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New Nuclear Reactor Developments   Leave a comment

After just watching updated nuclear reactor developments that produce little or no waste as proposed by MIT brains and such, it does appear there are definite positive high energy production advantages with these newer developments, no doubt.

That said, my question is simple; why pursue development of all such high energy production methods that will likely always carry very have high human risk factors?

No matter how such risks may be minimized, why is it necessary? Does it not make far more planetary sense to strive for greater harmony with nature by making it the primary goal to eliminate all risk to our (perhaps one time ) pristine natural environment as much as we are humanly capable?!

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iGeneration or what?   Leave a comment

There is much debate as to what, and/or who make up the so-called iGeneration.

My own humble opinion is this is simply an attempt to define what is an ongoing decline in respect, morality, and dignity for family and neighbor by successive generations. The evidence has been accelerating since WW1 & 11. In fact there has been a measurable accelerating breakdown since then; why?

The reasons are actually fairly obvious; as mankind has been encouraged to engage in progressively more and more bloodthirsty murderous militant engagements as promoted by religious, commercial, political or other worldly elements, moral principles governing humankind that may once have been held sacred by society have been seriously eroded if not completely overshadowed.

You simply cannot direct and encourage national populations to kill their fellow man, or be killed, and expect that they will still maintain principles of decency, morality, or humanity, it just aint’ goina’ happen brother! PTSD and other such mental problems today further confirm this reality.

So iGeneration is simply another attempt to define present problems by comparisons with the past, particularly since the beginning of the 20th Century, namely a steady moral decline, and hedonistic, self-centered march toward destruction.

Arguably it was further fueled by the promises of the industrial revolution, and continues today through the promises of technology. There is little doubt it is leading to a self-destructive world by undermining any remaining desire for genuine human development and elevation!

Please visit JW.org for a genuinely ‘positive’ hope for the future!

Stephen Hawking: a brief comment in time   Leave a comment

Mr. Hawking has been described in so many ways already its hard to be original. E.g. he’s been described as a deep thinker; problem solver; successful author; theoretical genius, and more, But with all that said, his greatest success INHO was his amazing adaptation to a crippling disease.

True there are other examples of such exceptional human spirit, but not that many. The ones I’ve heard about are mostly based on cultivating a trusting hope in our Creator for a bright future free of the effects of disease and infirmity.

Indeed that future was clearly demonstrated by Jesus when he healed every form of disease and infirmity while on earth. And he gave a powerful witness by means of God’s spirit, always humbly acknowledging the source of his miraculous ability’s.

There can be no doubt at all that Stephen Hawking’s fertile brain contributed to his longevity, a good message for all of us, young and old. However a future life without the effects of disease, infirmity, and even the end of death itself is a hope beyond human imagination, no matter what the so-called IQ rating!

In fact there is is a positive promise we can submit to regardless of our personal circumstances be they dire or not. For more details please goto JW.org

 

Gordon Downie others   Leave a comment

The media elevates an entertainer’s sad death but cannot or will not provide any consolation or remedy for it. This is typical of so-called religious elements who also fail to provide an explanation and/or completely misrepresent God’s purpose for mankind!
In fact God’s plan and ability to provide life after death is clearly explained for those willing to examine the Bible in detail. goto: JW.org

Posted October 19, 2017 by New2view in existential, existential, educational, life, world-view

Sea Turtle Extinction!   Leave a comment

The claim by those involved in preventing sea turtle extinction is that they have ‘helped’ them. While this may partly seem like a matter of symantecs, the truth is that only human ‘non-intervention’ could rightly be called ‘help’, be it for sea turtles or the hundreds if not thousands of other forms of life on planet earth.

When will it be acknowledged that, in fact, it is human interference and ignorance that is the fundamental reason why all life on earth is threatened! This is not just a matter of symantecs, but a basic reality that needs to be very humbly admitted. Only then will it be possible for us to accept our supreme Creator as the guide to full and complete restoration of planet earth as it was in the very beginning.

That restoration is coming, in spite of human opposition and arrogance, very soon. So we can either submit to the Creator’s purpose, or continue to ignore it, that is the choice he has given us. For more info please visit JW.org

Cassini probe results   Leave a comment

What is truly remarkable about the Cassini probe is the reflection on earth. Indeed the science gained by it should teach us a great deal.
The simple scientific results prove that beyond any doubt life on earth is truly unique, no other conclusion is possible. Yes I know ‘possibilities’ are open to debate, however known ‘facts’ are clear: the earth is truly unique and special.
Can we accept that reality, or are we obsessed with the mere proposition of of life on other planets?
I myself am not a total disbeliever in that possibility, but until and unless there is substantial evidence, its very appropriate to humbly and logically accept ‘factual evidence’ life on earth is the unique production of a Creator, just as it is stated in the Bible:: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth .”

