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May 12th, 2012

Symmetry in Physics

by Max Andrews

For every particle there is a corresponding symmetric particle.  Physics has a translational symmetry, which means that the laws and values of physics are the same at every location in the universe.  If an observer were to travel from one point to a much farther distant point the observer we see no change in the physics.  A broken symmetry introduces change—a non-absolute uniformity.  The breaking of symmetries creates complexity in the laws of nature in the outcome of laws.  There’s a symmetry and uniformity between the strong and weak nuclear forces, which have been unified as electromagnetism by James Clerk Maxwell.  A typical example of vital symmetry breaking is that which gives rise to the balance between matter and antimatter in the early universe.  However, there is an asymmetry between the quantum and the large (a la gravity). String theory is the attempt to unify all of physics.

May 12th, 2012

An Outline of the Book of Jude

by Max Andrews

I. Introduction 1-3

A. Author identified as Jude, brother of James 1a

B. Recipients identified as the called and beloved 1b

C. Blessings on the beloved 2

D. The occasion for the letter 3

1. Jude wanted to write about their common salvation 3a

2. Jude felt the letter was a necessity 3b

3. Jude appeals to the beloved to contend for the faith 3c

II. Identification of the ungodly and the judgments they will incur 4-16

A. Ungodly persons entering into the Church 4

1. These persons have been marked for condemnation 4a

2. Deniers and abusers of grace 4b