Solar Eclipse, Gas,
Solar Eclipse and God
In about 1.5 hours Shanghai will experience a solar eclipse... more people will see this eclipse than any other in history
Right now video feeds from Shanghai (UT 00:46)seem overloaded
My advice.. check the dappled light beneath a tree, the spots of light are actually pinhole images of the sun, you realise this as the moon takes a chunk out of the suns disc, and beneath the tree you see hundreds of discs with chunks missing.
Its best to witness an eclipse on a hilltop with a bunch of schoolgirls... as you see the moon shadow racing across the land towards you at 1700kph, all the girls will scream, you will realise you are standing on a big rock in the vastness of space, with immense spheres moving at fantastic velocities, the sun has a fiery corona, earth is a planet, gravity is holding you, your jaw is open, you want the moment to continue forever, simultaneously, you desperately want the sun to come back. God does not exist, God is almighty in his mercy, Presidents and peasants are equal... then a spot of light appears on the black moon disc and the eclipse is about to be over.
update 01:10 no free webcasts are working, it appears the internet is not yet working across this planet. one day perhaps...
this is a post i made about miracles frecently:
Miracles: The only miracles that have happened during my lifetime, as recognised by the Pope in Rome, apear to be remissions of various cancers, and some unlkikely healings.
These may be due to Immune system becoming able to recognise tumour cells. Somatic Hypermutation operates by allowing "error prone" DNA replication in B lymphocytes, randomising their antigens.
This is a nifty way for GOD to intervene in the physical world, no laws of physics broken. The right random mutation heals.
So maybe Jim Morrison was wrong... perhaps you can Petition the Lord with prayer?
Or possibly the human brain is optimised to see the world as a set of objects with intentions... thunder does sound angry.
Proof of Gods jokiness?.... it is odd that the moon so closely matches the solar disc during a solar eclipse. But when I witnessed an eclipse, I wasnt overwhelmed by a sense of god, I was overwhelmed by a sense of the depth of space, the size of the bodies, and the speed of their movements... I recommend being on a hilltop, to see that moon shadow racing towards you at 1700kph... it'll make an athiest out of you.
My altarboy career convinced me that insisting on belief in miracles is a technique designed to brainwash, to snap the mind out of the rational into the meekly obedient.
Other evidence for DOG: cyanobacteria use2 photons to split water... hence O2, animals, us..
otoh: it evolved rather fast ... was DOG impatient? then sat around for 3Billion years before sharks, ants and people formed?
(Sharks have Somatic Hypermutation, perhaps we can pray for them? Lampreys have a crude form, worms do not. So we cannot pray for our compost heap?)
Ants have pockets on their legs containing benificial bacteria... so they dont need our prayers?
_posted in discovermagazine
Natural gas futures July 17 (Bloomberg) -- may fall to seven-year lows as demand drops .
.. chemical plants and power producers are burning less, gas inventories rose to 2.886 trillion ft³ ..July 10, the highest for any week in July since at least 1994, Natural gas is down 36% this year..compared with a 39% gain in oil.
Gas futures for August ...$3.669 per million Btu ..
..Industrial gas consumption is forecast to drop 8.2% this year and total demand will slide 2.3% to 62.1 billion ft³ a day..
Natural gas will probably average $4.97 per million Btu ... U.S. mills last week were operating above 50% of capacity for the first time since Dec. 1.
U.S. potential natural gas resources rose 39% from two years ago to 1,836 trillion ft³, ..
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