“For 23 years, my show has presented thousands of topics that reflect the human experience, including doctors’ medical advice and personal health stories that have prompted conversations between our audience members and their health care providers,” Winfrey said in a statement. “I trust the viewers, and I know that they are smart and discerning enough to seek out medical opinions to determine what may be best for them.”
You gave these things a highly one-sided coverage, and THEN, expect your audience to decide for themselves? This is the same audience that prefer to read some heart-wrenching novel that you peddle rather than scientific research and reading about scientific method? This is the same audience that fall into the general population that cannot tell the difference between anecdotal and scientific evidence? The SAME general population that failed miserably in the National Research Council survey on science literacy and understanding? You think they can seek out AND evaluation medical opinions AFTER you’ve skewered it through your show?
Anyone who has read this blog for any considerable period of time would have read several of my entries on trying to destroy the myth that “particle accelerator” only means “particle collider”. This is of course patently false. People who majored in accelerators physics theory are not even high energy physicists. In fact, many are engineers. Still, when people hear the name “particle accelerators”, they immediately associate that with particle physics theory.
The American Physical Society (APS) and the Division of Particle and Beams within the APS, has produced this wonderful brochure that ANYONE can read and educate him/herself on what an accelerator is, and how it is more than just something used in high energy physics theory particle collider. In fact, the MAJORITY of the application and use of particle accelerators are NOT for high energy physics theory.
This is a good brochure to read and maybe print.
“A decent and manly examination of the acts of government should be not only tolerated, but encouraged.”
William H. Harrison, 9th U.S. President
“And we have watched as scientific integrity has been undermined and scientific research politicized in an effort to advance predetermined ideological agendas. “
Barak Obama, 44th U.S. President
speaking at the National Academy of Sciences
“Would you like to know what I find beautiful about your species? You are your best when things are at their worst.”
[reconstruct of 05/03/09 blog]
- From box cutters to cutter charges 06/04/09 update: What is that “shadow” under the plane?
- Nano-thermite Report/Discussion
06/05/09 update: Microscopic Analysis Photographs
- Related information 06/04/09 update: The mysterious deaths of top microbiologists after 911
- Sacking and silencing of scientists who question 911 06/02/09 My dedication to the heroes from all walks of life bringing Truth and Justice back into the world
- Warning Voices
06/01/09 update—Reflections And Warnings – An Interview With Aaron Russo
- Related blogs on this site
(update 05/20/09): Vice President Joe Biden was personally handed a copy of the Open Access Nano-Thermite Study, so they have no excuse not to address it and provide the means for an independent investigation immediately.
When I was a young child, a neighbor girl met me on my front lawn and wanted to show me something in a box. She told me that she found it nearby. I screamed loudly and ran when I saw inside a finger with what I thought was blood all over it! I could not convince my mother that the neighbor girl had this awful cut-off finger in a box! This horrible image appeared so real to me, but she intuited it to be a sick joke. She finally went to investigate and found that the girl had put a hole in the box, stuck her finger through it, and put ketchup all over it. She was older than me and apparently thought it would be devilish fun to scare the wits out of me.
What horrified us all on 09/11/2001 seemed to be so straight forward at first. But, as my little-girl experience reminds me, panic and ignorance will blindside a person to the Truth until it is properly investigated by a trusted authority.
It has taken wiser, professionally educated, and profoundly cooler heads to take on an independent long-term examination of every scrap of evidence since that tragic day, something that the Bush Administration fought to suppress when pressed for an “independent” 911 Commission. They did all they could to make sure nothing was written in the report that Bush/Cheney did not approve. A mountain of important evidence was never even placed in the report. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an entity supported by the taxes of We The People fell quite short of any credible scientific conclusion and have been absolutely hostile to any interviews by independent media. Well, our collective “mom” is now giving us solid evidence that 911 was anything but straightforward; it was a devilishly clever illusion put together to scare the wits out of just about everyone for the sake of a power grab.
The evidence is beginning to come pouring out from many directions and it all comes together to make a solid pattern of logical sense out of a completely illogical “official story.” From my perspective,the credibility of President Obama’s promise of transparency and the opening up of scientific channels will rise or fall on how his administration addresses this new evidence.
And why has mainstream media (CNN, Faux, MSN, etc.) not mentioned what should be BIG, BOLD MAINSTREAM HEADLINES all across America! Their collective monologue is still stuck on counting the number of “Swine” flu deaths on their fingers and toes. [As of 05/13/2009, I STILL find not one word on this peer-reviewed paper on any mainstream news on TV, cable, or Internet. This speaks VOLUMES about implying culpability!]
Update 06/03/09: YAY! 911 Truth Goes MAINSTREAM..FINALLY! (aired on KMPH Fresno, CA 05/28/09)
This evidence comes as no surprise to me, but if Israel’s military just arbitrarily used illegal white phosphorus to kill innocent Palestinians, it is entirely plausible and highly probable that the International Military Industrial Complex wouldn’t bat an eye using nano thermite to kill and injure several thousand people and scar their families for life in order to achieve their goal of world control.
There is no question that a new, completely independent 911 investigation should be opened and include the recent evidence, as well as the testimony of all the witnesses and experts who addressed the original commission and whose information was never put into the official report. We need closure and we need to bring the criminals to trial.
[note 05/05/2009]: The very first blog I did on this site was “.…And so it has come.“, recording the dream I had two nights before 911. I am posting an excerpt here because I believe that current events surrounding 911 are reflecting the outcome of that dream:
“Then, after a pause, I look to the west into a fiery sunset, and I see the ‘mother of all airships’ flying at stunning speed. I turn to a woman standing with me who simply and calmly says, ‘And so it has come…’ . This beast of an airship is spewing out flames all around and although it is flying at incredible speed, I am somehow able to see its detail. It is dark and monstrous and fierce; then it, too, crashes in the east. It just disintegrates. “
From box cutters to cutter charges
- When RFK was assassinated, “Maitre’d Karl Uecker……grabbed the shooter’s arm and pinned him against a steam table.” And we’re to believe that not one passenger on any 9/11 flight could tackle men with box cutters? Get real.]
- Anomalies of the September 11th Attack, Its Run-Up, and Response
- Political and Economic News Headlines 2001
- Surviving Photographic Evidence of the World Trade Center Attack
Complete 911 Timeline (goes back to 1973)
A look back on the “Towers of Dust”
Towers’ Design Parameters: “Steel structures like bridges and buildings are typically designed to withstand five times anticipated static loads and 3 times anticipated dynamic loads. The anticipated loads are the largest ones expected during the life of the structure, like the worst hurricane or earthquake occurring while the floors are packed with standing-room-only crowds. Given that September 11th was not a windy day, and that there were not throngs of people in the upper floors, the critical load ratio was probably well over 10, meaning that more than nine-tenths of the columns at the same level would have to fail before the weight of the top could have overcome the support capacity of the remaining columns.”
but it was all reduced to this….
Compare and Contrast:
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Firemen and Investigators standing in gaping hole. “Soon fire companies got the blaze under control and were able to extinguish it without any further calamities occurring. It took the FDNY 4 alarms to bring this situation under control. “
Edna Cintron: The Waving Woman Standing in the 1st Twin Tower gaping hole: “In this video you can actually see her wave mechanics her right arm to a chopper who videoed her, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that she was really there and she was alive standing in a gaping hole made by a Boeing 757 and she holds onto a piece of steel which according to the official version should have been so hot that it would buckle and collapse the building into a pyroclastic flow.
She died in the collapse
Lost and Found
We are asked to believe that no reconstruction could be done for any of the 9/11 planes because they were essentially “disintegrated” in the disasters, nor could passengers on the Shanksville and Pentagon planes be found…. yet…..
Search for Parts From (Columbia) Space Shuttle Disaster (2003): “The search began immediately after Columbia broke apart on re-entry. More than 70,000 pieces of the doomed shuttle have been recovered in east Texas and part of Louisiana — roughly 37 percent of the orbiter’s weight. “
The Columbia Shuttle disaster took place ~45 miles in space in 2003. And look at all the identifiable shuttle parts ready for reconstruction!
Christopher C. Kelley, Public Affairs, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology: ”PAFIP used a well-designed and tested system for identifying the Pentagon victims. When remains arrived at Dover Air Force Base, a scanning device searched for the presence of unexploded ordnance or metallic foreign bodies. FBI experts collected trace evidence to search for chemicals from explosive devices and conducted fingerprint identifications.”
