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The Hand of God?

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Okay, maybe it’s the “hand” of  an x-ray nebula that spans 150 light years. The image was taken by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. The bright object in the center is a “very young and powerful” pulsar. Check out the link for the details and a bigger image.

I can SO see this being on the view screen of the Enterprise bridge… right before the shields fail and really bad things start to happen.

3 Comments

  1. stephen says:

    Ugh, I can see it now, the christians proclaiming that this is proof of god. Our galaxy is pretty much in the boonies of the universe and it’s quite an uninteresting galaxy at that. The Hand of God only looks that way because we happen to be in a certain spot in the universe. If we were anywhere else, that cluster of extraterrestrial objects would look completely different! I’m sure given enough time we could find a place in the universe where a given collection of objects could look like goatse.cx. They’re as bad as the astrology morons, anthropomorphizing a star sign.

  2. Terri says:

    Well….let’s hope for your sake there really isn’t a God. I’d rather be wrong as a Christian before being wrong as an atheist.

    1. Dan says:

      …or wrong as a Muslim… or wrong as a Catholic… or wrong as a Hindu… or wrong as a Ralien… or wrong as a (etc).

      What makes you feel that your particular religion is the actual truth? As far as that goes, what makes you feel that your particular flavor of Christianity is the actual truth? I’m sure there are plenty of Christians who would say that you’re not a “true Christian” (regardless of what your beliefs are).

      What it all boils down to, in my opinion, is that I’d much rather rely on science, rational thinking, and observable reality than use 2,000-year-old dogma written down over centuries by superstitious, tribal people.

      Just sayin’.

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