I’ve seen it described as “a geometric drawing device that produces mathematical roulette curves of the variety technically known as hypotrochoids and epitrochoids.” And since that sounds too simple for most people, maybe you’d prefer the description in their commercials from back in the 60’s. “Make a million multicolor designs so beautiful your eyes won’t believe what your hands have done.” What is it? Spirograph art from the amazing Spirograph by Kenner.
Spirograph art had me hooked from the start.
I remember watching their commercial with kids using the precise plastic wheels and a pen to make intricate geometric and swirling designs. And it was so cool to see how easy it was. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and start creating my own masterpieces.
And, as it turns out, the Spirograph toy was re-launched back in 2013 and was a toy of the year finalist in 2014. So, I guess other kids from other generations have found it as fascinating as I did.
But, you know me. I didn’t take the time to fire up my blog to talk about a toy from the 60’s. Yeah, you’re on to me. So, I’ll come clean (Dictionary definition: be completely honest; keep nothing hidden). And I’ll tell why I mentioned the Spirograph toy.
Because the word “spirograph” reminded me of spirals. And spirals actually help disprove the silly notion of galactic (and all other) evolution.
Did you know there are galaxies known as spiral galaxies?
And did you know they couldn’t be billions of years old? Because if they were, they would be all bent out of shape. But they’re not all bent out of shape. In fact, their shape implies they must have been formed by supernatural processes.
Now, I’m not saying God Himself created the spiral galaxies. No, wait a minute. That’s exactly what I’m saying. Because I’m not afraid to state the obvious. But, of course, it won’t be obvious to anyone who WILL not see. And that’s because those people don’t want there to be a creator God…or spiral galaxies that obviously didn’t evolve.
Feel free to disagree with my hypothesis. But you should know, you’ll also be disagreeing with a guy who received his “Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow.”
And lots of other scientists, too.
If you’re OK with that, then skip away to your next delusion party. No hard feelings.
Spiral through the galaxies
And circle through the stars.
Rocket to your earthly home
Past Venus and past Mars.
Make a landing, safe and sound,
And look up at the skies
And know, for sure, God made it all.
You’ll know ’cause you’ve got eyes.
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