EEEK! I HAVE TO

ASK

Dodo‘cos I’m a driven asker (it means compulsive) (can’t help myself)—

—has someone in various Space Agencies discovered something disturbing that they’re not telling us?

“The largest creator spans 285 miles (460 km) in diameter…”

And when you stop to ponder—

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—how was this wee shot shot? Shotted? (Dammit, photographically ‘taken’?) And how did it reach us across the vast reaches of space? Okay—got here via the miracle of radio waves. I’m hip. But:

But did the clever folks of NASA fit Number 5 (above, morphed a bit*) with a drone aircraft of its very own? Which it launched, and then it flew around in a tight circle to take that ‘selfie’ for beaming back to us inquisitive souls on Earth?

And is the ‘red planet’ really that red, all over, with no time off for good behaviour?

And did wee cutie get there (where it is) by a process of levitation, or did a dust storm erase any tracks since it parked up?

AND NOW

I’m off for a wee walk—which will be ruined ‘cos I’m certain that if there’s a largest creator crittur up there then there has to a be a herd (or more) of smallers. Brrrr. My Bible assures me there’s only one, and He is unique. Perhaps He’s only unique on Earth, but I do not wish to start an interplanetary theological dispute of any kind so I’ll just let it go at that …

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Two foxy Goddesses discussing the application of Universal Time

 

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* Taking any job he can get these days, since he starred in ‘Short Circuit’ (then like any other electro-mechanical star, faded into anonymous oblivion).

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OH NO …

Dodo not another pathetic bleat—

“The discovery came as a shock to scientists at the time, according to Dr Torsten Neubert, ASIM’s lead scientist.”

Of course it came as a shock to the eggheads (I affectionately call ’em eggies). Think about it: who, whilst defending his turf, is going to give any form of credence to observations anecdotal made by unlettered laymen?

“That really surprised all of us. How come this exists and we didn’t know it? Airline pilots must have known about it – there are some anecdotal descriptions,” the Technical University of Denmark physicist said.

D’uhhhhh … yeah, sure … they must have …

I remember reading in the past some patronising debunkings of mistaken airline pilots (and other reportings by such and similar).

Face it: any reporting of any event of any nature by any one not accredited by the recognised experts in any field/s is all anecdote (hearsay, delusion, wishful thinking and/or fantasy).

But—

But once the rabid experts have been backed into their corner by the facts there becomes a sudden invokement of yet another phenomenon: the total volte-face by said experts with the concomitant (and predictable) most vociferous hearty endorsing of the (previous) heresy.

And no … I’m not an indignant UFO nut.

I’m an indignant (insert field of own choice here*) nut.

A nut with a case of severe mistrust of expertal dogma. Dogmae. Dogmas …whatever; here, have a nice nut (if our resident expert can crack it for you)

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*  So long as your choice is valid (as decided by me) (only me, now—I’m the expert in me, here)**.

** No-one else gets a look in, it’s a lifetime study and strictly monopolised.

 

BUT WAIT~

DodoIT GETS BETTER—

your quote:

Meanwhile for National Geographic the rebel of choice in 2017 was US geologist J. Harlen Bretz, condemned to pariah status in the 1920’s for daring to propose that a gigantic flood had scoured the “scabland” of America’s Pacific Northwest near the end of the last Ice Age.2 It was an idea that contradicted the consensus view of scientists at the time that geological transitions were always slow and gradual – a view in which there was no place for sudden and cataclysmic earth changes.

And now your quiz:

Did you note condemned to pariah status” and it was an idea that contradicted the consensus view” and at the time”?

If you did, well done! You certainly don’t need read any more. But if you missed, here’s another chance: go to the referenced source—

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FOR REFERENCED SOURCE:                  CLICK HERE

—then setting aside all other preconceptions, and with an open mind, plough on through. Try it, you may like it—

In March 2017 the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Institution, those bastions of scientific orthodoxy, highlighted the remarkable achievements of two scientific rebels, one retired and the other deceased, confessing that multiple injustices had been done to both and that the “toxic” way in which they had been treated by their professional colleagues had “poisoned” scientific progress.