[If miltary pathologists took the specific step of scanning for "chemicals from explosive devices", then explosives were definitely included in the differential pathology. Was this ever ruled in? NIST didn't even consider high-tech explosives as a cause for the WTC "collapses"? No (valid) plane parts on the Pentagon grass but they could identify DNA of passengers? Bull pucky. ]
Thomas R. Olmsted MD: DNA inconsistencies
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Study claims ‘highly engineered explosive’ found in WTC rubble“A team of scientists claim to have unearthed startling data from dust and debris gathered in the days and weeks after the World Trade Center towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001. In a study published by the Open Chemical physics theory Journal — a peer-reviewed, scientific publication Steven E. Jones and Niels Harrit level a stark allegation: that within the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center towers lays evidence of “a highly engineered explosive,” contrary to all federal studies of the collapses.” Former Underwriter’s Laboratories chemist Kevin Ryan also co-authored this paper, as well as Frank M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James R. Gourley and Bradley R. Larsen. [Open Chemical physics theory Journal Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers]
Scientist Niels H. Harrit:
Dr. Steven E. Jones
(05/09/2009): I am watching Dr. Jones’ presentation at U.S. Davis on 05/01/2009 and have learned of disturbing information on “threatening” e-mails Dr. Jones received just prior to an earlier publication. (E-mails were from ” a ‘contractor’ named ‘Martin’ who claimed Homeland Security contacts.” An excerpt states “The publication of this article can be stopped…and I have the contacts to make this happen.”
It takes pathetic characters to hide under the coattails of evil and threaten. It takes tremendous courage and heroism to bring the message of Truth and Light to the public despite them. Click on photo below (specific discussion is in Part 4, 4:14 min, showing the nature of the e-mails), to see the full presentation. [Presentation is in 11 segments and Q&A session has four segments.]
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American Association of physics theory Teachers
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Earthfiles, Linda Moulton Howe [Transcript of her interview with Niels H. Harrit, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and Dr. Steven E. Jones.]
One of the four whose dust from 911 was formally analyzed for the report. Good documentation for authenticity of the dust.
Dr. Gideon Polya, MWC News Chief political editor, published some 130 works in a 4 decade scientific career: “For me, personally, as a conservative scientist, the answer now is “yes” [in affirming 911 coverup] – thanks to Professor Niels Harrit (Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark) and his international group of colleagues. Their finding of unexploded nano-thermite in WTC dust is surely vindication for sensible scientists around the world who utterly disbelieved the Hollywood-style, Bush “official version” right from the beginning – how do 3 huge skyscrapers collapse perfectly into their own footprints and the concrete turn to fine dust in less than 10 seconds?”
Interesting twist in the unraveling mystery: Editor in chief of Open Chemical physics theory Journal resigns after controversial article on 9/11: “Why would a nanotechnology expert and former ‘powdered explosives consultant’ not want to comment on a paper discussing nano-thermitic explosives? A paper which caused her to resign? Puzzling.” (Dr. Marie-Paule Pileni, who resigned, is a Director of the Mesoscopic & Nanometric Materials Laboratory)
——USGS Report Graph: Chemical compositions of the WTC dusts and girder coating materiaChemical Analysis from USGS (above) indicates the ten highest concentrations (% or ppm) as silicon, calcium, magnesium, total sulfur, iron, aluminum, organic carbon, carbonate carbon, sodium, and phosphorus, followed by titanium and barium.
Conclusions 1 and 2 from:
“Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe“
- It is composed of aluminum, iron, oxygen, silicon and carbon. Lesser amounts of other potentially reactive elements are sometimes present, such as potassium, sulfur, lead, barium and copper.
- The primary elements (Al, Fe, O, Si, C) are typically all present in particles at the scale of tens to hundreds of nanometers, and detailed XEDS mapping shows intimate mixing.
Microscopic Analysis Photographs used in identification of the contents and nature of particles found in dust from the World Trade Center Collapse on 9/11/2001:”The dust from the WTC collapse does not include identifiable microscopically identifiable organic particles. Particle sizes range from large, perhaps 20 x 120 u (typically fiberglass) to sub-micron particulates. Magnification in these photos ranges from 300x to 1920x.” “Experts report other contents in this dust including “microscopic traces of nearly every element – chromium, magnesium,, manganese, aluminum, barium, titanium, and lead.” [N.Y. Times, "What Happened to That Cloud of Dust", Pg. B1, B7, 11/2/2006]. ]. The Times article reported on work by Paul J. Lioy, who mapped the dust and gas plume movement following the attack and collapse of the buildings.”
A Look Inside Nanotechnology: DOD/DARPAs OWN 2002 report
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William Rodriguez, Janitor at WTC that day, describes a victim who in a BASEMENT LEVEL during an explosion at that level, whose “hands were extended and his skin was pulled from under his armpit all the way to the top of his fingertips, and it was hanging on both hands.” [at 2:49 sec.]
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CBRNE – Incendiary Agents, Magnesium and Thermite ”Burning thermite or magnesium produces predominantly thermal injury that may be considered identical to deep partial- or full-thickness thermal burns…… . (R)esidual particles (especially of magnesium) may produce chemical injury to the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. If exposure to incendiary metals takes place in a small, confined space such as in a military vehicle attacked by a thermite grenade, inhalation of hot gasses can produce direct thermal injury to respiratory tissues.
“In the event that a patient presents with burn injury and is unable to give a history, consider exposure to magnesium, thermite, or other hazardous materials.”
Have any physicians who treated severely burned patients (particularly complete detachment of skin) directly from the 911 event documented any suspicion of thermitic material as a cause?
NY Journal of Medicine: The Legacy of World Trade Center Dust “Analysis of induced sputum collected from involved firefighters 10 months after the disaster showed a significantly higher percentage of large mineral particles than that found in a comparison group of firefighters from Tel Aviv. Irregularly shaped particles were seen in epithelial cells and alveolar macrophages, and their mineral content, unlike that in the comparison group, included such elements as gold, tin, and titanium.”
FEMA’s WTC Building Performance Study (2002)
Appendix C—Limited Metallurgic Study (with micrographs): “In this preliminary study, optical and scanning electron metallography techniques were used to examine the most severely eroded regions as exemplified in the metallurgical mount shown in Figure C-3. Evidence of a severe high temperature corrosion attack on the steel, including oxidation and sulfication with subsequent intragranular melting, was readily visible in the near-surface microstructure. A liquid eutectic mixture containing primarily iron, oxygen, and sulfur formed during this hot corrosion attack on the steel. This sulfur-rich liquid penetrated preferentially down grain boundaries of the steel, severely weakening the beam and making it susceptible to erosion. The eutectic temperature for this mixture strongly suggests that the temperatures in this region of the steel beam approached 1,000 °C (1,800 °F), which is substantially lower than would be expected for melting this steel.”
BCRevolution: ” ‘In the photo above (I circled the column in yellow) for example, the column directly above the fireman’s helmet shows that it was cut with thermite. There is a substantial amount of hardened molten iron which can be seen on both the inside and outside of the box column. This is precisely what one would expect to find on a column which had been cut with thermite,‘ says Bollyn.”
Hudson River Chemical Analyses
BBC Science: Twin Towers Created Ash Footprint: “The terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, launched thousands of tonnes of ash and dust into the atmosphere. Much of this settled on the neighbouring estuary of the Hudson, where scientists from the University of Massachusetts have discovered it has formed a distinct marker on the river bed.”
WTC Geochemical Fingerprint
Recorded in New York Harbor Sediments
Eos,Vol. 84, No. 3, 21 January 2003
“…..indicating an area of sediment focusing and rapid accumulation of recently deposited sediments. This conclusion is further supported by the unexpected detection of the short-lived, anthropogenically-produced radionuclide sediments at both core sites at activities of 5.5 ± 0.8 Bq/kg,corresponding to a total 131I inventory of about 2 mBq/ cm2. Although 131I is a product of nuclear fission, the Indian Point Nuclear Facility, located approximately 65 km upstream from the sampling site, was ruled out as a potential source,because elevated levels of other gamma-emitting radionuclides that would indicate leakage from reactor-core materials were not detected in NYH surface sediments.”
[At the time this report was written in 2003. the source of this "unexpected detection of the short-lived, anthropogenically-produced (man-made) radionuclide..." apparently had not been confirmed. I'm not a scientist but if this find was "unexpected" and a nearby nuclear facility was "ruled out" as source, I would like to know if, in 2009, the source of that 131I product of nuclear fission is known? Was there a nuclear-medicine facility in the Towers? [therapeutic I-131 (iridium) is used for thyroid ablation] If not, how would this be explained? Illegal dumping?…or?]
FDNY Thyroid Cancer Shock : “Attorney David Worby, who represents nearly 10,000 WTC responders in a class-action suit, said he has tracked ‘a large cluster’ of thyroid cancers among his clients, which include thousands of firefighters and cops.”
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Affidavit titled “The Controlled Demolition of the World Trade Center, 9/11/01 and “National Security Breach” As Presented to the US Senate Oversight Committee, and others” was signed by Thomas-Scott Gordon, prior Architectural Photographer with a military background in “Level ‘D’ Security”-access at NORAD Earth Monitoring Station. In this 07/07/2006 Affidavit, Mr. Gordon states:
“Physical evidence verifies that an incendiary ‘explosive’ material, such as ‘thermate,’ had come into contact with numerous Steel structural members throughout the entire structures. This has now been verified by independent research scientists from actual samples that had been collected from the site. Witnessed by their locations within the burning pyre, these supporting columns had fallen from the upper-most portions of the two building core-sections.”
Flight 77: The Flight Data Recorder Investigation Files: “FOIA for Flt. 77 data reveals that “NTSB data indicates [sic] Flight 77 never dropped below 273 feet! Therefore, Flight 77 could not have crashed into the Pentagon. The Pentagon is only 71 feet tall.”
