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07 July 2005
  Blinded by the Light?
Or still in the dark?

Deep Impact on Comet Tempel 1

NASA's Deep Impact smashed into Comet Tempel 1 early on 4 July. While I laud doing science for science's sake, didn't they spend an awful lot of our tax money for a fireworks display intended to help discover the origins of the universe? Don't Christians already know the answer?

Next time, NASA, try this free link.
 
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Well, let an amateur astronomer who is a also a Christian answer your question: We know the Who. But there is a great deal we aren't told about the how- and it's a subject which is very appropriate for our investigation. God has not forbidden such investigation, and has Himself given us the gift of sanctified curiosity.

And no, the above is not a suggestion that Pete Townshend had anything to do with the creation of the universe!

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I'm with Bob that investigation can still tell us a lot that is worth knowing.

But your question about tax money is worthwhile. I wish tax money were not used for these purposes, but it's misused for so many things that I get no benefit from that this is one of the last things I would want to see cut.
 
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