"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.

Friday, July 26, 2019

The Next Revolution: Nuclear Fusion and Space Colonization

Let us imagine time as concomitant with human history and gauged relative to its technological power. This is in essence economic time. If one measures society's ability to sustain its expanded reproduction at successively higher rates of energy flux density as a Riemannian manifold, time is characterized as a dimension in that n (+1) dimensional matrix.

From that standpoint then we can clearly view the various historical epochs of relative population densities as either in an upward or downward trajectory signifying relative prosperity and growth or poverty and collapse.

The current conjuncture of history mandates that in order to survive we must develop a whole new degree of freedom. As the title of this article states that entails taming nuclear fusion both as a source of energy and as fuel for a space faring society. Then we will truly have "time enough and pace" to  "make time run." Only then will humanity emerge from its mental captivity to the insane and ugly worldview of the oligarchical human zoo.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Stardust to Stardust

Spiraling filaments of gas provide the stuff for stars to form and populate galaxies. Some of these stars at their the end create shockwaves that provide heavy elements upon which life subsists. In dying, a higher manifold of freedom emerges that existed merely in potential before. A planetary cycle of species undergoing interaction with the landscape of this elemental fuel and star light proceeds to greater efficiency in capture and utilization of energy at higher flows and densities. Again in dying these whole species create the unique precondition for a yet higher manifold of freedom that humanity alone achieves. The living and non-living elements now may be further realized as servants of a new mission. The truly human mind celebrates the wonderful coherence in unlimited potential that it alone joyfully strives to perfect anew with each passing generation.

Monday, June 03, 2019

Truth Is Beauty -- Writ Large Heavenwards


Before 1877 when Édouard Stephan discovered them, no human had witnessed even dimly these five galaxies, four of which had begun intermingling some billion years ago. Now they dance spectacularly before our eyes thanks to the Hubble telescope. My own grandparents were born at about that time of their discovery. 

It is remarkable that such truly heretofore almost unfathomable power has been demonstrated and measured by the interplay of such vast galactic forces. And what power in that mere flicker of time has the progress of the human mind evinced? And yet we still find ourselves enmired in the dismal swamp of self imposed limits. 

The old enemies of Prometheus are now cloaked in new garb. Their chains are unquestioned and false axioms that make mental slaves of us. They hate that higher sort of light of creativity to solve problems and inspire enduring beauty. They worship false gods. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and Nested Transfinites

The reference that Riemann made to Gauss' contribution to his concept of the foundations of non Euclidean geometry in Riemann's habilitation thesis is key to unraveling the metaphysical value that "pure"mathematics holds for scientific methodology. Take Beethoven's depiction of the stages of development of a storm and its aftermath in his sixth symphony.

Start from the standpoint of embedded cycles and astrobiology. As the solar system traverses our milky way galaxy there is a recurring long cycle of asteroid bombardment during the so called late heavy bombardment that is hypothesized as being key to bringing water to the earth. This would be some 3.8 billion years ago.

All life on earth has embedded within it an harmonic mechanism based upon the 24 hour rotational circadian cycle. The suprachiasmatic nucleus in the brain as well as clock genes have been shown to be based upon this cycle. What is the inter-relationship of these two vastly disparate cycles?  They both involve a functional relationship of two distinct domains: the living and inert. Or as it relates to this planet the lithosphere and the biosphere. Now bring the third domain that Vernadsky identified into view: the noosphere. Cantor's theory of transfinites is a furthering of Nicholas of Cusa's principle of embedded subsuming powers of all creation governed by the Non-other. The Promethean ethos of Beethoven's symphonic compositions precisely evinces this very same principle:


Sunday, May 05, 2019

Is Quantum Mechanics Based Upon a Magical Belief System?

These days nominalists label pretty much everything based upon impressionistic feelings even though they may claim otherwise. As the banner above congers you the reader of this blog: examine the deep seated axioms and assumptions. What are the reigning axioms of the current scientific establishment?

One would have to be purblind not to immediately answer to that question -- statistics. The idea that in the realm of the infinitesimal our observational senses are forever enmired in irreconcilable uncertainty. So what to do? Quantum mechanics! A wave function based upon an imaginary Cartesian infinite array or matrix of probability. How certain are we that this should be the case? Well as the statisticians like to say a very high sigma. Since after all it works.

However, when we try to extend this fine edifice from the infinitesimal quantum to the astrophysical we find ourselves in a crisis of inconvenient, well, "darkness." Could this have anything to with the methodological and radical assumptions underlying the latest flavor of irrationalism masquerading as sanity. Hmm.

Maybe when the foundation of a belief structure is unsound that much is inevitable. Perhaps we can be certain of it.




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