Robin Hordon, Air Traffic Controller on NORAD, FAA, and 911 anomalies
06/04/09 While watching the riveting documentary 7 Days in September, I took a snapshot of the plane as it entered the 2nd tower because a “shadow” caught my eye. It looks too geometrical to me to be a mere shadow, although it might be ?
Elaboration and Characterization of Nano-Sized AlxMoyOz/AI Thermites:
IPS2006, 33rd International Pyrotechnics Seminar,
Fort Collins/CO, US, July 16-21, 2006: M. Comet, D. Spitzer
Institut franco-allemand de recherches de Saint Louis, France:
“A new process to control the reactivity of thermites containing molybdenum trioxide (MOO 3) and aluminium (Al) has been developed at the Institut franco-allemand de recherches de Saint Louis (ISL). This process consists to elaborate by a new sol-gel method nano-sized mixed AlxMoyO, phases whose structure is correlated to the chemical composition. It is also possible to adjust the energetic properties of the thermites obtained through physical mix of these phases with nano-sized aluminium (Al 50-P, Nanotechnologies). The resulting nanothermites are very insensitive to mechanical and thermal stresses, but can be easily ignited by the energy brought by a laser beam. The nano-structuring of the oxidative phase decreases the sensitivities, shortens the ignition delay times and dramatically increases the combustion rates. These promising characteristics allow considering these metastable interstitial composites (MICs) as potential components for insensitive weapon ignition systems.”
Laser beam info
What is free space optical (laser) communications? “Unlike radio and microwave mechanics systems, free space optical communications requires no spectrum licensing and interference to and from other systems is not a concern. In addition, the point-to-point laser signal is extremely difficult to intercept, making it ideal for covert communications.”
How does FSO work?
Laser Beam Weapons and the Collapse of the World Trade Center “: A former East German physicist who studied Soviet infrared technology and plasmoids…..told AFP that there is evidence that a directed-energy weapon using “deep infrared” radiation was used to bring down the WTC.”
[Note: My problem with this 2002 article from AFP is that it does not mention the name of the "former East German physicist" for source research to validate this claim.]
These scientists put forth their evidence for a Directed Energy Weapon at WTC: ” Dr. Judy Wood, a former Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and John Hutchison, experimental scientist, they discussed how photographic and video evidence suggest at the World Trade Centre (WTC) towers were destroyed using Directed Energy Weapons (DEW). Many of the observed effects resemble those seen in John Hutchison’s experiments.”
Laser Initiated Ordnance: “Laser ignited devices incorporate miniature lenses to efficiently focus laser light into explosive material. The focusing of this light into a small spot causes a rapid temperature rise, resulting in device function. “
High-Speed Laser Technology “…..network solution involves placing small laser transceivers on building rooftops and connecting them to routing equipment installed in the buildings. Wireless network traffic is routed from one laser to another via the company’s redundant mesh network and ultimately to the Internet.
Salon.Com Article on Richard Perle : “Perle, one of George W. Bush’s foreign policy advisers during the 2000 presidential campaign, was hired last week by the bankrupt Global Crossing telecommunications company to help it restructure a deal to sell a majority holding in the company to Hutchison Telecommunications and government-run Singapore Technologies Telemedia. The United States government — particularly the Defense Department and the FBI — has national security concerns about the deal, according to The New York Times. It would put Global Crossing’s fiber optics network — which the military uses — under Chinese ownership.”
Rense Com (Quoting email from researcher): “When you go one step further and understand why the major banks wanted a proprietary global trading network under their control, it becomes easier to understand why Global Crossing and 9-11 might not be as disconnected as they might seem.”
[This post is quite informational on financial dealings pre 911, as well as some "disappeared" Pentagon photos ]
Marvin Bush, brother of former President George Bush, was in charge of WTC security (formerly Securacom now Stratesec) on 911.
Also mentioned: Wirt D. Walker III (a cousin and a business co-founder with Shk. Al-Sabah of Kuwait), as well as Scott Forbes, who claimed WTC2 above 50 floors was powered down the weekend before 911.
More on Scott Forbes’ account of events by Fiduicary Trust personnel weekend before 911: “The senior database administrator has worked all weekend and into Monday morning to shepherd every Fiduciary Trust’s computer system safely back online after the WTC’s first “power-down” saw the New York Port Authority cut electricity to the South Tower from the 48th floor up. The reason given was to install a fiber optic upgrade to increase the Trade Center’s computer bandwidth.”
“But why only to the upper floors? Forbes wonders. And why power down the upper floors when the announced upgrade involves fiber optic cables that conduct light, not electricity?”
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CBC: Anthrax War Documentary:
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The mysterious deaths of top microbiologists after 911 “There is really only one reason to kill off a bunch of scientists. To keep them from doing something they are able to do. What were these scientists able to do? Maybe blow the whistle…..”
The Ghost In The Machines: Evidence of Foreknowledge in the WTC Hard Drive Recoveries From 911 Journal Studies Paper by Michael Fury: ”Consider again Wagner’s inference: “They thought that the records of their transactions could not be traced after the main frames were destroyed.” The locations of the computers in question within the towers is unknown, but if Wagner is correct, two possibilities emerge: (1) either the ‘insiders’ had foreknowledge of the precise impact points of the aircraft (otherwise why assume that the main frames would be destroyed?)” or (2) they had foreknowledge of the total destruction of the towers.”
Convar WTC Hard Discs (English subtitles):
9-11 & Sears Tower Plot of Goldman Sachs,Kroll,& AIG 2006 Article from PIMC: “AIG and Marsh & McLennanwere focused on participating in both short and long-term money laundering schemes during 9-11 events, while Kroll and Goldman Sachs aided AIG and Marsh and McLellanon the demolitions side of the operation: Goldman Sachs gave finances to buy up WTCs for a song and then destroy them, with Silverstein as front man.WTC demolitions additionaly (sic) destroyed Goldman Sachs high U.S. currency financial fraud of their own in the process.”
Side note 05/16/2009: Reading this article for the first time today, I am reminded of what I entered into my blog, Economy Not The Only thing Crashing about these days:
“02/13/2009 Earthfiles : U.S. and Russian Satellites Collide Over Siberia “One of the customers on the Iridium satellite was the U. S. Department of Defense. Russian space authority, Igor Lisov, wondered why the U.S. Strategic Command (USSC) didn’t warn about the impending collision and have the Iridium satellite moved out of harm’s way. “ [...as in our military "standing down" during 911? ...um...].”
“Follow-up comment: Richard C. Hoagland on Coast To Coast 02/13/2009 [top of the show] regarding his “intel” information on the Iridium satellite involved in the collision with the Russian satellite: “What’ s going on with all this (bailout) money? This network….this communications network of Iridium satellites….turns out it is the backbone of the electronic funds transfers for money that has been disappearing in Wall Street.” [emphasis mine] (Richard also informs us that tracking of the satellite was the responsibility of USAF Air Systems Command at NORAD, not NASA.)”
Blue Oceans Uses Iridium (the company) for Remote Monitoring of Explosive Magazines : “The EMMS utilizes the Iridium satellite network – the largest commercial satellite constellation in the world, delivering truly global coverage to offer the only certified two-way access control to remote explosive magazines.”
Top 10 Connections between NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and nano-thermites–paper by Kevin Ryan. [Follow up with photos: Click here]
In his paper, Mr. Ryan mentions in Reason No. 3: “Science Applications International (SAIC) is the DOD and Homeland Security contractor that supplied the largest contingent of non-governmental investigators to the NIST WTC investigation.”
Doing a little research, I find that “In 1990 SAIC was indicted and pled guilty to 10 felony counts of fraud on a Superfund site, called “one of the largest (cases) of environmental fraud” in Los Angeles history.” Why are these convicted felons still in business—and found contracting of all places with our taxpayer-funded Homeland Security!
The Skyscraper Safety Campaign: “Six months before the attacks, the Port Authority received a copy of a report it commissioned from British consulting engineers Buro Happold to see if there was a more cost-effective alternative to applying thicker insulation. The authority declined to provide New Scientist with a copy of this report.
Was this report handed over to NIST? If so, why isn’t it included in their report and if not, then WHY NOT?
The Rock Creek Free Press, Wash. D.C.: “And NIST cannot claim that it is unfamiliar with the nano-thermitic materials. Several of the lead 9/11 investigators at NIST collaborated with Lawrence Livermore National Lab, in the late 90s, to test and characterize sol-gel preparations of high-power thermitic materials. Arden Bement, the former deputy secretary of defense who was appointed director of NIST by President Bush immediately after 9/11, was a metallurgist and expert on fuels and materials and former director of DARPA’s office of materials science and a former executive at TRW. He would be expected to be familiar with nano-thermite since DoD and DARPA are lead agencies in its development and supplies NASA with advanced propellants including nano-gelled thermite.”
