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Elijah Daniels
I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses and have been for several decades.
I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses and have been for several decades.
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Links to my favorite posts: (View all: goo.gl/7cm9aG)
God's Existence Revealed: goo.gl/fF4vVD
JEHOVAH - (God's Name) goo.gl/G81laU
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John 1:1 goo.gl/tDehKL 
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Mount St. Helens Erupted 36 Years Ago, May 18th, 1980
Mount St. Helens' northern flank collapsed in a massive landslide, causing an eruption that spewed ash almost 80,000 feet into the air. The eruption dropped the volcano's elevation by 1,300 feet, killed 57 people and destroyed 27 bridges and more than 200 homes. - http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/05/36_years_ago_mount_st_helens_e.html

What Causes Some Volcanic Eruptions to be Extremely Violent?
Eruptions begin with an upwelling of magma from earth’s hot interior. Some volcanoes simply ooze lava, which seldom moves fast enough to catch people by surprise. But others explode with more energy than a nuclear bomb! The underlying factors include the composition and viscosity of the molten material that feeds the volcano and the amount of gases and superheated water dissolved in that material. As the magma nears the surface, captured water and gas rapidly expand. With the right magma composition, the effect is much like soda that blasts from an opened beverage can.
- http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102005532#h=25:0-25:575

Image Explanation and Credits: "This sequence was not shot by a video camera. Instead, it was created by USGS scientists and graphic artists based on a series of extraordinary still photographs taken by an amateur photographer named Gary Rosenquist."
- Photographing a Catastrophic Explosion at Mt. St. Helens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhU6jml6NY4

This animation was based on this video (1:16-1:25; 1:36-1:47 marks):
Mount St. Helens Disintegrates in Enormous Landslide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK--hvgP2uY
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The Seagull Nebula, (IC 2177)
Dominated by the reddish glow of atomic hydrogen, the complex of gas and dust clouds with bright young stars spans over 100 light-years at an estimated 3,800 light-year distance.

Image Credit: ESO - http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1306/
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Mount St. Helens Erupted 36 Years Ago, May 18th, 1980
Mount St. Helens' northern flank collapsed in a massive landslide, causing an eruption that spewed ash almost 80,000 feet into the air. The eruption dropped the volcano's elevation by 1,300 feet, killed 57 people and destroyed 27 bridges and more than 200 homes. - http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/05/36_years_ago_mount_st_helens_e.html

What Causes Some Volcanic Eruptions to be Extremely Violent?
Eruptions begin with an upwelling of magma from earth’s hot interior. Some volcanoes simply ooze lava, which seldom moves fast enough to catch people by surprise. But others explode with more energy than a nuclear bomb! The underlying factors include the composition and viscosity of the molten material that feeds the volcano and the amount of gases and superheated water dissolved in that material. As the magma nears the surface, captured water and gas rapidly expand. With the right magma composition, the effect is much like soda that blasts from an opened beverage can.
- http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102005532#h=25:0-25:575

Image Explanation and Credits: "This sequence was not shot by a video camera. Instead, it was created by USGS scientists and graphic artists based on a series of extraordinary still photographs taken by an amateur photographer named Gary Rosenquist."
- Photographing a Catastrophic Explosion at Mt. St. Helens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhU6jml6NY4

This animation was based on this video (1:16-1:25; 1:36-1:47 marks):
Mount St. Helens Disintegrates in Enormous Landslide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK--hvgP2uY
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Star Forming Region LH 95
To better understand the complex and chaotic process of star formation, astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to image in unprecedented detail the star forming region LH 95 in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy. Usually only the brightest, bluest, most massive stars in a star forming region are visible, but the accompanying image was taken in such high resolution and in such specific colors that many recently formed stars that are more yellow, more dim, and less massive are also discernable. Also visible in this scientifically colored image is a blue sheen of diffuse hydrogen gas heated by the young stars, and dark dust created by stars or during supernova explosions. Studying the locations and abundances of lower mass stars in star forming regions and around molecular clouds helps uncover what conditions were present when they formed. LH 95 spans about 150 light years and lies about 160,000 light years away toward the southern constellation of the Swordfish (Dorado).

