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 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The Significance of Service in the UB and How We Respond.

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:25 am +0000 

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Hi fellow Student, My life adventure began to be a bit more predictable (and simple) when I realized that before trying to change the world with the brilliance of epochal revelation, a good first step was to be good at being a good animal. Eating healthy, being clean; getting to work each day, on ti...

 Forum: In The Media   Topic: The Caligastia 100 Meet Their 100 Human Associates

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:52 pm +0000 

Replies: 1
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Van wrote:
"It was tense for a moment, until I smiled."

Perfect pitch, and another beautiful melody.

Thanks Rick!

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Is Galaxy IC 1101 - Settled in Light and Life?

Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:45 am +0000 

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Hi urantiangirl, ... 6 million light years wide I think that "6 million" might refer to a region in the Abell 2029 cluster of galaxies (or the relative luminosity of IC 1101)? IC 1101 is the brightest galaxy in that cluster. Diameters of such galaxies are hard to measure, but current estim...

 Forum: In The Media   Topic: ‘Giant Arc’ found in space spans 3.3 billion light-years

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:01 pm +0000 

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Thanks quil. Especially like the bit about those " distant bright lights ": "Lopez was assembling maps of objects in the night sky using the light from about 120,000 quasars -- distant bright cores of galaxies where ... O:) Can't shake the idea that them thar quasars are caused by the...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: What really, is going on in our world right now?

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:33 am +0000 

Replies: 329
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"... It's actually a marketing technique for behavioral manipulation." I never really thought much about that old commandment, about not bearing false witness ("thou shalt not lie"). But then I watched a great nation get swayed by simple lies, used as " a marketing techniqu...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Sabine doubles down on dark matter

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 1:07 pm +0000 

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Hi nodAmanaV, I approach black holes with a question: what happens when you try to squeeze all the space out of a big ball of matter? Native astrophysics has worked out how medium sized stars can cool and contract to become white dwarfs, and how larger stars can collapse as neutron stars. But the fu...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Sabine doubles down on dark matter

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 3:51 am +0000 

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Interesting development: for 40 years cosmologists have been arguing about the best way to simulate (1) the clustering of galaxies and (2) the flat rotation curves of spiral galaxies. Invisible (dark) matter works well for explaining the clustering, but modified Newtonian gravity works better for sp...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Why HERE and NOW?

 Post subject: Re: Why HERE and NOW?
Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:05 pm +0000 

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The UB teaches us that there certainly is a plan and purpose to mortal life... Indeed it does! And its entire cosmology stirs the soul: a central and perfect universe, fringed by spacetime shallows in which finaliters are born; finaliters, destined to launch from this cosmic continental shelf into ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The Real Nature of Religion - Paper 101

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:24 pm +0000 

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"we are designed and created and born totally wired to reality and our spirit nature" To yearn is like the raising of the sail in search of the wind and to discern is for that sail of hoisted yearning to be filled by the wind which delivers the power and force of motion to the ship of our...

 Forum: Essays & Speeches   Topic: Personal comment

 Post subject: Re: Personal comment
Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:58 am +0000 

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Dear Jim,
Thanks for the exciting update!!
best wishes,
Nigel

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The shadow of a hair’s turning?

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:05 pm +0000 

Replies: 9
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Notice how the author highlights the contrast between " artistic triumphs of truth " vs. " slightest twisting or perversion ". From paragraph 48:6.33 : "[ ... ]. Falsehood is not a matter of narration technique but something premeditated as a perversion of truth. The creatio...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: What's with the Lanonandek Sons?

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:18 am +0000 

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Hi gizmo, Apparently these Sons neither ascend or descend! Is it ever even possible for them to be in the presence of the Eternal Father on Paradise? We lowly humans will socialize on the Morontia worlds with beings who have seen Him, and we will be encouraged to know by direct experience the realit...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: A Small Leap of Faith

 Post subject: Re: A Small Leap of Faith
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:13 pm +0000 

Replies: 25
Views: 12586


Hi graybear, Did you notice that if we identify a force-organized pool of segregata (" primordial force-charge ", 11:8.5 , 42:2.9 ) with a (localized) condensate of weak hypercharge (Higgs-type field), then the "Higgs mechanism" becomes simply the interaction of (a) clusters of h...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: A Small Leap of Faith

 Post subject: Re: A Small Leap of Faith
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:47 am +0000 

Replies: 25
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Hi graybear, Thanks for sketching out your ideas so well. Regarding those vortices of dark mass spiraling into a quasar core, do you think of this mechanism as applying before, during or after the Associate Transcendental Master Force Organizer imposes his paradisiacal presence? Also, can you clarif...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Why HERE and NOW?

 Post subject: Re: Why HERE and NOW?
Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:41 am +0000 

Replies: 66
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"If [we] are not confused then [we] are not paying attention!!!!" Agreed! :biggrin: "The UB teaches that all beings except 3 have an origin." Quite so. But remember to ponder the problem of " orgin ". I'm sure you don't discount the complication of " eventuation &...
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