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Donald Rumsfield on 09/11: An Enemy Within (OnLine Journal): “A senior White House official, who was in its Situation Room on 9/11, trying to coordinate an emergency response, has angrily condemned Rumsfeld’s actions at this time: “What was Rumsfeld doing on 9/11? He deserted his post. He disappeared. The country was under attack. Where was the guy who controls America’s defense? Out of touch! How long does it take for something bad to happen? No one knew what was happening. What if this had been the opening shot of a coordinated attack by a hostile power? Outrageous, to abandon your responsibilities and go off and do what you don’t need to be doing, grandstanding.”
Dr. Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, and many other prominent, objective scientists and professionals are being systemically fired from their jobs because they question what is obvious about what really happened on 911. Our first line of defense against run-amuck international criminals is being systematically decimated.
Another hero in this arena has been fired, this time in France:
For those still in fear of losing a lucrative career by speaking out, I would say this: Look and see the respect and support given to those who have already spoken Truth To Power and lost their careers for doing so. They are now heroes providing us with objective science and lecture tours. They are information carriers and outstanding examples of moral guidance. If I had a colleague who was fired by simply opposing another view (Thought Crime), I would gather other so-inclined colleagues (most likely dealing with ill health and emotional strain by NOT speaking out) in supporting the victim and resigning en masse.
Family is of great concern at present, no doubt, but think about the future they will have if Truth is suppressed . Then, talk with these pioneers for Freedom of Thought or found a new, much-needed company of Light. Truly, the Truth Will Set You Free.
Let go of the pressure
And this Queen is a message for the perpetrators
I dedicate this to the HEROES from all walks of life bringing Truth and Justice back to the world!
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Don’t be divided. Don’t be conquered.”
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“There is a revolution coming. It will not be like revolutions of the past. It will originate with the individual and with culture, and it will change the political structure only as its final act. It will not require violence to succeed, and it cannot be successfully resisted by violence. This is the revolution of the new generation.” Charles A. Reich “The Greening of America”, Random House 1970.
[reconstruct of 05/03/09 blog]
- From box cutters to cutter charges 06/04/09 update: What is that “shadow” under the plane?
by Iona Miller
Metaphysics theory, Philosophy or physics theory?
Alchemy is a specific philosophical style of thinking about psyche and matter and a unique way of perceiving and interpreting the world. Perhaps some phenomena are better grasped from a subjective point of view. Philosophy of science is concerned with our assumptions, foundations and implications of relying on scientific method. It describes metaphysical, epistemological, and semantic aspects of science.
Areas that relate to alchemical thought include at least the philosophies of physics theory, biology, mathematics, chemistry, medicine and psychology. In alchemy, they are fused in a transdisciplinary approach. Reasoning, analysis, coherence and reductionism define objectivity. Realism compared with theory-dependent observations, instrumentalism, and the nature of scientific concepts and statements are issues.
Philosophy of physics theory studies matter and energy and how they interact. The main questions concern the nature of space and time, atoms and atomism. Other issues include the predictions of cosmology, the results of the interpretation of quantum mechanics, the foundations of statistical mechanics, causality, determinism, and the nature of physical laws.
Classically, most of these questions were studied as part of metaphysics theory, including causality, determinism, and space and time. Philosophy of biology deals with epistemological, metaphysical, genetic engineering and ethical issues in the biological and biomedical sciences. Other key ideas such as the reductionof all life processes to biochemical reactions as well as the incorporation of psychology into a broader neuroscience are also addressed.
A common sense question is “How do we know what we know and what is it like?” Psychological answers to this question lead to felt-sense of psychophysical perceptions described as subjective epistemological metaphors: “It’s like a rock on my chest,” “a stab in the back,” “an effervescence,” etc. It can be located in the whole or a part of the body/mind.
Thomas Nagel has emerged as a highly regarded Rationalist philosopher for his “what is it like?” approach to phenomenological experience. His philosophy of mind contends physics theory cannot describe our consciousness and subjective experience. He is a supporter of the real objectivity of science but values subjectivity when it comes to the human mind. Yes, the world exists independently of us, but the objective viewpoint is fundamentally unable to help us fully understand ourselves. He warns us against falsely-objectifying ourselves.
While it is importantly true the world exists independent of us, the rise of modern science has permanently changed how we think of the world and our place in it. A modern scientific understanding is one way of thinking about the world and our place in it that is more objective than the common sense view it replaces. Still, it reflects our style of thinking, the mathematicised understanding of the world represented by modern physics theory. Based in rationalthinking, it does not involve the specific nature of our perceptual sensibility.
Using only the scientific method on the mind leaves out something essential: what is it to be a thinker who conceives of the world from a particular perspective? e learn and use mental concepts by being directly acquainted with our own minds. So, being a thinker is to have a subjective perspective on the world. Abstracting away from this perspective leaves out what you sought to explain. Having a concept of a mental state requires being directly, experientially acquainted with it.
Though physical states correlate with mental states, there is always an explanatory gap between an identification of a state in mental and physical terms. Nagel is not a physicalist. Currently, our mental concepts of human physical mechanisms are not as scientific as chemistry, for example. But he envisions scientific breakthroughs in identifying an underlying essence that is neither physical, nor functional, nor mental, but includes all three of these ways the mind “appears” to us.
Lack of consensus is even more prevalent in consciousness studies than in physics theory and philosophy. It relates to our alchemical quest because in alchemy, consciousness is an inherent quality of matter. Models of consciousness, from Panpsychism, to Orchestrated OR, to neural nets are even more numerous than models of physical reality. [See Journal of Consciousness Studies, JCS] Almost every writer on the subject has their own pet theory. Ultimately, matter and consciousness are categories of mind.
Stuart Hameroff is a major proponent of ORCH OR, based on Penrose’s Objective Reduction. “Orch OR is a proposed form of quantum computation occurring in microtubules within brain neurons. Specifically, quantum computation relevant to consciousness occurs in microtubules in brain neuronal dendrites linked by gap junctions.
“The gap junction connections allow extension of quantum state zones between neurons and glia, as well as synchronization in the gamma synchrony range of the EEG, roughly 40 Hz. Gap junction openings and closings provide mobile spatiotemporal envelopes moving through the brain – the conscious pilot. In the absence of the pilot and gap junction connections (preventing extension of quantum states) the processing in the manifold (the neuronal/glial networks comprising the brain) are non-conscious auto-pilot functions.
“But the question here is the quantum computation itself which is proposed to terminate – halt – by Penrose objective reduction OR. At the moment of OR, non-algorithmic non-computability is introduced. Prior to OR, i.e. during the quantum computation, the process is algorithmic (according to the Schrodinger equation) and has time steps, i.e. is composed of discrete steps allowing algorithmic processing.
We have our self experience, and sometimes nondual egoless experiences such as those spoken of in eastern philosophies. Words may help us understand something. Experience allows us to know. We can probe the nature of existence by going within our own minds, beyond their contents to the root of being. Nevertheless, we have to be alert for self-deception, pseudo-interpretations, misattributions and lack of critical thinking.
The Riddle of Consciousness
We are all primarily interested in human consciousness. We search for a rational framework that is compatible with natural science. The current problem is that conventional neurobiology and experience do not match up. Perhaps, there is only one way to learn what consciousness is — by changing the focus of our own awareness and using our consciousness in as many ways as possible. In other words, by making experiments on ourselves.
In The Logic of Scientific Discovery Karl Popper explains his premise that no amount of positive experimental results can prove a scientific theory to be correct. But a single negative result can prove a theory utterly wrong. Science isn’t just a collection of established laws, but a system experimentally tests hypotheses. If a hypothesis survives numerous rigorous experiments, it gains plausibility — but it can never be definitively proven to be completely correct. Discomforting as that is, it has become the dominant scientific view.
Consciousness exists. Science has had a hard time focusing mind and awareness under its microscope. After decades of sciene, there is still no agreement on on the nature of consciousness or even what the word means. We are even unsure what is relevant. We are often inaccurate when formulating our assertions. Panpsychism, essentially the alchemical view, is a doctrine (belief) that everything material (including the atoms and the galaxies) has an element of individual consciousness. But, is it correct to equate the concept of psyche and the concept of consciousness?
Materialism insists, “How can matter be conscious if the world is made of physical matter?” Behaviorism and functionalism have their own proponents but they are hardly compatible with physics theory or neurology. If consciousness emerges from neural processes what is emergence and how is it possible?
An alternative is a universe made of matter/consciousness. How does consciousness arise from seemingly inanimate matter? The nondual approach says everything is mind and matter is its manifestation. Wallace concludes consciousness does not emerge from the brain but is conditioned by it. The entire Universe of mind and matter arises from a fundamental non-dual reality.
Unorthodox philosophies and interpretations of anomalous experiences do not play well to current scientific authorities, because the current scientific method is itself programmed to perceive only information that fits its preconceived patterns. Still, several out-of-the-box theories have gained popular attention, whether they are “true” or not.
Any real theory of consciousness must be compatible with ALL relevant disciplines, possibly including phenomenology, neurology and cosmology. Varela suggests a neurophenomenologyapproach, inspired by the style of inquiry of phenomenology, like the postmodern Jungians. It seeks articulations by mutual constraints between phenomena present in experience and the correlative field of phenomena established by the cognitive sciences.
