On: Thursday, July 16, 2015
I got out my ruler and measured the boxes of stuff. Then I measured the closet to see how much larger I would have to make the closet in order to accommodate the additional stuff.
When I was finished, my wife thanked me for making more space. I understood that I measured the height, width, and length of the boxers of stuff. I also measured the distance between the walls, floor, and ceiling of the closet. I never did measure space.
Curious about this, I tried an experiment. I cut a hole into a piece of paper. Once again, I couldn't measure the space I had created in the paper. I could only measure the paper.
Then I got out a doughnut from the fridge. I noticed there was a round hole, or space in the middle of the doughnut. I measured this space to be 1.5 inches across. I ate the doughnut enlarging the space. I was able to create more and more space until there was no longer a doughnut. The doughnut space had merged with the space in the room.
Determined to measure the resulting space created by the now digesting doughnut, I tore down the walls of our home. This only resulted in the merger of the doughnut space to the house space and to the space surrounding the earth.
I am writing this to you from my own private space at the Greeenlawn facility where the nice people so graciously provided a laptop with wireless access to the interwebs in hopes that others might learn the same valuable lesson that I have learned from this experience:
Space is NOT a what! It is a where!
I have to go now. The rather homely, but nice lady is bringing me the wonderful little pill which allows me to exit "physical" space and enter into the rather different location of pure thought space.
Rest gently, my friends, and fear not! There is no beginning and therefore no end to space, only separation between objects. surrounding objects and within objects where there is not matter. - John Smith aka Monk E. Monk
#Science #space #physics
On: Friday, December 19, 2014
( from http://www.users.bigpond.com/pmurray/Rants/Welcome.html )
On: Thursday, November 20, 2014
On: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Logic is the art of non-contradictory identification. Man-made objects are necessarily the result of man's existence, but we did not create them out of nothing. As man, we used our minds to shape our metaphysical surroundings (nature) to further and sustain our existence. We cannot create metaphysically anew, but only reshape the metaphysical into the man-made for whatever purpose we desire, but even our purpose is dictated by the laws of reality. Whether it be fundamentally for the purpose of life or death, man alone has the volitional power to choose. And this choice necessarily becomes a choice of reason, a choice as a man to either use our means of survival and use it well or succumb to the consequences of inaction. This choice is to think or not, to use reason or not, to implement the art of logic to correctly identify the existents of reality--and so the rules and proper goals of our existence--or not. As man we are not divorced from reality but a product of it, in our total existence we, as all else are--in full--prescribed and functioning and existing in and by, the nature of the universe, the facts of reality. Reason is the means of identifying reality as it is and thereby attaining knowledge and logic is the means of understanding what exactly knowledge as such requires to be valid, which is to be devoid of all contradictions; which means to be purely consonant with reality. Logic is not your friend, it is mine--it will not help you to spread your mystical doctrines nor the existence of any aspect of them; it will only lead to their destruction, as it rightfully must to protect man from all con men--whether it be those seeking to trick man into buying an inferior material piece of junk or a spiritual one; and by spirit, I mean man's consciousness.
by @Phaeous Jeff Phaeous
On: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Joshua Feuerstein challenges atheists to provide “proof or evidence” that God does not exist. If they can, he will give them $100,000.
‘You’re doing it wrong!’”
"Scientists and non-scientists alike with any cursory understanding of the burden of proof, know that you don’t start with anything and everything that cannot be disproven.”
“By that standard, fairies exist. The Boogey Man exists. Plush time-travelling Teddy Bears in outer space exist – prove they don’t exist" - Seth Andrews
See Seths video entitled, “The Feuerstein Fallacy.”
On: Friday, August 22, 2014
- 2600 Sumerian texts from Abu Salabikh, including the Instructions of Shuruppak and the Kesh temple hymn
- 2400 Egyptian Pyramid Texts, including the Cannibal Hymn
- 2400 Sumerian Code of Urukagina 
- 2400 Egyptian Palermo stone
- 2350 Egyptian The Maxims of Ptahhotep
- 2270 Sumerian Enheduanna's Hymns
- 2250-2000 Sumerian Earliest stories in the Epic of Gilgamesh 
- 2100 Sumerian Curse of Agade
- 2100 Sumerian Debate between Bird and Fish
- 2050 Sumerian Code of Ur-Nammu
- 2000 Egyptian Coffin Texts
- 2000 Sumerian Lament for Ur
- 2000 Sumerian Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta
- 1950 Akkadian Laws of Eshnunna
- 1900 Akkadian Legend of Etana 
- 1900 Sumerian Code of Lipit-Ishtar
- 1900 Akkadian Epic of Gilgamesh
- 1850 Akkadian Kultepe texts
- 1800 Egyptian Story of Sinuhe (in Hieratic)
- 1800 Sumerian Eridu Genesis
- 1800 Akkadian Enûma Eliš
- 1800 Akkadian Atra-Hasis epic
- 1780 Akkadian Code of Hammurabi stele
- 1780 Akkadian Mari letters, including the Epic of Zimri-Lim
- 1750 Hittite Anitta text
- 1700 Egyptian Westcar Papyrus
- 1650 Egyptian Ipuwer Papyrus
- 1700-1100 Vedic Sanskrit: approximate date of the composition of the Rigveda. Many of these were not set to writing until later.
- 1600 Hittite Code of the Nesilim
- 1500 Akkadian Poor Man of Nippur 
- 1500 Hittite military oath
- 1550 Egyptian Book of the Dead
- 1500 Akkadian Dynasty of Dunnum
- 1440-1400 Hebrew Torah, also called the Pentateuch or Five Books of Moses with a final redaction between 900-450 BC. Some give an alternate date of 1320-1280.
- 1400 Akkadian Marriage of Nergal and Ereshkigal
- 1400 Akkadian Autobiography of Kurigalzu
- 1400 Akkadian Amarna letters
- 1330 Egyptian Great Hymn to the Aten
- 1240 Egyptian Papyrus of Ani, Book of the Dead
- 1200-900 Akkadian version and younger stories in the Epic of Gilgamesh
- 1200 Akkadian Tukulti-Ninurta Epic
- 1200 Egyptian Tale of Two Brothers 
- 1200-1100 BC approximate date of books RV 1 and RV 10 in the Rigveda
- 1200-800 BC approximate date of the Vedic Sanskrit Yajurveda, Atharvaveda
- 1100-800 BC date of the redaction of the extant text of the Rigveda
- 1050 BC Egyptian Story of Wenamun
- 1050 BC Akkadian Sakikkū (SA.GIG) “Diagnostic Omens” by Esagil-kin-apli.
- 1050 BC The Babylonian Theodicy of Šaggil-kīnam-ubbib.
- 1000-600 BC Chinese Classic of Poetry (Shījīng), Classic of Documents (Shūjīng) (authentic portions), Classic of Changes (I Ching)
- 950 BC date of the Jahwist portions of the Torah according to the documentary hypothesis
- 900 BC Akkadian Epic of Erra
- 850 BC date of the Elohist portions of the Torah according to the documentary hypothesis