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Speed of Entropy Increase

    In our universe, as time moves forward entropy increases.

     I think most of us assume that this increase is constant over time, but is it?

     I’ve pondered over how the Garden of Eden could exist physically, or how the new Heaven on Earth will exist and the only way I can envision a world without rot and decay and in which predator doesn’t have to eat pray is a world totally lacking in entropy.

     Such a world, such a universe, would be totally ordered perfectly by God and that order would never decline, ever.

     Such a thing would be possible looking at the universe outside of time but then outside of time nothing would change since change is happening inside of time.

     I wonder sometimes if our assumption that entropy is constant is correct?  We measure time using among other things, the rate of radioactive decay and that seems pretty constant, but perhaps if we watched long enough it wouldn’t be constant.  That would really screw up the science of radio-isotope dating.

     But have we any proof that entropy remains constant, that a radioactive material will always and forever decay at the same rate?  Do we know what governs that rate in any absolute provable way?

     Perhaps our assumptions are wrong and then anything we think we know about our ancient Earth or universe is also wrong, at least as far as the timeline goes.

Computer Operating Systems

     In virtually every major computer operating system out there, Windows, MacOS, and Linux, the trend is to try to produce one interface that works on all devices.

     I question the wisdom of this move.  A desktop environment with a three button mouse, a large non-touch screen, and substantial CPU and disk I/O is a world away from a Smart phone, with a tiny touch screen and no mouse that uses gestures to control it.

     As primarily a desktop user, I find the touch oriented interfaces annoying and generally useless.  I find it annoying when an application won’t use 1/4 of my screen because it also has to accommodate a smart phone.

     I find it REALLY annoying when vendors like Microsoft FORCE it upon you.  People who bought Windows-7 which provided a good desktop interface are now being nagged into Windows-10, and if they go with this nag they find they are now locked into their hardware.  If they decide to upgrade their motherboard, guess what, gotta purchase a new copy of Windows 10.

     And then there are the folks whose hardware is not up to running Windows 10, but Microsoft thinks it is, offers them an upgrade which renders their machine inoperable.  I’m in the process of trying to restore a customers machine that was recently victimized in said manner.  Website said it was a device (display) driver issue, but as it turns out even the built-in vga drivers in Windows 10 don’t work on his hardware and there are no compatible display drivers available.

     Funny thing is, Ubuntu Linux 15.10 boots and operates on his hardware just fine but he is brain-washed like most Microsoft customers and not willing to make the switch.  So back to Windows 7 we go.

Quantum Immortality

    If the many worlds (or many interacting worlds) theory of quantum mechanics is correct, then every time there is a decision point, a possibility of something going one way or the other, including our dying or not dying, the entire universe bifurcates into two, one in which the event goes one way and one in which it goes the other, including our dying or not, and we also bifurcate with it, one copy of us goes with one universe, the other with the other, and in the case of dying or not, one copy of us always lives on.

     So in some copy of the universe, there will be a copy of us, a version of us, that is immortal.

The Illusion of Substance

     If we look at something, it appears physical, made out of some stuff.

     The stuff of course is made of molecules, combination of atoms which bind together by exchanging electrons or by electrostatic forces.

     The atoms, made of electrons, protons, and neutrons.  There are fundamental particles, the electrons, and composite particles, protons and neutrons, which are made up of quarks, conservative particles that are never seen naked and free.

     These particles, if we try to observe them closely we find that we can not determine both their exact velocity and location simultaneously.  This is because particles have a dual nature, they also have a wave-like nature and it is that wave-like nature that makes it impossible to determine exactly where a particle is and know it’s velocity simultaneously.   We can only get probabilities of where it is likely to be, the wave seems to be a sort of probability wave.

     And that wave isn’t really physical stuff, it’s a perturbation in some sort of field.  And what exactly is a field?  Well, it seems to involve some kind of force but no actual substance.

     So here we are, the substance of our being really quite an illusion, or at least our physicality in the way we normally think of it.  Instead we’re some kind of complex waves in a number of fields, that somehow is able to think, comprehend, even create.

     Personally, I think we are all just God thought, and if God stops thinking about us, forgets us, we cease to exist.  Fortunately, God doesn’t suffer from ADHD or we’d all be toast.

Polymer Jet Fuel Additive

     Just read about a new polymer jet fuel additive that forms super mega molecules that inhibit misting in a crash but not in a jet engine and thus reduce explosion and fire hazards if a crash occurs.

     What it doesn’t state is what the combustion products of this stuff is, what effect it will have on the environment, and oh are the chemtrails people going to go ape shit over this!

     I think we need fusion reactors small enough to power big aircraft and get away from burning fossil fuels and throwing a huge amount of carbon dioxide into the upper atmosphere where it does the most damage.

     But seriously, aside from the fact that this will no doubt induce cancer in any living organism it touches, the chemtrails folks are going to have a riot over this.  Surely this is being engineered for mass mind control, what other possible reason could their be.

     Already, just because I posted a couple of pictures I took of iridescent clouds I have people telling me it’s the result of chemtrails.  No how about ice crystals.  And it’s not a new phenomena but people being what they are, generally ignorant and paranoid, it’s bound to cause a stir.  I still got a couple of idiots that badger me about the photos.

     So yea, add some polymer to jet fuel, and no doubt it will have something other than carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen, maybe some chlorine or fluorine to destroy the ozone layer, and it’s really gonna send the chemtrails folks on a massive group panic attack.

Holomovement

     Years ago I read a book about the idea that the Universe was holographic in nature.  I can not remember the title or author but it dealt with the implicate or enfolded order that is not visible to use and the explicit order that is visible.