Oh dear …

BUT WAIT~

IT GETS BETTER—

though only if you can approach with that open mind. My thesis is that ‘knowledge’ per se is a moving target, a fashion statement that changes shape with the tide.

How so?

BECAUSE OF

(wait for it~!) human nature.

This is a point I have made before; that no-one who has worked hard, studied hard, and invested a great deal of money/sweat in gaining status is going to stand by and watch some pimply newbie come up with something that will not merely rock the boat but sink it.

Hence—

—when all else fails: scorn, ridicule, contempt; and the shutting off of access to relevant importances in the field(s).

“You!” screech the threatened, “Are with us, or against us!”

—and the lines are drawn. No half measures.

Thus access to essential resources under the iron control of the Establishment is either cut off completely, or controlled to the point called censorship.

Science is often not (r) NOT an ‘open mind’.

Knowledge is too often a rigidly enforced monopoly. You need to be ‘in the club’ for access to resources; and you cannot be in the club without paying due homage to the gatekeepers.

BUT WAIT~

IT GETS BETTER—

my simple question is … how much progress would be made if there actually existed a genuine ‘spirit of enquiry’?

DON’T LOOK TO ME

for answers. I’m a conspiracist outsider, remember?

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ACCORDING TO

READINGS

Dodothat I’ve read in the past (and the good ol’ Mac’s onboard dictionary, boom boom!) a ‘black hole’ is something from which nothing can escape.

Hence the so-called ‘event horizon’. All well and good so far—but wait, it gets better …

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—so effectively the black hole doesn’t exist, just its effects. And if such two collide, they gobble each other up and sum (?) those effects. Okayyyyy so far …

“According to general relativity, a pair of black holes orbiting around each other lose energy through the emission of gravitational waves, causing them to gradually approach each other over billions of years, and then much more quickly in the final minutes. During the final fraction of a second, the two black holes collide into each other at nearly one-half the speed of light and form a single more massive black hole, converting a portion of the combined black holes’ mass to energy, according to Einstein’s formula E=mc2. This energy is emitted as a final strong burst of gravitational waves. It is these gravitational waves that LIGO has observed.”

Read from source by clicking:  HERE

(With many thanks for the link to Jim:  CLICK HERE 

But I’m still in the dark about the propagational properties of those ‘gravitational waves’—they seem to travel through the ether like electromagnetic waves but are different(?).

I did read some stuff to the effect that “… yes, they’re not—massive objects don’t emit ‘waves’ per se but they have the effect of distorting Time and Space.”

The illustrating analogy we had to imagine was a bowling ball resting on a flexible surface (in those days a sheet of rubber, these days possibly graphene*?) creating a deepish dent. We then rolled an imaginary marble in a straight line across the dent … and lo!, our bearing goes into a wee orbit around the ball until things happened.

I keep getting unstuck relating concepts—if gravity is the dent is in space/time as some great mind postulated, how can gravity ‘travel’? But if it’s a waveform … how fast does it travel?

And if time travels at the speed of light—then the referenced collision of billions of years ago only just happened, no?

Oh no … overload …

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“Oogle phleep! Beam me up, Scottie! Give it wings!”

(The management apologises for the temporary loss of Argus. He’ll be back when his Spouse finishes slapping him with that wet mop) (Don’t wait up, it may be some time.)

Until normal service is resumed here’s a mushroom from this season’s crop—

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—and it too is made of star-stuff.

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* Aaaaah, progress! She can’t be beat … and thanks to Google pics for the cat. (He was delicious.)

 

DUM’ QUESTION

TIME

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again.

(See? I told you I was a bit thick—but does anyone ever listen? Nooooo …)

BEING OF THE SPECIES

canis lupius* I often have exciting adventures into unknown territories. In my own head. I ask myself questions (doesn’t everyone?) that not even I can answer.

