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Turns out, Earth is in the “lamest” part of the universe

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PARIS—Citing factors ranging from the dumb, ugly asteroid belt separating the terrestrial planets from the gas giants, to the super-boring and practically empty interstellar medium extending in nearly every direction, new research published Wednesday by the International Astronomical Union has concluded that Earth is located in “by far the lamest” region of the observable universe. “Despite years of intensive analysis, we have failed to uncover even a single pulsar, black hole, lenticular galaxy, binary star system, quasar, or any other cool stuff within 50 light years of this stupid dump of a solar system,” read the study, which noted that to date, no telescope—either ground-based or in earth orbit—has been able to locate a portion of space more dull and tiresome than our own. More. (language warning, text and vid)

Study Finds Earth Located In Lamest Part Of Universe

See also: Why Earth isn’t fine tuned for life (by someone who take it seriously)


Copernicus, you are not going to believe who is using your name. Or how.

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Hey BA I love all your links. I think you should check out this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwdba9C2G14 tragic mishap
OT: Dr. Brian Mattson’s Superb Sermon on the Existence of God - Melissa Cain Travis - April 2014 http://hcchristian.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/dr-brian-mattsons-superb-sermon-on-the-existence-of-god/ video link The Old Man Upstairs - video http://www.harvestchurch.tv/sermons/elephant-in-the-room/#play bornagain77
ENV has a somewhat humorous article detailing the futile attempt of two materialists who tried to reduce the ‘sense of beauty’ to mere material mechanism.,,
Beauty Evades the Clutches of Materialism – March 27, 2013 http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/03/beauty_evades_t070321.html
Though the preceding article was somewhat technical, it was almost comical to read how every approach, in which the materialists tried to reduce the subjective sense of beauty to a mere material mechanism, was thwarted.,, But alas, don’t those materialistic researchers have even the faintest clue that All Things Bright And Beautiful come from God??
All Things Bright And Beautiful – poem http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4082996/ 30 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist - photos http://m.tickld.com/x/30-photos-of-earth-that-will-blow-your-mind Timelapse video of Flowers and Leaves - video http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Flowering_plant#p00lxwrh The Mountain - Inspirational video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk6_hdRtJOE
Music and Verse:
Creation Calls -- are you listening? Music by Brian Doerksen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwGvfdtI2c0 2 Peter 1:16 ,,,We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes
One time, I actually had an atheist use the 'lame' argument against the privileged planet principle I had presented to him. But I seriously doubted the he really would have wanted to get up close and personal with a black hole or super nova:
What Would Happen If You Fell into a Black Hole? (spaghettification!) - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLMiJQXsmkc "Einstein's equation predicts that, as the astronaut reaches the singularity (of the black-hole), the tidal forces grow infinitely strong, and their chaotic oscillations become infinitely rapid. The astronaut dies and the atoms which his body is made become infinitely and chaotically distorted and mixed-and then, at the moment when everything becomes infinite (the tidal strengths, the oscillation frequencies, the distortions, and the mixing), spacetime ceases to exist." Kip S. Thorne - "Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy" pg. 476 Scientists gear up to take a picture of a black hole - January 2012 Excerpt: "Swirling around the black hole like water circling the drain in a bathtub, the matter compresses and the resulting friction turns it into plasma heated to a billion degrees or more, causing it to 'glow' – and radiate energy that we can detect here on Earth." http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-scientists-gear-picture-black-hole.html A supernova is an explosion of a massive supergiant star. It may shine with the brightness of 10 billion suns! The total energy output may be 1044 joules, as much as the total output of the sun during its 10 billion year lifetime. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/astro/snovcn.html
And although, according to Near Death Experiencers, an indescribably beautiful future awaits in heaven,,
Mary Jo Rapini Sees the Light - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylcjjhvvddE
I think the Earth has its own little gems of beauty to keep us occupied while we wait:
Beauty,,, can be appreciated only by the mind. This would be impossible, if this `idea' of beauty were not found in the mind in a more perfect form. http://www.quodlibet.net/articles/williams-aesthetic.shtml

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