Saturday, 31 August 2019

Secularists propose an end to Snowball Earth

Image courtesy of Stephen Hudson, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Joel Kontinen

Researcher have found rocks that were forged 2.229 billion years ago, when an asteroid crashed into our planet. The rocks found in Australia, have come at a time that our planet endured the Snowball earth episode. They say that the crash caused a powerful greenhouse effect.

The Snowball Earth is a great problem that is still unanswered by science. As the belief is that the Sun was faint in the beginning, with only 70 per cent as powerful as now.

Other researchers are sceptical: they impact was just a third of the area that was said to killed off the dinosaurs some 66 millions of years ago, so how could it have such an effect on the climate?


Hand, Eric. World's oldest impact crater dated in Australian outback. Science 365 (6456), 852-853.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

For Evolutionists, It’s a Brand-New Ape that's Seen As Our Ancestor

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Joel Kontinen

"Researchers have discovered a nearly complete 3.8-million-year-old skull of an early ape-like human ancestor in Ethiopia.“It is called Australopithecus anamensis, and it could have existed “4.2 million years” ago.

"An analysis of the new specimen challenges ideas about how the first humans evolved from ape-like ancestors.

The current view that an ape named Lucy was among a species that gave rise to the first early humans may have to be reconsidered.

The discovery is reported in the journal Nature.

The skull was found by Prof Yohannes Haile-Selassie at a place called Miro Dora, which is in the Mille District of Ethiopia's Afar Regional State."

Evolutionists believed that Lucy was the ape that gave rise to humans. Lucy was made up of bones that belonged to a baboon, for instance. And it is now certain that she fell to earth from a tree.


Ghosh, Pallab,2019. All bets now off' on which ape was humanity's ancestor. BBC News (28 August).

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

We Could Detect Extraterrestrials Because They May Glow, Scientists Say

Image courtesy of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Staff, Public Domain.

Joel Kontinen

"Alien life-forms could glow in spectacular reds, blues and greens to shield themselves from stellar bursts of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. And that glowing light could be how we find them, according to a new study."

Most of the exoplanets we think are the most habitable, orbit red dwarfs, for instance Proxima Centauri or TRAPPIST-1.

However, if we don’t find aliens life there, the ones who seek for alien life have a great problem.

Glowing is not too surprising, Here on earth, some corrals protect themselves by glowing, says lead author Jack O'Malley-James, a research associate at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science of the new research, posted in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.


Saplakoglu, Yasemin. 2019. We Could Detect Extraterrestrials Because They May Glow, Scientists Say. Live Science (23 August).

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Biodiversity on Some Alien Planets May Dwarf That of Earth

Kepler-62f. Image courtesy of NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech.

Joel Kontinen

It seems that we don't have optimum ocean-circulation patterns on Earth.

"Earth's dazzling biodiversity may not be so remarkable in the cosmic scheme of things, a new study suggests.

Alien planets with more favourable ocean-circulation patterns might support life in even greater abundance and variety than our own world does, the study determined.

"Life in Earth's oceans depends on upwelling (upward flow), which returns nutrients from the dark depths of the ocean to the sunlit portions of the ocean where photosynthetic life lives," study leader Stephanie Olson, of the University of Chicago, said in a statement.

However, we do not know the state of affair on exoplanets. We do not know, for instance, if a planet's contains phosphorus, without which which we would not have RNA , DNA, and our ATP, and thus we would not have life. And also if it contains all ingredients that make life necessary.


Wall, Mike. Biodiversity on Some Alien Planets May Dwarf That of Earth. (23.8.).

Friday, 23 August 2019

Biblical War Revealed on 2,800-Year-Old Stone Altar

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Joel Kontinen

A 2,800-year-old altar found in the in the ancient city of Ataroth in Jordan, may shed light on an ancient biblical war. It describes a rebellion against the Kingdom of Israel.

The altar bears two inscriptions. The words are in the Moabite language and script, while the numerals in the inscriptions are in Hieratic (an Egyptian writing system). The altar appears to date to a time after Mesha, king of Moab, successfully rebelled against the Kingdom of Israel and conquered Ataroth (sometimes spelled Atarot), a city that the Kingdom of Israel had controlled.

At this time, Israel had broken into two. the northern kingdom had retained the name Israel and the southern kingdom called Judah.

