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We've come a very long way...

The FIRST COMPUTER:
In 1944, the ENIAC filled a 20 by 40 foot room, weighed 30 tons, and used more than 18,000 vacuum tubes (e.g. Radio Tubes).
   

The Computing Hardware we worked with:
  • First computer I ever saw in 1960: the IBM 705 with with a lot of "radio tubes", magnetic tapes and punched cards.  The computer's memory consisted of tiny ferrite cores strung on frameworks of fine wire.
  
  • 1967 in a research lab: Digital Equipment PDP 5 and PDP 8 - Real Time Computing - CPU with 1K or 4K of Core Memory - Programs on Teletype tapes !  Analyzing, aggregating and displaying ionospheric wind patterns. Machine and Assembler Languages.
 
  • 1968 in a research lab: IBM 1401 - variable word-length decimal computer - Computer for small businesses: high speed card punching and reading, magnetic tape, high speed printing, stored program, and arithmetic and logical ability - still a Core Memory.  Hierarchical Database. Decoding, compiling and analyzing data transmitted by a ionospheric rocket. Assembler and Fortran Languages.
  
  • 1969 with a computer manufacturer working in R&D for high-speed peripherals: IRIS 50. Siris 2 Operating System upward compatible with IBM OS/MFT, Memory was 256 K. Machine and Assembler Languages. Minicomputer CII 10010. Machine, Assembler, Pascal, Cobol Languages.

A Debate of the Age..............

We thought that we would have our first blog post to focus on what we consider one of the debates of the age: Can science prove the existence of God?

The past couple of weeks you have probably heard on the news about the book The Grand Design, written by renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist and mathematician Stephen Hawking.


From reports about the book he basically says that one does not need the concept of God to explain science. Hawking never once in his book claims without a doubt that there is no God. And he never gives anyone reason to doubt the existence of God. Nor does he make any claim that would belittle anyone's belief in any God of their choice. He simply explains how the universe could have come into being without God's help. He stated that the origin of everything could be explained by the law of gravity being in existence. However the misunderstanding of what he was apparently trying to say has also revealed the age old debate of faith vs. science.

Throughout history you have seen where in some scientific circles the idea of an outside force having anything to do with the physical world is ludicrous. On the other hand you have also seen religious leaders persecute scientists for discovering things that nowadays are accepted scientific knowledge.

We believe there are people that love science that have no angst against the idea of a God or anything religious. They are just trying to figure out what is going on with the world we live in through the eyes of science. Some scientists that believe in a God may actually try and see if science will ever prove the existence of God.

Since the beginning of the 20th century through research it has been discovered that scientific knowledge doubles approximately every five years. Will this increase in scientific knowledge eventually prove the existence of God?

What do you think?

Introduction to "Let go - Let's go" BLOG

"Let go - Let's go" is a BLOG that addresses and discusses the whole person - BODY - MIND - SPIRIT, our environment, our relationships, the past, the present, the future.
As time permits we might discuss some events and/or news of the day. We will also share with you what we believe is important to be discussed, such as, but not limited to, relationships, marriage, science, Church, Faith, discoveries, technology, health, finance, money, sport, etc.

We are looking to the future with great anticipation.

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