Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Friday, March 26, 2010

What seest thou else . . .

in the dark backward and abysm of time?

This news about research using the Hubble Space Telescope to study the structure of "dark matter" in the universe may or may not interest you, but contemplate this if you will:

Thanks to an improved algorithm to analyze the images, Schrabback's team could study in great detail the shapes of over 446,000 galaxies in a 1.64 square degree patch of sky.

Half a billion galaxies of one hundred billion stars each in one 50 thousandth of the sky. And oh yeah, God wants Josef Ratzinger to tell what's wrong and what's right.

Update: BTW, I should have offered this link in the first place. The Hubble space telescope has its own web site, and it is kick ass. You think you have a photo album?


C. Corax said...

But, but, it's PROOF that there's a God! Because that's too many galaxies to happen by accident. And we're the center of them ALL. WE are made in God's image. IT'S ALL ABOUT US! BUT NOT ALL OF US! IT'S ABOUT MY BELIEFS. I'M RIGHT! I'M CHOSEN!

Sorry for that outburst. We really are a ridiculous species.

There was a proposed bus slogan over at Richard Dawkin's site: "Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings."

I so want that on a t-shirt.

Cervantes said...

I don't know if they happened by accident, but they sure weren't put there for our benefit.