"The altar reveals new details about a rebellion against the Kingdom of Israel", as described in the Bible.

It was Israel’s sin that brought the division of the land in two. However, the altar shows that the history of Israel, told in the Bible, can be trusted. as God never lies.


Jarus Owen. 2019. Biblical War Revealed on 2,800-Year-Old Stone Altar. Live Science (22.8.).

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Short-term Comet Crashes into the Sun

Image courtesy of NASA/ESO/SOHO).

Joel Kontinen

Comets can be roughly divided into two categories: long-term comets, which orbit the sun in more than 200 years, and short-term comets, with an orbital period of 200 years or less. Some of them are so spectacular that they were though to augur doom. For instance,in 1066 Halley’s Comet preceded the Battle of Hastings, in which William the Conqueror defeated England’s Saxon king Harold.

It has been estimated that a comet will loose all its mass in under 100 000 years.This is a serious problem for the secular view of a 4.6 billion year old solar system. If the solar system were that old, we should not see any comets.

Now, it seems that a short-term comet, opposing the billions of years our solar system is assumedly based on.


Gohd, Chelsea , 2019. A Doomed Comet Just Fell Into the Sun. Here's the Video. Space. com. 16.8.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Foxes on Temple Mount Has Some Pointing to Lamentations 5 Prophecy

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Joel Kontinen

A bible prophesy in lamentation 5:18 comes to mind for some readers, listening to a YouTube session on the Foxes on Temple Mount, as it says “Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, with foxes walking about on it.”

Lamentations was written after Jerusalem was sacked by the Babylonians in BC 587. The final chapter of lamentations speaks about the restoration, as the temple would be rebuilt, with foxes playing on it.

Thus, for some Jews this speaks of the restoration on Jerusalem.



Harris, Jared. 2019. Foxes on Temple Mount Has Some Pointing to Lamentations 5 Prophecy. Western Journal (18 August).

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Bernie Sanders Pledges to Release Any Info About Aliens if He Gets Elected

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Joel Kontinen

"Will space aliens become an election issue in 2020?"

"Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he's prepared to disclose any government information about unidentified flying objects (UFOs) — but only if he wins, and mainly because his wife, Jane, asked him to."

"Well I tell you, my wife would demand I let you know," Sanders told podcast host Joe Rogan on Tuesday (Aug. 8), according to Fox News, even promising he would announce the findings on the podcast.

"In June, U.S. President Donald Trump — who will run again for the Republican party in 2020 — told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that he also received a briefing about recent sightings by military pilots. "I did have one very brief meeting on it," he said. "But people are saying they're seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particularly."

UFOs have to be made by God. Nonetheless, the Bible does not say anything about them. However, if we believe that our planet is unique and that God has created life here, we will take a more skeptical approach to UFOs and aliens.

Nonetheless, the Bible does not say anything about them.

However, we'll still waiting for the least possible sigs of UFOs.


Howell, Elizabeth. 2019.Bernie Sanders Pledges to Release Any Info About Aliens If He's Elected in 2020. Live Science (11.8.).

Thursday, 15 August 2019

The Biggest Volcano on Jupiter's Moon Io Is Super Active

This image shows Loki Patera, spewing in the background.Image courtesy of NASA/JPL/USGS).

Joel Kontinen

Jupiter's moon Io should not have volcanos - but it does. However, the solar system's 14-billion years cannot maintain them.

If Io were really as old as some astronomers assume, it should be a dead moon.

But it isn’t.

Io’s volcanoes are active and surprisingly violent, suggesting that they could not have been spouting lava for millions of years.

Research on the volcanoes was published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters on August 8th.


Bartels, Meghan 2019. The Biggest Volcano on Jupiter's Moon Io Is Super Active. But Does It Run Like Clockwork? (13.8.).

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Goliah Frogs Can Move Stones That Are Half Their Weight

Goliah Frog. Image courtesy of Ryan Somma, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Joel Kontinen

Goliath frogs build their own nursery ponds. “They can move stones that are half their weight.”

The 3.3 kilograms (7.3-lb) Goliath frog lives in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, and it can move stones that are 2 kilograms (4.4 lbs) in weight.

