Friday, April 17, 2009

America is warming, Austrialia is cooling?!

Ok I totally get the opposite seasons based on what hemisphere we are in but I'm talking about the political realm.

America is just getting reved up again with the global warming crud. For the last couple of weeks I've seen the news about the EPA wanting to put CO2 on the list of greenhouse gasses that are dangerous to public health. Link So everyone should stop breathing, because all that CO2 you exhale is dangerous to public health. Please don't shut any doors in your house, you wouldn't want CO2 to build up! This same gas that plants use to produce oxygen and grow! Let's not forget the other gases including methane, better stop feeding all those cows. Makes me want to go eat beans just to spite them. Other gases might make sense to reduce the production of, just maybe. Here's the other 4 on the list: Nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). Remember Chlorofluorobarbons (CFCs) from the 80s ozone is going away stuff. hmm....

I think Australia might be getting cold feet about their cap and trade program. However it's not because they think the globe is getting colder. They just want time to redo the program, promote green energies, and reduce greenhouse gasses.
Scientists in Australia are looking at Antartica, but unlike American news that focuses on the West side of Antarctica they are looking at the side they lay claim to. The east side is actually growing in size and cooling! So is it warming, melting, and falling into the ocean or freezing and growing?! Answer, Antarctic sea ice is up over 4.7% since 1980. That doesn't make for good news here in America.

So not so sure where you stand on global warming. Is it warming? Do humans cause it? What can be done about it?
Have you noticed the news lately.. record freezing temperatures and there also happens to be no sun spot activity for the last 95 out of 107 days (by my count). NASA SOHO Sun watcher.
Coincidence, I think not. No sunspots were observed on 266 of 2008’s 366 days (73%), says NASA. To find a year with more blank suns, you have to go back to 1913, which had 311 spotless days. It's cyclical people...

So I think it is obvious that our Sun has a huge impact on our Earth, and that there is little we can do about it. We should still promote green energies, but carbon cap trading is a political gimic to make the rich richer at the expense of the poor. I think our climate will get cooler in spite of what our government does. I just hope it gets cooler before they claim the credit, but not before it's too late to prepare for a harsher winter. Come on world governments get your acts together!

Monday, April 6, 2009

How old was Jesus?

I did a quick poll on facebook and got all sorts of answers. Thanks to those who participated. This seems to also be the same assortment of answers I saw from the academic realm.

I think people assume he was born on 0AD, started his ministry at 30(per luke 3:23), and it only lasted for 3 years. So lots of people are on board with the 33 year old Jesus. Not sure why.

I propose to you that he wasn't 33, but in his 40s when he died.

1. Jesus was born between 6BC and 4BC; 4BC is when Herod the Great died.
2. Jesus was alive after the death of John the Baptist Matt14:12 NET
3. Historian Josephus records a defeat of Herod Antipas by Aretas at 36AD, people at that time contributed it as divine punishment for his behavior towards John the Baptist. - Jewish Antiquities (book 18, chapter 5, 2)
4. Herod Antipas' brother Philip died in 34AD. It is supposed to be Johns critisism of Herod taking Philips wife that gets him beheaded Matt 14:3-4
5. That puts John the Baptists death around 35AD
6. Pontius Pilate was Roman governor of Judaea (AD 26 – 36)
7. That puts a crucifixion before 36AD

If Jesus was alive for Johns death around 35AD and the governors in power by 36AD
Then Jesus would have died (and resurrected) around 35/36AD!
6BC to 36AD is 42 years of age.
Jesus could be around 42 years of age, and had a ministry of about 12 years.

Other resources: Link Link

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hello there

So I'm giving this blog thing a test run. My wife, she's over at GenerationFour, has been blogging for a while now. I've been posting stuff up at my myspace account. However that location is more for friends and family and I'm looking to venture out into the masses. Give my thoughts room to roam. That and facebook doesn't give me the option there; I don't think. :)

For starters I'm a Christian who believes that God came to Earth in the flesh as Jesus Christ; who died for my sins, was buried, and rose again on the 3rd day. I'm a father of two awesome, plenty fussy, little ones. My political views are aligned mainly with that of the Constitution party. And I think man isn't making the Earth warmer, but we should do a better job of keeping it in better shape. That should get the ball rolling.

I'm interested in exploring some popular topics of the day. You may find me covering topics from all over the place like politics, global climate shifts, religion, parenthood, maybe even video games and such. You won't find me covering topics like sports, cars (unless it's a really cool futuristic one), or homemaking (My wife speaks volumes on that). So many topics, hence the name of my blog No Rock Left Unturned.

If you share similar interests hang around and see what develops. I'm willing to discuss topics, however I must give a disclaimer: These are my thoughts, they are pretty well developed. I don't plan on changing anytime soon so giving me your perspective is one thing (only fair, I'm giving you mine) but getting into a discussion that become an argument to try and sway my viewpoint won't be tolerated. I've come to terms that people with opposing worldviews see the other side as 'evil'. I'm willing to answer questions as to why I believe what I believe, but for the sake of time, don't get into an unending debate with me. At the end of the day this is MY blog, I hope you enjoy it.