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The temperature of Heaven can be rather accurately computed from available
data.  Our authority is Isaiah 30:26, "Moreover, the light of the Moon
shall be as the light of the Sun and the light of the Sun shall be sevenfold,
as the light of seven days."  Thus Heaven receives from the Moon as much
radiation as we do from the Sun, and in addition seven times seven (49) times
as much as the Earth does from the Sun, or fifty times in all.  The light we
receive from the Moon is one ten-thousandth of the light we receive from the
Sun, so we can ignore that.  With these data we can compute the temperature
of Heaven.  The radiation falling on Heaven will heat it to the point where
the heat lost by radiation is just equal to the heat received by radiation,
i.e., Heaven loses fifty times as much heat as the Earth by radiation.  Using
the Stefan-Boltzmann law for radiation, (H/E)^4 = 50, where E is the absolute
temperature of the earth (-300K), gives H as 798K (525C).  The exact
temperature of Hell cannot be computed, but it must be less than 444.6C, the
temperature at which brimstone or sulphur changes from a liquid to a gas.
Revelations 21:8 says "But the fearful, and unbelieving ... shall have their
part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone."  A lake of molten
brimstone means that its temperature must be at or below the boiling point,
or 444.6C  (Above this point it would be a vapor, not a lake.)  We have,
then, that Heaven, at 525C is hotter than Hell at 445C.
                -- "Applied Optics", vol. 11, A14, 1972
 
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The test of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.
                -- Aldo Leopold
 
Linux Science:  493 of 622

The tree of research must from time to time be refreshed with the blood
of bean counters.
                -- Alan Kay
 
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The truth of a proposition has nothing to do with its credibility.  And
vice versa.
 
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The two most common things in the Universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
                -- Harlan Ellison
 
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The unfacts, did we have them, are too imprecisely few to warrant our certitude.
 
Linux Science:  497 of 622

The universe does not have laws -- it has habits, and habits can be broken.
 
Linux Science:  498 of 622

The universe is all a spin-off of the Big Bang.
 
Linux Science:  499 of 622

The universe is an island, surrounded by whatever it is that surrounds
universes.
 
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The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination -- but the
combination is locked up in the safe.
                -- Peter DeVries
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