Supernova 1987A

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the first time modern humans had been able to observe a supernova. Supernova 1987A actually occurred around 168,000 years beforehand, that's how long it took the light to reach us, but the remnant dust cloud is, today, one of the most studied astronomical objects.

Okay, enough of the plagiarising from Wikipedia.

Whilst searching for pics (there's a ton of cool pics here), I found this site.

Wow. Grasping for straws, much?

The site starts out promising, then devolves into a desperate attempt to find some way - any way - in which this hugely important event was predicted by The Bible or other "ancient texts".


Matthew 6:22 " If your eye be single your body will fill with light.

.. is somehow is a prediction of 1987A. As is:

Genesis 32:30 " I have seen God face to face and I will call the place Peniel.

I have to say, on behalf of the thinking audience, "What in the square root of bloody fuck are you talking about?"

Read the site. Watch out for the "perfect" fit between a picture of the "Hour Glass Nebula" and an old geometric pattern, and look closely, because it's not that much of a fit at all. Also notice the gross misrepresentation of the function of the pineal gland. And then marvel as it spirals out of control into areas where connections just become all the more insubstantial until we conclude, apparently, that 1987A is some form of divine hormone producer.

Or something.

Then join me in giving up long before you reach the bottom, but before you do, scroll down a ways and marvel at the nerve of a person including a quote from Carl Sagan in such gibberish.

What an insult to the man's memory.

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