"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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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. 

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.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Riemannian Surface Function as Antidote to Artificial Intelligence Hoax



Recent research on the manner in which the "early visual cortex" processing sounds operates as a sort of imaging precursor of correlated mental anticipation. In this sense, the mind induces a kind of conformal mapping of a particular sound with a correlated vision. Carl Friedrich Gauss developed a type of universal normal mapping which his student Bernhard Riemann took a step further. If we view a terrain as mapping onto a unit sphere by tangential normals we get a continuous mapping which may contain several sheets where these normals are duplicated. Riemann extended this multi-sheeted function surface by introducing more general branch points that provide a type of thoroughfare, if you will, from one sheet to another.

Now, the fact is that the brain operates precisely in this fashion in terms of mappings of sensations. And it is quite lawful that two senses of sound and vision operate like a multi-sheeted surface function. This observed phenomenon in fact is of a higher ordering that any simplistic theory of "encoding" can ever wrap its head around(!) so to speak. Any model of on/off, yes/no, base two bits of information for so-called artificial intelligence is therefore vitiated from the outset. Now those who would stubbornly refuse to accept this fact are like the forlorn detectives in Poe's Purloined Letter whose methodology of deductive reasoning is in fact a crippling worldview that prevents them from hypothesizing a higher mental power that puts the answer in plain view but is unrecognizable due to their purblind folly. Thus it is with fool's gold of artificial intelligence. No "program" will ever have the ability to create the merest irony at which the poetic consciousness excels.

Gauss Normal Mapping from Saddle Surface to Unit Sphere



Model of Riemannian hyperdimensional branchpoints 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Toleration of High Crimes in the White House Means We Lose the Moral Fitness to Survive

The Obama administration's justification for extrajudicial executions of American citizens is of a piece with his current backing of the unelected coup government in Ukraine killing citizens waiting in line to vote for a referendum of autonomy yesterday. The fact that the US and EU are now openly allying with the same Banderist Nazis in Ukraine we fought against in WWII is tantamount to high treason carried out by this administration.

Ukrainian National Guard Shooting and Killing Voters 5/11/2014

What, dear reader, would have been your reaction if American citizens were killed by the United States government for attempting to vote? What would have been Obama's reaction if, for example, this was done by say Qaddafi's government? How swiftly would we rain down the bombs? If our government openly supports this, what does this say about our prospects for a decent future if we take no action to rein in such out of control evil in the highest office in the land?

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Human Mind or Fruit Fly Brain?



The physical brain may be crudely modeled on fruit fly and computer mechanics. But the principle of the historically developing mind of humanity writ large will never be made to fit into an arithmetic "base" of symbolic logic as Kurt Gödel so devastatingly proved. The well tempered contrapuntal musical development of J.S. Bach and his epigones, which is part and parcel of this uniquely human higher cognitive principle of "mind," will forever elude such crude reductionists' comprehension.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Why the Purveyors of a Code Underlying Reality Are Wrong

A recent experiment disproved an assumption about a DNA replication mechanism. The enzyme Ligase 1 that was thought to be essential but is not, it turns out. The problem of belief in the mere logic of deduction or induction is pervasive and cripples scientific progress. Edgar Allan Poe in his forward to Eureka, Mellonta Tauta put it thus:

"Now I do not complain of these ancients so much because their logic is, by their own showing, utterly baseless, worthless and fantastic altogether, as because of their pompous and imbecile proscription of all other roads of Truth, of all other means for its attainment than the two preposterous paths- the one of creeping and the one of crawling- to which they have dared to confine the Soul that loves nothing so well as to soar."

The idiotic attempt to equate the mind with a logical construct based upon mere numerical computations is an even greater evil. That type of mentality is an apology (whether explicit or not) for acceptance of a static or entropic human condition that needs must be imposed from "above." A future where such soulless and dead systems are abandoned is the only "cause" worth striving for. 

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

An Antidote to the Climate Change Scare Mongers

"Parson" Thomas Malthus in 1798 was wrong that population was limited by supposed "natural" resources when he wrote that apology for the British Empire's inhuman looting and starving of their "subject" people. (See Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal.")Today, the ubiquitous anti-scientific false religious zeal of the radical environmentalists is at root no different than that misanthropic imperial propagandist Malthus. Like Prince Phillip that ideology sees humanity as a plague on some fantastic and supposed pristine mother nature or Gaea. The right royal misbegotten so-called Prince's evil dictum that he would desire to be "reincarnated as a deadly form of virus" to wipe out humanity speaks volumes.

Even if the climate change tragic chorus were correct, the answer would not be to promulgate policies that will plunge the world's population to a reduced standard of living via austerity of enforced backwardness. The answer instead would be a crash research effort to develop fusion energy. If, for example, we spent the trillions of dollars we wasted in bailing out the "too big to jail" Wall Street criminals over the few short years, thermonuclear fusion would be a near term reality. And we would find a non carbon solution to the evil and hellish Malthusian nightmare into which the dupes of the likes of Prince Phillip are currently plunging us headlong.