SO:

SPEED LIMITS

 

Sound travels at the speed of sound, which depends on the medium (if the lady has been drinking her spirits rather than conversing with them … a happy medium) as in “the speed of sound in water is roughly five times that in air”.

Light travels at the speed of light which (from memory) is roughly three times ten to the umpty metres per second.

And then something like this—finger down

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—emerges from the primeval slime to rattle my complacencies:

IF** gravity is a waveform, what speed does it travel at?

—and it was here I got a little more unhinged unstuck. Given that nothing can go faster than tachyons light, does the effect of a large body have to wait until the effectee is aware of it?

Can anyone tell me if gravity is a travelling waveform of some kind, or are its effects instantaneous across any distance? Diminishing with distance of course …

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“Argus! Can I help? I’m great at filling in gaps~!”

Dodo

BOOM BOOM!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Canis lupius? Don’t fret—it’s from the Latin ‘canis’ meaning dog, and the English ‘loopy’ meaning a bit bat-brained but quite harmless.

** Some says it’s not a wave, but more like a dent in space-time. They often use the dent to explain orbitals.

 

 

OH MY GOD

NOT SCIENCE?  dodo

“So,” says the acerbic old pup acerbically (he’s good at that), “so—where’s the difference?”

And faced with that blunt conundrum the laws of the universe break down—forward becomes back’ard, far or forget is near, shadow and sunlight are the same. Vanished gods appear like mushrooms but disappear again before you lock on. Tain’t fair, but hist—what light through yonder hole breaks?

“there was never a Big Bang that produced something from nothing. It just seemed that way from mankind’s point of perspective.”

 

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Well!

Now we know~!

The gem above is from the greatest of modern prophets sages, from hee hoo must not be ignored.

AS A DUM AND

unedjicated ol’ dog I must confess I’m with him. I never believed in the Big Bang either. Or God.

To ‘believe’ in either means you must believe in the other, both; face and obverse (one cannot produce a single sided disc*).

Or, possibly, they are different names for the same thing:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light …

… etc etc, you know how it goes; Cains, Abels, slaughters of innocents and mindless massacres of millions all dished up to the salaciously salivating on Sundays …

I say again that it takes as much faith to believe that the entire cosmos was created from nothing as it does to believe that the entire cosmos was created from nothing. Trust me, I’m a Dog …

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“Argus!”

(Oops) … Yes, Your Godliness?”

“… … down, boy!”

 

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* Ol’ Mobius did it when he stripped, no? Oops, your link: CLICKETH HERE  

 

PIONEERs

dodoBUT WHO?

I GAZE IN AWE

into the face of earnest innocence and anticipations that can never be rewarded. So we travel in hope, no?

MY NAME IS OZY

etc etc … look on my works, ye mighty, and despair” … and now we flash forward to fairly recently (late seventies—you do the sums, I’ll keep on typing) when a wee space probe/traveller/thing was fired off into the void carrying with it the forlorn hope that maybe some day, possibly gillions of years from now (or perhaps next Tuesday) someone will snaffle said artefact and decipher the encryptions there on—

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—if they aren’t looking at it sideways. Perhaps rather than using it as a scoop for ashes from their cooking fires they may take it into town and offer it to their wise- (eek! Their wise what?) as a gift (read: a palm-greasing bribe) to hopefully reduce their tax bills for a while.

Although why parts of it seem to be straight lines and others dotty, hatched, or pointed could elude even their very best brains—and as for those two amorphous blobs, who knows? Now …

… cast your eyes over this  finger-pointing-down

 

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and see if you can tell me why I thought the two images might belong on the same page; or is it just another example of canine wishful cynical thinking?

OF ESPECIAL INTEREST

to we lunatic fringe cranks is the collection of dots between the heads of the two guys on the left. Sadly, unless the finders of The Thing have mastered the arcane art of time travel—which face it, I can’t see happening—it will be (as buried with the prize in Kit Williams’s “Masquerade”)* words to the effect:

 

WAITING FOR YOU

OR ETERNITY

 

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* For further info on KW and M:  CLICK HERE