     At the time the idea did not have much intrigue for me but now after several decades of observations and thoughts it does.

     I have noticed that many ancient civilizations and present day Shamans come to some of the same conclusions about the nature of reality, even though they use different language and arrive at those ideas quite differently, that seem to have parallels with some understandings of quantum physics.

     The Dance of Shiva and Bohm’s idea of a holomovement seem to describe very much the same understanding of the underlying nature of the universe, except the creation and destruction are really just different explicit manifestations of the underlying implicate order.

     There are people who have a strictly materialistic view that has everything being a construction of physical stuff and the result of the ordering of physical stuff.  That view fails when you look at things like the collapse of a quantum wave function as the result of an observation.

     You have people who take the opposite tact, and believe that everything is a physical manifestation of thought and that thought underlies everything.

     My own take, based primarily on a number of what would be described as paranormal, personal experiences, is that it’s not a case of thought affecting matter and vice versa, it’s that they are different aspects of the same stuff, and that as we have free will over our thoughts and can change them, we can also change our material reality.  It’s understanding the relationship between our thoughts and that reality, which often is incredibly subtle, that proves difficult.

     A greater understanding of this underlying reality can make virtually anything we can imagine possible.  I think that scares some people and why people in power have such a vested interest in controlling our thoughts.

Pluto

What Pluto Has Not

pluto-charon     What is most interesting about Pluto isn’t what we found but what we didn’t find in abundance, craters.  Pluto doesn’t receive much light and heat from the Sun, it was expected to be geologically dead. Pluto and Charon must have internal heat sources, perhaps radioactive elements.

pluto-mountains     Pluto has a lower than expected albedo which lead to an under-estimation of it’s size.  It’s size turns out to be 2370 km  ± 20km.  This makes it somewhat larger than Eris which charon-highresis estimated to be 2320 km.  I find it fascinating that a planet smaller than our own moon and so far out can show such variety and apparent activity.  Pluto and Charon, like Uranus, orbit on their sides suggesting some sort of collision event in the past.  They are tidally locked, like the moon is tidally locked to the Earth always presenting one side, but with Pluto and Charon, both bodies always show the same face to each other.

   That both of these bodies show so much variety in their surface and recent activity leads me to wonder what else in the Kuiper built awaits our discovery.  I’d really like to see a fly-by of Eris now that Pluto and Charon have proven to be such fascinating objects.

 

 

Scientific Delirium Madness

     It bothers me that scientific illiteracy exists to the point where something like this can be taken seriously.

     Folks, something to know about CERN, even though it is going to produce collisions at higher energies than anything that has ever been done in a man-made collider, those energies are still at least five orders of magnitude smaller than natural collisions that happen in the atmosphere as high energy cosmic rays slam into molecules there.

     So if CERN could create mini-black holes and those could grow and swallow up the Earth, cosmic rays already would have caused this to happen and we wouldn’t be here.  If these things could destroy our souls, again we wouldn’t be here.

     The person narrating this video obviously has no idea what anti-matter is.  Anti-matter particles have charge and spin that are opposite those of ordinary matter.  Another way to look at it is that it behaves like matter going backwards in time.  There is nothing about it that makes it any wilder than ordinary matter.  However, anti-matter and matter annihilate each other and turn into pure energy when they collide.  That’s why it has to be so carefully contained.

     The amount made at CERN or any other facility isn’t sufficient to make any gigantic explosion.  Nor does it have the potential to be weaponized without significantly more advanced containment technology than we have today.  That technology is extremely unlikely to be developed any time soon and if we did develop it, hydrogen bombs will still make more economical, portable, and deliverable weapons so I doubt it would be adopted for those purposes.

     Just because we don’t understand something doesn’t make it demonic or satanic or evil, and facilities like CERN help us to understand things.  They shine light on the dark and that’s how you get rid of evil.

Science Religion at Physics Forums

     I’ve been banned from Physics Forums for being a “crackpot”.  Oh how well I live?

     If wanting theories to agree with the actual facts is a crackpot so be it.  The old saying that science advances one death at a time is too true.

     I will remain opposed to the Big Bang and the half dozen fudge factors that need to be randomly added to make it work.  Same for the latest impending big collapse.

     What laws of physics drive inflation?  Can we demonstrate them in the lab?  Where is the Dark Matter we need to explain why galaxies don’t behave the way our understanding of gravity says they should?

     How can we measure or observe dark energy in the lab?

     None of these things are observable because they’re all made up to prop up a broken theory.

     If you believe in something without any evidence, it’s religion not science, and that’s what we have at Physics Forums.

Brink of Collapse

     Articles are running in various science magazines telling us that the universe may be on the brink of a collapse.  In those same magazines there are articles telling use CERN is starting up this weekend at unprecedented energy levels that may reveal mini black holes.

     Perhaps these two are not coincidental.  If Steven Hawkins is wrong, and these mini black holes do not evaporate as predicted, but instead stick around sucking up more and more material around them, until the entire Earth is swallowed, for us, our visible universe will have collapsed.

     Honestly though I’m not too worried, CERN is capable of producing slightly over a trillion electron volt energy levels, that’s 1×1012, where as naturally occurring cosmic rays top out at over 1×1016 electron volts.  If CERN was going to create these mini black holes, and if they didn’t evaporate rapidly as Steven Hawkins has predicted, then cosmic rays slamming into atmospheric particles would have already done this for us and I would be writing this with a very small font.

     If, on the other hand, you hear a giant sucking sound followed closely by being crushed to death, well, you’ll know I was wrong.