Hey it is 2 Kislev...yep...another month. The days are truly going by very quickly. When I was young I would always hear the older people saying..."the older you get the faster your life goes." I now believe they were right! BUT....there is also an increase in the movement of time by our Elohim. How else will all things come to pass? I believe He slowed things down at one time and now He has speeded them up.
I found this very interesting and it goes along with the thoughts I have in my head......
Observatories on 5 continents to scan skies for extraterrestrial life
A global search for extraterrestrial intelligence
It's the 50th anniversary of Project Ozma, a pioneering search for extraterrestrial Intelligence experiment to search for signs of life in distant solar systems through interstellar radio waves.
By Marc KaufmanWashington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, November 6, 2010; 8:20 PM
The scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence went global this weekend as observatories in 13 nations on five continents trained their telescopes on several promising star systems.
While they don't expect their one-day joint effort will find the kind of intentionally produced signal from afar that enthusiasts have been seeking for decades, participants say the undertaking illustrates just how far the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, has come.
Frank Drake made the world's first such observations at the Green Bank radio telescope in West Virginia 50 years ago, listening on a single-channel receiver that took in radio waves one frequency at a time. Today's technology allows scientists to receive radio signals at millions of different frequencies per minute, in addition to searching for laser-like bursts of light communication using optical telescopes.
The international star-viewing extravaganza, the first of its kind, comes at a time of fast-paced discovery in the science of exoplanets, bodies that orbit suns beyond our solar system.
Last month alone brought the announcement of the first Earth-sized planet found that appeared to be potentially habitable, as well as a study from top scientists in the field which concluded that the number of Earth-sized planets in the Milky Way alone could be counted in the tens of billions.
Suddenly, the prospects for finding planets that might have complex life and environments to support it appear to have brightened. Scientists well in the future may still conclude Earth is the only planet that harbors life, but discoveries in the last few years seem to increase the odds that we are not alone after all.
"This is a real coming of age for exoplanets and for SETI," said Drake, who remains active in the field and whose founding of the science of SETI five decades ago was being commemorated as well over the weekend.
"It shows SETI has gone truly international, and it's happening when our knowledge about planets beyond Earth is just exploding," he said. "We made predictions based on weak evidence 50 years ago and now a lot of that is, very satisfyingly, getting hard scientific support."
Doug Vakoch, a SETI Institute scientist who helped organize the effort, said the coordinated observing is probably most important for its practical side.
"What this weekend really does is begin the process of making it possible to track a possible SETI signal around the globe," he said. "If a signal is detected, it has to be confirmed and followed, and now we're setting up a network to do that."
The participating observatories are in Italy, India, Argentina, Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Sweden, the Netherlands, and several in the United States and Japan. Officials at the largest radio telescope in the world, Arecibo, will also participate.
The idea for the unprecedented global observation was initiated by Shin-ya Narusawa, director of Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory in western Japan - one of the largest observatories in that country. Narusawa organized a many-centered SETI observation in Japan last fall, and was invited to present his results at the biannual NASA-sponsored astrobiology conference held this spring.
There, Narusawa met SETI Institute President Jill Tarter, he proposed a bilateral and then international observation, and before long 19 observatories and research centers in 13 nations had joined in.
The telescopes will be trained in a coordinated way on a number of star systems, including Tau Ceti and Epsilon Eridani - the nearest systems in the Northern Hemisphere and the two that Drake observed 50 years ago in what he called Project Ozma, a reference to the princess in "The Wizard of Oz.'' (Keeping with the theme, the weekend's effort is called Project Dorothy for the heroine of the book.)
"These two stars were the best SETI targets a half-century ago," Narusawa said. "They remain the symbol of the project Ozma and so are two of the target stars for Project Dorothy."
But with more than 500 exoplanets identified in the past 15 years and 700 more awaiting confirmation, he said, the observation can be far more directed and ambitious. Some will include stellar systems that have planets which appear to be located the right distance from their suns to support life, he said.
'Earth is tiny'
While Narusawa is a scientist, he said he had another, non-scientific reason for organizing the global event. "When we do this worldwide observation," he said in an e-mail from Japan, "citizens remember the Earth is tiny and we are the same earthlings."
The SETI enterprise has, from the start, had many skeptics - scientists who say it involves looking for a needle in a haystack, and at times legislators who have been outraged that for a short time the effort received federal funding. That came to a quick end in 1993 and SETI has relied on private funding since, although the institute was allowed to compete again for federal grants late in the Bush administration.
Its biggest coup has been to win almost $30 million from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to build a large array of radio telescopes in the mountains of northern California. The Hat Creek array and its 42 radio telescopes are jointly run by the SETI Institute and the University of California at Berkeley, and are used for SETI observing and more traditional radio astronomy. The facility was one of the 19 to participate in Project Dorothy.
With new scientific discoveries announced regularly that support key assumptions that Drake and SETI made decades ago, and now with a global network of astronomers who agree that SETI constitutes solid and important science, Drake said he has never been more optimistic about ultimately finding intelligent life beyond Earth. Although 50 years of SETI observing has yet to come up with a signal, he said, the percentage of stars actually studied is minuscule.
He also said it's time for people to consider an initially unsettling understanding that flows from the work being done by exoplanet hunters and by SETI - that distant planets are as much a part of nature as Earth is.
