Chapters Entitled Shoemaker-Levy Strikes and The Voice of Nature of The Bible According to Einstein

Comet Shoemaker-Levy's Collision with Jupiter and On Nature's Voice

Chapters XVIII and XIX of Catastropes

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Chapter XVIII: Shoemaker-Levy Strikes

And in the year one-thousand-and-nine-hundred-ninety-two, a comet passed by Jupiter. And Jupiterís strong gravity did cause the comet to break up into parts: twenty-one pieces zoomed through out the solar system as a group. Now two years later, in the seventh month of the year one-thousand-and-nine-hundred-ninety-four, the natural multiple warhead headed directly at a planet. And one by one, the pieces crashed into the planet: On July 16, fragment A struck and, like a thermonuclear bomb, exploded. A plume two-kilometers in diameter rose up one-thousand kilometers into the atmosphere. And a dark spot appeared upon the planetís face. Now fortunately for ye on the Earth, the target planet was not Earth – it was Jupiter.79 Now astronomers turned their telescopes and saw. On the next day, the larger fragment G impacted, delivering a blast equivalent to a million megatons of TNT. And astronomers observed in awe. And behold, three-thousand kilometers high did rise debris, and a dark cloud twice the size of Earth appeared. A ring expanded from the impact site – it was a pressure wave, which rippled through the atmosphere. Now during the week, one fragment after another struck and created blasts of enormous energy. But Jupiter, being a giant planet –  three-hundred times the mass of Earth – survived.
     Now a few years later another object from outer space would strike the planet Jupiter – it would be Galileo, the man-made probe from Earth. And Galileo would pass through a cloud-break in the atmosphere and beam back information to the Earth. Then the probe would hit the liquid surface of the planet. And hardly would there be a splash.

Chapter XIX: The Voice of Nature Shall Be Heard

Oh my Nature.

And in the future, Nature will continue to frighten and sometimes terrify the world,80 for the conduct of Nature is often unpredictable. But behind the scenes, She is basically neutral – neither good nor bad – neither destructive nor constructive. Nature does not plan disasters – She simply follows her own laws. And the problem is that Nature is, at times, too powerful.
     The voice of the wizard is at times terrifying and at times quite shy.

Nature has given the world great things.
And Nature will at random take great things away.

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79 After passing by Jupiter in 1992, the comet fragments had orbited the giant planet, only to return to it in 1994.
80 Besides the above-mentioned catastrophes, Earth has been struck by floods, droughts, fires, famines, hurricanes and tornadoes. Some examples are as follows. In 1666, the Great Fire of London burned the city for five days, destroying 90 churches and leaving 80,000 people homeless. In 1881, 300,000 people died when a typhoon hit Haiphong, Vietnam. In 1959, typhoon Vera left 1,500,000 people homeless in Japan.

 
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