August 24, 2009

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

Whose Will decreed This slash of sea
Would frame This sun in gleams of green?
What Plan determines stone's decline,
Or shapes in stars, or shadow's sheen,

Or that we track, as clever beasts,
The passing haze of comet's fall,
And are the glaze of Thought on flesh
That sees the need of Plan at all?

I know, I know... no Plan at all
Is thought by some to be the plan,
And yet what is this sheen of thought
That seeks to measure more than man?

Look out beyond the far Deep Field,
Beyond the limits of our sight.
It cannot be that All that is,
Is only night on deeper night.

-- From Intelligent Design

Posted by Vanderleun at August 24, 2009 12:22 AM
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Easier said than done.

Posted by: 电炉 at August 24, 2009 12:43 AM

I know what this verse implies, I just think it's wrong. I have no problem with being so insignificant. I can't understand why you so ferociously feel the need to matter, universally speaking.
I think it is a small matter, this issue upon which we disagree. It saddens me that some feel it is the only issue.
Let's kick Obama's ass first, then worry about Jesus.

Posted by: dr kill at August 24, 2009 3:21 PM

Ah, what morsels these mortals be. I feel deep sympathy for those so enthralled by intellectual hubris that they cannot glory in a universe that slowly unfolds its deep mysteries, ever challenging the mind of man and revealing the layers of an onion without end. Man is truly created in the image of God - his companion in the journey of unfolding the glories of creation.

Posted by: Roy Lofquist at August 24, 2009 3:49 PM

Reading this today, Psalm 90:

Psalm 90

1Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

3Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

4For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

5Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

6In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

7For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.

8Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

9For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

10The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

11Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.

12So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

13Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

14O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

15Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.

16Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.

17And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Posted by: retriever at August 24, 2009 4:58 PM