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Saturday, November 08, 2014

Beethoven, Augustine, Leibniz and Harmonic Singularities

If anyone, given the leisure, decides to compare all forms of development to extract their common principle, nothing could come immediately emotionally closer than the final movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. In it, Beethoven composes an encapsulated recapitulation of the previous three movements in a dramatic fugal dialog that provokes a breathtaking crisis and demonstrates its resolution in the human choir performing Schiller's Ode to Joy.

Augustine laid the groundwork for the Renaissance in his struggle to overcome the Manichean dogma that evil has a co-equal substance with goodness. Today's claim by the heirs of Bertrand Russell that one can reduce the human mind to the one's and zeros of computer code is in essence this very same Manichean doctrine  in a new suit of clothes. The oft heard refrain that God is to blame for allowing evil to flourish (for instance in Twain's Mysterious Stranger tale) is the type of mental crisis that the Ninth Symphony exemplifies. Such was the libertine complaint against Leibniz in the rather silly portrayal of him as Voltaire's Pangloss.

All of history going forward or backward can be subsumed by this great division among the rule and purpose of human activity. We are as on a perpetual precipice overlooking a maelstrom that must be resolved if we are to move forward. The choice is omnipresent and constitutes the only meaningful definition of scientific and artistic beauty that exists.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A Singular Discovery


This video from a research paper called "Whipping of electrified jets" is remarkable in that it exemplifies several principles that I have been promoting in this blog. Viewing the transition of apparent chaotic extrusion of fibers to a regular helicoid pathway is very much a metaphor for a principle of development on many levels of meaning.

The universal inherent quality in the human mind to be creative requires a receptive society to be induced to appropriate change in perfecting its behavior. Thus in this experiment the receiving fluid's relative motion is what determines the coherent formation of the helicoid. This signifies a necessary sort of well tempering in response to a singularity.

So on the functional multiply connected manifold of human practice we can view history as chaotic thing-like disordered mere happenstances. Or by understanding that there are only two possible principles of rule for society at large.

One of an irrational oligarchy committed to destroy the fruits of human creativity and crush its wellspring. This is the current of the Olympian pantheon of false gods ruled over by an evil and feared madman sometimes called Zeus or Juno (or today's chaos theory) depending upon the time or place.

The other a Constitutional Republic in the sense of Plato, Nicolas of Cusa and Benjamin Franklin's taking up of the principle in doing the good for posterity. Today that concretely signifies a mission of transforming the culture to be receptive to a change based upon the next great step. The government of China has  announced that they are committed to such a transformation in industrializing and mining the moon for the most advanced fuel source yet known: Helium 3.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Why the NSA Mission Must Be Dismantled

The latest revelation from the cache of Snowden intercepted NSA documents shows that their strategy equates the national security of the United States with sabotaging an alternative to the moribund dollar denominated banking system. As dangerous as the NSA's violation of individual rights and due process is in itself, this exposé in the words of Glenn Greenwald quoting the document "anticipates a series of potential scenarios the U.S. may face in 2025, from a “China/Russia/India/Iran centered bloc [that] challenges U.S. supremacy” to a world in which “identity-based groups supplant nation-states,” and games out how the U.S. intelligence community should operate in those alternative futures—the idea being to assess “the most challenging issues [the U.S.] could face beyond the standard planning cycle.”"

Currently, the BRICS nations are indeed creating an alternative credit system outside the IMF. Since the IMF, the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, and the European Central Bank are all hell bent on propping up bankrupt and virtually zombie banks like Chase Manhattan through exacting austerity against their own populations and those of the so-called developing sector, this very mission of the NSA is not only encroaching upon foreign corporations' scientific research, as the article points out, but is intent on preventing a way out of the collapsed financial system. 

This constitutes a scale of criminality on the part of the NSA that goes beyond anything that has been revealed heretofore. For the sake of the future of not just the citizens of the United States but the world these thoroughly destructive plans must be eliminated. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe's Descent Into the Maelström and the Eve of Destruction: A Moral Lesson

For those old  (and unfortunate) enough to remember the Cuban missile crisis and the type of reaction produced by the "rock' song in the title of this tale, today's global geopolitical dilemma should seem peculiarly familiar. Here we have a worldwide concatenation of multiple crises so terrifying that like the protagonist in Poe's tale, merely confronting them is enough to turn one's hair snow white in an instant.

