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Friday, December 19, 2014

Socrates' Myth of the Cave and Hollywood

This morning we have been regaled by a conditioned response of our media analogous to a  abreactive mental breakdown.  Why? Because the unthinkable may be about to happen. Is it an all out nuclear war that would wipe out humanity once and for all? No. It's the death of ... Hollywood (gasp.)

What would happen if we were to be forced to actually face the political and economic lunacy that our "elites" have wrought upon us and this god forsaken planet? What if we could not sit, as it were, with ourselves chained to our illusory virtual world and were forced kicking and screaming (this is not hyperbole, judging from what I just witnessed on the boob tube's "infotainment" just now) to confront reality in the clear daylight? Remember Willy Loman, Hollywood?

Then would a new dawn arise wherein we would be intolerant of naught but the uplifting geniality and grace of beauty? Well, we know that the insatiable appetite for solutions to our manifold crises is a possibility at least. Let there be light. The light of thermonuclear fire and beyond. There is a way out.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Promethius and the Evolution of the Human Brain

It seems that there is ample evidence to conclude that without the cooking of food the energy throughput of the neurons in the human brain would not be possible. If you have been paying attention to the irreconcilable conflict between the worldview of oligarchy and the Promethean this is no surprise. That is the driver for all of human history in either direction in time.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Handel's Messiah and Loss of Historical Perspective

I attended a performance yesterday of that holiday ritual. It is truly an irony that that we stand for the Hallelujah chorus in imagined imitation of the king. What you will read is that Handel was a court favorite and that he waged a campaign to stage the Messiah in opposition to the prevailing sentiment for the political satire of Gay's Beggar's Opera.

But I challenge you to put yourself back in your imagination to that time and place. Remind yourself that one of the favorite literary works was Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal. This was, after all, the pre-Revolutionary period that swept up the intelligentsia worldwide.

In that light, the aim of dampening the enthusiasm for a "religious" oratorio in the city of London that had taken Dublin by storm makes perfect sense. In fine, the Messiah is a perfectly anti-Imperial tour de force.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Nature of a Noetic Field

It is undeniable that human thought has transformed physical processes upon this planet. The question might be asked how to model the geometry of the evolution of an ongoing ever less imperfect human practice in this regard. We know that Riemann's approach to an n-dimensional multi valued topological dynamical surface function has been successfully adopted in physics. It is also quite apparent that the biophysical functional space is ever more densely interconnected via singularities that have such multi-valued qualities.

The Socratic point that Riemann made in his Grundlagen that at the very small and very large the norms of sense certainty break down can also be seen as a kind of road map for fundamental progress in investigative science. Which is to say, the governing mission of humanity requires that those immanent cognitive powers precisely be developed in order to bring our practice into coherence with an underlying ordering principle of evolution of the overarching totality of the physical, biophysical and noetic realms.

The capability of creative thought to subsume this higher such function must serve as a motive toward how we arrange our actions in the here and now.

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


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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. 

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