Sunday, October 30, 2005
If the Cheney/Bush axis of oil had read the book of Genesis with more devotion, perhaps they might have discerned the allocation of ship resources that God let the animals have aboard the ship of refuge for all living things during the flood. God had given Noah the order to save all the endangered species, and Noah followed that order without promulgating an endangered species act.
Plainly it was intended that the Earth have a healthy and ongoing ecosystem into the indefinite future replete with a sustainable environmental infrastructure of which mankind would become guardian. One may thus ask; has the Bush/Cheney administration been a good environmental steward, or have they even accomplished so much as burying the one talent in the ground so that they would not lose it because their master was known to be wroth if his vassals did not turn a profit?
Sin originally meant to miss the mark of an archery target; the Bush administration has sinned in pursuing filthy lucre to the detriment of the environment. It has not accentuated the positive opportunities of eco-engineering and green technological development, and has even cast out the token 'libruhl' to take the fall in its obsessive pursuit of regressive environmental nihilism based infrastructure rotting.
Brian Green noted that Leibniz and Newton pondered the nature of absolute space in pursuit of cosmological physics development. Leibniz was a relativist and Newton an absolutist who believed space had it's own unique content or character regardless of the mass, stars, planets etc in it. Green noted that Galileo had already become aware of the relational nature of speed of objects moving constantly, and that Descartes had noted that it was with acceleration that resistance increased. Newton attributed the resistance of acceleration to the character of space for-itself.
Yet it is quite possible that with the ten or eleven dimensional character of string theoretical or M-Theoretical space, space does not exist at all, and instead the void of space is a comparative or relational attribute given by the anthropic perception principle of implicit features and protocols of mass and perception. Mass may be all that exists, and for-itself in ten dimensions, while as Leibniz speculated, spirit may be the ultimate 'ground' of space or mass.
Insertion of a beach ball made in 2007 Trenton NJ with led readouts, solar powered, and glow in the dark characteristics through a time-machine to Genoa in the 10th century would not have given a clue to the finder about where or how it was made, or what the manufacture plant looked like. God produced the universe human intellect perceives, yet one cannot discern much about the producer from the produced.
The Universe is a product albeit with finely tuned strings and possible dimensions-yet possibly even the dimensions and quantum theory are very primitive attempts to understand the incomprehensible realm of Absolute Spirit. Sin may mean to miss the object of returning to a perfect relationship with the Spiritual producer of the Creation. Spirit produced the Universe, yet the obsessive wish to worship it even if in economic gluttony.
The flood could refer to the one that rent in the Black Sea Basin, or the Mediterranean basin millions of years ago when the blockage at the strait below the hill (gib) alter was overcome by the Atlantic, or even just a Euphrates flood to the mountains of Urartu--or even an extra-dimensional time change...its a matter of faith.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
This 25 dollar K-Mart tent survived Hurricane Wilma on the treasure coast of Florida. The highest sustained wind was about 101 mph, and the highest gust might have been 160. In pitching a tent for Hurricane Category 2 or 3 location is everything. The tent should not be underneath trees with large branches, and should be in the midst of protecting foliage such as palmettos.
Florida cities should learn to use folliage to reduce wind damage to flimsy human structures with good eco-architecture.
If riding a bicycle from one location to another during the passage of the eye of the storm, one must be quick about it. Since the worst part of the Hurricane is the 30 or 40 hours of radio talk devoid of entertaining storm music…the pathos, glory, fear, anecdotes and so forth can become stressful compared to the weather phenomena that has nice tonal characteristics an interesting secondary visual phenomena.
I do not recommend hurricane camping for tenters, yet it is possible to endure brief hurricanes without much difficulty evidently.
Gary C Gibson. - 10:01am Oct 27, 2005 EDT (#2584 of 2595)
"History is Philosophy teaching by examples."--Thucydides
It is good that Ms. Miers has joined the set of rejected Supreme Court Justices so that a sound classical American liberal judge can be nominated.
