Tag Archives: Science

Gyromodel: a neo-vitalism, almost Trinitarian

See:

http://truthdive.com/2012/01/27/Planets-water-proteins-and-DNA-are-alive.html

Article reads: The basic idea of Dr. Andrulis’ framework is that all physical reality can be modeled by a single geometric entity with life-like characteristics: the gyre. The so-called “gyromodel” depicts objects-particles, atoms, chemicals, molecules, and cells-as quantized packets of energy and matter that cycle between excited and ground states around a singularity, the gyromodel’s center.

The singularity represents a space-holder for a middle-term, according to Trinitarian thinking!

Global warming is incontrovertible?

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204301404577171531838421366.html

article writes: Perhaps the most inconvenient fact is the lack of global warming for well over 10 years now. This is known to the warming establishment, as one can see from the 2009 “Climategate” email of climate scientist Kevin Trenberth: “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.” But the warming is only missing if one believes computer models where so-called feedbacks involving water vapor and clouds greatly amplify the small effect of CO2.

Quantum mechanics linked to precognition, emotion

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Article reads: The effect of emotions would be falling right out of these speculations. Belief is emotional and emotional belief is strong. Belief is what we hold against all reason, based on emotions.

Review of Chalmers’s new book

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http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/what-consciousness-is-not

Review says: From the outset, there has been another strange consequence of Chalmers’s extension of the “easy” problems of consciousness to encompass activity that would seem to be inseparable from experience: the idea that consciousness extends in some sense to the entire universe, or that all matter is conscious. Known as panpsychism, it was this idea that earned Chalmers the scorn of John Searle.

The Marc Hauser disgrace

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http://www.thenation.com/article/165313/disgrace-marc-hauser?page=full

Article reads: Three years after the seizure of materials from Hauser’s lab, the Boston Globe leaked news of a secret investigating committee at Harvard that had found Hauser “solely responsible” for “eight counts of scientific misconduct.”

Landon finds a terrible judgment on science

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Landon writes:  Wallace correctly saw that the brain seems to have evolved/enlarged, not soley as an adaptation, but in manner that created a potential, more than just a functionality. That is a strong hint that there is a directional component in its evolution. It is remarkable that that the whole of scientific biology cannot manage to assess this falsifying insight of Wallace over a century after his critique of Darwinism. It is a terrible judgment on science.

A letter to David Haury

Hi David,
 
Interesting article you have in:
 
 
When reflecting on the origin of truth, one discovers that this particular issue does not really belong to science. The topic is closer to philosophy, i.e., epistemology where Kant made his mark, but even this does not do the topic justice. According to intuitionist understanding, apparent truth springs from something more innate: a trust worthy awareness, of which knowing thy self becomes more fundamental. Or in other words, to win a trust that grounds us to broad reality, there must be a vetting process to puts our most tightly held beliefs to the test. Unfortunately, this vetting process is not traditional science, rather it is closer to a transcendental science as Edmund Husserl noted.
 
Putting the “scientific theory of evolution” to the test does NOT return Darwin`s theory of evolution, it returns something different as I explain in my paper:
 

A take on the Higgs boson, and what is science

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Article reads: One impulse of those who apply the scientific method to human activity is to reduce action, intellection and belief to instrumental functions. Religion and ethics, for instance, are viewed as serving evolutionary aims, the mind is seen as essentially a biological system, and ideas become neurological emanations.

Powerful method for detecting the Higgs boson discovered

See paper:

http://hep.physics.ucdavis.edu/~jrsmith/papers/jcgs-statistics.pdf

I am one of the coauthors of this paper.  It is being submitted for publication shortly, but please imagine that the link to this paper goes viral beforehand.

What Hitchens missed

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Opinion reads: Hitchens seemed to be oblivious to the miraculous interiority of the human being through which we experience the sacredness of life. This interiority is the inexplicable endowment of our humanness. It is this presence, which is not the outcome of rational ethics or conscious decision that is the mystery of Life. Yes, it is a conception of the Divine that transcends much of sectarian “orthodox” religious belief.