"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Hillary Clinton conspiracy nut?

Hillary Clinton went from blaming a vast right wing conspiracy behind the impeachment drive against Bill to blaming a Kremlin conspiracy being behind Donald Trump. Why isn't the so called fifth estate lambasting her as a conspiracy nut? Instead they are continuing the narrative with new charges like this: "Trump's son reportedly talked Syria with Russia supporters"

What would happen if the US gave up the geopolitical "Great Game" and actually entered into mutually beneficial relations with Russia and China? John Quincy Adams promulgated this viewpoint as a concert of sovereign nations. The direction of history must be shifted toward mutual cooperation that benefits our progeny. 

This means an understanding the the future of all mankind demands that we engage in the continuing development of revolutionary technologies in conquering extra terrestrial space. Salient in this effort will be commercial nuclear fusion, emphatically not "renewable" low energy density boondoggles.

Humanity must put behind itself the criminal legacy and genocidal machinations of "Empire" imperialism that runs through ancient Rome to "great britain." America must regain its mission enunciated by Benjamin Franklin to do the common good.

"The spirit of improvement is abroad upon the earth. It stimulates the hearts and sharpens the faculties not of our fellow citizens alone, but of the nations of Europe and of their rulers. While dwelling with pleasing satisfaction upon the superior excellence of our political institutions, let us not be unmindful that liberty is power; that the nation blessed with the largest portion of liberty must in proportion to its numbers be the most powerful nation upon earth, and that the tenure of power by man is, in the moral purposes of his Creator, upon condition that it shall be exercised to ends of beneficence, to improve the condition of himself and his fellow men."

First Annual Message (December 6, 1825)
John Quincy Adams

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

These discovered brain wave patterns during sleep reinforce gestalt conception of mind/brain nature not reductionist connectionist conceit of bits of information transferred by networks of neurons. The idea that the mind operates like a CPU in a computer, which is just an extension of a sterile master filing system originally derived from punch cards from a weaving "program" on a loom is absurd. But due to the reductionist worldview of neuroscience the theorists cannot see this very absurdity even though it is staring them in the face much like Poe's tale of the Purloined Letter. Their ideology is blinding.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Need for a Riemannian Approach to Scientific Research

The remarkable quality that butyrate exhibits depending upon the microenvironment it positively effects yet again brings to mind the relevance of Bernhard Riemann's geometric model of a multi-layered surface function. In many cases we see a unique biophysical singularity that acts as a sort of branch point in different functional phase spaces. This Riemannian model has correlation in the inorganic as well, for example with transitions of fluid phases. In fact, the functioning of human creativity which may act upon multiple levels through the agency of a scientific or artistic breakthrough gives the model a wonderful universality in these three domains.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

How Poetry will Supersede Mathematics in Science

These days in the parlance of mathematical physics the concept of "symmetry breaking" is ubiquitous. This would be the description of a phase of a process that through a singularity emerged into a sort of new domain of functioning.   However, it were more productive perhaps to start from a thorough grounding in what is invariant across the organization of reality in all its relevant incarnations.

Self similarity as a principle of organization and development is invariant within what Vladimir Vernadsky termed the domains of lithosphere, biosphere and noösphere. In order to grasp this fact, broaden your viewpoint of the first category lithosphere to include the Riemannian hypothesis that there is a characteristic stasis for a curvature tensor that adheres within the bounds between the very small and the very large but that may break down outside those bounds.

Next, shift your focus to an aesthetic standpoint versus a merely analytic one. View this photo of a starburst cluster:


...And this photo of a polished opal:

And finally this Leonardo Da Vinci's Salavator Mundi 

The human mind is naturally entranced with wonderment at the beauty of seemingly inorganic and lifeless remnants of a universal process: galactic star creation at one boundary of the very large and mineral creation at the very small. It is Leonardo's artistic depiction of this very connectedness that evinces the extraordinary and unique power of the human mind to encapsulate this ironic invariance that is the true substance and motivation for scientific progress. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

How the Poetic Faculty of Hypothesis Overcomes Limits of Human Senses

A result of the fact that human creativity is capable of scientific revolutions is the extension of our very limited mammalian senses into the much broader electromagnetic spectrum. It is the case that we now know that many species are capable of sensing parts of that spectrum walled off from human sense perceptions to ensure their survivability.

A recent study, for instance, hypothesizes a biophysical mechanism that may underlie migratory animal perception of the earth's magnetic field. This research is a prime example of how scientific hypotheses are generated by taking advantage of previous such revolutions.

Further, it must be emphasized that there exists a hierarchical ordering of life forms on this planet that culminates in the unique feature of humanity to go beyond our own bounded senses. This is what Vladimir Vernadsky called the Noosphere. Our ongoing survival, unlike lower species, hinges upon successive creative breakthroughs that provide us previously unknown resources.

In order for civilization to progress as rapidly as possible this uniquely human potential must be nurtured and heightened. It is the emotional correlative that accompanies great discoveries that is produced in classical forms of art which is the life blood of this creativity. It is the shared human faculty for creation and appreciation of great beauty in the arts that underlies such necessary progress.

Here John Keats eloquently displays this emotion of discovery:

On first looking into Chapman’s Homer

MUCH have I travell’d in the realms of gold,

And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;
Round many western islands have I been
Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.
Oft of one wide expanse had I been told

That deep-brow’d Homer ruled as his demesne;

Yet did I never breathe its pure serene

Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold:
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies

When a new planet swims into his ken;

Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
He star’d at the Pacific—and all his men

Look’d at each other with a wild surmise—

Silent, upon a peak in Darien.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Evolution is not a Toss of the Dice

The principle that there is an hierarchical ordering of the earth's biosphere that determines evolution is born out in recent research that shows adaption via disparate genomic pathways in different species. Thus the vector of evolution is not random genetic mutation but a energy landscape constrained and bounded by conditions that prevail in similar ways globally. This is to say that there is a reverse projective conformal causal geometry at work.

The idea of a pre-established harmonic ordering that Leibniz proffered is quite real. To understand the implications of this though, one must go beyond the relatively fixed range of possible mutations in mere biological evolution. Indeed, we need to project backwards from the unique nature of humanity's defining characteristic. We are not limited in the same way that all other species are in this regard. We can consciously change our mode of energy throughput via deliberate innovations to move to previously unknown resource bases. It is this higher ordered non random lawfulness that thereby governs all possible forms of evolution. This unique property of human creativity provably exists necessarily. It alone is the measure of all things.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Whom the Gods Would Destroy...

The whole tone of this article really gets to what is wrong with the American electorate's reality show mindset. Throughout there is a mawkish and fawning aggrandizement of Hillary and company which resembles nothing so much as worship of the gods of Olympus -- Hollywood style.

These were the gods that were capricious and downright bestial. And if you mocked them as anything but perfect then you were ostracized or even sentenced to drink hemlock. Thus Hillary will have a scorched earth vendetta for the vast conspiracy of Julian Assange and the Kremlin from on high in her aerie perch in Mount Olympus.

But lightning bolts and Greek warships won't be launched this time. This time whom the gods would destroy they drive mad and hand over the control of nuclear weapons.

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