Has the Hubble Telescope Validated the Dead Sea Scrolls?
The Dead Sea Scrolls are corroborated by the Hubble Space Telescope, claims researcher J. Paul Hutchins. In his forthcoming book, Hubble Reveals Creation by an Awe-Inspiring Power, Hutchins argues that a passage in an ancient copy of the book of Isaiah included among the Scrolls found in the caves at Qumran reveals knowledge of interstellar forces far beyond that conventionally associated with the people of that place and time.
The key passage is Isaiah 40:25-26: “To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal? Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing.”
When Isaiah wrote about the power behind the universe, Hutchins argues, he did not have the benefit of a powerful space telescope, yet his description matches the discoveries made by Hubble in recent years of powerful galaxies like the Sombrero. The Sombrero with its ominous center glow exhibits unimaginable energy. The glow makes up eight hundred billion stars, like the Earth’s sun, which gives the galaxy the appearance of a Mexican sombrero hat.
Researcher Says Stonehenge Was About Sound
The Mystery of Stonehenge has taken another twist, or maybe we should say, it has changed its tune. A new theory advanced to explain the ancient circle of standing stones on England’s Salisbury plain is that they are all about sound—what California scientist Steven Waller calls an “auditory illusion.”
According to Waller, who has researched the role of sound at various neolithic sites, if two nearby flutes play the same note continuously they will set up an interference pattern. His discovery is that the patterns of stones at Stonehenge correspond precisely to the regular spacing of loud and quiet sounds that are created by the flutes.
To many, such evidence would suggest that the neolithic builders might have possessed acoustic secrets, which we no longer understand, but to Waller it means that they discovered an effect, which they would have considered “magical.” As to why the primitive architects would have felt the need to transport such immense stones from as far as hundreds of miles away to achieve a desired acoustic effect, there are still no satisfactory answers.
Other scholars, however, such as the late John Michell have suggested that even the movement of the stones to and about the site may have involved levitation of some kind through the application of an acoustic science now lost to us. From the size and abundance of the giant stones involved at Stonehenge and at many megalithic sites, it is clear that their precise physical manipulation may have been much easier for our ancient predecessors than it is for their scientifically advanced descendants.
Newton’s Theology Online
The father of the law of gravity was more interested in theology than he was in science. Isaac Newton was so interested, as a matter of fact, that he handwrote over 7500 pages on the subject now preserved in the national library of Israel.
The good news is, you can now read them on line—assuming you can decipher his handwriting. The entire collection is posted at: http://web.nli.org.il/sites/NLI/English/collections/Humanities/Pages/newton.aspx
Newton was particularly fascinated by Hebrew and Jewish mysticism, which may explain why so many of his writings are found in the Israeli library. Included is his celebrated prediction of an apocalypse in 2060. So far as we know he made no predictions for 2012, but for those who are deeply invested in an approaching doomsday, if this year doesn’t work out there are only 48 more years to wait.