BELIEF, and

BEGGARED BELIEFs

brrrrr~! As you know (lucky you if you don’t—it means this is your first time here) I read, watch, and generally sift through a lot of stuff. Much of it rubbish … and am currently viewing The History Channel’s 3-disc package titled “Ancient Aliens (season two)”.

maria_orsic.jpgDisc 1 at the moment, and we’re in the collapsing Nazi Germany with guys like Martin Borman doing a bunk in a bell-shaped time machine.

All grist to the mill, and I’ve always loved that snap of Nazi Maria Ostrich (or whatever her name was.)

Long blonde hair, blue eyed with a challenging level gaze and big batty eyelashes … grrrrrrowf~!

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Oops, where was I?

Time travel. For myself, complete with closed and shuttered (barricaded even) mind I can only accept ‘time travel’ as a one-way opportunity. In my purview the entire universe is a time machine and it comes gratis (ya can’t ask better than that).

I start with a self-evident given:

no two physical objects

can occupy the same space

at the same time …

Simplistic, but any attempt to break Argus’s first rule of physics (see above) means disruption (this is why a bullet, arrow, or knife etc kills).

SO

the show shows earnest folks earnestly and enthusiastically telling us that ‘they’ (their beloved aliens etc) can flit painlessly through time. I use naval (poetic) slang to express my own humble opinion—

 

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—and await your declarations declaring me wrong. Any proofs might be nice too, but you are allowed an unproofed opinion.

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BUMMER

(AGAIN) (!) buitre16

having grown up thinking—believing—that the word ‘universe’ meant everything (you know, a sort of collective noun for ‘the whole lot‘) I keep running aground on statements like this beast—

Scientists now believe that if our universe ”ballooned up” into a vacuum after The Big Bang, then trillions of others could also have formed in the same way, creating a multiverse of other universes beyond our own space-time.

to read from source: CLICK HERE 

—which suggests to me a real vacuum. A vacuum in the collective noun department. So language gallops on, and with it we need a new noun; a noun meaning ‘everything’.

Everything.

As in every damn’ thing.

No eluding our new noun, no ducking into other dimensions, parallel or otherwise abstract universes; no hiding behind metaphysical concepts or multitudes of unique Gods. Maybe Ark or JZ can spare me a few religiosi to explain where God fits into all this scientific stuff? If there are millions of zillions of other universi, are there likewise oodillions of other singular Gods? Or does our very own Big G cover the whole lot (and still find time to impregnate the odd virgin here and there so He can be nailed to whatever is their local equivalent of a cross?)*

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(from the Mac’s onboard dictionary)

BUGGER

if those clever scientists are correct a lot of books are going to have to be rewritten. But wait, it gets even more better yet—

Professor Tom Shanks in Durham University’s Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, said: “One explanation for the Cold Spot is that it might be the remnant signal of the collision of our Universe and one of the trillions of others…

Ouch! Can you even begin to imagine the insurance costs for such collisions? Brrr …

For source of the quote above and the image below, click on any of these wee bowling balls—

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—and never forget the ages old saying, so famous in the metaphysical worlds:

AS ABOVE,

SO BELOW

—which makes no sense at all in a universe with no ups or downs**.

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* And by His sacrifice so save the locals from the Wrath Of Himself. (Dammit. There’s never a Mormon or Jehovah’s Adventist around when you need one.)

** Don’t ask me, I’m just a dum ol …

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TIME TRAVEL

GREAT IDEA!

Oh … reeeeeelly?

To not digress:  a bullet or a dagger (etc etc etc ad infinitem) kills because of disruption. (It seems a Law Of Nature that no two physical objects can occupy the same space at the same time.)

ALONG COMES MERLIN

who bashes you delicately on the head with his magic wand, and with a few well chosen words sends you back through time.

You, yes, YOU go back just one second (a kind of practise run, testing the waters as it were) and there you now are, two of you—

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If ‘no’ … why no?

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The SECOND of

several

INTERESTING ARTICLES

dat-ol-debbil-realitypulled in from the web this morning. The first was an article on how ‘time does not exist‘, which of course predictably (ouch) attracted barrages of opprobrium and even much vociferous squawking from the outraged.

‘Tis ever thus, I’ve been saying it myself for many years—

The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening RIGHT NOW.

That is the theory according to a group of esteemed physicists who aim to solve one of the universe’s mysteries.

Most people do not even consider the concept of time but there is nothing in the laws of physics to state that it should move in the forward direction that we know.

The laws of physics are symmetric ultimately meaning that time could have easily moved in a backward direction as it does forward.

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But despite the UK ‘Express’ having degenerated over the years it still comes up (sometimes) with interesting thoughts. I read only enough of the responses to confirm our conditioning. Not good.