The individual should be a solid supporter of the United States instead of a trans-nationalist flunkie of the Bush zaibatsu. It is interesting that the Bushes have a tendency to nominate unmarried people that are as less conservative than Gloria Steinhem perhaps.
One would hope that the justice restores American individualism to the possible range of interpretations of the constitution. Debauchery and socialism should be considered essentially private issues, and not become subject to ratification and assurance of support by the court as they seek to intrude into public areas.
The broadcast media should be put back in the box of Steven King like Hurricane horror toys that the governor of Florida would need that author's glasses to imagine. The broadcast media should become an internet frequency tool. Democracy in general should be prioritized in the neo-corporatist era. Imagine a 'conservative' tak radio host actively supporting environmentalism and modern environmental technology...ha ha!
The poor Floridians without power now could use some wind generators...while not a contractor I would be available for employment painting or installing air generators by the hour...
Florida...that neo-communist state, has made unlicensed contracting a felony crime and solidly joined Fidel Castro's approach to free enterprise.
Protecting the elderly from contracting fraud could have been accomplished without suberting the heart and foundation of free enterprise that exists in improvisational contract labor. I have done highest quality paint contracting with the customer's materials on my recommendation, and tools in several states...and in none other did an effete ruling class decree honest work a felony offense.
It is there silly anti-eco-zoning regs that allow flimsy arboreal selection to place thousands and millions of badly located, unnaturally selected trees into vulnerable locations...as well as flimsy unwindtunnel tested building designs, flimsy traffic lights, stupid power structures without enough independent home power, public utlity lines subject to windfall, foreign dependent fossil fuel power internal combustion engines instead of fuel cell and battery electric combination power plant etc...
The felony should be in the complacent, pampered, corrupt,blimp decadent prosperous jackgucci booted thugs that never think for-themselves and inertial roll on with conformity being the greates virtue. What ever happened to American ingenuity?...Outsourced to China obviously.
Sunday, October 23, 2005
I'd like to point out some of the marvelous elements in the book of Job Chpt 38...I have made some comments in parenthesis( )
11"And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?"
12"Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;"
13"That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?"
(This could be the earliest reference to plate techtonics /plate fault lines and earthquakes?)
14"It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment."
15"And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken."
16"Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?"
17"Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?"
18"Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all."
19"Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, "
(People of course did not know about photons or space-time/nuclear fusion etc.)
20"That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?"
(They would learn about electrons and electricity one day)
21"Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?"
24"By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?"
(How was light refracted, and how do diurnal winds form)
25"Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;"
(How did the i.e.Grand Canyon and other water/valley cuts form...how does sound travel through the atmosphere)
26"To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;"
27"To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?"
28"Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?"
29"Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?"
(This may reference all the ice of the solar system's Oort clouds that gave the oceans to Earth and other residual water on Mars etc. of the 11 or 12 planets Pluto and Lila as well as several moons anmost comets are just frozen water/ice. Today astrophysicists have theories about how it may have formed)
30"The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen."
(This is a facinating possible reference to the near absolute zero temperature of space, and certainly the missing mass of the Universe is a problem for astrophysicists today. yet even the water out there in distant galxies is frozen solid in many instances and hard to locate)
31Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
(Following the interesting references to water in the Oort Cloud or Kuiper Belt areas, the itinerary travels farther out into interstellar space...and on to Arcturus)...
32"Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?"
(Mankind still hasn't the power to set the course around the galaxy of stars significantly, or really even a little bit...maybe one day before the age of the gentiles is fullfilled)
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Substantial material facts are considered to be the universe for-itself. One might of course stipulate the word 'material' as an intermediate term, yet that would be wrong.
One can say that 'knowledge' or 'science' is generally about the heterodox interpretation of sense data in increasingly rational parameters of mechanics perhaps.
The idea of what the Universe is like for-itself is of present interest. Not only is there an anthropic principal regarding the parametrical values that physicist find about the bound variables that allow life to exist in this universe, and its improbability, there is perhaps something else that i will call the 'anthropic principle of perception' that is maybe a synthetic update of Kant's concept of categorical limits of human perception and accurate interpretaion of sense data because of the nature of the cognitive faculties in the human condition.
