Since the beginning of civilization,
humans have sought to understand
both the divine and our physical world.
And as time has passed,
2 threads of thought have evolved -
spirituality and science.
But as science delves further
into the unknown, we find that
science merges with God, the absolute.
As this merging occurs, we find that
science is proving positive correct
many of the concepts written
in the world’s great scriptures.
In recent years, as the earth has been
increasing in spiritual elevation,
scientists have spent more time
researching aspects of science,
which are closely aligned
with the divine.
As a result, scientists have made some
amazing discoveries, such as:
one particle existing simultaneously
in 2 places, the third eye, the aura,
the power of prayer
and the zero point field
with its infinite energy.
It seems we have reached
the Golden Age
where Science and Spirituality
walk together hand in hand.
This scientific revolution
is of great importance,
because as humans become
more scientifically advanced,
They will require great wisdom in order
to use their technology for peaceful
and constructive means.
And with spiritual wisdom,
combined with our scientific
knowledge, they possess the tools
to transform the world into a paradise
for everyone to enjoy.
Have you ever wondered about
the conditions that make life
on Earth possible?
A truly astounding set
of circumstances go together
to provide just the right environment
for life to thrive on our precious planet.
As scientists learn more
about our world and its unique place
in the cosmos, they recognize
how extraordinarily lucky we are
to be alive.
But the conditions for life
are precariously balanced,
and we must use our knowledge
to maintain the delicate natural balance
as best we can.
Hallo, I’m Dr. Peter Mensz.
And you’re watching
Supreme Master Television’s
Science and Spirituality.
Today we’re going to talk about
the story of our wonderful
living spacecraft called Earth.
But first, since it is difficult
to imagine very large cosmic distances,
dimensions, and masses,
let’s scale them down
to a more manageable size.
Suppose that we reduce the size
of the solar system 100 million times.
This would make our planet Earth
the size of a big juicy navel orange,
of about twelve centimeters
If we extend this scale reduction
of 100 million times to the rest
of the cosmos, the Moon would be
the size of a ping pong ball
and orbit the Earth
at a distance of nearly four meters.
The Sun would be the size of
a hot air balloon 14 meters in diameter
about one and a half kilometers away
from our Earth, an orange planet.
The planet Pluto at the far end
of our solar system would orbit the sun
60 kilometers beyond the Earth,
while the nearest stars,
Proxima and alpha Centauri, would be
400 thousand kilometers away!
In this reduced scale, Mount Everest,
which is the highest mountain on Earth,
would be only 0.05 mm high,
from the base to the top,
which means one small drop of water vapour
from our breath could entirely cover
this mountain on the rind
of the Earth/orange.
The realm in which we live
and which contains the resources
to sustain life, our ecosphere,
is very fragile and thin,
while the outside universe is enormous,
even in the reduced scale
of our analogy.
The whole ecosphere, comprising
the land, oceans, and atmosphere,
would be only as thick as a human hair.
It is amazing to stop and think about
the Earth planet, spinning
in the great big cosmic space.
Our Earth even appears like a blue
spacecraft from a nearby distance.
Like other spaceships, the Earth carries
everything that is needed for the life
of its crew.
Practically , no matter is brought
in from outside of this spacecraft.
That’s why we must be conscientious
about the precious material resources
contained within our spacecraft.
We drink the same water as dinosaurs
did over 65 millions years ago.
The water on Earth undergoes
constant circulation, evaporating
from the equatorial oceans and falling
back in the form of rain, or snow.
The same droplets of water
have continued this cycle
for millions of years.
The spaceship is equipped with an
“oxygen factory” in the form of plants.
Plants use the power of the sun
to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen.
An average tree can produce nearly
260 pounds of oxygen each year!
By “breathing in” carbon dioxide
and “breathing out” oxygen,
plants such as trees are doing a terrific
job renewing our supply of fresh air.
We’ll continue our discussion
about the precious planet Earth,
so please stay tuned.
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We have just established
that the Earth carries everything
that is needed for the life of its crew.
Yet, in spite of the fact that the Earth
is self-contained, our divine curiosity
seems to drive us
to explore the world beyond.
Ever since our technology has allowed
it, we have organized a substantial
amount of cosmic expeditions
to find out about our neighbours
in the Solar System.
Twelve astronauts have visited
our satellite, the Moon,
while there has been perhaps only one
expedition to the deepest underwater
regions of our planet.
So let’s take a few moments to get
to know more about our home,
the planet Earth.
Our Earth is about 4.6 billion years old.
Yes, that’s right! Billions of years!
In 1997, traces of organic life dating
to about 3.85 billion years ago were
discovered in rock from Greenland.
So we know that the origins of life
on Earth are relatively old,
to say the least, but in spite
of the tremendous increase
in scientific knowledge
over the last century,
no certain scientific conclusion can be
drawn about how life first came about.
Recently the “pendulum of scientific
belief” on this subject has swung away
from the theory Russian bio-chemist
Aleksandr Oparin developed in 1920.
