Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth day stuff

On The Pause:


First Comment-

The attention paid to the dips in what is an overwhelmingly dramatic increase in GHGs is worth noting but not dwelling on. And while I am and will remain a huge fan, we all look at this issue through our own lens and I think it disingenuous to purport a balanced post when I and others familiar with previous writings can quite easy see your opinion. I think skepticism is the foundation for good science, but the treatment of publishing climate scientists likens them to second-class citizens when compared to other branches of science. Unfortunately the traditional model for debate allots equal coverage for each side of an issue, even if malicious intentions and purposeful disinformation campaigns characterize one ‘side.’ Even IF CO2 doesn’t cause warming, disproving over 200 years of physics, fossil fuels are still a finite resource – we have to figure out another energy solution either way. The science of this problem is simple, it’s the politicization of it that is tragic for our children and grandchildren. The seriousness of climate destabilization is a threat to civilization itself - if we do not find a way to end our carbon addiction, the conditions that fostered the rise and dominance of mankind will cease to exist. These are inter-generational crimes being committed, and history will judge our inaction.

"The science is quite clear that the human influence on climate change has become bigger than the sun's."
bit of Hubris there, Sol burps & half of us at least are well done. John Lennon said the Beatles were bigger than Jesus, that set off a tidal wave of preaching trying to gather up all the demons that were loosed upon the halls. Lennon of course suffered martyrdom for his cause, tho some may contend it was just another senseless act of violence, like a crucifixion or a drive by shooting.


 And first, I have to reply to the older charges and to my first accusers, and then I will go to the later ones. For I have had many accusers, who accused me of old, and their false charges have continued during many years; and I am more afraid of them than of Anytus and his associates, who are dangerous, too, in their own way. But far more dangerous are these, who began when you were children, and took possession of your minds with their falsehoods, telling of one Socrates, a wise man, who speculated about the heaven above, and searched into the earth beneath, and made the worse appear the better cause. These are the accusers whom I dread; for they are the circulators of this rumor, and their hearers are too apt to fancy that speculators of this sort do not believe in the gods. And they are many, and their charges against me are of ancient date, and they made them in days when you were impressible—in childhood, or perhaps in youth—and the cause when heard went by default, for there was none to answer. And, hardest of all, their names I do not know and cannot tell; unless in the chance of a comic poet. But the main body of these slanderers who from envy and malice have wrought upon you—and there are some of them who are convinced themselves, and impart their convictions to others—all these, I say, are most difficult to deal with; for I cannot have them up here, and examine them, and therefore I must simply fight with shadows in my own defence, and examine when there is no one who answers. I will ask you then to assume with me, as I was saying, that my opponents are of two kinds—one recent, the other ancient; and I hope that you will see the propriety of my answering the latter first, for these accusations you heard long before the others, and much oftener.

The Apology of Socrates

In the same way, human pride in being able to think and reason may be a false assumption. The great quantum pioneer Erwin Schrödinger thought so: "There is obviously only one alternative, namely the unification of minds or consciousness... [I]n truth there is only one mind."

I would have faith in asserting that the Universal Mind contemplates It.


A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a “mental” construction. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. (R. C. Henry, “The Mental Universe”; Nature 436:29, 2005) (14)



Earlier in a 1994 breakthrough paper, Alcubierre showed that superluminal space travel is, in principle, physically possible and will not violate the tenants of the theory of relativity15. Puthoff16 later analyzed these findings in light of the present SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) paradigms that insist that we could not be visited by extraterrestrial civilizations because of the speed-of-light limitations dictated by the general relativity theory. He suggests that super- luminal travel is indeed possible. This leads to reduced- time interstellar travel and the possibility of extraterrestrial visitation, which our limited under- standing of physics and scientific arrogance has “forbidden” in some sectors for most of the 20th century.




Photosynthesis harvested.


Friday, April 18, 2014


Opening info blurb,  http://m.youtube.com/user/britishpathe

Myth & meaning  in Eternal Recurrence

but first a bit of cosmology,

Eternal return (also known as "eternal recurrence") is a concept that the universe has been recurring, and will continue to recur, in a self-similar form an infinite number of times across infinite time or space. The concept is found in Indian philosophy and in ancient Egypt and was subsequently taken up by the Pythagoreans and Stoics. With the decline of antiquity and the spread of Christianity, the concept fell into disuse in the Western world, with the exception of Friedrich Nietzsche, who connected the thought to many of his other concepts, including amor fati.


