"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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Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Quest for a Theory of Everything is for Naught

“Everything — irrational numbers, along with particle interactions and the correlations between stars — ultimately arises from possible combinatorial arrangements of whole numbers: 1, 2, 3 and so on. They exist, he said, and so must everything else.”

This quote from Arkani-Hamed gets at the fundamental ontological flaw underlying the rationale of every attempt at a “theory of everything.” The evolution of life forms that capture and use energy ever more efficiently would not be possible in such a dead mathematical schema. Furthermore, human creative cognition that makes advances in technology would be entirely impossible.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Shameful Truth About Theodore Roosevelt's Anglophilia

Thank you for this essay. You have accurately outlined some of the noxious beliefs of Theodore Roosevelt. It should also be noted that he was also a lifelong fervent admirer of the Confederate cause of his uncle, Confederate Admiral James Dunwoody Bulloch. Further relevant is the fact that this uncle happened to be the chief foreign agent of the Confederacy in England. Bulloch is believed to have financed the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln by secretly funneling funds from London through Canada to the circle of John Wilkes Booth! Roosevelt also promoted Charles Bonaparte to Attorney General, the openly pro lynch mob great nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Bonaparte family through Napaoleon III was also militarily allied to the Confederacy via his puppet regime of Maximilian in Mexico. It is highly relevant that this same Charles Bonaparte created the Bureau of Investigation which would become the FBI used by J. Edgar Hoover to undermine the civil rights movement. 

Theodore Roosevelt was passionately attached to British Empire "white man's burden" style of imperialism, an Anglophile through and through. His hideous staged "big game hunting" massacres are part and parcel of that mindset. He should not be honored in the least. Mt. Rushmore was monumentally defaced by the inclusion of the portrait of "Teddy Roosevelt."  The sort of sanitized pabulum that views Theodore Roosevelt as a hero of "progressivism" is a shameful ruse that needs to be vigorously and mercilessly refuted at every occasion. 

Bully. Indeed.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Water: Resilient and Singular Basis of Life

Recent research from the Max Planck Institute indicates yet another unique property of water. It violates the supposed axiomatic law of random quantum fluctuations. It follows that the very same fluid that is the essential platform for fostering life would precisely exhibit this sort of molecular memory. The great universal experiment that is ever being created anew must perforce have embedded within its very substance a potentiality to develop continuously toward ever more ordered and complex domains.

Human consciousness itself is proof of this, regardless of whether or not there be those reductionists that would seek to deny or repudiate such evolving self perfectibility.


The lifetime of local water structures is probed using ultrafast laser pulses.

CREDIT
© Yuki Nagata / MPI-P

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