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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Unexpected Inspiration

Sometimes, rememberance and contemplation are triggered in ways that we don't expect. I like to read about scientific matters and besides the books I've read recently, I have a small stack of magazines I need to work through a bit more. My favorite issues to keep up on are cosmology and quantum physics. Perhaps I'm just a geek, but the following may interest you as well. These are not presented as proof by any stretch of the imagination, but simply as unsought for moments of inspiration.

Scientists Serve Up 'Perfect' Liquid

"The finding of a nearly perfect liquid in a laboratory experiment recreating the conditions believed to have existed a few microseconds after the birth of the universe is truly astonishing, " said Praveen Chaudhari, Director of Brookhaven Lab. "The four RHIC collaborations are now collecting and analyzing very large new data sets from the fourth and fifth years of operation, and I expect more exciting and intriguing revelations in the near future."

Genesis 1

1) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Generation (particle physics)

In particle physics, a generation is a division of the elementary particles. Between generations, particles differ only by their mass and flavor; all interactions and quantum numbers are identical. There are three generations according to the Standard Model of particle physics.


Nonetheless, searches at high-energy colliders for particles from a fourth generation continue, but as yet no evidence has been observed.

Matthew 3

16) And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

17) And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Is This What the Big Bang Sounded Like?

 The fluctuations revealed the peaks and troughs of sound waves moving through the hot gas of the young universe.

"We are actually seeing the sound waves," Whittle said. "There are little ones on top of bigger ones, all adding to give the appearance of random patchiness."


This sound spectrum spans about ten octaves. The top five octaves correspond to acoustic waves—the primordial sound of the universe, just 380,000 years into its existence.

Genesis 1

 3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.


 6) And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.


9) And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.


The caveat being that science will probably change tomorrow if not having done so already yesterday. Yet, perhaps we should consider how even the most mundane or even apparently unrelated things in life can draw our minds to God, if only we would allow ourselves to be so led. We may be pleasantly surprised at how creative the Holy Spirit can be.


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