It's likely that the male frogs, which are more than 1.1 feet (34 centimeters) long, use "their huge and very muscular hind legs" to move the stones", Mark-Oliver Rödel, curator of herpetology at the Natural History Museum in Berlin says.

The study was the study was published in the Journal of Natural History.

It seems that these frogs rely on what the Book of Genesis says after its kind.


Geggel, Laura. World's Largest Frogs Can Move Rocks Half Their Weight ... for Their Wee Pollywogs. Live Science (10.8.).

Sunday, 11 August 2019

The Earth Is A Great Place To Stay, Compared To Venus

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Joel Kontinen

Contrasted with the planets in our solar system, the Earth is a great place to stay.

While we might plan to go to Mars, Venus is Earth’s sister planet. only that its temperature is 370 degrees (700 degrees Fahrenheit), with clouds entire made up “by carbon dioxide and chokingly thick with an atmospheric pressure at the surface 90 carbon dioxide and chokingly thick with an atmospheric pressure at the surface 90 times that of Earth.

As an article in Space, com tells us, the times that of the Sun was normal in the beginning , but “as the sun aged, that habitable zone steadily moved outward. And as Venus approached the inner edge of that zone, things started to go haywire."

This would also happened to Earth, with the snowball Earth still an unsolved mystery.

" As the temperatures rose on Venus, the oceans began to evaporate, dumping a lot of water vapor into the atmosphere. This water vapor was very good at trapping heat, which further increased the surface temperatures, which caused the oceans to evaporate even more, which caused even more water vapor to get in the atmosphere, which trapped even more heat, and so on and so on as things spiralled out of control.”

This is what the article also claim will happen to Earth – 100 million years from today. However, the faint young sun paradox mentioned above would have resulted in a snowball Earth, killing all life.


Sutter, Paul. How Venus Turned into Hell, and How the Earth Is Next (8.8.).

Friday, 9 August 2019

Israeli Gift to The Crises Caused by The Flint River

Watergen was found by Arye Kohavi. Image courtesy of LolaShuka, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Joel Kontinen

How to you do, when the water is bad?

"Entrepreneur and talk show host Armstrong Williams donated a Watergen atmospheric water generator to the Greater Flint Holy Temple in Flint, Michigan.

The Greater Holy Temple became a main water distribution site in January 2016 in response to the Flint water crisis.

Bishop Roger Jones, the pastor of the Greater Holy Temple, feels the greatest gift was not the machine but something much greater: hope.

The crisis began in 2014 after the drinking water source for the city was changed from Lake Huron and the Detroit River to a less costly source of the Flint River. Due to insufficient water treatment, lead leached from water pipes into the drinking water, exposing over 100,000 residents to elevated lead levels. A federal state of emergency was declared in January 2016 and Flint residents were instructed to use only bottled or filtered water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing

Now, however, the water is good and the Watergren apparatus is excellent.


Berkowitz, Adam Eliyahu. 2019. Israeli Company Ensures Church in Michigan Never Drinks Poisoned Water Again.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Why Haven’t We Seen UFOs?

Image courtesy of Phylyp, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Joel Kontinen

Why haven’t we seen UFOs? In a long article, Kelsey Johnson points out that an unidentified flying object can have different meanings. Many would say that it refers to aliens.

We should also keep Oxfam’s razor in place, that is, that the simplest explanation could be true.

She reminds us of the object that fell in Rockwell in the 1940s and the famous Wow signal that happened in 1977. “An extremely strong narrow-band radio signal was detected by the Big Ear radio telescope at almost exactly the frequency of a fundamental hydrogen transition line (1420.41 MHz), which we expect an E.T. civilization might use to communicate. Fast-forward 40 years, and astronomers identify a previously unknown comet that was passing by back in 1977 and could have accounted for the "Wow!" signal.

We might also think about Fermi's Paradox. “In a nutshell, given some basic assumptions about life, one could reasonably conclude that our galaxy ought to be teeming with it. So as Enrico Fermi famously asked: "Where are they?" There are three main categories of solutions: First, life could be really, really, really hard to get going. Our very limited evidence on Earth suggests this is not so;
The second class of explanations suggests that there is, in fact, E.T. life, but we just haven't detected it. That could be because we just haven't looked very hard yet, or because we are not looking in the right way, or because they don't want us to see them. Given the age of the universe and our galaxy, if life isn't super-hard to emerge, we are statistically most likely to be osmic babies. In this context, E.T. life is likely to be millions of years more technologically advanced than we are. Thinking about how far our technology has come in the last 100 years, it is unfathomable to think what we might be capable of in a million. If we survive that long. If E.T. life is millions of years more advanced than we are, and they don't want us to know about them, I'm pretty sure we wouldn't know about them.