Mining Helium-3 Fusion Fuel will Transform Dark Side of the Moon

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Who Heads the Oligarchy?

While I have been vocally and passionately in opposition to the evils of the financial oligarchy, you have missed the forest for the trees here. Just as in Poe's purloined letter the truth stares you right in the face, but you blithely ignore it. It is the Anglo Dutch empire that still exists as a nexus of interlocking boards of directorships that control the world's resources and finances. This is the true source of outright evil on this planet today.
Yes, the likes of the Prescott Bush of Brown Brothers Harriman did bail out Adolph Hitler when he was about to be thankfully lost to history. Yes, we have George Soros funding Barack Obama and the "color revolutions" encircling Russia with NATO bases. But the head of this monster still sits as Empress on the throne: the Queen of England: her truly satanic majesty still to this day.
See Elliott Roosevelt's biography of FDR "As He Saw It." This work clearly lays out how FDR told Churchill that after the war the US would no longer tolerate colonial geopolitical wars. But what happened? We were dragged into unending such wars that continue even now. How? By the influence of these very same Wall Street Anglo Dutch criminals touting first the ruse of Churchill's "Iron Curtain" and today's "Clash of Civilizations."
We are at the tail end of their evil reign today. This is the underlying causality for that which is being played out on the stage of world history now. Either we will crush the power of these oligarchs by shutting down their Wall Street gambling casinos or they will destroy humanity.


Friday, March 28, 2014

A Different Kind of Relativity


Relative to its cluster of galaxies, ESO 137-001 streaks like a meteor at 7 mil km/hr trailing wild field of cosmic debris. Our own Milky Way is traveling at a mere 2 million km/hr.

Yet the miracle of the human mind evolves to subsume such power. What power has the human mind relative to these vast forces? The only magnitude is but metaphor: Cantor's transfinite aleph.

And still we as a species are in the grip of the age old perversity of being herded like mere dumb beasts toward the oblivion of thermonuclear annihilation for the sake of the illusion an earthly empire of worthless money on the ledgers of totally inconsequential accounting books. What an unforgivable waste it were when our grander future beckons with unfathomable challenges in the further evolution of our species' perhaps unique mission.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lift Up Your Mind Heavenward

The recent media natter in regard to a pop culture hero of "scientific" nerds everywhere has me questioning why the sense of "wonder" about large "billions and billions" of whatever is so off-putting. Poe remarked on this in terms of the suffocating effect of too much symmetry in rhyme.  It is the difference between a profound fugal development in a work of Bach and the monotony of a hesychastic chant. Soul sucking lack of development. The equivalent of naval gazing.

Contrast this with a sort of world line of discovery of universal principle. Who among us first surmised that the moon was lighted by the sun?  Are we not infinitely indebted to that unnamed soul's individual spark of imaginative creativity?  And further are we not endowed a birthright of childlike curiosity with a mission to further such needful exploration. We can put ourselves as if instantaneously back to that forgotten epoch?  For we are a singularity in creation that has such potency for good. We know of none other.

Today, we as a species stand upon a crossroad. One path is toward unthinkable destruction. One path leads us to conquering the very heretofore secret power of the sun's thermonuclear fire such that no one among us need ever suffer deprivation again. Such is the quality of poetry that brings us home to our higher selves. This is what the mysterious gift of human free will is perpetually heir to -- If we but lift up our mind heavenward.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Have Our So-called Elites Gone Stark Raving Mad?

The irony is that our bitter cold war enemy Khrushchev (reportedly in a drunken stupor) ceded Crimea to Ukraine by diktat! And now we are huff and puffing that it must remain in Ukraine. On top of that the Banderist neo-Nazi Right Sector is being given the top posts by Victoria Nuland's darling Yats (Yatsenyuk.) Please see chapter 5 of Hitler's Shadow for the gruesome history of Stephen Bandera Nazis in Ukraine. 

Now it turns out that the newly installed Yats government is planning to cut pension by 50%. (Which currently average $160 per month.) "People power?" The IMF and EU are starkly warning of harsh austerity as the price of "bailouts" for Ukraine.

And recall dear reader, if you will, that the current administration (if one can even call it that) has just been caught red handed supporting al-Qaeda branches in the Syrian civil war. And if Barack (I am really good at killing) Obama weren't bad enough, there's John McCain...

Friday, March 07, 2014

Yet Another Proof that Belief in Random Entropic Probabilty as a Physical Law is a Crippling Mental Disease

NASA released the discovery of how our planetary system manages to possess a positive feedback regulation against destruction of living systems from intensely damaging forms of solar radiation.



If Kepler hypothesized that he was investigating the "mind" of the universal lawfulness of a Creator, this is a further such refinement in that direction. This discovery would thoroughly convince Cotton Mather of the truthfulness of his dialogue upon the remarkably unique living planetary system of impossible non random mechanical coincidences that must be attributed to a universal ongoing principle of creation.

