The Heavens Declare His Glory (And Crickets)

Physicist Amos E. Dolbear is not a household name, but his contributions are well known.  Dolber chaired the Department of Astronomy and Physics at Tufts University in 1874. He was a "theoretical scientist" who enjoyed the discovery of new possibilities, including his pioneering research concerning telephony.  His most interesting discovery came from an 1897 issue of The American Naturalist. His hypothesis was that cricket chirps are linked to air temperature. He theorized that the frequency of their chirps increased with warmer weather, and slowed as the thermometer fell. His research led to what is known as Dolbear’s law, which most entomologists agree is pretty accurate.  With the upcoming warm evenings ahead in middle Tennessee, you can easily test Dolbear’s law.  Tune in to one cricket’s song, count the number of chirps you hear in 15 seconds, and add 37 for an approximate forecast in degrees Fahrenheit.  The National Weather Service is so confident in this method they have a website to support the findings:

This is just a fun way of showing God’s presence in all Nature.  The Bible is full of examples of how the Creative Order is seen in everything around us.  Job 12:7-10 tells us: - “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.  Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind."

Enjoy these warm evenings and allow the Lord to speak to you through His Creation.
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
John 1:3

Serving the Savior,  
Bro. Jonathan

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