Heavenly Declaration

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For those who love the scriptures...and those who see design in the universe such as:

Paul Davies (British astrophysicist): "There is for me powerful evidence that there is something going on behind it all....It seems as though somebody has fine-tuned nature’s numbers to make the Universe....The impression of design is overwhelming".

George Greenstein (astronomer): "As we survey all the evidence, the thought insistently arises that some supernatural agency - or, rather, Agency - must be involved. Is it possible that suddenly, without intending to, we have stumbled upon scientific proof of the existence of a Supreme Being? Was it God who stepped in and so providentially crafted the cosmos for our benefit?"


Done in the Gimp. "Eagle Nebula" in frame on Omega nebula background.
Last changelog:

15 years ago

changed second paper; dissolve border.
Modified border on first.

Added third (supporting) file.

shadowx8m

15 years ago

The wallpaper would be beautiful if it wasn't for those evil words.

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shaggy420

15 years ago

More of these are available here http://heritage.stsci.edu/ without the words. Beautiful pictures, all of them, though all computer color enhanced, not as we would see them. Not natural. They are released in the Public Domain.

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laughinol

15 years ago

well, the horsehead nebulae would be nice to see, if ya find decnet shots somewhere. NASA does have a few, but they're most likely copyrighted in one from or another.

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timbrown527

15 years ago

Yes, check out the link in the message below; they have what you want there. It's not copyrighted and if you use it, all they ask (I think) is that you give them credit.

--Tim

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timbrown527

15 years ago

When I get time, I'll see what I can do. The ones I got here were not copyrighted.

THanks

Tim

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newLux

15 years ago

Looks great Tim, I've been waiting to see some more of your stuff, and I would have to say this one is worth the wait. Thanks again.

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maitre

15 years ago

Better? Putting the religious debate aside that looks like a realistic Edward Munch painting - which you really don't want to see... :(
-maitre

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leinir

15 years ago

I'm sorry for having to point this out, but you do realise that the pictures used to create this background (which by the way is really nice, Tim :) Thumbs up from this end) are from NASA's website? Or are you reffering to the way they are aranged?

I would probably say, as an aestetic little nit-bit, Tim, you might want to try to blur the border between the subject and the black background on the inset picture a bit (it distracts a bit that it's got such a sharp border on an otherwise soft motif).

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shaggy420

15 years ago

Agreed. These beautiful wallpapers are available from http://heritage.stsci.edu/ without the extra comments.

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shaggy420

15 years ago

Agreed. These beautiful wallpapers are available from http://heritage.stsci.edu/ without the extra comments.

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Soyburg

15 years ago

From the website you linked:

Unless otherwise specifically stated, no claim to copyright is being asserted by STScI and it may be freely used as in the public domain in accordance with NASA's contract. However, it is requested that in any subsequent use of this work NASA and STScI be given appropriate acknowledgement. STScI further requests voluntary reporting of all use, derivative creation, and other alteration of this work. Such reporting should be sent to

I think the first one is a reasonable request.

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reks

15 years ago

Hi Tim,
Though I don't agree with your ideas, I liked the wallpaper. Its good! You know, I prefer dark backgrounds on my desktop,since they are soft on eyes. This one is just right.

By the way, I would use a text like "Heavens declare the glory of nature" :-) well, thats a matter of different views.

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lazychris2000

15 years ago

koolness....
i like ur idea of makin the shadow thingy more transparent...

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timbrown527

15 years ago

...might be a day or two...

Thanks,
Tim

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lazychris2000

15 years ago

:-D love it, man. keep up the good work!

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timbrown527

15 years ago

Thanks Chris...but I certainly can't take credit for the artwork...The glory goes to God!...all I did was arrange two pictures.

I like those gas pillar formations in the smaller one...great stuff!

Tim

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lazychris2000

15 years ago

u do have a very good point Tim. and those nebulas are extremely cool....

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muddysmind

15 years ago

Yes, your getting better Tim.
However I'm not sure the blueish drop shadow on the smaller pic is right.
However I'm no art critic. :-)

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timbrown527

15 years ago

Thanks.

I know what you mean. I debated the drop shadow. I might try redoing it with one that is more transparent.

Thanks for the encouragement...

Tim

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timbrown527

15 years ago

Thanks Reks;

Actually, the line is a portion of Psalms 19:1 and 2; "The heavens declare the Glory of God, the skys proclaim the works of His hands".

When a Christian looks at these things, we don't just see "stuff"; we see the majesty and power of God...and it is all meant to point back to God, the One who made us.

Again, thanks.

Tim

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L0rclA5CII

15 years ago

Actually, it's a well-known scriptual quote, not something the maker of this wallpaper thought up (which is what those "" things mean ;-)). Also, I personally can't see how the heavens could declare the glory of "Nature". That is, if you are using Nature in its most common context. That being that of physical reality, or as Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary defines it: "The existing system of things; the world of matter, or of matter and mind; the creation; the universe."

Usually when we talk of something being glorified, we're referring to an entity, which would suggest that Nature is an entity. I honestly believe personifying nature is irrational, but then, I guess atheists believe the notion of any all-high intelligence is irrational as well.

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karlandtanya

15 years ago

I honestly believe personifying nature is irrational, but then, I guess atheists believe the notion of any all-high intelligence is irrational as well.

I'm not sure if you're being facetious here, so I'll reply to your statement at face value:

Maybe the contributor is saying that nature as a whole (the universe, as you say) is an all-high intelligence.

All things are connected.

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15 years ago

changed second paper; dissolve border.
Modified border on first.

Added third (supporting) file.

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