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Mankind’s Planet Earth Perspective

By Jim Virkler | May 5, 2021

 Psalm 8 goes beyond devotional significance into the realm of ancient science: “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars, which you have set…

Our Home on Spaceship Earth

By Jim Virkler | April 19, 2021

 In our contemporary time frame we possess abundant knowledge of our home on “Spaceship Earth.” The term derives from a photograph taken by the astronaut crew of Apollo 8 orbiting…

Weather and Climate on a Spherical Earth

By Jim Virkler | April 9, 2021

 Modern residents focus on current weather and contemporary climate trends. Most weather and climate reporters understandably highlight recent events and predict events in the near future. They devote less attention…

Earth’s Dynamic Annual Weather

By Jim Virkler | March 31, 2021

Contemporary websites report a surfeit of detailed information about Earth’s seasonal weather. For residents in middle latitudes, winter inspires some of their most vivid recollections of memorable weather in personal…

Followers of Science

By Jim Virkler | March 20, 2021

 Humans have been discussing science—its meaning, its truth, its application to our lives, and how we have benefited from it for thousands of years. This statement justifiably generates some discussion.…

Follow the Science

By Jim Virkler | March 4, 2021

 One prominent catch phrase of the day is “Follow the Science.” The entreaty appears to be a positive exhortation to embrace the most beneficial solutions for modern society’s problems, numerous…

Earth’s Dynamic Annual Weather

By Jim Virkler | March 1, 2021

 Contemporary websites report a surfeit of detailed information about Earth’s seasonal weather. For residents in middle latitudes, winter inspires some of their most vivid recollections of memorable weather in personal…

Ongoing Creation

By Jim Virkler | February 19, 2021

 The termCreationpossesses many definitions and meanings. The first book of the Bible (Genesis 1:1) refers to the most significant theological meaning of creation. The famous first verse of scripture refers…

Leftovers of the Initial Creation Event

By Jim Virkler | February 5, 2021

 With a nod to the spectacular, we recently posted accounts of the ‘great planetary conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn, a spectacular rare total solar eclipse, a beautiful comet visitor, and…

Observable Sky Wonders

By Jim Virkler | January 23, 2021

 In past weeks we highlighted an unusual Great Conjunction of gas-giant planets Jupiter and Saturn, a visual treat in our dark evening skies. Reactions to this event ranged along a…

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