Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Light, a delight, it is sheer brilliance to see the light.

It is a wonder that makes it possible to wonder more. Wonderful, is it not? Let there be light, for sight.

"Light is arguably the most fascinating form of energy. At every instant of our lives we’re surrounded by photons, some dating back to the ori gin of the universe, speeding by at 186,183 miles per second, which is the speed limit of the universe. In one year a photon travels some six trillion miles. These are the photons that chemically react with our retinal cells constantly to give us sight and with chlorophyll to generate the energy required by plants and us. Light is also today’s most potent medium of information transmission: information is transmitted via photons rather than electrons."
(The Wonder of the World: A Journey from
Modern Science to the Mind of God
by Roy Abraham Varghese :404)

Starlight, star bright, shed the light of the night.

"...Comte was wrong. Stars are not merely hot, opaque balls of gas. William Huggins, the first stellar spectroscopist, saw stars as encoded books whose language we had to learn to translate. More literally, a star is a space probe that continuously broadcasts light in all directions, conveying information about itself and its local environment over vast distances—enough information, in fact, to keep thousands of astronomers quite busy. Stars are relatively simple, however. Most are nearly spherical, allowing astronomers to describe their structure with a few simple equations."
(The Privileged Planet: How Our Place
in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery
By Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards :120)

"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world."
(An ancient Psalmist, some would say just another ignorant goat herder, less evolved, you know. Yet their witness, their information is in all different languages at the same time. Therefore, all can see the light.)

Those who have eyes, let them crack the cosmic code.

"Within this unraveled starlight exists a strange cryptography. Some of the rays may be blotted out, others may be enhanced in brilliancy. Their differences, countless in variety, form a code of signals, in which is conveyed to us, when once we have made out the cipher in which it is written, information of the chemical nature of the celestial gases. . . . It was the discovery of this code of signals, and of its interpretation, which made possible the rise of the new astronomy." —William Huggins (Ib. :119)

Those who have eyes, let them see.

"65. Seeing—3
At one time it was thought that the eye evolved separately in different life-forms. Today, as Stephen Jay Gould has said, there is no longer any separate story of evolutionary origins for the eye because an underlying master-control gene, common to all phyla, positioned the fundamental structure of the eye on one and the same genetic pathway. Fully functional eyes appear right at the beginning of the Cambrian explosion. The Pax-6 gene governs the development of this delicate and intricately organized organ in the most varied species. A single genetic blueprint was pre-pro- grammed into the very stuff of being."
(The Wonder of the World: A Journey from
Modern Science to the Mind of God
by Roy Abraham Varghese :414)

Who would have thought that the bright city lights of men that hide and blur out the lights of the night would impact their philosophy? Yet the New Man has indeed lost his sense of the Creator by less, for less. Human beings are such a strange sort of being.

"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so."


Anonymous said...

I have often wondered about the galaxies. I wonder...do you think maybe before the Fall of mankind that Adam and Eve could "hear" the stars? Maybe a form of music? It is something to ponder! I am so enjoying all the info you send our way by way of this blog. Thanks!


mynym said...

I doubt it.

I do think that expansion was intended. I.e., to have more than one priveleged planet, more than one little garden, one little oasis. Yet, it looks like that is really all we have, without the Creator being manifest here and "only" here in Spirit.

For going to prepare a place, while keeping this one together in the face of Evil, they seem a strong Spirit.

It's enough to make one not want to serve Sin, to help out in some small way.