April 2004

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April 30, 2004

James Clerk Maxwell (Quote)

Through the creatures Thou hast made Show the brightness of Thy glory. Be eternal truth displayed In their substance transitory. Till green earth and ocean hoary, Massy rock and tender blade, Tell the same unending story: We are truth in... ... more

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April 28, 2004

Will Noah's Ark Change You?

"We are not excavating it. We are not taking any artifacts. We're going
to photograph it and, God willing, you're all going to see it . . .

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NASA successfully launches Gravity Probe B

Gravity Probe B — a NASA mission to test two important predictions of Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity — launched Tuesday, April 20, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., aboard a Boeing Delta II expendable launch vehicle. The... ... more

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April 27, 2004

The Miraculous Appearance of Age

At a wedding feast Jesus’ first recorded miracle was turning water into wine. In fact, it was “fine” wine. The historicity of this event is not in question because Jesus is capable of performing the miraculous. He did so on... ... more

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April 26, 2004

Search for Noah's Ark

"We are not excavating it. We are not taking any artifacts. We're going to photograph it and, God willing, you're all going to see it . . ." AP WASHINGTON - An expedition is being planned for this summer to... ... more

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Forgotten Chernobyl

Eighteen years ago today, the explosion of the reactor in Chernobyl, the greatest industrial disaster in the history of humankind, released one hundred times more radiation than the atom bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In addition to the reactor’s... ... more

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April 22, 2004

Mice and Men

Media hype and bias are evident in reporting scientific research. The following headlines and lead paragraphs appeared in international news reports regarding the use of parthenogenesis to breed a mouse lacking male DNA. The stories are presented in a manner... ... more

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April 21, 2004

The Beginning of Life

What makes research valuable? In an article about “fatherless mice”, this question was answered by the statement, “But the research could improve understanding of genetic imprinting and what causes abnormalities in embryos, as well as knowledge about the beginning of... ... more

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April 20, 2004

Gravity Probe Launch Successful

At 9:57:24 AM PDT today, the Gravity Probe B spacecraft was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in South-central California. The countdown went smoothly, and at the moment of launch, a packed auditorium here at Stanford University broke into... ... more

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Insecticide Safety

For those of you that use an in-home bugspray, especially those with children, this link will dramatically improve chemical safety for your family. The most commonly used(and the only available insecticide sold at Home Depot or Lowe's) in-home insecticide -Durisban-... ... more

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April 19, 2004

Societal Progression

Does scientific and technological advancement equate to societal progression? A recent study by Duke University and the Foundation for Child Development found that the emotional and spiritual well-being of children in the U.S. has not improved since the 1980s. The... ... more

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Gravity Satellite Mission Delayed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA (news - web sites) postponed the launch on Monday of a $700-million satellite mission designed to test an obscure tenet of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. Actually, the "tenet" is not so obscure... ... more

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April 13, 2004

Pig Manure Crude Oil

A University of Illinois research group is developing a method for turning pig manure into a form of crude oil that could be refined to heat homes or generate electricity (see the AP Article). Accourding to statements made by the... ... more

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April 09, 2004

Oxygen Crisis Alert

The Amazon, an area of continuous tropical forest that is larger than Western Europe, has been described as the "lungs of the world" because of its vast capacity to produce oxygen. - Recent AP Article Of course, oxygen makes up... ... more

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The Certainty of Belief

In a Reuter News article about deadly asteroids, journalist Maggie Fox wrote, “Objects certainly have hit the planet. An asteroid, or several asteroids, are believed to have kicked up so much dust and set off so much volcanic activity 65... ... more

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April 02, 2004

Relativity Tested by Upcoming NASA Spacecraft

A NASA spacecraft designed to test two important predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity is set to launch April 17 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Gravity Probe B mission will use four ultra-precise gyroscopes to test Einstein's 1916 theory that space and time are distorted by the presence of massive objects. The Marshall Center manages the Gravity Probe B program for NASA.

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