Many disciplines are not compatible with physics theory, because the latter uses its own specific (reductionistic) methods of study. Some armchair theoreticians do not realize the actual complexity of the problem of compatibility of the intellectual products of different levels and kinds. None can explain the quantum leap from neurobiology to awareness.
There are simple therapeutic, life-changing models people can use to transform themselves, their attitudes, their pro-active response, confidence and self-esteem, even if they do not operate by the espoused principles of quantum mysticism. Often these techniques are lifted from perennial wisdom and fused with some ‘gee-whiz’ science. Thus, we have fads such as “What the Bleep,” “The Law of Attraction,” “Distance Healing,” and a limitless host of quick-fix psychosocial remedies.
Because our intellects are flexible and spontaneous, we can handle more than one worldview (orthodox and heterodox), based in different asusmptions, imagining how our experience is the same and different in each. We don’t have to ‘believe’ in them to the point of identification or zealotry to consider their merits and shortcomings. Sometimes even primitive techniques have the potential to influence our unconscious mind. Even a scientist’s intellect is able to handle other kinds of information.
We are not limited to being either materialistic or theistic. The intellect can handle more than one approach operating with separate assumptions. But the intellect loves to find order. If two or more simultaneous views compete with one another, they will either be compartmentalized as in a “religious scientist,” or the cognitive dissonance will drive the belief holder in one direction or another, seeking dissonance resolution or to find a transcendent perspective that is a quantum leap from the (mutually exclusive) outgrown views.
Panpsychism appeared as a result of scientification (putting into a scientific form) of ancient (shamanic) animistic beliefs, based on a misunderstanding of the very essence of the animistic belief system, in which a stone,a tree, or a wind were treated animated ONLY when they were addressed in prayers or in other forms of human-nature communication.
In other words, without the prayer (the human) there could be no psyche-possessing stones/trees/ winds/etc. At the same time, panpsychism attributes consciousness to everything material even in the absence of the subject of conscious activity. Perhaps it is better to describe inanimate objects as ‘bathing in sentience’ than potentially conscious, per se. Natural science provides no basis for attributing experience to ‘animate’ rather than ‘inanimate’ things. A panexistential view would be that everything has an element of individual consciousness. And this is what the alchemists called its Mercurial spirit. It has nothing to do with action or intelligence or dynamics — only experience.
The deanimation of nature was a magic trick of the Enlightenment era, but the mechanistic view is fundamentally flawed. Critics will probably say there is no need for panpsychism to be considered as a grounding of consciousness preceding speciesness. To adopt such a position is indicative of a lack in precision in analysis of research, favoring a ‘god factor’ where there is no need for such and no evidence of such. Panpsychism is grounded in religion and as such fantasy and reflective of primitive mindsets of the past being exploited to try and maintain such mindsets in the present.
But, we can approach alchemy in spirit of spiritual alchemy, which like psychological alchemy takes an imaginal, rather that realist or literalistic point of view on the pursuit of this science-art. We understand its mythopoetic nature and its property of being an artistic medium for self-expression, soul making and deepening meaning. A less reductive approach to panpsychism reveals its role in the history of philosophy as counterpoint to the mechanistic view. It remains an influential subcurrent in any examination of the enigma of mind.
Mind is a general phenomenon of nature (Skrbina). Panpsychism is a meta-theory accomodating many theiries of mind. It simply holds that, no matter how one conceives of mind, such mind applies to all things. In addition, panpsychism is one of the most ancient and enduring concepts of philosophy, beginning with its pre-historical forms, animism and polytheism. Its adherents in the West have included important thinkers from the very beginning of Greek philosophy through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the present. Many modern researchers find it a credible, generative option.
Paninformationism, as a general approach to dynamics is modern physics theory and does not need another name. Panpsychism addresses a different set of questions, which everyday physics theory has not: “Why is this like this to that.” Within panpsychism there are naturally many positions addressing distinctions between the consciousness of rocks and living things. It presentsa radical challenge to the modern worldview, based on a mechanistic cosmos of dead, insensate matter.
First, it is incorrect to compare a theory and a discipline. A discipline may contain many theories (which use the same method of study), while a theory contains no disciplines. Some disciplines are not compatible with physics theory. We may investigate for compatibility only the intellectual products of the same kind: two theories, or two disciplines, or two hypotheses, etc. There is complexity in the problem of compatibility of the intellectual products of different levels and kinds.
We don’t know the first thing about consciousness, except that we seem to have it. That doesn’t stop many from offering their partial solutions and branded technologies, beyond those of conventional religion and alternative spirituality. But how does it differ from self-awareness? What does it mean to be reflexively self-conscious? Where is the location and what is the pattern of consciousness?
Are there degrees of complexity of consciousness? Is it limited to the brain or the whole psychophysical organism? Some say not. Is consciousness a given with all matter or an epiphenomenon of the brain? Is it electromagnetically imprinted? Does it reside at the center of all our energy fields? Is it a mind, memory energy field? Is it holographic?
What is the potential of awareness? Are we entangled with all minds? Is there a collective unconscious? What is the focus of consciousness, attentive awareness and role of intention? How does it relate to the information of perception and objects of perception? What is objective and what is subjective? What are the roles of learning, habits, and phenomenology, the distinctions of perception and reality, positive and negative feedback? Is consciousness always unchangeably subjective, while information and the energy fields that carry it are always unchangeably objective?
Some say that panpsychism indicates a lack in precision in analysis of research and favors a ‘god factor’ where there is no need for such and no evidence of such. Panpsychism is grounded in religion and as such fantasy and reflective of primitive mindsets of the past being exploited to try and maintain such mindsets in the present.
Do fields or information play a role in consciousness? Is free-will a perception or reality since research shows we make most of our decisions before conscious awareness is involved? Can we direct the beam of consciousness? How do brainwave mechanicss and sensory deprivation modulate our mental states? We simply don’t know much, beyond the flexibilities of stimulus-response, despite centuries of meditation science, psychology and the modern discoveries of neurology and technology.
Usually the realm of neuroscientists, few physicists have attempted any comprehensive theory of consciousness. Nick Herbert boldly does so in Elemental Mind. He suggests a third alternative to emergentist and cybernetic models. Herbert’s third hypothesis suggests that – far from being a rare occurrence in complex biological or computational systems – mind is a fundamental process in its own right, as widespread and deeply embedded in nature as light or electricity.
“Elemental Mind” surveys what we know about the mind’s outer dwelling place and certain tentative maps we have made of our own inner experiences. He develops criteria for a true science of mind and shows how important such a science will be not only for science but for philosophy and religion. He develops descriptions of tentative pioneer proposals concerning possible ways consciousness might manifest as an elementary force in nature.
Two approaches are particularly stressed: those that stem from Einstein’s special relativity theory – such as the notions of Jean Charon and of James Culbertson – and those based on extensions of quantum theory–such as the ideas of John von Neuman, Sir John Eccles and Henry Stapp. An entire chapter is devoted to Culbertson’s little – known spacetime reductive materialism (SRM) hypothesis.
Three features of quantum theory are especially suggestive for understanding how mind might enter matter at the quantum level. Coincidentally, these three features – randomness, thinglessness, and interconnectedness – were precisely the features that Albert Einstein, one of quantum theory’s founding fathers, found so bizarre that he could not accept them.
These three Einstein – abhorred features, however, have continued to play an increasingly important role in quantum thinking; quantum connectedness in particular has been securely confirmed by recent experiments motivated by the famous theorem of Irish physicist John Bell. “Elemental Mind” makes a plausible case from biological, psychological, and parapsychological evidence that these three features of supposedly inert matter are the external signs of three basic features of mind: free will, essential ambiguity, and deep psychic connectedness.
“The passage of a quantum system from the thingless world of vibratory quantum possibilities into the ordinary world of fixed actualities takes place in two stages, which we might call “reality construction of the first and second kinds”. Reality construction of the first kind consists of the choice of a measurement context. This choice, under the control of the observer, cause the formerly seamless quantum wave mechanics world to split into a family of definite possibilities.Reality creation of the second kind (also called “collapse of the wave mechanics function” or “quantum jump”) occurs when one of these possibilities becomes an actual fact.”
“One of the major mistakes of the medieval philosophers was their underestimation of the size of the physical world. This cozy earth, the seven celestial spheres, plus Dante’s concentric circles of Hell: that was the full extent of the universe in the medieval imagination. No one at that time even dreamed of other solar systems, let alone galaxies like dust clouds in a vast room billions of light-years in diameter.
Herbert believes that modern mind scientists are making this same medieval mistake by vastly underestimating the quantity of consciousness in the universe. If mind is a fundamental force in nature, we might someday realize that the quality and quantity of sentient life inhabiting just this room may exceed the physical splendor of the entire universe of matter.
Alchemy is a panpsychic philosophy. Panpsychism is the doctrine that mind is a fundamental feature of the world which exists throughout the universe. Panpsychism, in philosophy, is either the view that all parts of matter involve mind, or the more holistic view that the universe is an organism that possesses a mind. It is stronger than animism, which holds only that all things are alive.