Now Poe, forevermore, dilated upon the proposition that great art was never didactic. But there is more than a bit of irony in his insistence if you know how to "read" the lion's share of Poe's works as political satires and for lack of a better word, treatises. It is no surprise then that Abe Lincoln admired Poe and evinced a similar puckish spirit throughout his many homespun apothegms. The continuously most applicable for all seasons being you can't fool all the the people all the time...

But like the the narrator in Poe's tale, we do have a lifeline for nepenthe and surcease of sorrow to the otherwise multiply connected crises of the Middle East conflagrations including the rise of the satanic ISIS, a looming global banking crash, the drought in California, threats of super earthquakes and cometary collisions, the now pandemic Ebola virus outbreak... oh, and last but not least , the threatened nuclear showdown with Russia over Ukraine. (Phew!)

The solution appears like a bolt out of the blue to the mind that can overcome an existential pit and pendulum-like crisis through application of a Keplerian method of non deductive scientific proceeding. And it is not a new moon hoax or fools gold in El Dorado... But it is a new monetary system that puts an end to the financial looting machinations of global proportions that lead to enforced immiseration and pandemics. A new monetary system, the seeds of which are in place which can resolve the apparently random epic ills that haunt us. And a new mission: mining the moon for Helium 3 to bring back the current fire of Prometheus back to earth: fusin energy.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Unlearned Ignorance in Today's Mathematical Models

The revolutionary opus of Nicholas of Cusa situated the scientific mission and purpose for humanity's foreseeable future. The idea that we as a species are at the pinnacle of ongoing creation  in our unique ability to cognize recapitulate and further develop that very same state of creative becoming. This being irretrievably and undeniably the case, any mathematical schema or model of so called forces operating in or on the universe which leavse this absolutely necessary and salient condition out of the bounds of consideration is from the outset vitiated and invalid.

So we continue to unceasingly bump our increasingly bedizened and befuddled pates into the irony that the universe just doesn't seem to comply with our irrational conceits. How very surprising this all seems to to the students of a benighted philosophy of irrational chaos as the motive force of the universe! But, in fact, this is not a wonder at all. The view that "dark unknown forces" have our species in a forever hopeless situation is nothing more than the infantile earth worship model everywhere pervading human history and prehistory.

The answer? Throw these worse than useless assumptions embedded in such nominalist mathematics away. Work from an urgent sense of mission for humanity's ongoing present and future needs to increase our ability to prosper.

Big Mystery in the Perseus Cluster

Nicholas of Cusa
(founder of "learned ignorance" method of scientific investigation)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Randomness is in the Mind of the Beholder.

Yet again a pet mathematical model of purblind stochasticists bumps up against the reality of ongoing directed universal lawful cosmic evolution. As I have pointed out many times heretofore: randomness is in the mind of the beholder.

Artist's impression of the coherent orbit of dwarf galaxies about a large galaxy. Credit: Geraint Lewis. The Hubble Image Archive was used as a source of the galaxies used in this illustration

Friday, July 04, 2014

Modern Art and the Cult of Drugged Induced Pscychosis

This so-called research is totally tendentious rot. Just look at the clumsy glowing allusions to Aldous Huxley's cultish "Doors of Perception", for instance. This "mind expansion" is actually psychosis not creativity. Our society has been manipulated by putative aesthetic authorities to worship just such signs of psychosis as creativity since the CIA project called the Congress for Cultural Freedom launched the fraud known as modern art.

This tendency to foster and promote such "altered" states of mind as artistic or pseudo-religious "phrensy" is as old as mud. The trick is nothing but a means of control by neutralizing a perceived potential threat from the" rabble" to an oligarchical system. Thus the Dionysian cults that festered from ancient times until today have been part and parcel of the empire's bread and circuses.

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