Wednesday, May 19, 2010


When a cynical old man is forced to share his hospital room with a stranger, he discovers through the power of friendship that it's never too late to change your outlook on life.

Winner of the Best Narrative Short Film Award

at the 2005 Austin Film Festival...

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The Arecibo message was beamed into space a single time (not repeated) via frequency modulated radio waves at a ceremony to mark the remodeling of the Arecibo radio telescope on 16 November 1974.[1] It was aimed at the globular star cluster M13 some 25,000 light years away because M13 was a large and close collection of stars that was available in the sky at the time and place of the ceremony.[2] The message consisted of 1679 binary digits, approximately 210 bytes, transmitted at a frequency of 2380 MHz and modulated by shifting the frequency by 10 Hz, with a power of 1000 kW. The "ones" and "zeroes" were transmitted by frequency shifting at the rate of 10 bits per second. The total broadcast was less than three minutes.[3][1]

The cardinality of 1679 was cosen because it is a semi prime (the product of two prime numbers), to be arranged rectangular as 73 rows by 23 columns. The alternative arrangement, 23 rows by 73 columns, produces jumbled nonsense. The message forms the image shown on the right, or its inverse, when translated into graphics characters and spaces.[4]

Dr. Frank Drake, then at Cornell University and creator of the famous Drake equation, wrote the message, with help from Carl Sagan, among others.[1] The message consists of seven parts that encode the following:[4]

Because it will take 25,000 years for the message to reach its intended destination of stars (and an additional 25,000 years for any reply), the Arecibo message was more a demonstration of human technological achievement than a real attempt to enter into a conversation with extraterrestrials. In fact, the stars of M13 that the message was aimed at will no longer be in that location when the message arrives.[1] According to the Cornell News press release of November 12, 1999, the real purpose of the message was not to make contact, but to demonstrate the capabilities of newly installed equipment.[1]

1.The numbers one (1) through ten (10)

DNA elements
2.The atomic numbers of the elements hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus, which make up deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)

3.The formulas for the sugars and bases in the nucleotides of DNA

Double helix
4.The number of nucleotides in DNA, and a graphic of the double helix structure of DNA

5.A graphic figure of a human, the dimension (physical height) of an average man, and the human population of Earth


6.A graphic of the Solar System

7.A graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope and the dimension (the physical diameter) of the transmitting antenna dish

wikipedia encyclopedia This is the message with color added
to highlight its separate parts. wikipedia encyclopedia
The actual binary transmission carried no color information.
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Look for COMMENTS and messages... Below this lines...


*** Genesis 1:26 and the Hebrew Noun "Elohim" ***

Is it really “uni-plural”?

Elohim Plural or Singular Genesis 1:25?

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Gen 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image after our likeness…

Gen 1:27

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him …

Gen 1:29

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb…

It is also claimed that the HebrewElohim’ is a uniplural or collective noun and that such nouns (e.g. the English noun ‘crowd’) often govern singular verbs. This claim contradicts leading Hebrew grammars, which claim that throughout the OT and when referring to the true God, the Hebrew noun 'Elohim' behaves as a singular noun, and governs only singular verbs, singular adjectives and singular pronouns. And only when 'Elohim' refers to a number of pagan gods or humans (e.g. judges), that it behaves as a plural noun; and then governs plural verbs, plural adjectives and plural pronouns. So grammatically ‘Elohim’ is never a collective (uniplural) noun. That in reference to the true God, the nounElohim’ is singular, is well illustrated in Genesis 1:29, where this noun governs the singular pronoun ‘I’.

So grammatically, too, there is no justification for claiming that in Genesis 1:26 'God' (Elohim) denotes more than one God Person. Indeed throughout the OT ‘Elohim’ always denotes just one God Person. Let’s now examine the claim that in Genesis 1:26 ‘Elohim denotes more than one God Person from a biblical basis.

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