"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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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

An Unheard Ripple Upon a Star: How Human Science Overcomes Limits of the Senses

This research on laser plasma interactions, Terahertz Acoustics in Hot Dense Laser Plasmas is a remarkable demonstration of how technological development overcomes the extreme limitations of human senses. Proof that sounds exist on the surface of stars in frequencies beyond the range of any known biological receptors for them points to the principle that the historical development of the powers of uniquely human thought alone corresponds to an immanent quality of ongoing universal creation.

Wherever and whenever the ironical beauty of imagining that this unseen yet discoverable ordering somehow apparently graciously inheres in the composition of reality for bettering humanity, we have progressed. This, in opposition to the deadly virus of pessimism that those who would impose arbitrary restrictions on this our true purpose for being born into this the best of all possible worlds.


Leonardo: Study of Hydrodynamics

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