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration Acknowledgment: D. Gouliermis (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg)
http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/pr2006055a
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Call Their Meeting Place a Church?
http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/jehovahs-witnesses-church-kingdom-hall/
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What is God like?   Does God have a name?   Does Jehovah God care about us?
Find the Answers:
https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/good-news-from-god/who-is-god/

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Earth's Perpetual 'Habitable Zone' - Accident or "Remarkable Fine-Tuning"?
Many people know that to avoid extremes of temperature, the Earth must orbit at the correct distance from the Sun. Though the Earth currently does slightly vary in it's proximity to the Sun from time to time, it always remains comfortably in what astronomers call the 'habitable zone'— the area where it is capable of sustaining liquid water. 

But what many people may not be aware of is that scientists agree that the Earth has always been in the 'habitable zone' throughout its 4.6 billion-year history. Why should this be so interesting? Because all astronomers will tell you that the Sun gets hotter as it ages. For the Earth to always have had liquid oceans for the majority of it's history, geologists admit that there would have to have been " a remarkable fine-tuning of its atmosphere to a warming sun."

The  following is an excerpt from p.100 of Science `83, July/August, concerning this: 

"The climate of the Earth has varied considerably over time .... Yet what puzzles many scientists is not that the climate varies but that it has remained as stable as it has.

"The Earth, they point out, is quite literally poised between fire and ice. Consider, for example, what would happen if we somehow moved the Earth slightly closer to the sun.

"As the oceans grew warmer, more and more water vapor would begin to steam into the atmosphere ....

"In the end our planet would become a twin of unfortunate Venus, the next planet inward to the sun: a gaseous, dry searing hell, its surface covered with clouds, oppressed by a massive atmosphere of carbon dioxide, and hot enough to melt lead.

"Suppose, on the other hand, we moved the Earth further out from the sun. As the planet grew colder, glaciers would grind [toward the equator].... In the end, the Earth would gleam brilliantly—but its oceans would be frozen solid.

"Thus, the climate is balanced precariously indeed—so precariously that many geologists now believe that tiny, cyclic variations in the Earth's orbit, known as the Milankovitch Cycles, were enough to have triggered the ice ages.

"But geologists ... assure us that the oceans of the earth have remained warm and liquid throughout its 4.6 billion-year history.

"Perhaps this is a lucky accident—after all, if the Earth had not formed at just the right distance from the sun to have liquid oceans, we would not be here to worry about it. But the astrophysicists point out that things aren't quite that simple.

"The sun [as must ALL stars of this life-supporting type] they say, ... is inexorably getting hotter with age. In fact, it is about 40 percent brighter now than when the Earth was born. So how could the climate possibly stay constant? If the Earth is comfortable now, then billions of years ago, under a colder sun, the oceans must have been frozen solid. But they were not. On the other hand, if the oceans were liquid then, why has the sun not broiled us into a second Venus by now?"

The Science article concludes that if continuation of life on the Earth depended on an "accident" that has been 

"followed by a remarkable fine-tuning of its atmosphere to a warming sun, then the hopes of finding other intelligence in the universe must be slim indeed."

On the contrary, doesn't it appear that the "accident" and the "remarkable fine-tuning" over billions of years provide evidence of another, much higher intelligence?

SOURCE: Earth's Perpetual 'Habitable Zone' - Accident or "Remarkable Fine-Tuning"?
http://defendingjehovahswitnesses.blogspot.com/2013/04/earths-perpetual-habitable-zone.html

Related Articles:

Earth’s Perfect “Address” (g 2/09 pp. 4-5; Watchtower Online Library)
http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102009042

THE EARTH - Was it “Founded” by Chance? (g00 10/8 pp. 8-11; Watchtower Online Library)
http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102000723

Is It Unscientific to Believe in God? (g04 6/22 pp. 3-4; Watchtower Online Library)
http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102004441

Our Awesome UNIVERSE - A Product of Chance? (g00 10/8 pp. 3-4; Watchtower Online Library)
http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102000721

Did the ELEMENTS Come About by Chance? (g00 10/8 pp. 5-7; Watchtower Online Library)
http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102000722
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