- Fossils of 50,000 year old Mediterranean Salt water fish found in sediments of the now brackish water Caspian sea,
- A homo sapiens mitochondrial DNA bottleneck in the middle east area about 50,000 years ago; and
- A 2% frequency of Neanderthal DNA in all current homo sapiens, except Africans that is thought to have originated about 50,000 years ago.
My 3rd story in this series of science and the Bible is now available on amazon.com. This story, titled “The Linen Cloths…Jesus left behind,” is about the science and scripture behind the Shroud of Turin.
See what you think!
Please note an incredibly exciting development. Coming to a Earth on June 30 and July 1 of 2015 is a conjunction of the planets Venus and Jupiter in the evening skies just after sunset. A nearly full moon rises in the east. This conjunction and this moon will be nearly identical to what occur on the night of Jesus’ birth on June 17 of 2BC.
Share the exciting news—a once in a lifetime event!
One of my readers suggested giving folks an idea of where the story is going earlier in the text. Good idea! An easy way to see this is to view Table 1 in the Appendix (page 83 for paper copies). This table gives the sequence and date of the various conjunctions along with the supporting Biblical text. Of course, for those of you who may wish to be (somewhat) surprised by the twists of the story, referring to Table 1 after reading this story would work fine.
Please note an incredibly exciting development. Coming to a Earth on June 30 and July 1 of 2015 is a conjunction of the planets Venus and Jupiter in the evening skies just after sunset. This conjunction will be similar to the one under which Jesus was born, on June 17 of 2BC.
His Peace indeed!
Dear Readers of Messiah’s Star
I have uncovered an error in the text of Messiah’s Star in reference to the movement of Jupiter each evening. The text states in several places that Jupiter moves westward each night, in the field of fixed stars. This is not correct. Instead, the text should read that Jupiter moves westward each night from Earth’s perspective. Specifically, the planet Jupiter is farther in the west each night at pre dawn or post sunset observation, because Earth rotates around the sun eastward more quickly than does Jupiter.
I apologize for this error, and would be happy to send anyone the revised text. Alternatively, one can wait for the second edition slated for June 17th, 2016.
Messiah’s Star, the first book in Michael L. Dourson’s Evidence of Faith series, is now available in Kindle form at Amazon The paperback edition will be available by June 1, 2014.
Evidence of Faith is based on a series of classes by the same name, which Dourson developed for Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Lucas, Ohio.