"For time is infinite, but the things in time, the concrete bodies are finite.... Now, however long a time may pass, according to the eternal laws governing the combinations of this eternal play of repetition, all configurations that have previously existed on this earth must yet meet, attract, repulse, kiss, and corrupt each other again.... And thus it will happen one day that a man will be born again, just like me, and a woman will be born, just like Mary (citation from Kaufmann's Translator's Introduction to The Gay Science, p. 16)." Heinrich Heine.

Related to the concept of eternal return is the Poincaré recurrence theorem in mathematics. It states that a system whose dynamics are volume-preserving and which is confined to a finite spatial volume will, after a sufficiently long time, return to an arbitrarily small neighborhood of its initial state. "A sufficiently long time" could be much longer than the predicted lifetime of the universe (see 1 E19 s and more).

Modern cosmology

Controversial theoretical physicist Peter Lynds suggested a model of eternal recurrence in a 2006 paper.[14] Lynds hypothesizes that if the universe undergoes a big crunch, the arrow of time may reverse. Others have approached the question of eternal recurrence from a physics perspective in different ways, including a hypothesis based on the transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics.[15] Other cosmologists such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Max Tegmark consider the possibility that the known universe is just one of many in a multiverse, presenting the argument that existences identical to our own recur infinitely over infinite space.[16] Currently all recurring cosmological models are very controversial within the scientific community, especially due to the fact that there is no evidence to support them. Furthermore, several models proposed in the past have been refuted such as the bouncing model.[17]


Probably be best to regard with some skepticism the most of what,  The Annunaki may have only been survivors from the Flood, likely actually. I figure the The Six Great Ideas are True, it gets kind of foggy after that.

Enoch just as likely was taken to a town that had continuity with the Past World.
But then that theory too, is mired in controversy. Further developments in under water archeology are eagerly anticipated.

They have found an earth like planet in goldilocks orbit, alas her star is a bit of a pipsqueak, scarcely a third the size of our own.

...maybe they were an old race whose system was caught in the jet steam

He (Methuselah) answered and said “On account of the great event have I come to you, and on account of a single difficult-to-be-comprehended event have I approached you. And now my father hear me, for to my son Lamech a child has been born, who does not resemble him and whose nature is unlike the nature of man. His colour is whiter than snow, he is redder than the rose and the hair of his head is whiter than white wool, his eyes are like the rays of the sun, and when he opened them he illuminated the whole house, also when he was taken from the hand of the midwife he opened his mouth and blessed Yahweh Elohim. His father Lamech feared and fled to me not believing that the child belonged to him, but that he resembled the angels of heaven. And behold I am come to you that you might point out to me the truth”.
Then I, (Enoch) answered and said

“Yahweh will effect a new thing upon the earth. This I have explained and seen in a vision. I have shown you that in the generation of Yared my father, those who were from heaven disregarded the word of Yahweh. Behold they committed crimes, laid aside their class and intermingled with women. With them also they transgressed, married with them and begot children. A great destruction therefore shall come upon all the earth, a deluge, a great destruction shall take place in one year.

Quoted from the Book of Enoch Chapter 105, 1 - 20

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Xenophanes of Colophon (570 BC-480 BC) was a Greek philosopher, poet, and social and religious critic. Our knowledge of his views comes from his surviving poetry, all of which are fragments passed down as quotations by later Greek writers. His poetry criticized and satirized a wide range of ideas, including the belief in the pantheon of anthropomorphic gods and the Greeks' veneration of athleticism.

The Ethiopians say, "Our gods have flat noses
and black skin. The Thracians say, The hair
of our gods is red, their eyes the color of jade."

Like the religious reformers of the day, Xenophanes turned his back on the anthropomorphic polytheism of Homer and Hesiod. This revolt is based on a conviction that the tales of the poets are directly responsible for the moral corruption of the time. 'Homer and Hesiod have ascribed to the gods all things that are a shame and a disgrace among mortals, stealing and adulteries and deceiving of another. And this he held was due to the representation of the gods in human form. Men make gods in their own image; those of the Ethiopians are black and snub-nosed, those of the Thracians have blue eyes and red hair. If horses or oxen or lions had hands and could produce works of art, they too would represent the gods after their own fashion (fr. 15). All that must be swept away along with the tales of Titans and Giants, those 'figments of an earlier day' (fr. 1) if social life is to be reformed.


Certain trails in the hologram leads to false gods, even so, most will out live our greed.

What do we mean by saying that existence precedes essence? We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world – and defines himself afterwards. If man as the existentialist sees him is not definable, it is because to begin with he is nothing. He will not be anything until later, and then he will be what he makes of himself. Thus, there is no human nature, because there is no God to have a conception of it. Man simply is. Not that he is simply what he conceives himself to be, but he is what he wills, and as he conceives himself after already existing – as he wills to be after that leap towards existence. Man is nothing else but that which he makes of himself. 