Panpsychism doesn’t believe that all matter is alive or even conscious but rather that the constituent parts of matter are composed of some form of mind and are sentient. This is alchemy’s spirit hidden in matter — the elusive Mercurius. Alchemy cannot rely on mathematical backing for reliability, but it carries the authority of psychic reality:
“The old way of picturing energy lived on in the alchemistic tradition in the idea of Mercurius as a “hidden fire” or fiery life-breath or a kind of life-spirit inherent in all things…This fire-spirit imagines everything in nature; he is a creation spirit who contains in himself “the image of all creatures.” In the alchemical opus he must be liberated from his imprisonment in matter and then he begins to rotate in himself, vortex-fashion; at the same time he reveals himself as an immortal componenet of the alchemist’s psyche. By way of the different stages of the so-called phlogiston theory this archetypal image gradually developed into the energy concept of modern physics theory. There is therefore no concept fundamental to modern physics theory that is not in one degree or another a differentiated form of some primordial archetypal idea.” (M. L. von Franz, Projection and Recollection in Jungian Psychology)
We must realize there is only a probability of our ideas being right, but the quest lies in pursuing them passionately. We can frame our approach from the sense of excitement that we are taking part in mankind’s great experiment, which is ancient in terms of philosophy but recent in terms of deep time.
“Psyche is understood holistically to include both conscious and unconscious experience. Process philosophers make this clear by referring to panexperientialism, which does indeed accept that experience occurs “all the way down” in reality (and presumably “all the way up”, too). However, experience that becomes conscious of itself, i.e., conscious experience, is accepted as an emergence — in the way predicted by dynamical systems theory (without a total category shift) as a “phase-shift” or more explicitly as the reflexive or recursive experience that makes one’s experiential field an “object” of awareness (experience of experience).
experience or awareness just emerged from non-aware, non-experiencing matter-energy stuff, that would be a total category shift and thus a sort of miracle or at least magical thinking, unacceptable to the rational mind. The emergence into conscious experience, however, is not a miracle (so it was probably experienced as such). It is likely the result move into the symbolic condition of human culture, thus allowing for our experienced reality to be divided into the subjective and the objective worlds. Previous to this split, experience can be understood as the result of the relational dynamic and not as something occurring privately within a subjective entity.
Thus experience in itself may precede the experiencing subject. Unconscious experience = experience w/o a subject of experience, and there is no reason why this could not be manifesting itself all the time in all the way down, say, in the dynamic relations amongst subatomic particles, at least momentarily. Of course, this leaves open the possibility that there may be vastly expanded systems of experience much larger, broader, or deeper than our own particular version of symbolically- enabled human conscious experience (or, perhaps, that there is a cosmic background of awareness-without- an-object-of-awareness incomprehensible to us).
Unconscious experience is still experience, sensations felt, intentions meeting intentions based in blind intuition or instinct, learning accumulating glacially, or, rather, evolutionarily, and manifesting itself in the forms reality takes. The unconscious is our ever-present vital source and contains far more than a single human consciousness could ever encompass since it is both within us and all around us. (Greg Nixon)
“Consciousness is a much smaller part of our mental life than we are conscious of, because we cannot be conscious of what we are not conscious of. How simple that is to say; how difficult to appreciate! It is like asking a flashlight in a dark room to search around for something that does not have any light shining up on it. The flashlight, since there is light in whatever direction it turns, would have to conclude that there is light everywhere. And so consciousness can seem to pervade all mentality when actually it does not.” (Julian Jaynes)
“Consciousness flickers; and even at its brightest, there is a small focal region of clear illumination, and a large penumbral region of experience which tells of intense experience in dim apprehension. The simplicity of clear consciousness is no measure of the complexity of complete experience. Also this character of our experience suggests that consciousness is the crown of experience, only occasionally attained, not its necessary base.” (Alfred North Whitehead).
“It has become generally accepted that a large, perhaps even a major part of our mental activities can take place without our being consciously aware of them. Though apparently unconscious, they are nevertheless part of significant mental experience since there is evidence that such activities can participate in later mental and behavioral manifestations — cognitive, affective, or conative.” (Benjamin Libet)
“Basically, the idea is that there is something – which it pleases some but not others to call ‘experience’ – related to receiving, processing and responding in certain ways to information about reality that is primordially non-conscious in the sense that the organism does not experience that it is so experiencing.” (Anthony Sebastian)”
Dynamic entities associated with human consciousness can be modelled as energy-bearing dynamic modes with biologically relevant spatial boundaries and time spans. Actualities remain primary, but defining their dynamics is often elusive.
Conventional quantum physics theory doesn’t deal with consciousness. Heterodox theories often include it. But the great enigmas of our existence remain the riddle of matter, the origin of the universe, the origin of life, and the human mind or consciousness. Yet, the orthodox view remains dominant because it is so useful.
Accepted cosmology is based on the unique case of electrically neutral bodies embedded in neutral interstellar gas and dust. It is derived from the very special physics theory that applies only in laboratories at the Earth’s surface. It relies on the incredibly weak force of gravity to create, shape and drive stars and galaxies. It needs unseen “dark matter” to shape galaxies. It requires that stars are isolated bodies powered by an internal nuclear engine.
Orthodox cosmology assumes that the observed interstellar magnetic fields are magically divorced from the electric currents that MUST create them. Complex, filamentary structures are seen at every scale and attributed to colliding gas. But colliding gases heat up and disperse. Yet this is given as the model for how stars are formed. Because gravity is infinitely weak, theorists have had to conjure up an infinitely heavy object – the dark Hole – to save appearances. Cosmology has become the realm of the mathematician alone and inevitably lost touch with reality.
VEDIC physics theory: Ancient Vedic physics theory claims reality is rooted in irreducible non-material primordial consciousness. In this theory, consciousness is the primary reality of the universe. It is all that exists and matter is illusory. There are many alternative theories of superfluidic consciousness and subtle matter. They attempt to explain pre-space, information and experiential anomalies, such as synchronicity, nonlocal mind and paranormal phenomena.
Perhaps the unified field of consciousness is all we ever experience. Imminent consciousness is the sacred quality of matter — pure being, the sacred root. Lazslo compares the vacuum with the Akashic field. The unified field of cosmic consciousness is the philosophical void, actually a plenum. Further, the vacuum has a memory, making transcendent consciousness akin to “immortality.”
If our own memories reside in a system of hologram-like solitons which reside in a medium of loosely coupled subquantum particles we are back to the Vedic theory of Akasha or Jung’s collective unconscious. To access this information we need to tune our consciousness to resonate with the holograms in the vacuum field.
There are contemporary models of consciousness/matter with and without chaos that are rooted in the vacuum. Some energetic descriptions of consciousness are more worthy of our alchemical attention than others, though each contribute another facet, another point of view. The view is that consciousness in its various forms is inherent in the process of the organization of matter and energy.
SELF-AWARE UNIVERSE: Amit Goswami, PhD proposes consciousness as the fundamental reality of the material world, based in the philosophy of monistic idealism. He claims it is a consistent, paradox-free interpretation of quantum mechanics that accounts for nonlocal psychic phenomena, such as self-consciousness, free will, creativity and ESP. There is one webwork of existence, a dance of creation and annihilation, with intentionality. But Goswami does not propose consciousness is mind; they are different concepts.
In monistic idealism, the consciousness of the subject in a subject-object experience is the same consciousness that is the ground of all being. Therefore, consciousness is unitive. The domain of potentia also exists in consciousness. Nothing is outside consciousness.
Buddha tells us that, “There is an Unborn, Unoriginated, Uncreated, Unformed. If there were not this Unborn, this Unoriginated, this Uncreated, this Unformed, escape from the world of the born, the originated, the created, the formed would not be possible.” But there is this essential ground, and it is possible to “escape” spacetime, according to Buddha.
If the brain-mind is itself an object in a nonlocal consciousness that encompasses all reality, then what we call objective empirical reality is within this consciousness. The one becomes many through self-reference, fragmentation into tangled hierarchies of self-iterating information.
The trick is to distinguish between consciousness and awareness. In processes of which we are aware classical models prevail. When we consciously see, consciousness collapses the quantum state of the brain-mind. Unconscious processing does not effect collapse of the quantum wave mechanics-function, pinning down quantum entities to one reality. Thus, unconscious processing permits the expression of nonlocal phenomena.
The situation in the brain-mind, with consciousness collapsing the wave mechanics function may only happen when awareness is present. There is a tangled hierarchy within the immanent self-reference of a system observing itself. An operation by a self-referential system is where the von Neumann chain stops.
According to the idealist interpretation, coherent superpositions exist in a transcendent domain as formless archetypes of matter. Suppose that the parallel universes of the many-worlds theory are not material but archetypal in content–universes of the mind. Then, each observation makes a causal pathway in the fabric of possibilities in the transcendent domain of reality. Once the choice is made, all except one of the pathways are excluded from the world of manifestation.
Goswami proposes that, “the universe exists as formless potentia in myriad possible branches in the transcendent domain and becomes manifest only when observed by conscious beings.” These self-referential observations plot the universe’s causal history, rejecting the myriad parallel alternatives that never manifest.
