation for scientific research is the belief in one God that created a universe regulated by immutable laws which can be understood by man exactly because God's mind and man's are similar except in extent. The Christian God is a person. Galileo famously talked about the "book of nature", that scientists try to read, being written by God. This is possible...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Io's Surface: Under Construction

    08/03/2013 10:20:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    NASA ^ | August 04, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Like the downtown area of your favorite city and any self-respecting web site ... Io's surface is constantly under construction. This moon of Jupiter holds the distinction of being the Solar System's most volcanically active body -- its bizarre looking surface continuously formed and reformed by lava flows. Generated using 1996 data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft, this high resolution composite image is centered on the side of Io that always faces away from Jupiter. It has been enhanced to emphasize Io's surface brightness and color variations, revealing features as small as 1.5 miles across. The notable absence of impact...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Shadows Across Jupiter

    02/15/2013 6:37:38 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    NASA ^ | February 15, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Two dark shadows loom across the banded and mottled cloud tops of Jupiter in this sharp telescopic view. In fact, captured on January 3rd, about a month after the ruling gas giant appeared at opposition in planet Earth's sky, the scene includes the shadow casters. Visible in remarkable detail at the left are the large Galilean moons Ganymede (top) and Io. With the two moon shadows still in transit, Jupiter's rapid rotation has almost carried its famous Great Red Spot (GRS) around the planet's limb from the right. The pale GRS was preceded by the smaller but similar hued...
  • Please help to save and restore Star Trek's Galileo shuttlcraft.

    06/09/2012 2:08:49 PM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 57 replies
    Galileo Restoration ^ | June 09 2012 | Galileo Restoration
    Thought destroyed but now found. It's not had the greatest care over the years and this group in Hollywood who are the acstual folks that have worked on the shows over the years is trying to raise funds and bid on an auction, restore and display properly the original full size Galileo shuttlecraft from the original Star Trek series. It's important TV history to preserve considering the impact Star Trek has had on society, inspiring even people to become astronauts. Please throw in a few bucks for this, and watch the video at the fund raising site... http://galileorestoration.com/