Every level of physical reality evinces within its own sphere such causality. Thus the doctrine of entropic irrationality yet once again is proven to be a mere  miserable excrescence from an addled mind of a cult like worshiper of blind fate of destruction. (The equivalent of the pagan oligarchic fraud of Apollo and Zeus.) Which is to say, the irrationality of an imperial pantheon of "gods" ruled over by the equivalent of today's moneyed grant givers wanting to keep progress that might benefit humanity from being implemented and thereby eliminating their evil reign.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Reply to Greenwald's Article "Inside the mind of James Clapper"

When this country became host to an institutionalized culture of rewarding liars, we lost the soul of our reason for becoming a nation. This fetid subversion emanates from Wall Street. Remember when Bush’s Secretary of the Treasury Paulsen went to Congress tearfully on bended knee? For what? To bail out and thereby reward rampant criminality. So, is it any wonder that this sort of mentality penetrates especially to our execrably vaunted “intelligence” bureaus?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Energy Throughput: an Inherent Universal Lawfulness

This important research reported on here leads us to draw once again on the work of Vernadsky and LaRouche. Biophysical energy density throughput is fixed by a limit of transmissibility. This limit holds for all life forms in the biosphere with the exception of humanity. Our uniquely noetic powers artificially increase this throughput with no limits excepting our current scientific development. Thus we have moved to ever more dense sources of fuel as we approach the advent of thermonuclear fusion and still even more energy dense matter anti-matter reactions in the not far off future. This is the realm of the noosphere.


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratroy

Sunday, February 09, 2014

The Soul of Scientific Progress is Irony

I commented lately on an article that presented the debate about how eucaryotes might have evolved only once from a merger of archaea and bacteria. Along these lines, the very principle of evolution as non random, nonlinear problem solving by biota via singularity at more efficiently capturing and utilizing available energy and elements hearkens back to Leibniz' principle of the least action pre-established harmony.

In other words, the Universe is so ordered or composed such that change or flux is invariant. However, there is a predisposition toward change that produces harmonic order. That particular quality is naturally attuned to human creative productions. For instance, the resolution of contrapuntal tension created via cross voicing in the fugues of J.S. Bach is the most unmediated emotional correlative of the higher harmony.

Pablo Casals plays BACH - Suite no 1 for Cello - part 1

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Why a Unified Field Theory Will Forever Fail

So long as a theory of everything is limited in scope to only address the inorganic realm it is a contradiction in terms. For what can account for the passion of humanity that is immanent to the pursuit of happiness? Indeed, we know that our sun will expire in due course in the foreseeable  future. So the pathway to achieving the solution to our specie's continued survival past that eventuality is embedded in the very essence of physical space time. To refute this truth is a fool's errand. Unfortunately there are all too many such among us of late.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Comment on Chris Christie's Culpability

So, there is an uproar about a Chris Christie political dirty trick that cost the life a a 92 year old? Evil as these actions were, what could we expect from the man being touted as the sharp tongued "tell it like it is" purveyor of austerity, Chris Christie? The bailout of illegitimate Wall Street gambling debt instruments through leveling killer austerity against the weakest of our citizenry is the road map. This is why the talking head bloviators were so morose on MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning. They are losing their knight in shining armor who was supposed to make cutting the elderly off food stamps wholesome good fun.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Money per se is a political fiction by definition.

Money per se is a political fiction by definition. That which sustains a nation's population is physical production, energy, infrastructure and technological advancement in these categories. A sane policy will seek to have a banking system that fosters rapid growth of these sectors. This is precisely what the genius of Alexander Hamilton accomplished upon the retirement of the USA revolutionary war debt. Today we have thrown this principal away by having a banking system that is beholden to a criminal speculative looting of these very same sectors. The repeal of Glass Steagall was the final nail in the coffin that delivered our economy to the "too big to jail" financiers' diabolical machinations.As Jacques Attali, the permanent Presidential adviser in France recently noted " the only difference between Madoff and the Western governments is that Madoff is in jail."


Friday, January 03, 2014

Comment upon Evolution

The attempt to define evolution as a directed and causal series of inheritance of traits, points at a larger issue that unfortunately hampers progress in science itself. That issue is the zealous quasi-religious adherence to a doctrine of stochastic probability. This is really a question of ontology that has played out over at least several millenia. When Heraclitus ironically cited change as the only constant substance of reality, this was succinctly brought into human consciousness. Einstein's quip that God doesn't shoot pool was of a piece. Leibniz' critique of Newton's dead clock winding ontology in his debate with Clarke, likewise. A vision of a mission that directs scientific inquiry must govern how we proceed. Such is the eradication of disease, the establishment of a defense in space against future impacts from comets and asteroids, and finally evolving an energy regime of controlled thermonuclear fusion. One must start from the standpoint of necessary human evolution.

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