Moving along in the bus:

AFTER THE SPOUSE

and I went on an effectively starch-free diet the weight fell off of us. Ok, ‘fell’ is the wrong word—it gradually left us; incremental change, noticed only after a while.

So I was more than a little intrigued by this newsy wee article: oink.png

to gast your flabbers: CLICK HERE

from which I quote —

This year, Andrew Taylor ate nothing but potatoes.

It was an extreme diet that at first was criticised. Some said it was an unhealthy approach to weight loss, others believed there was no way he’d last 12 months, but almost one year on, he has proved you can survive on nothing but potatoes.

He vowed on January 1 he would touch nothing but the starchy vegetable and Taylor has lost more than 50kg and says he is a completely changed man.

“I was clinically depressed last year and eating potatoes has really helped me with that,” he told news.com.au.

—go, or not-go, and make of it what you will. (Granny ‘Herald’ was once the newsery in New Zealand) (Once …)

Here, have a nice time … CLICK ME

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WOT IS THIS?

Is it PC

or is it me—

Brendan Foley was only three minutes into his first dive on his first day at the site of the 2,100-year-old Antikythera shipwreck when a colleague came swimming over to him.

“You’ve gotta see this,” they said. “We found bones. We found a skull!”

Source: CLICK HERE 

—or is it simply modern (for witch read ‘illiterate’) gramma? Butt weight, the mined bogles at wot this next lin conjas up—

The skeleton Foley and his colleagues just uncovered was probably caught between decks as the ship went down.

Alas, poor skeleton.  It was obviously too slow off the mark when the loud crunch came from the sharp end (sound asleep if I know passengers, just look at Titanic) and that was that. Am 1.png

IN THE MEANTIME

If you are unfamiliar (oh, come on now … really?) with the Antikythera Mechanism it might pay you to Google said artefact and have your flabbers gasted. Or simply pop over to here: CLICK ME

(CLUE:  “It would be hard to dispute that this is the single most information-rich object that has been uncovered by archaeologists from ancient times.”)

Perhaps not, your  call. Not everyone is fascinated by discoveries that should have rewritten a few scientific ‘facts’ …

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—if anyone can truly call archaeology a ‘science’. Or perhaps it truly is, the absolute paradigm of the modern impartial Search For Truth. Maybe the mechanism so described is all an elaborate hoax—like those things ‘discovered’ at Gobekli Tepe?

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We all know that the ancient Greeks were very good at eurekaing in Athenian bathtubs, or gaming the Olympics and stuff — but gears? Hell, gimme a break … you’ll be telling me that they had meters in their taxi-chariots next!

AS FOR YOUR

English grammar, she’s no longer relevant. You need go no further than my own blogs for proof of this—I’ve been taking liberties for years; but I’m off now to read more about those archaeologists from ancient times.

Don’t wait up …

 

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A MOVING

TARGET

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SCIENCE, THAT IS—often used in quotation form to end any argument. But—

HOW LONG

does a scientific ‘fact’ last?

“…The world’s oldest fish-hooks, approximately 23,000 years old, have been found in a cave …

Researchers say the fish-hooks, made from the shells of sea snails … show the development of fishing technology at an earlier stage than previously thought and more widespread than previously known.

Humans are believed to have moved offshore to Okinawa and its sister islands about 50,000 years ago …”

To read from source:  CLICK HERE

I like the use of the word ‘believed’ there. It adds a human element—we humans are expected to be fallible, gullible, and facts elusive. The world was flat once, they told us. Now it’s a ball weighing millions of gillions of tons but effortlessly floating about in empty nothingness. Sure it is … and lacking alternatives, I actually believe that. For now.

But the definitive statement here—obviously by a journalist, and an unthinking one at that—is what catches the eye this time “… the world’s oldest fish hooks …” and I wonder how many kids in school will get top marks for quoting it? (If their teachers are up with the play—otherwise they’ll get growled at for being fanciful.)

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I ALSO PONDER

  • How did those clever Okinawans actually get there ‘50,000 years ago’?
  • Were they born there?
  • Did they swim there? (Naaaah …)
  • Did they walk there?
  • Did they drift there like bubbles, at the whim of the ocean breeze?
  • Did they navigate there?
  • How? With what maps? Charts? By whom?

Screen Shot 2016-09-22 at 07.57.19.pngFifty thousand years ago our ancestors were peering fearfully out of caves (we are told). The idea of anything other than an accident (you know how it is, drifting on a lilo at the beach when an offshore breeze comes up) seems a bit fanciful.  (your lilo) ——>

I think the same forces that got the Polynesians all over the vast reaches of the Pacific (I do mean ‘all’) (and vast) may have been at work. Whatever they were …

Perhaps science can tell us?

 

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