Jean-Paul Sarte, Existentialism Is a Humanism

We believe in one God,
      the Father, the Almighty,
      maker of heaven and earth,
      of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
      the only Son of God,
      eternally begotten of the Father,
      God from God, Light from Light,
      true God from true God,
      begotten, not made,
      of one Being with the Father;
      through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
      he came down from heaven,
      was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
      and became truly human.
      For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
      he suffered death and was buried.
      On the third day he rose again
      in accordance with the Scriptures;
      he ascended into heaven
      and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
      He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
      and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
      who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
      who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
      who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
      We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
      We look for the resurrection of the dead,
      and the life of the world to come. Amen.
From the English Language Liturgical Commission, 1988. Other ancient creeds and testimonies of the faith are collected in The Living Theological Heritage of the United Church of Christ. Affirmations of the faith for public worship are available in the New Century Hymnal and the Book of Worship of the United Church of Christ. All three books can be purchased from United Church Resources, 800-325-7061.

About this testimony
Also known as the Nicene- Constantinopolitan Creed, this classic testimony of the faith was the consensus of ecumenical councils in Nicea, 325, and Constantinople, 381. The creed was a response to the "Arian" movement, which challenged the church's teaching that Christ was both fully human and fully divine. Arians emphasized the humanity of Christ, and therefore believed he was "subordinate" to the Father. But the faith proclaimed in Constantinople was in a Christ who was both, and therefore "of one being" with the Father. This creed is recited in the Sunday worship of the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, and many Lutheran and Reformed congregations also use the creed when they celebrate Holy Communion.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Time as explained in Srimad-Bhagavatam

The material manifestation's ultimate particle, which is indivisible and not formed into a body, is called the atom (parama-aṇuh). It exists always as an invisible identity, even after the dissolution of all forms. The material body is but a combination of such atoms, but it is misunderstood by the common man.

Atoms are the ultimate state of the manifest universe. When they stay in their own forms without forming different bodies, they are called the unlimited oneness. There are certainly different bodies in physical forms, but the atoms themselves form the complete manifestation.

One can estimate time by measuring the movement of the atomic combination of bodies. Time is the potency of the almighty Personality of Godhead, Hari, who controls all physical movement although He is not visible in the physical world.

The division of gross time is calculated as follows: two atoms make one double atom, and three double atoms make one hexatom. This hexatom is visible in the sunshine which enters through the holes of a window screen. One can clearly see that the hexatom goes up towards the sky.

The atom is described as an invisible particle, but when six such atoms combine together, they are called a trasarenu, and this is visible in the sunshine pouring through the holes of a window screen.

“Excerpted from “Srimad-Bhagavatam” by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, courtesy of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International, www.Krishna.com.”

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“Srimad-Bhagavatam” by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

"According to some beliefs, that [6,500 years] is the age of the whole universe. But if the universe were only 6,500 years old, how could we see the light from anything more distant than the Crab Nebula? We couldn't. There wouldn't have been enough time for the light to get to Earth from anywhere farther away than 6,500 light-years in any direction. That's just enough time for light to travel through a tiny portion of our Milky Way galaxy.

To believe in a universe as young as 6 or 7,000 years old is to extinguish the light from most of the galaxy. Not to mention the light from all the hundred billion other galaxies in the observable universe."


Confucius was born in 551 BC, in the Chinese State of Lu.

Lao Tzu also known as Laozi or Lao Tse was a mystic Chinese philosopher who was best known as the author of the "Tao Te Ching". Being the author of "Tao Te Ching", he is considered as the founder of the Taoism. In Taoism, he is often worshipped as a deity and called as Taishang Laojun, or "One of the Three Pure Ones". Based on Chinese tradition, he lived in the 6th century BCE. Lao Tzu is a central figure in Chinese tradition and both the nobles and common people consider him in their ancestry. During the course of history, his works were generally accepted by various anti-authoritarian movements.

628 :
Zoroaster was born in 628 BC

Historical Siddhārtha Gautama
The times of Gautama's birth and death are uncertain: most historians in the early 20th century dated his lifetime as circa 563 BCE to 483 BCE,[1] but more recent opinion dates his death to between 486 and 483 BCE or, according to some, between 411 and 400 BCE.[15][note 5] However, at a symposium on this question held in 1988,[1][16] the majority of those who presented definite opinions gave dates within 20 years either side of 400 BCE for the Buddha's death. These alternative chronologies, however, have not yet been accepted by all other historians.[17][18] The discovery of a possible Buddhist shrine dated to 550 BCE at the Maya Devi Temple, Lumbini may push back the Buddha's birth date.[19]

forced detention of Jews in Babylonia following the latter's conquest of the kingdom of Judah in 598/7 and 587/6 bc. The exile formally ended in 538 bc, ...
encyclopedia Britannica.

