Friday, August 28, 2015

astro picture for the day/ Albert Einstein: Atomic Physics and Reality video documentary

ESA/Hubble & NASA
Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

This looks like a redo of an older Hubble Space Telescope image; but, why not?

Here's an article argueing that quantum entanglement exists without a shadow of a doubt. Link here --> Quantum ‘spookiness’ passes toughest test yet

And someone recently unearthed this great video documentary on "Quantum Spookiness."

General/Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics brought up questions about the nature of science - causality and whether we can predict everything.  Before then, Mathematics had raised questions about knowledge in the discovery of non-Euclidean geometries, and then abstract algebras, quaternions and so on.  In 1931, Kurt Gödel published his inconsistency/incompleteness theorems.  Jacob Bronowski's "Origins of Knowledge and Imagination" in my opinion perhaps, unifies and explains all these problems.  See my Origins of and Nature of Mathematical Knowledge post, third post of this blog for an introduction to these ideas.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

astro picture for the day/ Lucretius quote

Image Credit: Apollo 17 Crew, NASA

Quote for the day,

"This terror then and darkness of mind must be dispelled not by the rays of the sun and glittering shafts of light, but by the aspect and law of nature." - Lucretius

Lucretius lived in B.C. times . . . forty years before the supposed life of Jesus Christ, which I show in my "Gospel of Truth" is just a sungod, the one sungod to rule them all(kind of like in "Lord of the Rings", one ring to rule them all!); but, it's kind of interesting that Lucretius says darkness of mind should be dispelled by reason and not by poetic references to the sun.

astro picture for the day/Aristotle Quote for the day

Image Credit & Copyright: Matteo Dunchi

Someone photographed the Andromeda galaxy as you'd see it . . . if you could see it with your naked eye.  Which, most people can't make out the Andromeda galaxy quite like that.  I can't.  I've taken a eight inch reflector telescope to it, and all I can make out in the central coma.

"Since then reason is divine in comparison with man's whole nature, the life according to reason must be divine in comparison with usual human life." - Aristotle

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

astro picture for the day/ mathematicians find pentagon that tiles the plain /quote for the day

ESA/Hubble & NASA
Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

Quote for the day:

"We have, over again, the fact that criticism of the mathematicians procedure, if it wishes to be relevant, must be based on thorough sympathy and understanding." - Phillip E.B. Jourdain

"In other words: It's possible that that there are dozens — hundreds, thousands even — of these convex pentagon shapes waiting to be discovered. Up until last month, only 14 had been found, and for all anyone knew, that list could have been final."
"But last month, a cluster of computers that Von Derau was using to run though different shapes spit out an intriguing possibility."

Image credit: Casey Mann

They spent two years searching for this with an algorithm they made.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

astro picture for the day/ Ray Hagins: a Ray of Light for today!

ESA/Hubble & NASA
Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

Reverend Ray Hagins great speech on Serapis; he shows that the Council of Nicea was started for the most part to stop a Arius of Libya, here's a wiki on it, --> Arius of Libya

Here's another speech from him, where he shows quotes from later Christian councils to the effect of "believe in us, or elese", and "don't dare change what we say or come up with anything else."

So good to see a ray of light!

. . . and another Jesus Christ is a SunGod video,

This one also does a good job relating Essenes, Samaritans; B.C. communities to Christian Sects of A.D. and explains evidence of Christian fathers showing how the canonical gospels were derived from previous Gospels.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

astro picture for the day/ Quote for the day /science news for the day

Image Credit & Copyright: Markus Noller (Deep-Sky-Images)

Yet another picture I'm sure is similar to one I already have up. I just kind of liked it for the starfield in the background of the nebula and a Globular cluster to the right of the nebulae.

Quote for the day,

"God is over all things, under all things, outside all; inside all; within but not enclosed; without but not extended; above but not raised up; below but not depressed; wholly above, presiding; wholly beneath, sustaining; wholly without, embracing; wholly within, filling." - Archbishop Hildebert

- Science news for the day is in the comments section . . .

astro picture for the day/ Quote for the day

Image Credit & Copyright: Marco Lorenzi (Glittering Lights)

Yet another Pleiades picture, I know.  I know I've had a couple of them already, and the succeeding ones were more or less better than the last.  This one is just another new photograph of them.  I guess I just liked it!

Quote for the day,

"In a day when science is being discredited by messianic ignoramuses with enormous followings, it is well occasionally to recall the cliché, trite though it may be, that without this union of experiment and mathematics our civilization would not exist. Less trite is the more recent observation that because of this very union our civilization may cease to exist. And, while we are facing facts, we note the opinion of many observers that ever since the days of Aquinas science has been feared or secretly hated by nine human beings out of every ten who have sufficient animation to hate or fear anything. Science has been grudgingly tolerated since the days of Galileo and Newton only because I s has increased material wealth. If science dies, mathematics dies with it." - E.T. Bell