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The Bible According to Brad

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GENESIS

01:01   Adam & Eve   In the Big Inning

04:01   Cain & Abel   Don't bring God fruits…

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Added by Brad Snowder on August 19, 2014 at 11:49pm — 1 Comment

History of Astronomy Part 2

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halley_thumb Edmund Halley 1656-1742

Among his many studies are tides, magnetism, and trade winds. He cataloged 341 southern hemisphere stars and discovered a star cluster in Centaurus. He also made the first complete observation of a…
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Added by Brad Snowder on March 30, 2014 at 12:21am — 3 Comments

History of Astronomy Part 1

evolved2 There have been thousands of science geeks contributing to astronomy over the centuries and millennia. Here are a mere handful that have been selected from some of the most significant figures. Some of these people are real icons of human history, big thinkers. As Isaac Newton once said "If I have seen farther than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants."…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 22, 2014 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Galaxies

Not to scale. "The infinitude of creation is great enough to make a world, or a Milky Way of worlds, look in comparison with it what a flower or an insect does in comparison with the Earth." ~ Immanuel Kant



Galaxies are monstrous collections of stars, plus dust, gas, light matter, dark matter, and gray matter. In a fundamental way galaxies are…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 15, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Cosmology

001 "The drum in a dream pounds loud to the dreamer." ~ Carl Sandburg



Anisotropy: This term is frequently used to describe the temperature fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background. The word means not uniform, or not the same. Like if you dressed a calico cat with a plaid kilt then filled it with dark energy and exploded it for 13.76 billion years.



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Added by Brad Snowder on March 8, 2014 at 11:48pm — 2 Comments

Black Holes

198838_568935179795155_1811269485_n A black hole is a region of space where the force of gravity is so intense that it is best pictured as having curvy criss-crossing lines on it. Nothing can escape, not even snarky comments.

If you've ever thrown a baseball into the air, you probably noticed it quickly returned to the Earth. The harder you throw it, the…

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Added by Brad Snowder on February 9, 2014 at 10:15am — 10 Comments

Big Bang

"In the beginning there was nothing at all. To the north and south of the nothingness lay regions of fire and frost." ~ Snorri Sturluson 1220 CE

 

Snorri sounds like a real hoot. If the 13th century Vikings had a dictionary, and looked up the word "hoot" I bet Snorri's image…

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Added by Brad Snowder on February 1, 2014 at 9:06pm — 4 Comments

Woe to the World

Jambi: 'The wish is granted. Long live Jambi.'                 Pee-wee: 'Thanks Jambi!' Prophesy of Doom

Isaiah 1:1 to 66:1



1:1 The hallucinations of Isaiah, the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem back in the days of Uzziah and a bunch of other kings.



1:2 Ok listen up. God says he has taken good care of you up until now but you are all a bunch…

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Added by Brad Snowder on December 9, 2012 at 2:39am — 2 Comments

The Last Laugh

What is light without dark? God and Job

Job 19:1 to 42:10



19:1 Both God and Satan remained quiet while Job and his three friends continued debating the system of justice God had provided for the Universe. Job said, "Give me a break, I'm innocent. I've begged God to hear my story but he's shut me out. He has unfairly counted me among his enemies. He has…

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Added by Brad Snowder on November 4, 2012 at 2:15am — No Comments

The Good, The Bad, and the Fugly

Waiting for death. Stock photo. Job's Friends

Job 8:1 to 18:1



8:1 After Job's extensive tirade about the unjust nature of humanity's role in the battle between cosmic factions of good and evil, his number two friend had finally heard enough and entered the fray. He said "How long can you go on and on about what a good guy you are? If…

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Added by Brad Snowder on October 28, 2012 at 12:42pm — No Comments

The Game

A Universe unevenly divided by truth and lies. Testing Job

Job 1:1 to 6:4



1:1 Once upon a time there was a rich man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. He was indeed one righteous dude. He was very afraid of the Lord, which is wise, and also he hated evil. So that was essentially Job’s stand on the subject of human morality, fear and hate. He had a…

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Added by Brad Snowder on October 21, 2012 at 3:11am — No Comments

Don't be such a big baby.

Best way to cut a watermelon. King Solomon

First Kings 1:1 to 11:28



1:1 King David was getting very old and feeble. He even had trouble staying warm so the country was searched for the perfect beautiful young virgin girl to cuddle with him. She was found and tended to the old king's physical…
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Splish Splash

Cindy and Poodle. Cile Bailey, photographer, Mandeville, Louisiana Bathsheba

Second Samuel 1:1 to 24:1



1:1 David was hanging out in Ziklag, just hanging with not much going on. A dirty, ragged man showed up in dirty, ragged clothes.



1:4 The man was an Amalekite and he brought word to David of King Saul's and…
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Added by Brad Snowder on August 26, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

Bewitched (1964) David and Saul

First Samuel 22:1 to 31:1



22:1 David hid in the hills and stayed mobile with his small band of guerrilla insurgents and barely managed to stay one step ahead of Saul's pursuit. David's troops ran smack into a band of Philistines but crushed them.…

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Added by Brad Snowder on August 21, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments

A Lucky Shot

A masked Palestinian demonstrator in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh wields a catapult against Israeli troops during clashes following a weekly protest of the Israeli settlement expansion. By Majdi Mohammed, AP Oct 28, 2011. David and Goliath

First Samuel 16:12 to 22:19



16:12 In private the Lord told Samuel to prepare to soon be pouring oil on a new king's head. Sam found what he thought was a good candidate for kingship living in the region of Judah and…
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Added by Brad Snowder on August 16, 2012 at 11:24pm — 1 Comment

The Man Who Would be Kingmaker

It is not uncommon to experience a false negative pregnancy test. Samuel and Saul

First Samuel 1:1 to 15:19



1:1 There was a man who had two wives. One of them was Hannah.



1:5 Hannah was having problems becoming pregnant because the Lord had messed around with her lady parts. Hannah was…
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Added by Brad Snowder on August 12, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments

The Perfect Woman

Fashion Fairytale Barbie, $39.76 Ruth



1:1 Once upon a time there lived a man named Emilech and his wife Naomi. They left Judah for Moab with their two sons. Emilech died soon thereafter,…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 29, 2012 at 11:44am — 2 Comments

The Lion, The Switch, and Thirty Wardrobes

Huckleberry Hound - Lion Tamer Huck (1959) Samson and the Foxes

Judges 13:3 to 16:1



13:1 Again the children of Israel were being bad little children from the Lord's point of view. So he had the Philistines conquer and rule over them for forty years. Meanwhile a childless couple of the tribe of Dan was visited by one of the Lord’s…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 15, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments

The Branch Manager

Treebeard - Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers (2002) Abimelech and Jephthah

Judges 9:1 to 12:1




9:1 A chaotic power struggle ensued following Gideon’s death and through various manipulations and lots of murders Gideon’s son Abimelech managed to get himself crowned king. Meanwhile Abimelech’s…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 8, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments

It’s Not a Perfect Science

Doc Brown in Back to the Future (1985) Gideon’s Fleece

Judges 6:1 to 8:27



6:1 The Lord got angry with the Israelites again so he helped the king of Midian take control of the tribes. The brutal oppression of the Midianites caused many of the Israelites to head for the hills and hide out in caves and such. Things looked pretty bleak…

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Added by Brad Snowder on July 1, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments

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