The anthropic principle of perception would be that the Universe is perhaps mass/energy or whatever it's called by people, and yet it's scale and shape or particular attributes are what cognition makes it seem to be...such as planets and galaxies. For itself the Universe may be quite something else. All those spatial dimentions may be united in a hyper-time that isn't relativistic, the superposition of quantum particles from all possible worldlines may simply be an illusory perceptable phenomenality by humans in'the'universe through scientific theory because they fit the 'holographic' nature of the Universe fully. There may be no space for-itself or time, and the nature of things such as gravity may be developments of long human sense experience that seem very meaningful yet aren't primary or essential fundamental building blocks of the Universe or pluralverse.
In a sense science must rely on mathematical metaphysics in order to try to understand the true nature of the universe through theories that can fit observations better and better, yet they do have that absolute limitation of being surpassabel by 'greater' or meta physics.
The anthropic perception principle means that the window of space-time that people experience in may be limited or filtered to such an extent that absolute empirical knowledge of the Universe or pluralverse isn't practical, and that it's grounding in God, and the kingdom of God being within ultimately, is a matter of faith.
Recently astronomers observed probable galaxies with many old stars from inflaton plus 800 million years upsetting the entire context of missing dark matter and energy in the Universe. Much shaky ground and facinating possibilities exist out there. The 'Dark Era' of the Universe before star and galaxy formation wasn't, in theory, so many hundreds of million years before.
Davies discussed the realty or non-reality debate about math in some detail...some believe math exists a priori in a Platonic sense, other's that they are entirely unreal, abstract systems that ultimately have no 'real' existence. The problem arise how math can cross the 'gulf of solipsim', as well as the principle of anthropic perception' to apply in a meaningful way and relate or transplate abstract relations of nature to human minds and subjective existential criterion.
It is a paradox that Platonic 'realism' is the most ideal of all philosophical systems, in which even numbers and math systems have an existence in a realm of forms of some surrealist, metaphysical character.
Actual physical force fields, and the accuracy and inaccuracy of math modeling of them seems of a philosophically dubious nature.
Intelligent Design is a valid existential proposition to explain the existence of the Universe. Some of course give the phrase a bound meaning in order to specificly refute that as a straw man argument as-it-were.
One should not confuse cosmological theories with intelligent design as a valid existential option.The Universe, whatever it is, does seem to exist, and human experience does happen, and the question of if that experience and phenomenality is in the most absolute sense a consequence of an intelligent designer is always a valid consideration even if one a priori rejects it.
I have actually written a small book on this subject named 'Creation and Cosmos; The Literal Values of Genesis' in which I compiled many of these ideas about intelligent design and cosmology.
One might read Paul Davies book 'The Mind of God' published in 1989 and get some of the mathematical-physicist's point of view on the high ground of an intelligent designer and the modern cosmological theories. Dr. Davies won a Templeton Prize.
It is good not to get to mired down in incomplete and straw men arguement criteria on the issue of intelligent design versus whatever...evolution in some cases. Many of the arguments simply are invalid or don't hold water, are not relevant or determinative.
I gave Peter's value that a day to God is as a thousand years, for example, and calculated the creation of Adam on that basis, and got about 2.4 billion years past. Evolutionary Archeo-Biologists place the rise of Eukaryotic life right about then...coincidence?
There was a mathematician named Cantor that developed the concept of absolute sets, and he concluded that it is not possible for an absolute set of all sets to include itself within that set with validity. That limitation is applicable to any cosmological theory too one would think, and the empirically unprovable nature of God that some people claim is a reason for disbelief is not of a fundamentally different character. That is, an ultimate or absolutely valid cosmology cannot be proven either because it will always be subject to a meta-physics.
God is non-contingent being and not subject to the space-time matter of His creation. One will need to accept that on faith.
