"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, August 25, 2019

The Manner in Which Mental Constraints or Axioms Color Scientific Research

This morning I read an article about the universal dark flow by a London based "science writer." Of course, this is nothing new at all. In fact, as I have been remarking for lo these many years here, evidence of a vectored evolution of the universe is manifold. Moreover, it breaks down as an ordered transfinite series along the lines that Vladimir Vernadsky limned. The lithosphere, the biosphere and the noosphere. All of these interacting with each other in a potentially negentropic fashion governed by the lawful overarching character of the human species creative mentation. That in its essence taken as a completed true infinity of simultaneity.

Which brings us to the issue of the multiverse. Our brave author referenced above sees this dark flow as evidence of... a multiverse. Contrary to claims by some that string theory or "grand unification theories" are mathematically beautiful, they instead are quite ugly. Who in their right mind would call the so called landscape of string theory claiming that there are 10500 possible universes anything other than hellishly deranged?

And yet these men of genius are paid quite well for this "quantlike" gobbledygook and even get million dollar prizes for spewing such mental detritus. For my money, they are no more sane than for instance the demented ramblings of the notorious Mohamed El Naschie.

The problem is one of ideological blinders. If your critically unexamined worldview is conformal with a pantheon pagan paradigm of bestial distinctly unhuman relations of a Hobbesean war of each against all then your conclusions about science will be predetermined along that trajectory. Take for example the late Steven Hawkings crazy drivel about the danger of contacting alien civilizations which would presumbably be gunning to destroy humanity. Etc, etc, ad infinitum...  A truly bad infinity.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Trump's Looming Economic Dilemma

While it is the case that Trump understands you do need steel, infrastructure and energy to build hotels and gambling casinos, what he doesn't get about the economy will destroy us in the end. The problem is that without replacing the astronomical level of global bad debt with national banking agreements its collapse is inevitable. 

The economy is not a zero sum game wherein each must scramble for a slice of a fixed pie. New technologies redefine resources. If Trump understood that he would not only be pursuing expanding the space program, he would announce a massive Manhattan style research program to achieve nuclear fusion as well as a multi trillion dollar infrastructure national investment. But that cannot be done without an orderly end to the speculative bubble known as derivative securities that the Federal Reserve has been dutifully propping up like some latter day parody of Sisyphus.

A return to Glass-Steagall is the first step. Ending the trade war scenario with joint agreements among the main global powers for real economic development as opposed to geopolitics is the second step.

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