Items Posted In April, 2019

Not A Chance

Big Bang History

Posted on April 28, 2019 by

Categories: Cosmology, Science

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The journal Science is one of the most prestigious journals in the world today often publishing only landmark articles with significant implications for a field of science.  In 1998, the journal described the cosmological constant as the “breakthrough of the year;’ it possibly ranks as the greatest breakthroughs of the last century due to its implications. Further discoveries in the new century have expanded the importance of the cosmological constant even further.  When combined with other major discoveries made over the past few years, the cosmological constant describes the state of the universe in such a way as to provoke amazement… Read More »

COBE Finds the Big Bang

COBE satellite

Posted on April 27, 2019 by

Categories: Cosmology, Science

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One of the greatest discoveries of the twentieth century was the cosmic background radiation and what it means.  The background radiation comes to earth from all directions equally and is nearly exactly the same (isotopy) in all directions as well.  The existence and characteristics of this radiation were predicted decades before its initial characterization in 1992, but the importance of its actual discovery and characterization can hardly be overstated. On April 24, 1992, newspapers around the world excitedly proclaimed a breakthrough by an American research team.  Many newspapers continued to educate the public on its importance for many days afterward. … Read More »

King Hezekiah’s Stamp

hezekiah bulla

Posted on April 26, 2019 by

Categories: Archaeology, Historical

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The royal seal of ancient Biblical Hebrew King Hezekiah was found in an archaeological excavation.  It is a stamped clay seal otherwise known as a “bulla” that was discovered in the Ophel excavation at the southern wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The bulla itself is tiny, measuring only about a centimeter in diameter, bearing a seal impression showing a two-winged sun disk blanked by symbols including an Egyptian ankh.  The bulla bears the Hebrew inscription translated as “Belonging to Hezekiah, (son of) Ahaz, king of Judah.” In the ancient world, bullae were used to secure strings used to… Read More »

Seal of Prophet Isaiah

Isaiah bulla

Posted on April 23, 2019 by

Categories: Archaeology, Historical

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One of the most exciting archaeological discoveries in recent years concerns the recovery of an 8th century BC seal impression discovered in the First Temple remains near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.  Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar notes, We appear to have discovered a seal impression, which may belong to the prophet Isaiah, in a scientific, archaeological excavation. The discovery was made at an excavation site called the “Ophel” which is located at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  It is important to the scientific community for these artifacts to have been found in an… Read More »

Protein Synthesis

Posted on April 3, 2019 by

Categories: Biology, Science


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