Discipline Indicates Doctrine
From the very nature of their conduct may be estimated the quality of their faith. In their discipline we have an index of their doctrine.
Tertullian (160 – 220 AD)
The Pencil Nebula in Red and Blue.
Image Credit & Copyright: José Joaquín Perez. This shock wave ploughs through interstellar space at over 500,000 kilometres per hour. Near the top in this colour composite, thin, bright, braided filaments are actually long ripples in a cosmic sheet of glowing gas. Catalogued as NGC 2736, the Pencil Nebula is about 5 light-years long and 800 light-years away but represents only a small part of the Vela supernova remnant which is around 100 light-years in diameter; the expanding debris cloud of a star that was seen to explode about 11,000 years ago. Initially, the shock wave was moving at millions of kilometers per hour but has slowed considerably, sweeping up surrounding interstellar material. In the featured narrow-band, wide field image, red and blue colours track the characteristic glow of ionized hydrogen and oxygen atoms, respectively.
The attention span of the human brain is getting shorter. We have lost almost four seconds of our attention span in the past 15 years. This means we cannot concentrate on a thing for more than 8 seconds on an average.
The Kayapo are an indigenous people in Brazil, from the plain islands of the Mato Grosso and Pará in Brazil, south of the Amazon Basin and along Rio Xingu and its tributaries. They call themselves "Mebengokre," which means "people of the wellspring." In 2010, there was an estimated 8,638 Kayapos. Subgroups include the Xikrin, Gorotire, Mekranoti and Metyktire. Their villages typically consist of a dozen huts.
The flag of Mauritania is a green field containing a gold star and crescent, with a red stripe at the top and bottom of the field. It was adopted on 1 April 1959. Green is used to symbolise Islam, and the gold is for the sands of the Sahara desert. The two red stripes, which represent the efforts and sacrifices of the Mauritanians, the price of their blood to defend their country.
Known as “the prehistoric Sistine Chapel,” the Lascaux Caves, a cave complex in southwestern France, contain some of the most remarkable palaeolithic cave paintings in the world, from at least 15,000 years ago. The cave was discovered on 12 September 1940 by four teenagers, Marcel Ravidat, Jacques Marsal, Georges Agnel, and Simon Coencas, as well as Ravidat’s dog, Robot. Public access was made easier after World War II. By 1955, the carbon dioxide produced by 1,200 visitors per day had visibly damaged the paintings. The cave was closed to the public in 1963 in order to preserve the art.
7TH CENTURY SAUDI MONASTERY CHALLENGES BAN ON CHURCH BUILDINGS. Click on image for more information.