The Mutations caused by cosmic rays........?
One of the experiments in the college physics lab was to measure the influx of ionizing radiation, generally in the form of muons being created in the upper atmosphere by cosmic rays.
The most energetic cosmic rays are emitted in gama ray bursts (GRBs) from distant galaxies.
How, in the best possible small world, do I rationalize the birth defects allegedly being caused by cosmic rays from the other side of the universe?
Before rationalizing cosmic rays, I would have to rationalize birth ‘defects’, such as those caused by Thalidomide..... no mean feat.
In the best possible world, there are no accidents..... no defects. When that mosquito is pestering you at night...... make no mistake, that pestering was arranged in the ‘bowels’ of Eternity. Are you being pestered by a demon or an angel?
You are being pestered by the best possible demon.
With ‘cosmic mistakes’, we are being put on notice....... thou shalt not take the best possible world for granted.
The mother with the baby ‘touched by an angel’...... is she being punished?
She is being rewarded. She is being challenged to transcend the ordinary.
Should she not have had an abortion? Some mothers might..... some might not. There is bound to be anguish, either way.
We have come a long way from ufos, baby...... but that’s where it all started, isn’t it?
I’m may not be the best rationalizer in Chief...... but it may be good enough for gummint work.
My claim, finally, is that mothers being challenged to transcend is the ultimate cause of the cosmic chirps detected in the collision of black holes....... that being a major source of GRBs.
Yes, the expectant mother has the universe by the tail...... didn’t we already know this?
If you’re taking an astronomy course in college, I recommend that you keep this bit of Truth to yourself. You are welcome, however, to start blogging.
This is just Teleology 101.
When will teleology ever be taught......?
This is a whole ‘nother story.......
Disclosure = Teleology 101.
This is a fair definition, I believe.
Should we be holding our breath?
Should we be rushing into teleology?
Should we be storming the gates of Heaven?
Bill is my canary in the coal mine of Disclosure.
Bill is not convinced that I’m the best possible God for the Endtimes.
Yesterday, I made a social call to the neighbors across the street.
These are five Kuwaiti ‘cousins’. All are undergraduate engineering majors. They all have late model, finely ‘tuned’ mustangs, still registered in West Virginia. They are currently celebrating Ramadan with a dozen or so of their friends.
Yesterday, I was introduced to the notion of the 73 sects of Islam.......
It was narrated from Mu’aawiyah ibn Abi Sufyaan (may Allaah be pleased with him) that he said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) stood among us and said: “Those who came before you of the people of the Book split into seventy-two sects, and this ummah will split into seventy-three: seventy-two in Hell and one in Paradise, and that is the jamaa’ah (main body of Muslims).
Everyone else is kafir.......
Is this the Islam you believe in? Is this your Most Merciful, Most Compassionate Allah whom you worship daily? Could Allah incite you to kill other peoples? Please understand that there is no terrorist gene – but there could be a terrorist mindset. That mindset finds its most fertile ground in the tenets of Islam. Denying it, and presenting Islam to the lay public as a religion of peace similar to Buddhism, is to suppress the truth. The history of Islam between the 7th and 14th centuries is riddled with violence, fratricide and wars of aggression, starting right from the death of the Prophet and during the so-called ‘pure’ or orthodox caliphate. And Muhammad himself hoisted the standard of killing, looting, massacres and bloodshed. How can we deny the entire history? The behaviour of our Holy Prophet as recorded in authentic Islamic sources is quite questionable from a modern viewpoint. The Prophet was a charismatic man but he had few virtues. Imitating him in all aspects of life (following the Sunnah) is both impossible and dangerous in the 21st century. Why are we so helplessly in denial over this simple issue?
These last two quotes are from the Center for Inquiry...... a secular humanist organization based in the US.
Here is a quote from the author.......
We know too well that it is not easy to denounce our faith because it means denouncing a part of ourselves. We are a group of freethinkers and humanists with Islamic roots. Discovering the truth and leaving the religion of our fathers and forefathers was a painful experience. But after learning what Islam stands for we had no choice but to leave it. After becoming familiar with the Qur’an the choice became clear: It is either Islam or humanity. If Islam thrives, then humanity will die. We decided to side with humanity.