"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

"It is clear that the minds are the most important part of the universe, and that everything was established for their sake; that is, in choosing the order of things, the greatest account was taken of them; all things being arranged in such a way that they appear the more beautiful the more they are understood."

G. W. Leibniz

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

A theodicy that coheres with science

Given the rash of recent ballyhoo in the media regarding the so called Anthropic Principle versus atheism, I wish to propound a simple observation. To wit: the issue of the proof of a Creator is indissolubly part and parcel of the advancement of science, period. G.W.F. Leibniz' opus being the case in point. Newton, on the other hand is a mere cat's paw for the sorcerers of the black nobility.

The question is whether in this almost infinitesimally minute segment of space and time we refer to as human history, it has been sufficiently demonstrated that no matter how much we discover the inner workings and inter relationships of the physical, biophysical, noetical domains, there will forever continue to be more to discover. This is the only coherent and valid sense that one can claim any intuition of infinite extension. Everything else as far as a putative cosmology is concerned, including such masturbatory whoppers as the "stringy landscape", is pure phantasmagoria.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Democratic Mainstream of Conciousness

These days the inner dialog of the congressional Democratic party principals must go something like this: "In the interests of comity, (because the polls show that the people don't like it when we go negative)and not to appear as an "extremist" I must strip, bend over, grin and bear it when Mister Bush and company come a calling." O Tempores, O Mores...

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