This is a complex subject yet common in the history of propaganda, ad hominem and straw man argument techniques used to win political points presenteed to the masses. I won't try to document or writea thesis here, yet will present some chat that encounters elements of the subject.
As a general prologue I should say that I believe that in the United Statesthere is no real liberalism or conservativism remaining in a healthy sense, but instead the classical liberalism that regarded the values of individual human civil, equal rights has been displaced by two brands of transnational neo-corporatists of the left and right, with conservatives also fleeing into the neo-corporatist embrace of transnationalism...
I appreciate your reply to the points, yet I'd hoped for more critical analysis and not polemics.
'The science is sound'. –Mr.X
Are you sure Mr. X? These are theories of Li Hui. Are you then a supporter of Li Hui's racial theories?
quote from 'UglyChinese.org below' "Doctorate Li Hui from Fudan University of China had analyzed the DNA of Asians to derive a conclusion that the ancestors of Mongoloid Asians possessed a distinctive Mark M89 by the time they arrived in Southeast Asia"
"About 30,000 years ago, from the launching pad of Southeast Asia, the early Mongoloids went through a genetic mutation to Marker M122."
"In the timeframe of about 10,000 years and developing a genetic mutation to marker M134, this branch of people who went direct north would penetrate the snowy Hengduan Mountains of Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau to arrive at the area next to the Yellow River bends."..."those who went to the east with a new genetic marker M117, i.e., ancestors of modern Han Chinese"
"The second branch of early Mongoloids, about 10,000 years ago, entered China's southeastern coastline with genetic marker M119."
"The use of "science" to "prove" racial fantasies originated in the good ole USA”—Mr. X
I am not certain at all that I'd agree with your premise that scientific racism was invented in the United States. Europe and the nazi's were not slackers at that effort, and beside racism is a universal human practice in or out of science that requires good faith to overcome.
Nazi socialism that was actually neo-corporatism is something like the encroaching global neo-corporatism of today minus the racial theories (see Mussolini on corporatism). The Nazi's actually had 'classless' cruise boats to ply the fiords of Norway in the 1930's to give the workers pleasure and relief for the tough road ahead..
On the point about association of Intelligent Design with racism and bigotry, I would say that your preference for dumb design or cephalic idiot non-design is a more subtle bigotry hiding behind offensive accusatory language.
Rereading Brian Greene's book 'The Fabric of the Cosmos' (2004) the points about the historical progress of scientific cosmological theory from Newton to Einstein have emerged as interesting presently...
Newton, a devout Christian believed in Intelligent Design of course, and studied nature with an insight that the Universe has a background reference frame of space in which cosmic mechanics occur under the influence of gravity. Newton I think believed in a steady state Universe after the creation.
For two hundred years Newton's theory dominated science, then Maxwell researching light and electromagnetism quantified observations of those forces about 1880 and added them to Newton's theory of gravity in the calculus Newton invented.
By 1903 Einstein realized that something didn't add up in the light and electromagnetism parameters within Newton's space paradigm, and in 1905 he invented the special theory of relativity to make space-time a unified 'substance' in which light speed and it's characteristic could be explained. later came the general theory of relativity and by several other quantum mechanics.
Intelligent Design is the ongoing scientific and philosophical research into the idea that the entire Universe was created by God. Christians and other monotheists have a faith advantage in starting their researches with the correct parameter, whereas with Cantor's premise of the impossibility of an absolute set that is a cosmology inclusive of itself within it.
Thursday, October 20, 2005
The President makes former President Carter seem like an Ivan Drago on security compared to his own ineffective policy. The Homeland Security tool for the President announced a cessation to their 'catch and release' policy that arrested 160,000 illegals last year and quickly released 120,000.
Evidently the Bush response to criticism of their incompetent border security policy that allows millions to volkerwanderrrung into America each year was the traditional slacker response of doing nothing until absolutely necessary. Paying for air tickets for the arrested illegals will do nothing to halt the flow of illegals into the U.S.A.--and of course Chief Chirkoff announced that a legal temp worker policy would need to replace the deported illegal workers in order that employers that had been employing the illegals in violation of federal law would not be deprived. If G.M. had such federal support perhaps they wouldn't lose billions and billions.
