Monday, November 09, 2009

Vatican Astronomer Says Church & Science Go Hand in Hand

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November 10, 2009  

(Gen 11:4-5) And they said: Come, let us make a city and a tower, the top whereof may reach to heaven; and let us make our name famous before we be scattered abroad into all lands. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of Adam were building.

HEADLINE: Large Hadron Collider ready to roll again ... unless God stops it first

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NEWS REPORT: Crumbs! Bird and baguette trip up atom smasher

The Large Hadron Collider – the massive "Big Bang" machine on the Franco-Swiss border – hit a small snag last week after a bird dropped bread into the power supply.

"There was no shutdown for the machine," a spokeswoman from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) told on Monday. "The bread caused a very small short-circuit and that was it."

A passing bird last week dropped a baguette morsel into a portion of the machine's power system that sits above ground. That caused the collider's immensely complex cooling system to malfunction, warming a three-kilometre stretch of the 27-km-long machine from -271-degrees Celsius to -268 degrees.

"The bird escaped unharmed but lost its bread," Cern said. "The incident was similar in effect to a standard power cut, for which the machine protection systems are very well prepared."

The Large Hadron Collider/ATLAS at CERN

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Workers managed to fix the problem within a few hours. Operations were back to normal a few days later. There was no damage to the collider.

The planet's biggest machine is designed to recreate what happened when the universe was just one trillionth of a second old by smashing protons into each other at nearly the speed of light. To do it, the machine must be kept colder than outer space.

THEORY: Large Hadron Collider 'Being Sabotaged from the Future'

OF RELATED INTEREST: Vatican Astronomer Says Church & Science Go Hand in Hand

Many people believe that science and religion have historically 

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been at odds, but Brother Guy Cosolmango will tell you otherwise.

The Vatican astronomer was the keynote speaker at "Astrofeast," an annual fundraiser for Kopernik Observatory.

His lecture titled "The Heavens Proclaim" aimed to debunk myths about the church and science and he says that the two go hand in hand.

"Science is a fantastic way of getting to know Creation and to get to know the Creator. So I'm here to encourage people to look at the stars, look through a telescope, and to find out what's going on with astronomy," said Vatican Astronomer Brother Guy Cosolmango.


Ladder of Divine Ascent excerpt: Step 24- "On meekness, simplicity and guilelessness"

4. Meekness is a rock overlooking the sea of anger, which breaks all the waves that dash against it, yet remains completely unmoved.   

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