Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Why should I read this? or Aliens & UFO's are the keys to our enlightenment

Pondering on why I have an urge (a feeling of destiny even) to share my discoveries with the people of the world I wondered Why should John & Jane Doe be interested in Space and Aliens when they have to run their kids off to Hockey or Dance classes?

Everyday lives are full of things to do and things to think about & if they are not full - we join a club or volunteer for something or get a pet (or all three).
Well, the kids grow up and things change. Some of us continue to fill every second of the day with activities to keep busy. Some of us take more time to be with themselves. Everyone eventually strives to reach a balance but balance is reached only in a snapshot of time - nature is always unbalanced, it moves constantly from higher to lower from hot to cold and back; and we humans are part of nature are we not? When we recognize our nature, we come closer to knowing ourselves and to knowing the nature of the Universe (which is God).

When we speak of truth we are all stumbling around in the dark trying to navigate without bruises.

Emotion, Economics, Politics, Religion, Philosophy, Science, History all come into play while the story (that we all weave purporting to be the truth) is written. Infinite "slants" can be put on the story. The story will generate and interact with future events either intentionally or non-intentionally - As a pebble dropped in a pond causes ripples to spread out from the splash, the ripples move and interact with the entire pond. Ripples also exist in the fabric of reality in space and time. Scale is really the difference. In an effort to understand the nature of reality scientists have applied mathematics in the form of Fractals and quantum mechanical effects to model the "real" world in computer simulations.
These simulations are of incredible value and use for weather, military, commercial GPS, Stock Market, and Games - in the real world.

I ran across the following which right on target:
"What is a theory? What is science? What is reality?

Doing philosophy is like sculpting fog. The abstractions to be investigated have ambiguous and shifting forms, and their traces are the vortices left by human thought in evening mists. Most scientists most of the time are well-advised to eschew it. It has little relevance for working within the boundaries of accepted theories.

... So what is an electron, really? What is a planetary nebula, really? As long as the two physicists stay inside the boundaries of their respective theories, the questions don’t arise. The answers are presumed by each theory’s axioms of what is real. The criteria of acceptability for each theory (What constitutes evidence? What constitutes an explanation?) don’t apply to the other theory. Cross-theory debates can only end in pleonastic proclamations of what is “really real”: “Is not!” “Is too!” "- Mel Acheson

Modern astronomers busy themselves applying accepted theories to new observations in deliberate disregard for the unexpected. They may as well reprint previous papers, close the telescopes, and save the taxpayers’ pennies. They’ve ceased looking for new ideas and have become technicians of the rote.
Astronomy has become a science of answers, of “secure knowledge,” of ritual. It can be contained on a hard drive. It’s a science for robots or parrots. Answers are victories that soon become dead leaves of reminiscence, dry pages of textbooks and scriptures.

A science for humans is a science of questions, of learning, of possibilities and opportunities. Its aim is not to fold the unquestioned into the envelope of the given but to learn new words and to write new narratives.
Mel Acheson


Science may be entering a new Dark Age.
- Institutions depend upon government funding or political and commercial good will to operate.
- Scientists work for institutions.
- Teachers, Professors work for institutions.
- Lawyers, Accountants, Politicians all depend upon peer credibility and political will.

Who will stand up and say "my boss will not let me tell the truth"? Not too many "whistle-blowers" but there are a few. They are usually "formerly" or "past" or "the late", and are subject to all kinds of criticism and even violence. Why do they take on the troubles? They do it because they understand the importance of the largest truth to humanity - we are not alone!

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