Life is a Beautiful Gift

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What has given meaning to my life.

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Life is a Beautiful Gift Paul Henry Carr’s 80 th Birthday

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Life in 1982, 50 th Wedding Anniversary

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    Methodist minister Reverend Auburn J. Carr (1905-1984) , graduated from the Boston University School of Theology in 1932, His MA thesis was “The Technique of Jesus in the Cure of Souls. ” As a living memorial, I established the CARR SCHOLARSHIP IN SCIENCE & RELIGION at BUSTh . His first pastorates were in Vermont: Milton, Cabot, and Richford . Then in Ipswich, Woburn, and Milton, MA.

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EXCERPT FROM REV. AUBURN J. CARR'S LETTER TO HIS FATHER, IRVING H. CARR , 11 MARCH 1947. The journey and development of the human soul involves consideration of the "from everlasting to everlasting." Each person represents the outcome of countless preceding generations- an unbroken line of experience. Spiritual strength has to be measured by burdens carried, resistances encountered, and frustrations survived. No soul's pilgrimage can be like another except in the line of each succeeding generation. In all the experience from one generation to another , I can see that it is not so much events that have significance as the emotional Interpretation of them. The main objective is love. Therefore all things happen for good when love prevails .

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My LIFE’S OUTCOME : 1.GIFTS: Genetic & Cultural Inheritance 2. GOD’s GUIDING LOVE 3.MY DECISIONS A. N . Whitehead’s Process Philosophy/Theology

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HINDU KARMA Life’s outcome is a result of our & other’s liberty, free choice, decisions. Freedom includes responsibly.

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Did Adam & Eve accept responsibility for their disobedient sin ?

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For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death . ( Romans 8:2) For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace . ( Paul’s Letter to the Romans 6:14)

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Sallman’s Christ (1941) Faith in Jesus the Christ sets us free to receive: GRACE: When God gives you somethin g you do not deserve. MERCY: When God keeps your from getting what you deserve. (Forgiveness) The GOSPEL’S GOOD NEWS

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Swallowtail Butterfly with Divine Proportion 1.618 BEAUTY in SCIENCE & SPIRIT . I dedicated this book to the memory of my late wife, Karin Hansen Carr, who did not live to complete her own Dragons from the Sky .

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"The Adventure of the Universe starts with a dream and reaps Tragic Beauty ” (A. N. Whitehead ) Carr Family in 1985, the year before Karin died of leukemia. Paul’s late wife, Karin (1940 - 1986)

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Paul & Ginny at Granddaughter Bethany & Byron’s Wedding, July 11, 2015

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Swallowtail Butterfly with Divine Proportion 1.618 BEAUTY in SCIENCE & SPIRIT . Science’s “how” beautifully complements religion’s “why.” Life is a beautiful gift

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T he branch I lead at the AF Research (Rome) Laboratory led to compact Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filte rs with higher quality factors Q than electromagnetic helical resonators. SAW components are used in cell phones and radar.

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SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE (SAW) DEVICE The spacing of the lines of the interdigital transducer equals one half acoustic wavelength. This is about a micron (millionth of a meter) & determines the frequency of a filter.

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My IEEE ( Institute of Electrical & Eletronic Engineers ) Climate Discussion /Debate Moderator (left) John Horrigan introduced Paul H. Carr (center)  and Ted Kochanski (right ) Video on my web page was produced at NewTV , Newton, MA, 27 August 2014

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Prophetic Pope Francis: Stop plundering our planet for profit, the poor suffering the most. 200 Page Encyclical Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home. June 2015

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RE-ENVISIONING BEAUTY Is beauty “in the eye of the beholder” or a Spiritual experience? Without divinely created beauty, nature becomes an object that may be ravaged. For example, the Canadian tar sands can be beautiful in the eyes of its owners because it is a source of black gold.

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Canadian Tar Sands: “Scraping Bottom” National Geographic, 3/2009 “Reverence for the life” of this forest?

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Reverence for Life A Moral Imperative Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965) Nobel Peace Prize 1952 Theologian, “ Quest of the Historical Jesus (1906) ” Organist , Bach Interpreter Medical missionary to Africa

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RE-ENVISIONING BEAUTY Let us re-envision beauty to transform our relationship with life on earth. Science is based on respect for nature’s laws. Spirituality engenders reverence for and the consecration of nature, created, sustained, and redeemed by a Divine power.

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LIFE’S GIFT By Paul H. Carr Why seek salvation, With gourmet temptation? Heart beating, Without trying, Till dying. Eternal Living.

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Life is a Beautiful Gift We give thanks for this great gift. Paul H. Carr’s web page www.MirrorOfNature.org

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