Monday, February 8, 2016

Astro picture for the day/ LIGO will announce the first dectection of gravitational waves

NASA/CXC/Univ of Hertfordshire/M.Hardcastle et al., Radio: CSIRO/ATNF/ATCA

‘Woohoo!’ email stokes rumor that gravitational waves have been spotted

I posted some about the recent rumor that LIGO has in fact detected gravitational waves(two black holes spirally into each other in fact), a few posts down.  I point out some of the remarkable technology of it.  Before I found the above Science magazine announcement, I had seen tweets(yea, that era is when I wrote this!) from LIGO that they've upgraded to this Advanced LIGO.  So, expect a revolution in astronomy . . . now!

Friday, February 5, 2016

astro pictures for the day/ Agnostic and Irreligion generalisation

Some thought for the day . . .

I've pointed out in my post about the film "The Da Vinci Code", observational proofs of how people play vagueness games(Monday, June 8, 2015 post of this blog); ways of avoiding facts starring them right in the face.  It's almost like when someone gets caught red handed, they start lying left and right.  Some more evidences, besides the abundance of poetry for thousands of years of humanities existence, are the religious concepts of agnostics and irreligion.  Irreligion is a new one - actually about five or so years ago.  But, between agnostic ideas and this new(primarily European) irreligion concept, suggests a mentality of avoiding an issue they are uncomfortable dealing with. 

It's often said that 'when we're busy checking exeryone at the terminals for guns and such, that terrorists have accomplished their objectives".  To make a free society live in fear.  And so they have.  But, my point here is that what I like to call the dark side of the force(all these vagueness games), or religion has accomplished it's goal - to instill fear of questioning everything. There's that great Buddha quote,

"Believe nothing on heresay. Do not believe in traditions because they are old, or in anything on the mere authority of myself or any other teacher."

But, this is not what religions, in particular supernatural religions, want, and religious concepts like Agnostics/Irreligion is proof of the bullies that religions are.

- I can go even further.

 . . . and to go a little further.  Chris Phoenix and many 'futurist' nanotechnologists/A.I.(anything futuristic tech) loved . . . for a time . . . to point out Murphy's law.  Murphy's law states that 'anything that can happen, will.'  But, as time has gone on, when rationalistic thinking on transhumanism, and scientific humanism evolved, for a time at the Extropy institute, people like Chris Phoenix and Ray Kurzweil and Eric Drexler and the whole gang, said, ope, let's 'compromise.' I guess something going wrong is o.k. for the human race now. Down went all the logic and observable facts that the human is defined and distinguished from other life by its reliance on science/technology; let's go medieval!  Murphy's law?  Never heard of it!

Compromise, to be more straightforward is another vagueness game used by someone who is scared of someone else.