The universe bifurcates in every event in the transcendent domain, becoming many branches, until in one of the branches there is a sentient being that can look with awareness and complete a quantum measurement, according to Goswami. The causal pathway leading to that sentient being collapses into space-time reality.
Meaning arises in the universe when sentient beings observe it, choosing causal pathways from among the myriad transcendent possibilities. This anthropocentric view is also reflected in cosmology as the Anthropic Principle, where the cosmos is created for our sake. Amazingly, this is apparently compatible with quantum physics theory.
The self of our self-reference is due to a tangled hierarchy, but our consciousness is the consciousness of the Being that is beyond the subject-object split. There is no other source of consciousness in the universe. The self of self-reference and the consciousness of the original consciousness, together, make what we call self-consciousness.
Goswami, Amit and Richard E. Reed, Maggie Goswami; THE SELF-AWARE UNIVERSE: HOW CONSCIOUSNESS CREATES THE MATERIAL WORLD; Jeremy Tarcher/Putnam Books, New York, 1993.
IMPLICATE ORDER: One of the most popular theories is David Bohm’s holographic Implicate Order, which annihilates the notion of empty space. Bohm showed space is as real as the matter that moves through it. Space and Matter are interconnected. Calculations of zero-point energy suggest space is full rather than empty.
Plasma & Vortex Theories
“…at the conclusion of the alchemical work, there arises a rotating, eternal structure, the ‘one nature’…the prima materia is in Komarios’ view, a rotating heavenly order come down into matter ‘which God not man, has transferred there.’ ” The Opus follows a cyclic course. It wanders through the four elements until they come together in a pearl, merging in the center between opposites. Then nature conquers nature and is completed and becomes vortex-shaped (Zosimos’ idea). This whirlwind in matter moves analogously to the course of the stars in the firmamant, but it also represents the mystery of the soul and is a substance described as a murderous poison and revivifying pharmakon. It is thus an all-ermeating world-spirit which gathers the cosmos and its contents into unity. When the alchemist’s soul unites with the divine spirit there is a genuine transformation via meditation.” (M.L. von Franz, Number and Time)
Wal Thornhill’s ELECTRIC UNIVERSE is plasma-based. Since plasma comprises almost all the universe it is another candidate for the mysterious IT which comprises the “Mind that is the Universe.” Plasma belongs right in there with photons, gravity, and the vacuum potential.
Plasma is an emergent (i.e., higher-level or statistical-level) orderliness of complex electrical forces: such properties as filamentation, long-range attraction and short-range repulsion, braiding, characteristic velocities, formation and decay of plasmoids, and identity of properties at different scales. The Electric Universe cosmology is based on the behavior of electrically charged bodies embedded in a charged plasma. Plasma is a gas in which electrons have been removed from some of the atoms – in other words, it is ionised. Plasma is an excellent electrical conductor. 99.999% of matter in the universe is composed of plasma. A charged plasma has a small excess of negative or positive charge. Plasma naturally forms filaments in response to electric and magnetic fields. Those filaments may “pinch” magnetically to form stars. Stars are not isolated but receive electrical power from the galaxy – hence the million degree solar corona. Electromagnetic forces are infinitely more powerful than gravity and capable of simply explaining phenomena attributed to dark Holes. Electromagnetic forces can repel or attract. Gravity only attracts – requiring amazing legerdemain to explain colossal outpourings of matter from centres of galaxies. Plasma cosmology is the practical realm of electrical engineers. It is verifiable by experiment because of the enormous scalability of the phenomena. www.holoscience.com/views/vi…lasma.htm
TWISTOR SPACE: Roger Penrose describes a theory of twistor space, which maps the geometric objects of the four dimensional space-time (Minkowski Space) into the geometric objects in the 4-dimensional complex space with the metric signature. The coordinates in such a space are called “twistors,” useful for geometrically modeling emergent theories of quantum gravity. This approach is natural for solving the equations of motion of massless fields of arbitrary spins.
Twistors are vortex-shaped forms. A vortex is the only way in which a fluid may move through itself. physics theory regards mathematical forms, (not “things”), as the smallest building blocks of matter. Twistor modelling relates the nature of matter to space. Twistors are 20 orders of magnitude smaller than a nuclear particle. They are mathematical concepts which are massless.
The Torus model of the Universe, proposed by Arthur Young, could provide a macrocosmic paradigm for experiencing higher mystical states. A twistor is the smallest discovered form of a torus. A torus is a donut-shaped form plus its surrounding fields. Each twistor is shaped like a donut or piece of rope. It twists just once as it circles a central axis. The less energy it has, the greater its size. It travels at the speed of light in the direction of its axis.
Twistor theory uses complex numbers for expression. Complex numbers are composed of real and imaginary parts. The behavior of one part is influenced by the other part and vice versa. If the two separate types of numbers are to be properly combined to make complex numbers, they must be interwoven like the warp and woof of finished cloth.
Once this bolt of complex number “cloth” is woven, it can be “crumpled” but the interwoven nature of the real and imaginary parts prevent the possibility of tangled snarls. This loom analogy describes the orderly quality of the cmplex number and the logical manner in which it behaves. The addition of the imaginary part to the real number brings the real number out of the realm of potential and into the real world of manifestation.
Twistor theory goes beyond the use of the orderly, complex numbers to describe the universe. Twistor theory attempts to take into account empty space. A long-term aim of twistor theory is to eliminate the physical theory of a continuum, or “smooth” empty space. It is not empty; it is the Void.
A twistor space universe is described by four complex numbers, giving a total of eight parts to describe this view of reality. These include the 3 dimensions of position in space, two angular directions of motion through space-time, and the energy, spin, and polarization of that motion. In this view, the fundamental building blocks of this universe are twistors. Not particles, twistors lie between the concepts of particle and point. Mathematically, a twistor is closer to being the square root of a particle. Yet, theoretically, it is more analogous to the concept of the undivided point.
Real number behavior is controlled by the hidden complex structure of twistor space. Not only can particles be constructed out of twistors, but even the points in space-time themselves. A point in space-time is generated by the collection of twistors representing all possible light paths through that space-time point. What is intriguing about the 8-dimensional twistor space is that, by the orderly nature of complex numbers, only one kind of space-time is permitted to exist. That is the four-dimensional space-time of our perceived world.
RESONANCE PROJECT: The Haramein-Rauscher metric is a new solution to Einstein’s Field Equations that incorporates torque and Coriolis effects. The bottom line of Haramein’s Resonance Project is that all particles have a mini-dark hole at their core. This approach appears to fit well with the spinor approach in the Dirac formalism in the quantum domain, that is, that the Lorentz conditions applied by Einstein in relativity may be the origin of the spinor and, hence, be the fundamental theory that yields the spinor formalism and the role of spin in physical phenomena. theresonanceproject.org/research.html
The dual torus topology occupies a central role in the spinor, twistor and quaternionic formulation. This topology appears to be ubiquitous in astrophysical and cosmological phenomena and is predicted by the U4 bubble of the affine connection in the Haramein-Rauscher solution to Einstein’s field equations. The geometric structure of the complexified Minkowski space is associated with the twistor algebra, spinor calculus, and the SUn groups of the quaternionic formalism. Hence quantum theory and relativity are related mathematically through the dual torus topology.
They examine the gravitic and electromagnetic collective coherent structures of plasma and their interactions with the vacuum. A balance equation between extremely collapsing gravitational systems and their surrounding energetic plasma media is proposed. The dynamics of the plasma media, the structure of the vacuum, and the coupling of electromagnetic and gravitational forces with the inclusion of torque and Coriolis phenomena is described by the Haramein-Rauscher solution to Einstein’s field equations.
The exotic nature of complex dark holes involves not only the dark hole itself but the surrounding plasma media. The main forces involved are intense gravitational collapsing forces, powerful electromagnetic fields, charge, and spin angular momentum. We find soliton or magneto-acoustic plasma solutions to the relativistic Vlasov equations solved in the vicinity of dark hole ergospheres. Collective phonon or plasmon states of plasma fields are given. We utilize the Hamiltonian formalism to describe the collective states of matter and the dynamic processes within plasma allowing us to deduce a possible polarized vacuum structure and a unified physics theory.
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I am falling through the world
An echo of light from the distant past.
Searching for a tomorrow which may never come,
And hoping for a future which I am destined to lose.
Clock at one.
Speaking from the hiss of a radio detuned,
I talk, am heard, but not acknowledged.
Shaken by the chaotic, stirred into the ether.
I am a twitch in a transistor, held in a quivering state.
Clock at two.
Shout for me lightning as I start your spark.
Speak for me mutation as I change the beast.
I am the ragged wanderer between the stars.
Ghost of a billion yesterdays wrapped in a tangled thread.
Clock at three.
The child is born and I pour through her.
As I pour through all mortals, a cup of nothing.
I vex the precise and bring agony to the chip.
I am a curling trail of bubbles in an alcohol box.
Clock at four.
The physicist is confused by my complexities.
The mathematician is offended by my simplicities.
The fool forgets me and is happier for it.
