We are Alone in the Universe

Coral Model of Galactic Colonization

A new study from the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) at Oxford University, aptly titled “Dissolving The Fermi Paradox,” suggests that humanity is alone in the observable universe, putting a dampener on the theory that there is intelligent life outside of Earth.

Read more: https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/space/its-likely-that-we-are-alone-in-the-universe-depressing-study-finds/news-story/5ae12af47d52738491dbe590896c7cb3

See the study here: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1806.02404.pdf

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Good Morning from the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took this photograph of a moonrise over the western united states.

Moonset

I was linked this video from another website.  The video is supposed to be of the moon “setting” behind the Earth, taken from outer space. The claim is that the moon is moving much faster than it should be based on modern science. I don’t know if the video is legit or not but it is interesting:

Spooky Action-at-a-Distance

La Silla Telescope Ring

A groundbreaking quantum experiment recently confirmed the reality of “spooky action-at-a-distance” — the bizarre phenomenon that Einstein hated — in which linked particles seemingly communicate faster than the speed of light…

This introduces the likelihood of two mind-bending scenarios: Either our observations of the world actually change it, or particles are communicating with each other in some manner that we can’t see or influence.

Read more: https://www.livescience.com/62523-physicists-crowdsource-a-reality-check.html

Geocentricity and the Moon Landings

Apollo 15 flag, rover, LM, Irwin

I went looking to see if there was anything written by geocentrists on the moon landings since I have seen the claim that belief in geocentricity entails the belief that the moon landings were faked.  I found an article by Gerardus D. Bouw, Ph.D. debunking at least the claim that the moon landing photographs are not genuine.  His analysis is quite interesting and supports the claim that we did, in fact, go to the moon.  Here is his conclusion:

In general we found that hoax advocates are ignorant of photographic printing techniques, photo enhancement techniques, and computer photo enhancement techniques. They also lack a basic understanding of modern astronomy and selenology (study of the moon’s surface and rocks), no, not enough to properly state what astronomy and selenology have to say about the moon, and thus certainly not enough to offer intelligent critique. My most pessimistic appraisal of the moon hoax phenomenon is that it is designed to capitalize on the current dissatisfaction among the general American public with its cowardly, government leadership…

Read how he came to this conclusion here: http://www.geocentricity.com/ba1/no090/gotomoon.html

 

A Fatal Contradiction Between Observations and Predictions

Big bang

“The big bang today relies on a growing number of hypothetical entities, things that we have never observed– inflation, dark matter and dark energy are the most prominent examples. Without them, there would be a fatal contradiction between the observations made by astronomers and the predictions of the big bang theory. In no other field of physics would this continual recourse to new hypothetical objects be accepted as a way of bridging the gap between theory and observation. It would, at the least, raise serious questions about the validity of the underlying theory.”

Source: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1372828/posts

HT: https://sixdaysblog.com/2018/03/06/did-the-big-bang-really-happen/

The Universe Cannot Create Itself

William Gairner on God and the origins of the universe:

The reason that “God” is a more credible principle is that the universe cannot create itself, for to do so would mean it had to precede itself in existence (an impossibility). People rebut: so, doesn’t this also apply to God? And the rebuttal to that is, no, because God is eternal and ens causa Sui –  the cause of himself. Which just means he is the only entity in which essence and existence are one, and so is eternal.

Read more: https://www.williamgairdner.ca/more-thoughts-on-god/