Koran and Book of Mormon vs Bible   Leave a comment

Copy of article (last of 3 parts) written by Bill Underwood, columnist for Phoenix Signs of the Times Examiner.

Several commenters pointed out that I was taking it as a given that the Bible was the touchstone with which these other books must conform. I have been at pains to point out that it isn’t me saying that, but Muslims and Mormons themselves who claim to believe the Bible, and claim that their books are additions to, not replacements of, the Bible. Still, it is true that I do have a prejudice in favor of the Bible. I admit to believing the Bible is inspired.


Why do I believe the Bible, and the Bible alone, is from God? Frankly, since I’ve been studying it all my life, it would take me longer than the space available in this column to answer that, but let me just hit some of the highlights.


Science:
The Koran says the sun sets at night in a pond. (Sura 18:86)
The Book of Mormon speaks of diseases “to which men were subject by the nature of the climate.” ( Alma 46:40) It was a common belief in Joseph Smith’s day that some diseases were caused by the climate. Malaria, for example, was believed to be caused by the humid air of a swamp, (mal = bad, aria = air) rather than being transmitted by the mosquitoes that lived in the swamp.
Bible writers were not swayed by the non-scientific beliefs of their time. While it is certainly no science book, what it says conforms with proven scientific fact. For example, it describes the earth as round, and hanging unsupported in space. This at a time when most of the human race believed the earth was flat and supported on the back of a huge elephant.
Prejudice:
The Koran incites prejudice against Jews, Christians, and even ‘ignorant Arabs’: “The Arabs of the desert are the worst in Unbelief and hypocrisy, and most fitted to be in ignorance.” (Koran 9:97)
The Book of Mormon incites prejudice, stating that dark skin is a curse and white skin is a blessing: “And their curse was taken from them, and their skin became white like unto the Nephites.” (3 Nephi 2:15; see also 1 Nephi 13:15)
The Bible is entirely without prejudice: “God shows no partiality. In every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.” (Acts 10:35)
God’s justice:
The Koran says the wicked will burn in Hell.
The Book of Mormon says the wicked will burn in Hell.
The Bible says the wicked will cease to exist. (1 Samuel 2:9; Job 3:17; Psalm 37:9,10, 34, 38; Psalm 104:35; Proverbs 2:22)
Jesus’ sacrificial death:
The Koran says Adam repented and God forgave him. Hence no one inherited sin, and there is no need for a ransom.
The Book of Mormon says Adam repented and God forgave him; I agree with the logic of the Koran: If we didn’t inherit sin from Adam, why do we need Jesus’ sacrifice? Nevertheless, the BoM still speaks much of it, and calls on all to believe in Jesus.
The Bible says: “Through one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed on to all men inasmuch as all sinned.” (Romans 5:12)
Wisdom:
For me, the most powerful reason for believing the Bible is its wisdom. People who have lived – knowingly or unknowingly – by Bible precepts have had better lives than those who have not. Some of those precepts are:

Treat others as you would wish them to treat you.

Happy are they who realize their spiritual poverty.

A man who loves silver will never get enough silver.

Do not offer to remove the speck from your brother’s eye when you have a plank in your own.

A tranquil heart makes for a healthy body, but jealousy is like bone cancer.

Man’s anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness.

There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.

Take a minute to ponder that last one. Look around at your neighbors. Many of them seem to be living by the principle that there is more happiness in getting. “When I get that car… when I get that house… when I get that girl, then I’ll be happy.” Left to their own devices, these people could go through their entire lifetimes without ever discovering the truth that there is more happiness in giving. That’s because this is God’s thinking, not human thinking.


For me, this is a “Wow!” point. The wisdom of the Bible is the best proof of its inspiration.
If you believe the Koran is inspired, if you believe that the Book of Mormon is inspired, I have one challenge for you:   Show me a “Wow!” point from either of those works. To qualify as a “Wow!” it must be a principle that is true, profound, and something most humans don’t seem to be following, something they would never think of on their own.   Oh, and one more thing: It needs to be a principle that was not already covered in the Bible.   Because, Koran believer, Book of Mormon believer, it is your contention that God had more to say after the Bible was finished. And it’s my contention that He did not.
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