Making a Difference
1st period


4/30/04


There are always people wanting to make a difference in the world. Making a difference takes time and money. I would like to make a difference in the world. It’s a big place and it’s hard to make a ripple that effects the entire ocean. I have been given a chance to do whatever I want with how ever much money I need. I have three ideas of what I would like to do with all of the money. I would like to hire a team of scientists to crack all of the bible codes (hidden messages within the scriptures). I would like to hire a dive team and crew to use radar to find out if there is really a loch ness monster. Finally, and most importantly, I would like to educate the world about the use and effects of anabolic steroids.


The Loch Ness monster is a legendary animal said to live in the depths of Loch Ness in northern Scotland. Belief that a mysterious creature lives in the lake goes back to the Middle Ages and the legend of the water horse, or kelpie, which lured travelers to their deaths. The first recorded sighting dates back to 565, Saint Columba came upon the burial of a man said to have been bitten to death by a monster while he was swimming in Loch Ness. According to one writer of the time, Saint Columba himself later saw the monster. (Ross 2004)


Although many sightings have been reported in the later centuries, it wasn’t until 1933 that the monster actually became a subject of serious discussion. In that year a man and woman were driving along a road at the side of the lake when they noticed a great disturbance of water in the middle, and for a few minutes they watched "an enormous animal rolling and plunging." The sighting was widely reported by the media and such. (Cohen 2004)


Since then many investigators have attempted to get evidence of the creature's existence, using equipment ranging from telescopes and cameras to radar, and even submarine. Many flaky pictures of the monster have turned out to be unproven or straight-up fakers. Speculation as to what type of abnormal animal might inhabit the loch (lake) is never ending. (Petrakis 2004)


In 1972 and 1975 an American expedition sponsored by the Academy of Applied Science used intelligent scientific equipment to find some startling underwater pictures that some researchers believe show a large animal swimming submerged in Loch Ness. Using sonar equipment, a British expedition failed to detect the presence of such a creature in 1987. Most scientists remain skeptical of the existence of the "monster."


I know that a lot of people will sleep a little easier knowing that there is not a monster living in the large lake in the hills of Scotland. On the other hand, there are a lot of sci-fi fanatics who would love to think that an ancient dinosaur-like creature was swimming among them. There are two sides of the story, both of which are very intriguing. The whole world would love to know either way, so why not find it out?


For three thousand years a code in the Bible has remained hidden. Now computer has unlocked it, and it may reveal our future. An Israeli mathematician, who presented the proof in a major science journal, broke the code. Famous mathematicians around the world have confirmed it. The 3,000 year-old Bible code foretells events that happened thousands of years after the Bible was written. It foresaw both Kennedy assassinations, the Oklahoma City bombing, the election of Bill Clinton… everything from World War II to Watergate, from the Holocaust to Hiroshima, from the Moon landing to the collision of a comet with Jupiter. In a few dramatic cases detailed predictions were found in advance, and the events then happened exactly as predicted. The date the Gulf War would begin was found weeks before the war started. The date of the Jupiter collision was found months before the blast. (Wolf 2004)


No one yet knows if the Bible code accurately foretells what is yet to come. The code may be a warning to this world of unprecedented danger, perhaps the real Apocalypse, a nuclear World War. In any event, the Bible