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 Forum: Science   Topic: Video series - Personal and Cosmological

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:41 pm +0000 

Replies: 24
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Dear Friends, In anticipation of the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), here's a link to the final part in that " Cosmology " series of videos ( PlayList ). Please excuse the length; for future reference, I wanted to keep the story of Orvonton together with issues fa...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Where To Start !

 Post subject: Re: Where To Start !
Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:14 am +0000 

Replies: 16
Views: 1111


Hi georgeingraham, I spent my first month with the papers simply staring at the " Titles " and " Contents ". If the papers lived up to their " Titles ", I knew I was in for quite a ride! For those with some background in cosmology, philosophy and theology (matter / mind...

 Forum: Essays & Speeches   Topic: Epoch and Dispensation Timeline

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:36 pm +0000 

Replies: 36
Views: 5720


Hi Student, Sorry to join in late! You wrote: "The Planetary Prince on a normal world DOES have LOCAL powers of gravity." Were you thinking maybe of something like 7:1.5 ? "The Son's spiritual drawing power is inherent to a lesser degree in many Paradise orders of sonship. For there d...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: What does it mean to say that TUB is a revelation?

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:18 pm +0000 

Replies: 24
Views: 1477


Hi Student - you wrote: Only a person can love and be loved, so "love" can qualify as a "personal religious experience". [ . . . ] So, yes, "faith" is a personal experience. Yes indeed, hits the nail on the head! With regard to " faith ", and the person wieldi...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The Significance of Service in the UB and How We Respond.

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:25 am +0000 

Replies: 9
Views: 649


Hi fellow Student, My life adventure began to be a bit more predictable (and simple) when I realized that before trying to change the world with the brilliance of epochal revelation, a good first step was to be good at being a good animal. Eating healthy, being clean; getting to work each day, on ti...

 Forum: In The Media   Topic: The Caligastia 100 Meet Their 100 Human Associates

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:52 pm +0000 

Replies: 1
Views: 333


Van wrote:
"It was tense for a moment, until I smiled."

Perfect pitch, and another beautiful melody.

Thanks Rick!

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Is Galaxy IC 1101 - Settled in Light and Life?

Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:45 am +0000 

Replies: 1
Views: 331


Hi urantiangirl, ... 6 million light years wide I think that "6 million" might refer to a region in the Abell 2029 cluster of galaxies (or the relative luminosity of IC 1101)? IC 1101 is the brightest galaxy in that cluster. Diameters of such galaxies are hard to measure, but current estim...

 Forum: In The Media   Topic: ‘Giant Arc’ found in space spans 3.3 billion light-years

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:01 pm +0000 

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Views: 514


Thanks quil. Especially like the bit about those " distant bright lights ": "Lopez was assembling maps of objects in the night sky using the light from about 120,000 quasars -- distant bright cores of galaxies where ... O:) Can't shake the idea that them thar quasars are caused by the...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: What really, is going on in our world right now?

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:33 am +0000 

Replies: 319
Views: 130781


"... It's actually a marketing technique for behavioral manipulation." I never really thought much about that old commandment, about not bearing false witness ("thou shalt not lie"). But then I watched a great nation get swayed by simple lies, used as " a marketing techniqu...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Sabine doubles down on dark matter

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 1:07 pm +0000 

Replies: 3
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Hi nodAmanaV, I approach black holes with a question: what happens when you try to squeeze all the space out of a big ball of matter? Native astrophysics has worked out how medium sized stars can cool and contract to become white dwarfs, and how larger stars can collapse as neutron stars. But the fu...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Sabine doubles down on dark matter

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 3:51 am +0000 

Replies: 3
Views: 926


Interesting development: for 40 years cosmologists have been arguing about the best way to simulate (1) the clustering of galaxies and (2) the flat rotation curves of spiral galaxies. Invisible (dark) matter works well for explaining the clustering, but modified Newtonian gravity works better for sp...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Why HERE and NOW?

 Post subject: Re: Why HERE and NOW?
Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:05 pm +0000 

Replies: 66
Views: 25696


The UB teaches us that there certainly is a plan and purpose to mortal life... Indeed it does! And its entire cosmology stirs the soul: a central and perfect universe, fringed by spacetime shallows in which finaliters are born; finaliters, destined to launch from this cosmic continental shelf into ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The Real Nature of Religion - Paper 101

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:24 pm +0000 

Replies: 33
Views: 5762


"we are designed and created and born totally wired to reality and our spirit nature" To yearn is like the raising of the sail in search of the wind and to discern is for that sail of hoisted yearning to be filled by the wind which delivers the power and force of motion to the ship of our...

 Forum: Essays & Speeches   Topic: Personal comment

 Post subject: Re: Personal comment
Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:58 am +0000 

Replies: 1
Views: 1683


Dear Jim,
Thanks for the exciting update!!
best wishes,
Nigel

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The shadow of a hair’s turning?

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:05 pm +0000 

Replies: 9
Views: 6018


Notice how the author highlights the contrast between " artistic triumphs of truth " vs. " slightest twisting or perversion ". From paragraph 48:6.33 : "[ ... ]. Falsehood is not a matter of narration technique but something premeditated as a perversion of truth. The creatio...
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