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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Whence the Big Bang? Or A Tale of Stuff and Nonsense.

In the beginning there was nothing. And ever and anon we have those we call astronomers attempting to tell a story of how physical "stuff" we see out there came from naught. But even more perplexing is how their own minds were created that tell these stories of creation from time immemorial. Perhaps consciousness is a sort of cosmic background that needs to be accounted for in this narrative, otherwise they are missing the most important "stuff" of all.

Cosmic Microwave Background from  NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The Fourth of July and Prometheus Unbound

Here is a "snapshot' of ultra-fast rotating nitrogen molecules at a hundred billion per second (femto seconds) recently resolved by the Ohshima Group of the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The boundaries of our macroscopic senses are simply incommensurate with this underlying reality of the infinitesimal world of motion. Likewise the motion of our planet with respect to the cosmic microwave background radiation is some 390 kilometers per second or about a tenth of a percent of the speed of light. Which speed is, of course, the absolute limit of all universal motion known.

As the great scientific pioneer Bernhard Riemann noted, the ability of human science to measure such astounding relative motions in the very small and the very large should convince us that we as a species are potentially immortal. It could only be a persistently stubborn infantile psychology that is akin to a suicidal "death wish" that would argue against such a self evident potential that separates our species qualitatively from all lower forms of life. 

This is why the ideology of the governing self appointed moneyed elites in their attempt to halt scientific progress is an aberration. The so-called green ideology must be overcome if we are to continue our uniquely necessary creative mission to technologically evolve in this universe. Thus, and in this well constructed sense only, will Prometheus finally be unbound. This is the only meaningful sense in which it is self evident that all men are created equal. That is that we are in our creative capacity a potential instrument of ongoing universal creation. And this is what the Declaration of Independence truly signifies in the highest sense.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Economics of Gambling

The self satisfied pragmatist knows what economics is from experience: it's money! So it is that like legendary bank robber who knows where the money is Willie Sutton, the enterprising empiricist sets out to build a casino.

Now what exactly does a casino produce of added value to its host neighborhood? Hmm. Revenue for the decaying and decrepit school system, perhaps? Gotta have dealers who can count the proceeds. So yes, some arithmetic still needs to be drilled into 'em.

Edgar Poe was wont to remind the public in his day that the leading pragmatist cum utilitarian known as Jeremy Bentham, was in fact no better than an academic snake oil salesman. Thus the financiers of gambling casinos cropping up on every other interstate nowadays are nothing more than the low level brethren of the masters of knowing where the real money is: City of London and Wall Street speculators and their hoary financial houses.

And what exactly do these very respectable gentlemen add of value to their host countries?

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Most Luminous Galaxy Has Been Hidden Until Now

The warning to abandon all axioms is once more reinforced by this recent discovery. "The galaxy, named WISE J224607.57-052635.0, is erupting with light equal to more than 300 trillion suns." But it is invisible to human perception because it is so obscured by dust that the light is only registered in the infrared portion of the spectrum.

Thus if we were to attempt to deduce from a "given" postulate this galaxy's existence, we would forever be in the dark. So much for Euclid and his acolytes like the benighted imperialist John Dee. Augustine's "corollary" to Paul's poetic declaration that we see as through a glass darkly must be remembered here: the Creator is not a clock winder or dead letter. The universal ongoing evolutionary potential is necessarily hidden from humanity's purview even as we co-evolve in a great fugue of discovery. 

Beauty is in the irony of development, not in the object per se. Truth is not a "thing in itself." In the sempiternal realm above time we will truly see face to face. And that is what it is to be human. 

This artist's concept depicts the current record holder for the most luminous galaxy in the universe. The galaxy, named WISE J224607.57-052635.0, is erupting with light equal to more than 300 trillion suns. It was discovered by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The galaxy is smaller than the Milky Way, yet puts out 10,000 times more energy. (Source: NASA)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Re: Partly human yeast show a common ancestor's lasting legacy

"Natural selection" is a execrably bestial and racialist dogma based upon white colored skin's suitability for less sunny climates. This is why the subtitle of Darwin's doctrine of evolution is "the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life." The true nature of humanity's evolution is our species' unique and evolving power over the energetic forces of nature, starting with our control of fire. Today, we have control of nuclear fission, soon, if we don't outlaw scientific progress altogether,  we will have control over thermonuclear fusion, and next in that sequence will be matter/anti-matter reactions. After that we can only speculate. Thus there is a series of provable non-linear quantum leaps in our species' potential to use ever more powerful sources of energy to expand our well being into the limitless future. You won't find this uniquely human quality in any genetic mechanism.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Re: Researchers discover key driver of human aging

This excellent research is further evidence of a universal necessity of metastable chiral organization of living systems. The biophysical domain exhibits a scale free form of helical wave propagation. If this is disrupted life attenuates and fails. The chromatin form is merely a sort of slice or snapshot of that organizational process as it is made concrete in a singular cell or what Leibniz called a monad.

Model of Chromatin

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Is Obama a Thug?

It occurs to me a cogent argument could be made that Obama, by acting to promote the free trade TPP agreement which will continue to erode our economy and push more and more of our citizenry into irretrievable poverty and despair on behalf of a virtually criminal syndicate of Wall Street financiers, is indeed acting in a thuggish fashion. Many members of his own party have called him out on this but he is blatantly and cold bloodedly refusing to admit that his actions are utterly lawless.

It's one thing to destroy property on a small scale; it's entirely another to knowingly destroy the nation you have sworn to defend.

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