Saturday, December 18, 2010

'Dead' And Its Life

Would you like to penetrate through the sediment from four ice ages?

They have.

The Israeli-led enterprise involves 40 scientists from Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Japan and the United States. Professor Ben-Avraham and his project manager, Michael Lazar of the University of Haifa, emphasized that they were working with scientists from Jordan and the Palestinian Authority because Israel, Jordan and the West Bank all border the Dead Sea.

...The first borehole, completed earlier this month, reached almost 1,500 feet below the seabed until the drill head gave out...the first hole has produced scores of plastic tubes filled with continuous segments of sediment. They will be sent for analysis at the University of Bremen in Germany.

...“We are making history here,” said Gideon Amit, of the National Institute of Oceanography, who is responsible for the marine operations.

I'll be waiting for anything to do with Genesis 19:27-29:

27 And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the LORD. 28 And he looked out toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the Plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the land went up as the smoke of a furnace. 29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the Plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot dwelt.

That is also part of history and science.

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