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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Monster Black Hole discovered.

I always find it interesting with new major discoveries in evolutionary study scientists say we have to re think our position.

If only they threw out evolution then they might get somewhere.

If you start off with a faulty paradigm  you are always being led up the garden path.

Dr. Duane Gish who wrote"Evolution! The fossils say no!" hypothesised  what the fossil records should tell you if evolution were true, or, conversely, what they should tell you if God's special creation were true.

If evolution were true you would expect to find certain fossils only in certain earth layers .

Conversely if evolotion were not true you would find fossils in all layers.

His argument is very convincing.

As per this quote from the above article.

"It's time for a new hypothesis and for some new physics." 

And just off the press here is another "discovery" that causes all the scientists to rethink.
Every new so called major discovery raises more questions than answers because the hypothesis is wrong in the first place.

To look at someone who decided to try and prove evolution when challenged by someone below is the website link of Dr Carl Werner who took the challenge seriously.
Of course like all of us who believe in the alternative of God as creator he has his critics.

Linear or Non Linear?

Have you made the move from linear to non linear?

I am digitizing some of my cassette library at present which prompted these thoughts.

This is not about video or sound editing but uses those mediums as an anology.
It may appeal to those of you who are tech heads.

When I was a lot younger, 1960's,  I was into the pop music of the day.
I loved that music and still do.

Along with the Beatles and all the others I discovered I could make my own recordings from the radio and record players on reel to reel audio tape decks.

I spent many hours with my finger on the pause button so I could cut out the radio station ads and make my own "best of" compilations.

Strangely I still have a lot of those recordings.

Then came cassette recorders where we could do the same thing but take up less space.

Then came  equipment to copy them with.

A fun time.

There were complications though.

If you dropped a reel to reel tape it wasn't much fun trying to respool them again with tape unravelling all over the floor.

If you wanted to find certain tracks for replay then you had to do a lot of rewinding and fast fowarding.

 If you were repairing a broken cassette tape and dropped it that was even harder to recover and repair.

If you got your tapes too near a powerful magnet you could wipe them out.

 Editing tapes could be done from recorder to recorder but using what we called the linear method.

Much stopping,starting, rewinding, fast forwarding.

I was into 8mm home movies and there you had similar limitations.
You literally had to cut and paste movie film to do any editing.

When video tape movie cameras came along you still had to edit using similar methods as audio tape editing.
Setting up in and out points on your editing tape deck etc.

Then along came digital.

Cd's, DVD's, Mini DV tapes,computers,macs,Final cut pro,garage band etc.

The world of technology had gone non linear.

Instant location of a track of a cd or movie file at the touch of the mouse.


So I said there is an analogy here!

Well here is my simple thought.

From the minute we are born, we are receiving information and experiencing life, good and bad experiences constantly.

They start off being recorded in our conscious mind and readily recallable memory.

This all happens in real time.

Some memories stay instantly recallable,  but many experiences are pushed down into our sub conscious or our  brain's archives if you like.

Some of this stuff is what psychologists and psychiatrist like to explore with us.

Some of what they may do may be helpful.

It may take a lot of unravelling and is difficult to repair.

Many things can trigger off memories of bad experiences, some we don't remember at all.

They lurk below causing us all sorts of problems,

Enter our non linear Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Jesus has a time line that is eternal;

He is not bound by time,

He can instantly touch our souls at any point in our past or present.

He can touch us through prayer and the work of His Holy Spirit.

The great thing is we can also enter His non linear world while we are still living.

That is very liberating.

Before we become Christians we are locked into a linear experience.

We are born, we live , we die,

The Bible talks of us like this as being in "Adam."

We share the same linear, lineage as Adam, the first man.

You mat not believe Adam in the Bible was real, but commonsense tells us there was once a first Man or Human.

But----- when we are born again, become Christians, we are said to be "In Christ" .

We have joined the timeline of Jesus,

We are no longer "in Adam"

In Ephesians Chapter 1 we have this amazing statement:

Spiritual Blessings

"3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.[b] He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.
God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. 10 And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. 11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God,[c] for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan."

We are already in Heaven with Christ even though for a time we are still experiencing the linear world,Adam's world, and watching our bodies slow down and disintegrate.

The Bible tells us many are called but few are chosen.

Only God knows who is going to respond to His call.

He wants all of us to hear that call and have opportunity to respond.

When you do He can touch you in any area of your life, past, present and future and bring you healing and joy,

will you respond to His call today?

are you hearing His call?

Monday, February 16, 2015

My New Book Publication Project

For those who have an apple computer you will be familiar with the features of iPhoto.
 This is the basic Apple Photo Editing Program.
One of it's great features is the ability to create from your image library a book of your photographs.
At present I am working on several book projects simultaneously.

It is a very user friendly programme and I am having a wonderful time creating books on my favourite themes and subjects.

I have completed three books.

Australian Birds and two personal family histories.

As I have been compiling a large stock of photography since 1971 I have many images to consider.

Editing down to photos you would like to see in print is a challenging process.

Some titles I am working on are:

Australian Birds

100 Days of Love - A Christian Devotional Book original author Thomas Albert Carruth.

The Australian Mallee or Mallee Tracks

The Road Less Travelled- The Morgan Road

Central Australia

Speaking Personally- Some devotional writings by Frank Hunting

Sports Photography

The Colours of Australia-Red and Blue

The Top End-Darwin and the Northern Territory

The River Murray

"In the beginning"  the images of the book of Genesis

Across the Nullabor -One of Australia's epic road journeys.

My plan is to get some of them into printed form to see what they look like in hard copy and then maybe try some crowd funding to get some into a larger print run.

If you have a Mac check out the book creation feature on iPhoto yourself.

Note: iPhoto is planned to be replaced by Apple with another programme that hopefully will do the same.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Car of the Week-Last Century?

Below is a pic of the first car that we owned as a family .
It was commononly known as a Holden FX.
The model was replaced by the Holden FJ that became an iconic Australian Car.
When my Dad first bought this car it was a navy blue colour.
Dad was a clever handyman so he repainted it as a two tone blue and white car and then to a two tone pink and white.
He was always  ahead of his time.
No one else had a Holden like this at the time.
It got sold many years later after sitting in my parents back yard for  a few years for about $50.
I had my first driving lessons in this car.
They were very roomy and comfortable.
The pics below were taken on a holdiday to Queensland that my parents took in 1960..
They had a crash on the way home..
Below is wiki link about this model.

These shots were scanned from original  Kodachrome transparencies on an Epson Perfection v700 scanner.
Pics taken on Kodak Retina 35mm camera by Glen Thompson

In front of one of the Glasshouse Mountains  QLD.
Dad fixed this later. He was very versatile even though an Accountant by Profession

somewhere on the East Coast of Australia  1960