Not until illegal alien immigration is brought to less than 100,000 annually will American workers have a chance to see their wages increase--of course a development that would horrify the administration more than 9-11 presumably. Putting a label of legality on the illegals won't do a thing to put American workers on a fair wage/labor supply-negotiating stance with trans-national and regional employers.
Attrition of illegals from the U.S.A. through voluntary return and so forth would reduce the number eventually...sure they should be deported when caught with a bus ticket to Juarez or Ensenada instead of the budget busting trips to Cancun or Acapulco...a bus ticket back to the border in Mexico is so cheap that the nation loses money on the comparative costs.
The President's policy is just to run up the federal debt higher and make the nation into a sort of sharecropper post-industrialism with trans-nationals owning the nation. Capitalism in neo-corporatist philosophy is only for trans-nationals, workers should have no chance to acquire capital through higher wages and start rival businesses or energy policy.On the subject of Condoliza Rice's curriculum vitae...it's all right for a favorite appointee of transnationals yet not for President.
The nation can't just have specially promoted favorites with no elected political; experience moving into the White House and expect representative government for the people to flourish.
Of the Presidents elected since 1960 only three were directly elected to the office on their own merits...Carter, Reagan and Clinton. The others were Vice President first, or a son of the former President shoehorned into a governorship first and elected initially to the Presidency by special leverage of the Supreme Court (maybe Ms. Myers can help Jeb to get the job someday).
Presidents Reagan and Clinton at least were dynamic guys, and Carter was likeable enough too, although his economic advisers mistimed the job creation cycle needing to coincide with the election year so he lost. With so few prime Presidents getting elected since 1960 the nation has suffered quite a bit. Of course I need to include the dynamic J.F.K. in the group so the total is just four real Presidents since 1960--but he was cut off so quickly that he is occasionally forgettable.
On the subject of 'What is Truth'?...I like the 'disquotation theory of truth', in which truth is an abbreviation for a longer list of things that one would say. That is one is saying that a is so, and b is so and c is so by way of saying that they are true. Perception to empiricists is about all that is true.
The objects or world of things that are perceptable exist without depending upon ideas about them (ideas can be wrong). There is a basic relation between words and objects that are uncertain and tentative.
Word's never become the things for-themselves...the word 'apple' is never a real 'apple'.T here has been quite a lot of philosophy written about the realtion between words and objects... P.F. Strawson and W. Van Ormand Quine notably. Some philosophers believe that there is an implicit natural logic that allows ideas that people have to order themselves in a natural way.
Formal logic is about the relation of ideas or word propositions to truth, or accuaracy. It's like basic addition in algebra...proposition A plus proposition B gives proposition C.
A + B=C is sort of like a syllogism's form such as;
Socrates is a Man (proposition 'A')
All Men are mortal + (proposition 'B')
Socrates is mortal = (proposition 'C')
As a Christian I believe that Jesus is truth in-himself. The mathematician Cantor developed the idea of a universal set that contained all sets including itself. Yet he realized that absolute set of all set could not include itself meaningfully.
A self-defining absolute cosmological theory that includes itself is also seemingly impossible (the idea was made by the mathematical-physicist Paul Davies). Jesus Christ surpasses that limit of the physical criterion of creation that seems or appears as material objects or space-mass-energy for intelligent beings-in-the-Universe.Because no self-defining system can contain the absolute, it is reasonably for Jesus as God to be the reference point of truth.. in the for-itself of the Universe, and subjectively within the categoria of theory of knowledge for-oneself.
Logic in the post-quantum mechanical era still has a meaning of how propositions or ideas relate to one another and attempts to consider the validity of what they express, yet the superposition of quanta and theories that rely not at all on perceptable objects but instead upon conformity to abstract mathematical theories provides a different and more difficult to verify criteria for the question of what is true or not.
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