While the wise man races me to divine conclusions.
Clock at five.
A boy becomes a man and grows old.
My age is stretched by the speed of genesis.
The flip of a coin and the toss of a die,
Summon Higgs to answer for his crimes.
Clock at six.
There is a violin strung in my heart.
It plays a tune as old as time itself.
A melancholy dirge of a builder’s sorrow,
Of origins unmade by disasters of choice.
Clock at seven.
Some say I come from the center.
But I have never know a center.
Others say I am from the dying core,
I cannot recall that past to make a future.
Clock at eight.
I am you and you are me.
I shimmer within, too deep to swim,
In your bones and your flesh,
freed when the sun grows old and senile.
Clock at nine.
For all of man’s vaunted wisdom.
I am an enigma, a contradiction, a mental scourge.
I breach the common sense of the classical,
I grow the huckster’s existential jumbo mumbo.
Clock at ten.
I awaken the truth and quench the lie,
While hiding both in facts unmeasured.
When you ask for both and insist,
I flit away on a lark of interference.
Clock at eleven.
Wake me at the end of the universe,
And ask me if I ever had any fun.
I will recall the dances within your soul,
And forget the offenses of your collider.
Clock at twelve.
I am falling through the void
An echo of light from the distant past.
Hoping for a tomorrow which has a chance,
And searching for a person who will find me.
It is one of the quirks of scientific progress that many great experiments are forgotten as the things they demonstrate become common knowledge in the scientific community. A good example of this is the 1890 experiment of Otto Wiener, which I blogged about as my very first “official” science history post. Wiener constructed a beautiful experiment to demonstrate that it is the electric field, not the magnetic field, which is the “active” ingredient in light. Nowadays, this observation is just taken for granted, and relatively few books discuss the experiment which proved it. This is not an injustice, though, as much as an expedience: certain physical phenomena can be understood perfectly well without going into the historical origins of the discovery, and physics theory students have plenty of much more relevant topics to worry about. Nevertheless, there’s a lot of interesting work that isn’t talked about much anymore.
As research for my in-progress textbook, I’ve recently been looking into the original X-ray diffraction experiments of the Braggs circa 1912. While reading through their 1915 book on X-rays and Crystal Structure, I found a passing reference to the first observations of polarization of X-rays. Not being able to help myself, I tracked down the original source…
You actually don’t have to be a science major to find some of these sites helpful. Many students might have to take a general science requirement in college. As a biology major that takes a lot of classes in one semester, I kind of have a lot of assignments from most classes due in a short amount of time. The sites below I found helpful at one point or another when I needed to get work done fast and/or grasp a concept quickly. Since on exams you can’t use computers, it won’t hurt to actually learn many of conversions or calculations. Though it’s not a huge list, I don’t look to the Internet for all help. Neither should you as I’d hope most of this stuff you’ve learned from your textbooks or professors. I hope some of these sites come as help to those who don’t have all day to be converting units, performing long calculations, and more. The sites below are organized in categories,
Online Converter – This was the most helpful site to me when I was taking physics theory last semester. This would allow you to quickly do conversions between units or volume, mass, length, work and energy, and more. Heck, it even lets you convert text to Morse code. I doubt I would need that, but hey you never know.
Yahoo Answers – I only used this site for quick answers to problems at the last minute. I never actually post questions on this site. One of the reasons is because you can get caught if you post a homework problem, all it takes is a Google search for your teacher to find out. Just in case I wouldn’t post problems on here. Though, that’s kind of easy for me to say. For my physics theory class a student from our school posted the exact homework problems and actually got answers from people as well as the calculations needed to solve the problems. Usually, if you have a question then someone else has had that question and they might have asked it on Yahoo Answers.
PDF Search Engine - Need to find an ebook or article then go here. When doing scientific research usually scholarly articles are in PDF form. I actually used this site when I needed to retrieve an article I didn’t have the link to. I just entered in some key words from the title of the article and the PDF popped up. Also, after you search at the bottom of the page theres an option to only search for Word and PowerPoint documents.
Wolfram|Alpha – I haven’t used it yet for any of my classes since it came out this summer. From trying it out it can solve at least basic physics theory and chemistry problems. Though, it’s important you know how to covert from grams to moles, this does it for you quickly as well as provide the structures of molecules. For biology students you can look up terms and enter in DNA sequences. This is also good for other disciplines like math.
BioStudio – If you’re rusty on simple things like meiosis or lac operon, then these animations are straight to the point. You can go through the flash animations either step by step or watch the whole animation play. There’s also help descriptions of each step in the processes. I would say they’re mostly helpful in general biology, microbiology and genetics.
Purdue: Principles of Biochemistry – School websites are often the best place to look from help. The animations are geared towards those in biochemistry. Basic concepts are here also that may help those in general biology and chemistry.
Smith: Cell Biology Lab – There’s only 5 animations here but they are very important concepts that most if not all biology majors will have to know. Though the site is about cell biology, these animations are important in biochemistry where you’ll also be required to know details for example like, how many ATP are used or and how many carbons are present on a molecule during a certain step. The animations are very straight forward and makes for quick learning.
Biofilms & Biodiversity – This is helpful for those in ecology. Learning how to do calculations for the Shannon’s or Simpson’s index is easy, but the calculations can be time consuming. On this site it gives detail info on how to do the calculations. Though, my teacher explained how to do the calculations in much simpler terms. Anyways, skip the description and scroll to the bottom of the page and you’ll find the calculator!!! It only does 5 samples or species at a time though. It was perfect when my lab partner forgot to do the calculations and we had 5 minutes before our lab report was due!
Microbiology Lab Techniques – Just in case you’re given really generic explanation on how to do certain things then here’s a site that might help you. This page just covers the basics but you can go back to the main page to look at procedures for doing other experiments.
Identification of Unknown Bacteria Application – Probably the most fun part of Microbiology. You’re given unknown sample of bacteria and you have to do dozens of tests on it. Then you guess what the unknown bacteria is. Unfortunately, my lab partners didn’t pay attention to the procedure on using these special kits we were given. Since we had no kit we only could do a few tests on the bacteria. That’s where this application came in. It’s a simple download that doesn’t take up a lot of space. Just enter in the results from your tests (either positive or negative) then it will let you know the possible bacteria that your unknown bacteria could be. Using this application got us the extra credit for guessing the correct bacteria, which is why I recommend this instead of using those flow charts. Just in case you want to use a flow chart or the program is too complication, then go here to Bacterial Identification.
Old Exams & Homework – This is from a schools physics theory class directory. Now, you can find sites like these by simply doing a little google search. Anyways, this site was most helpful as if you’re a physics theory student that has to do those annoying WA problems, some of the exact same questions are on the homework assignments on the directory. Also, the most important reason why it’s helpful is because instead of giving the answers there’s actually an explanation showing the calculations used to work out the problems. I would only imagine this site is more helpful to those taking general physics theory courses.
Work and Energy – Well the title sums it up. If you need quick explanations on work and energy then this is a good site. It’s very straight forward.
physics theory Equations Formulas Calculator – haha! Online physics theory calculators that are simple! Again, you should really know how to solve these problems without these calculators. Just in case you don’t want to pull one of those all nighters doing homework because you procrastinated Anyways, theres calculators from Work to Torque to Hooke’s law and more. Give it a try.
Web Elements Periodic Table – Yeah, periodic table of elements is very important obviously. Just go here and click on an element and get all or most of the info you would need on the element. Elements like O, N, C, H are easy to remember, but who in the hell besides a chemistry nerd would remember the atomic weight of Osmium.
Constants – Here’s all the constants you’ll need in chemistry, nuff said…
Make Asiprin – Usually most Organic Chemistry student will have to make aspirin as it’s a basic procedure. In my organic chemistry class we had to find our own procedure on the web and do it in class. Though, you might want to adjust the numbers to make the amount you’re required to make by your teacher.
Stoichiometry Help – Stoichiometry equals easy. All it is, is basic algebra of unit conversions and balancing equations. But, when first learning stoichiometry, it can look intimidating. This site provides examples and a break down in how to solve the problems.
Chemistry Lab Techniques – Though, you are usually provided instructions to chemistry lab techniques, it never hurts to have an extra site at your disposal just in case. Also, it explains lab techniques in simple forms. Includes the all important procedure of recyrstilization, for some reason a lot of students seem to forget how to do that procedure.
One of the biggest challenges to teaching online is the provision of authentic ways for kids to experiment with scientific principles. There are many visualization and simulation tools out there, but most of them are either restricted to a pre-designed experiment or require an understanding of computer programming.
Enter Phun (http://www.phunland.com). This intuitive program (free for non commercial use) enables students to play with physical principles simply by drawing shapes. Objects created in this environment can fall, collide, interact, float, move on their own, sink, and even turn into liquids. Objects interact as though they would in the “real world” providing students opportunities to create their own simulations for gravity, pendulums, resonant systems, robotics, etc. All without a single calculation.
Here are some examples of what you can create:
I’m curious if anyone has used this with kids. I’ve had a colleague of mine try this with grade 4 kids, but really anyone who can use a mouse should be able to get ths to work.