The pendulum now seems
to be swinging towards an older theory
developed by Swedish scientist
Oparin claimed that life
and organic compounds came
from spontaneous chemical reactions
in the young Earth’s atmosphere.
Arrhenius thought that life came
from somewhere beyond planet Earth,
and was transported by cosmic spores.
This hypothesis is known
Throughout the Earth’s history,
there have been many changes
to the life conditions.
And with these changes, the species
of plant and animal life evolved,
adapting to new environments,
sometimes in ingenious ways.
We humans also seemed
to have adjusted pretty well
to changes in the environment.
Using our wisdom and creativity,
we have developed technologies
to make shelters in all kinds
of climates, and grow crops
in abundance to feed ourselves
Of course, we also invented many
other products, air conditioning
devices, medicines, cars, airplanes,
and so on, that make our lives
more comfortable,. sometimes
in expense of the natural environment.
But at the same time while we can
modify the environment to suit
our needs, out of respect for nature,
we might want to ask ourselves:
“How can we adjust
to the existing natural environment?”
Can we live with our planet
harmoniously, as it is,
and still be contented,
or perhaps even happier still?
When we come back, we’ll talk
about one of the most important factors
that make life on Earth possible:
It is the “star” of our solar system,
the one and only Sun.
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Galaxies are divided
into elliptical and spiral types.
According to scientists, it is not likely
that we can find elements necessary
for life in elliptical galaxies.
Scientists claim that
life could probably only develop
in spiral galaxies and in planetary
systems similar to our solar system.
In this solar system,
the Sun is constantly emitting energy.
And we depend upon this solar energy
far more than we might think.
Our food is made as plants convert
sunlight, minerals, water
and carbon dioxide
into nutritious leaves, seeds and fruits.
The Sun gives us such nourishment,
and it also gives us light and warmth.
Fossil fuels such as coal, oil,
and natural gas are derived
from ancient plant matter, which again,
is really just solar energy
in another form.
It is hard to imagine life
without our generous Sun.
No wonder it has been worshipped
since ancient times
in many different cultures.
Ninety-nine percent of the mass
of our solar system is
concentrated in the Sun.
It was born about 6 billion years ago
from the remnants of a previous star.
The Sun has been radiating energy
in a stable manner for 3.5 billion years,
and should continue to doso
for the same amount of time.
It consists of with about 70% hydrogen
and 30% helium,
with other chemical elements making
up the other 2-3% of solar mass.
The diameter of the Sun is
1,392,000 km, which is 116 times
bigger than the Earth diameter.
Like the Earth and the other planets,
the Sun is also turning on its own axis.
A complete rotation occurs every
25 days, which means that
this planetary giant rotates 5.5 times
faster then the Earth.
The temperature of the Sun
at the surface is 5,700 degrees
Centigrade, and inside, it is an amazing
15 million degrees Centigrade, while
the pressure there is 200 billion tons!
In this unimaginably hot core of
the Sun, a continuous nuclear reaction
emits an enormous amount of energy.
Pairs of hydrogen atoms collide
and fuse into single atoms of helium,
and in the process,
releasing photons of gamma radiation.
The gamma radiation passes through
the 600,000 km of the inner Sun,
and eight minutes later reaches the
upper parts of Earth’s atmosphere.
The area is known as the ionosphere
because many of its particles take
on an electrical charge
from the solar radiation.
In a single second of time,
the Sun transforms
657 million tons of hydrogen
into 652.5 million tons of helium.
The difference in mass becomes
in accordance with Einstein’s famous
equation E=mc2, which shows
that mass and energy are essentially
So every second, the Sun converts
4.5 million tons of mass into broad of
spectrum electromagnetic energy
such as heat, visible
and ultraviolet light.
In addition to light and heat,
the Sun also releases a powerful
stream of electrons and protons
which is often called the “solar wind”.
This wind coming from the Sun
extends to the far reaches
of our solar system and comprises
a protective cocoon
known as the heliosphere.
It is called a cocoon
because at the edge of the heliosphere,
the particles of the solar wind perform
a very important,
Although we cannot see it,
the universe is filled
with radiation from the cosmos.
These highly energetic cosmic rays
move at nearly the speed of light.
But the solar winds that make up
the heliosphere is able to intercept
these cosmic rays.
And so, near and far, the Sun not only
supplies the energy necessary for life
as a warm, nearby neighbor,
it also shields us,
and does a remarkable job doing it,
from the greater environment
of the outer universe.
The Sun is perhaps
the Earth’s big friend.
So when we thank our Earth
for giving us life, we might also want
to remember to thank
the other life-giver, our Sun.
But our story is not over just yet!
When we continue our program next
Monday, we’ll discuss more about
the nature of the beautiful relationship
the Earth has with the Sun.
And in doing so, we’ll also learn more
about how the Earth really works
to take care of all the living creatures
Part 2 begins next Monday
for Science and Spirituality’s
“Life in the Spacecraft Called Earth.”
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