Speading up Entropy

    Entropy, the tendency of things in nature to move from order to disorder, structured to disorganized, is a well known scientific principle.  Iron rusts.  Wood burns.  Leaves fall off the tree and decay.  Do humans have any effect on entropy?  Unfortunately, the answer is yes and , for the most part, we are increasing it.    When…

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Random Thoughts 6-29-2008

The analysis of Martian soil samples have surprised scientists.  In addition to seeing what appeared to be ice, the soil is more alkaline than they expected.  It would be possible for some Earth plans to grow in this soil. A twenty-six year old man in Florida died after drinking 23 shots of vodka in a…

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Scripture: Acts 17:24-17:28

God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all…

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Gems and Crystals: Smoky Quartz

Quartz is the most common crystal on earth and smoky quartz is a common type of quarts crystal.  Smoky quartz has gray, brown or black “clouds” in the crystal.  Sometimes the cloudiness is evenly distributed and sometimes it isn’t.  I have seen some smoky quartz that is solid black.  Exactly what causes the coloration is…

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