Then there is the third set of solutions to Fermi's paradox. These go along the lines of the following: Life has formed and evolved elsewhere. Maybe lots of times. But it doesn't exist now. There are lots of ways the universe could kill us, for example a major asteroid impact. If we were sufficiently technologically advanced, however, I give us a fighting chance. Or we might kill ourselves off. This is where Fermi's Paradox gets really depressing. We are in our technological adolescence, by which I mean we are smart enough to destroy ourselves, but maybe aren't smart enough not to do so. It could be that any civilization that becomes sufficiently technologically advanced is doomed to destroy itself.”

So we are still waiting for a signal that might never come.


Johnson, Kelsey. 2019. No E.T. Life Yet? Here's Why That's Important. Live Science (5 August)

Monday, 5 August 2019

This Super Earth Could Be Habitable, Secularists Claim

Image courtesy of NASA, Goddard Space Flight Cente.

Joel Kontinen

"An international group of astronomers discovered the planet using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) earlier this year in the constellation Hydra, about 31 light-years from Earth." That corresponds to 10 trillion kilometres per year.

However, the planet that is called GJ 357 d stays quite near its sun. It is believed to be roughly twice the size of Earth and harbour six times Earth's mass. "Located in the outer edge of its host star's habitable zone, scientists believe that this super-Earth could have water on its surface."

GJ 357 b, a "hot Earth" that orbits 11 times closer to its host star than Mercury does to the sun and likely has a surface temperature of around 254 degrees Celsius or 490 degrees Fahrenheit.

So; it's not a healthy place to stay, unlike the Earth.


Rabie, Passant, 2019.Could There Be Life? This Newfound 'Super-Earth' May Be Habitable. Space com (31 July).

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Major Hypocrisy: Obama And Co. Flocking on to Italy with 114 Private Jets

image courtesy of of Giordale Di Scillia, Fair Use.

Joel Kontinen

"Former President Barack Obama along with actor Leonardo DiCaprio and singer Katy Perry are gathering this week for Google Camp’s summit in Sicily, Italy, where they’ll discuss saving the planet."

This is a far cry to what the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg is doing. She will travel to the US in a zero-emissions ocean-going yacht.

According to mail online, Google has spent $ 20million for the conference. Prince Harry gave a “barefoot speech” at a secretive Google Camp climate change conference in Italy Actually, Barack Obama wasn’t seen there.

How exactly will such A-listers contribute to that cause? By flying on 114 private jets, an Italian news site reported.

If the guests took 114 flights from Los Angeles to Palermo, the private jets would release 100,000 kilograms of CO2


Luksic, JAMES . 2019. Major Hypocrisy: Obama, A-Listers Flocking to Google Summit on Climate Change in Private Jets, Yachts, Helicopters, Western Journal (July 31).

Thursday, 1 August 2019

A Mini-Neptune Cannot State How the Earth Was Formed

Image courtesy of Scott Wiessinger/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Joel Kontinen

Here’s what Science says:

“Three newly discovered exoplanets could help researchers redefine the shaky line between rocky and gaseous planets, according to new observations from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). TESS, which marks its first year of operations this month, spotted the trio of planets some 73 light-years away from Earth. The exoplanets are of a type that does not exist in our solar system, being between the Earth and Neptune in size.

Three newly discovered exoplanets could help researchers redefine the shaky line between rocky and gaseous planets, according to new observations from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). TESS, which marks its first year of operations this month, spotted the trio of planets some 73 light-years away from Earth. The exoplanets are of a type that does not exist in our solar system, being between the Earth and Neptune in size

However, there are very few planets that vary in sizes between 1,5 to 2 Earth radii This study does not solve, how the Earth was made. We know from Genesis that God created the world for us and it is the right size for us.


Clery, Daniel. 2019. Newly discovered exoplanet trio could unravel the mysteries of super-Earth formation. Science (29 July).