The philosopher Socrates remains, as he was in his lifetime (469–399 B.C.E.), an enigma, an inscrutable individual who, despite having written ...

Each person is his own judge. - Shawnee

Shakespeare's Coriolanus is the last of his "Roman plays". Its portrayal of the hero has led to a long tradition of political interpretation of Coriolanus as an anti-populist, or even proto-fascist leader. Bertolt Brecht's version of Coriolanus (1951) stresses this aspect.[4] Suzanne Collins also references the anti-populist interpretation in The Hunger Games trilogy with her character President Coriolanus Snow, a totalitarian dictator who preserves order in the degenerate society of the books, though this character has little in common with the figure Coriolanus. Shakespeare's play also forms the basis of the 2011 motion picture Coriolanus, starring and directed by Ralph Fiennes, in which Coriolanus is the protagonist.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Last Gasp of the Winter---

The negative variance response is slightly stronger in magnitude for Tmin than for Tmax; however, its spatial cov- erage is similar for both variables. The location of the strongest response in Tmin varies from the Northern Plains in winter and early spring to the South- east in summer and early fall. The location of the strongest negative vari- ance response in Tmax also varies sub- stantially by month, but is most promi- nent in the Plains, Mountain, and Southeastern states




Sunday, April 13, 2014

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.

“Never laugh at live dragons.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

1 righteousness
:  acting in accord with divine or moral law :  free from guilt or sin

“After the talk in Hump’s lodge,” Jack Crabb relates, “my other foster-brother Little Horse, dressed like a Cheyenne woman, come in and entertained us with very graceful singing and dancing. It did my heart good to see he made such a success of being a heemaneh.”


Evidence for maternally inherited factors favouring male homosexuality and promoting female fecundity

Andrea Camperio-Ciani, Francesca Corna and Claudio Capiluppi Department of General Psychology, Universita` di Padova, via Venezia 8, 35100 Pad ova, Italy

The Darwinian paradox of male homosexuality in humans is examined, i.e. if male homosexuality has a gen- etic component and homosexuals reproduce less than heterosexuals, then why is this trait maintained in the population? In a sample of 98 homosexual and 100 heterosexual men and their relatives (a total of over 4600 individuals), we found that female maternal relatives of homosexuals have higher fecundity than female maternal relatives of heterosexuals and that this difference is not found in female paternal relatives. The study confirms previous reports, in particular that homosexuals have more maternal than paternal male homosexual relatives, that homosexual males are more often later-born than first-born and that they have more older brothers than older sisters. We discuss the findings and their implications for current research on male homosexuality.

Rule #6: Never apologize — Its a sign of weakness. Jethro  Gibbs.
 John Wayne in, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon." "Never apologize, mister, it. It's a sign of weakness." —

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

If you prick us with a pin, don’t we bleed? If you tickle us, don’t we laugh? If you poison us, don’t we die? And if you treat us badly, won’t we try to get revenge
― The Merchant of Venus

The filibuster:

Federalist 22

"its real operation is to embarrass the administration, to destroy the energy of the government, and to substitute the pleasure, caprice, or artifices of an insignificant, turbulent, or corrupt junto, to the regular deliberations and decisions of a respectable majority"

But he who acknowledges this view, which is seldom presented (for it often happens, that a man believes that the crowd is in untruth, but when it, the crowd, merely accepts his opinion en masse, then everything is all right), he admits to himself that he is the weak and powerless one; how would a single individual be able to stand against the many, who have the power! And he could not then want to get the crowd on his side to carry through the view that the crowd, ethico-religiously, as the court of last resort, is untruth; that would be to mock himself. But although this view was from the first an admission of weakness and powerlessness, and since it seems therefore so uninviting, and is therefore heard so seldom: yet it has the good feature, that it is fair, that it offends no one, not a single one, that it does not distinguish between persons, not a single one. A crowd is indeed made up of single individuals; it must therefore be in everyone's power to become what he is, a single individual; no one is prevented from being a single individual, no one, unless he prevents himself by becoming many. To become a crowd, to gather a crowd around oneself, is on the contrary to distinguish life from life; even the most well-meaning one who talks about that, can easily offend a single individual. But it is the crowd which has power, influence, reputation, and domination - this is the distinction of life from life, which tyrannically overlooks the single individual as the weak and powerless one, in a temporal-worldly way overlooks the eternal truth: the single individual.