"Who knows what kind of life we'll ultimately find out there?" Drake said. "It won't be like our life because it will have evolved in response to different kinds of forces. But there's no doubt about it - the underlying chemistry will be the same and that means it will be basically an extension of what we have here."
Jeremiah 31:31-37 (New International Version)
31 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD,
“when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
... and with the people of Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant
I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
to lead them out of Egypt,
because they broke my covenant,
though I was a husband to them,”
declares the LORD.
33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
after that time,” declares the LORD.
“I will put my law in their minds
and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
34 No longer will they teach their neighbor,
or say to one another, ‘Know the LORD,’
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest,”
declares the LORD.
“For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more.”
35 This is what the LORD says,
he who appoints the sun
to shine by day,
who decrees the moon and stars
to shine by night,
who stirs up the sea
so that its waves roar—
the LORD Almighty is his name:
36 “Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,”
declares the LORD,
“will Israel ever cease
being a nation before me.”
37 This is what the LORD says:
“Only if the heavens above can be measured
and the foundations of the earth below be searched out
will I reject all the descendants of Israel
because of all they have done,”
declares the LORD.
ONLY IF THE HEAVENS ABOVE CAN BE MEASURED AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH BELOW BE SEARCHED OUT WILL I REJECT ALL THE DESCENDANTS OF ISRAEL BECAUSE OF ALL THEY HAVE DONE.
Man has always had the brain power and the ability to reason so he could have had all of the technology that we have today a long long time ago. And there is some thought and even proof that man did make a few discoveries into advanced machinery...such as rudimentary computers and electricity. He went from being land bound to discovering how to make small boats so he could travel on the rivers and lakes around him then ships so he could sail the earth's oceans and seas and he discovered new lands and peoples.
Man is crafty....he thinks and reasons...but he does not always strive to do as our Elohim would have him do but does what he purposes in his own heart. Man is also stubborn by nature to desire to be in control of his own destiny.
It has been said that the voyage of Christopher Columbus to find new lands can be compared to man's space travel and if not for the Dark Ages Christopher Columbus would have been traveling to the moon instead of discovering America.
Some research found that a scientist had discovered steam power* in those long ago times...imagine the industrial revolution happening in the 600's!
We are seeing more and more news stories about UFO's not as it used to be reported but as if they ARE TRULY REAL ALIENS FROM ANOTHER PLANET! And it is becoming politically correct to call them Astronauts! Why? To get mankind used to the idea that these ET's are really from another world who maybe even came here in ancient times.
UN to appoint Earth contact for aliens
THE United Nations was set today to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earth?s first contact for any aliens that may come visiting.
Mazlan Othman, the head of the UN’s little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), is to describe her potential new role next week at a scientific conference at the Royal Society’s Kavli conference centre in Buckinghamshire.
She is scheduled to tell delegates that the recent discovery of hundreds of planets around other stars has made the detection of extraterrestrial life more likely than ever before – and that means the UN must be ready to coordinate humanity’s response to any “first contact”.
From the Vatican....
One of the pope’s astronomers would happily baptize an alien if asked -- “no matter how many tentacles it has.”
Guy Consolmagno, a trained astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican’s observatory, discussed a slew of topics at the British Science Festival in Birmingham last weekend, noting that the Vatican was more up to date with the latest scientific developments than most realized.
“You’d be surprised,” he told the Guardian. An avid science-fiction reader, Consolmagno reproached the historical treatment of Galileo, the man who discovered that the Earth indeed travels around the sun.
He even complimented Stephen Hawking -- despite Hawking’s recent comments asserting that physics effectively replaced the need for God. Consolmagno called Hawking a “brilliant physicist.”
Intelligent design, he also noted, was a useless compromise that’s another form of “the God of the gaps,” calling it pseudoscience and “bad theology.”
Though he concedes the odds of finding and communicating with other intelligent life is essentially zero, Consolmagno would welcome the event. “Any entity -- no matter how many tentacles it has -- has a soul,” he said. Asked whether or not he’d baptize an alien, Consolmagno replied: “Only if they asked.”
Cosolmagno spoke at the science festival while the Pope was making his own visit to discuss science, which he called a complete coincidence.
Our Elohim gave us freedom of choice and some took it to the extreme...worshipping graven images of pagan gods and goddesses who are directly from Hasatan. He is the author of ALL lies and he desires all to bow to him. Hasatan knows what he is doing.."Let us give man a whisper in his ear to measure the heavens and search the depths of the oceans. He will break the promises all by himself."
So man in his own image wants to become as god and look to the heavens to measure it and go to the depths of the oceans and search them out because he can. This is the way of Hasatan. He desired to be as our Elohim. He was jealous when YHWH made man in His image. What better way to do away with this nuisance than to trick him into doing the things that are in direct violation to the Instructions of YHWH?
So our Elohim in His infinite wisdom slowed time down and man did not advance as he could have. Now, because man has achieved so much in just the past few hundred years time had been speeded up and we are in the last days...our Elohim has made a way and man has not accomplished what the evil one intended nor will he. Our Elohim will guide and protect us!
*Look up Heron's steam engine.
Or go to http://alexandrias.tripod.com/hero.htm
Steam power was invented way before middle ages.