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Hrmm I'm Catholic and have a degree in theology. And this is the first time I've ever heard that the star of Bethlehem is supposed to be Polaris - it's certainly not part of the general 'mythos' as you put it
General teaching is that the Star of Bethlehem only hung around until not long after the Wise men left. And from a more scientific viewpoint if it's true then it was likely a supernova
I was wondering where geothermal was on the list..
The hydro stations on the Waikato supply mostly upper NI along with Huntly coal.
Central to lower NI rely on a combination of hydro, wind and geothermal. And IIRC Wellington gets it power from the southern dams
"The Matrix" on the other hand was a great standalone film. I'm glad they didn't ruin the mystique with any unnecessary sequels.
Damn I wish I had mod points right now...
But I can't decide whether the mod would be +1 Funny or +1 Insightful
The Bombadil/Barrow-wight sub-plot was easily left out. It made for a good read but it's exclusion didn't detract from the overall story.
The Scouring of the Shire however is a major part of the story and ends the War of the Ring back in the Shire amongst Hobbits. Remember the LotR is a story about Hobbits. It says so in the prologue. And JRRT actually stated the TSofS was one of the earliest parts of the book to be written.
To my mind the movies focused too much on Aragorn/Arwin which was only a sub-story in the books.
I did enjoy the movies - however I feel PJ, et al missed the overall point.
As the antimatter is repulsed by the normal matter, wouldn't this require the introduction of another force (the "dark force"?) – that should be even stronger than the strong force – to explain how come we are not seeing flows of antimatter originating from the core of the galaxies?
Do not underestimate the dark side of the Force.
They want their accoustic couplers back
It seems the media down under are more interested in the sideshow rather than the the riots themselves....
For the record it is not particularly easy to use a printer to duplicate, say, 250,000 diplomatic cables and walk out with them under your arms.
True, however if said documents were already in deadtree format then all one needs is a camera.
And a microSD card is a lot less painfull than a roll of film... or so I would imagine
Good to see Kiwi's following in Rutherford's footsteps"
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By that logic, Creationism = Big Bang Theory.
I would suggest splitting Creationism into two parts
1) Initial creation
2) Flora, Fauna, etc created as they are today
The first part can fit nicely into the theory of Evolution - belief dependent of course
One of the early pioneers of the Big Bang theory was also a Catholic Priest. Georges_Lemaitre
And before someone else brings it up there is also 'Intelligent Design'. However I can't speak for that as I'm not overly familiar with the tenants of its proponents and am not in the mood for a flamewar
Didn't they tally up the numbers in 1650. So it's at LEAST 6360 years old now.
Given all the monkeying around with the calendar over the years, taking into account leap second adjustments every-so-often and the uncertainty of when the year 0 was based on Jebus' actual DOB, etc
It's now roughly 6314.15926535897932384626433832795 years old