“A team of researchers at Caltech have developed (yet another) camera capable of capturing over a trillion images every second. The previous ‘world’s fastest camera’ could shoot 10 trillion fps; the new camera can capture up to 70 trillion, smashing the previous record. This latest breakthrough is an evolution of previous ‘trillion+ fps’ cameras from Caltech, all of them some form of ‘Compressed Ultrafast Photography’ or (CUP). The latest iteration is called CUSP, which stands for Compressed Ultrafast Spectral Photography, and it comes from the same minds at Caltech that were recently able to capture 1 trillion fps images of transparent phenomenon like neuron pulses and shockwaves. For those who enjoy back-of-the-napkin math, the speed of light is (just under) 300 billion millimeters per second. Now, take 70 trillion frames/s and divide it by 300 billion mm/s, and you get ~233.3 frames for every millimeter the light travels. Put another way: this camera can capture about 230 frames in the time it takes light itself to move one millimeter” (“New World’s Fastest Camera,” PetaPixel, May 7, 2020).
CONCLUDING NOTE: This amazing camera demonstrates exactly what the Bible says about man: he is not an animal, and he is made in the image of God. The gap between man and ape is nearly infinite. David Berlinski, Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University and a post-doctoral fellow in mathematics and molecular biology at Columbia University, is not a creationist. He is a “secular Jew and an agnostic,” but he is sensible enough to know that man is not an advanced ape, and he is courageous enough to say so publicly in his inimitable way. Commenting on the attempt to teach apes sign language, Berlinski observes, “After years of punishing trials, a few of them have been taught the rudiments of various primitive symbol systems. Having been given the gift of language, they have nothing to say. When two simian prodigies meet, they fling their signs at one another. Simian social structures are often intricate. Chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas reason; they form plans; they have preferences; they are cunning; they have passions and desires; and they suffer. The same is true of cats, I might add. In much of this, we see ourselves. But beyond what we have in common with the apes, we have nothing in common, and while the similarities are interesting, the differences are profound” (The Devil’s Delusion, p. 156). “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:27-28).
(Friday Church News Notes, May 15, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)