Religion for Scientists

September 7, 2007 | By | 5 Replies More

These Hubble photos from HubbleSite sum it all up. Studying nature with rigor is a high spiritual calling.  In my mind, honoring the scientific method is a much higher calling than cherry-picking vague passages from old books of questionable origin. 

The following photo is of the Crab Nebula, taken by the Hubble telescope.

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Go to HubbleSite for a high-res version of this Hubble photo and more than 1,000 others. 

From Wikipedia, we learn that the Crab Nebula was first observed in 1731 by John Bevis, and corresponds to a bright supernova that was recorded by Chinese and Arab astronomers in 1054. Located at a distance of about 6,300 light years (2 kpc) from Earth, the nebula has a diameter of 11 ly (3.4 pc) and is expanding at a rate of about 1,500 kilometres per second.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. bhujjy says:

    Thanks for the link. It is good.

    Speaking of the religion of science, you You might like a link called "Driven mad by paradoxes." on Clifford Pickover's site. http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/pickover/pc/realit

    on cherries: pick the ones you like. We're here for a good time, not a long time.

    🙂

  2. Skblllzzzz says:

    And there is some amazing footage available of the centre of the nebula, where the pulsar sits.

  3. bhujjy says:

    Touché! lol

  4. Erich Vieth says:

    And check this out: the first photo of Earth taken from another planet (Mars). http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/?IDNumbe

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