Some crude ideas about the Hairy-Head model of the atom.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The rock stars debating the great whore called 'science'.
Courtesy of the Book of Wisdom. In chapter 11, the holy writer begins to talk about Moses leading the Israel through the desert via Wisdom, and navigating through all the nations they had to face. But then he goes off into this loose and sublime tangent, elucidating our relationship with God with all of these fundamental insights into the nations of Moses' time and perhaps all time and their insatiable desire for idolatry which by the way is still alive today in many different modes. By chapter 14 he says:
And it was not enough for them to go astray concerning the knowledge of God, but also, while living in a great war of ignorance, they call so many and such great evils ‘peace.’
For either they sacrifice their own sons, or they make dark sacrifices, or they hold vigils full of madness, so that now they neither protect life, nor preserve a clean marriage, but one kills another through envy, or grieves him by adultery.
And all things are mixed together: blood, murder, theft and fraud, corruption and infidelity, disturbances and perjury, disorder within good things, forgetfulness of God, pollution of souls, alteration of procreation, inconstancy of marriage, unnatural adultery and homosexuality. (Wisdom 14:22-26, CPDV)
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
After taking this for a little while now, I am thoroughly convinced that this is probably within the top five best foods in the world. Maybe the best in terms of what can be grown and taken as a staple. It has never been hybridized. There are only two varieties, one is wild and the other is domesticated considered as one species with a subspecies or two distinct.
The nutritional profile is astonishing, off the charts. A real power food. A significant source of a variety of nutrients one does not get from staples, such as proteins, triple the riboflavin, vitamin A, carotene, zinc, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, It is delicious . . nutty, and the aroma is fabulous. It tastes so good that it could be eaten by itself. It is easy to digest (less chromosomes than other wheat), if not all one need do is add sea salt. It is hearty. Nutrition is retained through cooking. It is salt tolerant (can grow on salty soil) so I imagine it can produce a plentiful yield. In addition it has a protective hull, that wards off insects and chemicals. I don't know a lot about farming but my guess is one could probably grow it in a great variety of places, all around the world. Now there is a revival of growing it in Italy, by producers using the brand name Jovial.
The history of its domestication is traced back to Southeast Turkey, probably close to where Noah and some his children settled post-Flood, and perhaps close to where later Job lived. It also grows wild. This Ancient Einkorn reminds me much of a sequence from Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich's visions where she talks about Adam and Eve:
They [Adam, Eve, and children] had huts in those days, partly sunk in the earth and covered with plants. Their household was quite well-arranged. I saw orchards of low, but tolerably vigorous fruit trees. There was grain also, such as wheat, which God had given to Adam for seed.
I do not remember having seen either grapevines or wheat in Paradise. None of the productions of Paradise had to be prepared for eating. Such preparation is a consequence of sin and, therefore, a symbol of labor and suffering. God gave to Adam whatever it was necessary for him to sow. I remember having seen men who looked like angels, taking something to Noah when he went into the ark. It appeared to me to be a vine branch stuck in an apple.
A certain kind of grain grew wild at that time, and among it Adam had to sow the good wheat. That improved it for awhile, but it again degenerated and became worse and worse. The wild grain was excellent in those early times. It was most luxuriant further to the east, in India or China, where as yet there were but few inhabitants. It does not thrive where wine is largely made and fish abound. (Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, Mysteries of the Old Testament)
If I were a king, my people would be growing Einkorn Wheat. And the animals would be eating it too. I think it would be good to support a revival of this, though I wouldn't expect much because we live in extremely greedy times.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
"That which is added to what is observed, Attempts to simplify the overwhelming complexity."
by Erik Cortes
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
New video from Mike Huttner.
This is an excellent video. Mike makes a brilliant rational analysis to find the root of knowledge, understanding and perhaps even wisdom from a natural point of view.
Visualization is supreme in intellectual life. Our brains continually visualize. And without objects there is no seeing or understanding.
And not only in science but even in religion. From a religious viewpoint even God respects and uses our ability to visualize. I believe God stimulates visualization, especially in say the elect prophets. We have visionaries, like Isaiah in ancient times and Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich in more modern times. "Vision of the valley", "tell the vision to no one" "I saw this", "I had a vision" etc. God makes movies in the brain of the visionaries. And of course there are also false and evil visionaries.
But vision is a key concept in the Bible and in the Judeo-Christian religion and I hope it is not completely lost in Roman Catholic Faith. This is a prime way in which God communicates and helps us to understand or to know. According to Blessed Anne, some ancients Jews even taught that Adam and Eve had some mode of primitive vision stimulated by God which they lost when they sinned. When I pray to Jesus or Mary, I am in some manner visualizing them.
Religion aside, visualizing is of paramount importance in science. Think of Watson and Crick visualizing DNA as a double helix.
We also need to visualize the atom and that fundamental entity that underlies all atoms and enables it to initiate and perpetuate light and electron phenomenon. This is the very core and heart of physics.