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  • adriuntz 12:31 am on January 21, 2013 Permalink |
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  • adriuntz 11:20 pm on December 3, 2011 Permalink |
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    • untamedyawp 4:50 pm on December 5, 2011 Permalink

      im confused.

    • adriuntz 1:16 am on December 7, 2011 Permalink

      Light speed

  • perpetuallyphil 9:38 am on November 13, 2010 Permalink |
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    Kurt Gödel and Incomplete Universe 

    “It is not strictly science, but rather a very interesting set of mathematical theorems about logic and the philosophy that is definitely relevant to science as a whole. Proven in 1931 by Kurt Gödel, these theories say that with any given set of logical rules, except for the most simple, there will always be statements that are undecidable, meaning that they cannot be proven or disproven due to the inevitable self-referential nature of any logical systems that is even remotely complicated. This is thought to indicate that there is no grand mathematical system capable of proving or disproving all statements. An undecidable statement can be thought of as a mathematical form of a statement like “I always lie.” Because the statement makes reference to the language being used to describe it, it cannot be known whether the statement is true or not. However, an undecidable statement does not need to be explicitly self-referential to be undecidable. The main conclusion of Gödel’s incompleteness theorems is that all logical systems will have statements that cannot be proven or disproven; therefore, all logical systems must be “incomplete.”

    The philosophical implications of these theorems are widespread. The set suggests that in physics, a “theory of everything” may be impossible, as no set of rules can explain every possible event or outcome. It also indicates that logically, “proof” is a weaker concept than “true”; such a concept is unsettling for scientists because it means there will always be things that, despite being true, cannot be proven to be true. Since this set of theorems also applies to computers, it also means that our own minds are incomplete and that there are some ideas we can never know, including whether our own minds are consistent (i.e. our reasoning contains no incorrect contradictions). This is because the second of Gödel’s incompleteness theorems states that no consistent system can prove its own consistency, meaning that no sane mind can prove its own sanity. Also, since that same law states that any system able to prove its consistency to itself must be inconsistent, any mind that believes it can prove its own sanity is, therefore, insane. ”

    via Listverse:

    • untamedyawp 5:02 pm on November 13, 2010 Permalink


      “The whole renaissance is supposed to have resulted from the topsy-turvy feeling caused by Columbus’ discovery of a new world. It just shook people up. The topsy-turviness of that time is recorded everywhere. There was nothing in the flat-earth view of the Old and New Testaments that predicted it. Yet people couldn’t deny it. The only way they could assimilate it was to abandon the entire medieval outlook and enter into a new expansion of reason…I think the present day reason is an analogue of the flat earth of the medieval period. If you go to far beyond it you’re presumed to fall off, into insanity. And people are very much affraid of that. I think this fear of insanity is comparable to the fear people once had of falling off the edge of the world. Or the fear of heretics….But what’s happening is that each year our old flat earth of conventional reason becomes less and less adequate to handle the experiences we have and this is creating widespread feelings of topsy-turviness. As a result, we’re getting more and more people in irrational areas of thought-occultism, mysticism, drug changes and the like-becuase they feel the inadequacy of classical reason to handle what they know are real experiences.” –Robert Persig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

      asking a human to describe *god* is like asking a fish to describe the water in which it swims.

  • perpetuallyphil 8:11 pm on August 14, 2010 Permalink |
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    alien DNA and human genome 


  • Ms.Wonderland 6:26 am on April 29, 2010 Permalink |
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    Symbion pandora 


  • Michael Garfield 9:23 am on February 15, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , electromagnetism, entheon village, michael garfield, prophesy, , Science   

    Biogeomagnetics Lecture @ Entheon 2009 

    FINALLY, video of my lecture and subsequent discussion re: the emerging science of biogeomagnetics (the study of the relationship between living systems and planetary electromagnetic fields…in this case, a possible modern lens on the 2012 phenomenon).

    Plenty of other awesome lectures from that week up on the site, as well.

    • deadindenver 4:17 pm on February 15, 2010 Permalink


    • kbelly 5:31 am on February 16, 2010 Permalink

      imagination is our greatest resource: fo shizzle dizzle.

  • perpetuallyphil 6:50 am on February 13, 2010 Permalink |
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    “The most beautiful thing we can experie… 

    “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

    -Albert Einstein

  • tallbridge 12:16 am on February 11, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: , , Science, , , tobacco,   

    Genetically Engineered Tobacco-based…solar cell spray? 

    As the world continues its quest to use less fossil fuels, the latest possible solution comes from the most unlikely of sources: the tobacco plant. This latest news comes from the University of California, Berkeley. It will be nice to see tobacco used for something other than lung cancer. This new discovery is based on the possibility of literally programming the cells of the plants to get solar cells from tobacco plants. The science behind it is actually pretty simple (at least in explanation form) and pretty amazing. By using a genetically engineered virus, scientists were able to literally transform the cells of the plants to create synthetic solar cells.

    Instead of creating some new form of tobacco plant, they are actually applying their chemistry to full grown tobacco plants. Their custom-made virus is sprayed on the plants and then it is time to sit back and let it work its magic. The virus infects a cell which then enables the virus to spread just as any other virus would. As the infected cells form, they are creating artificial chromophores that make high powered electrons out of light.

    Of course, the plants themselves are not used for direct solar energy as they still have to be harvested. Once harvested, the structures are extracted and put into a liquid solution to dissolve. This solution is then applied to plastics or glass and poof, solar cells from tobacco plants is a reality. While the whole process may seem a little off the wall, if this process can be refined and work in mass form, it totally changes solar energy as we know it.

    Via ALternative Energy:

    While this technology is exciting, the effect that it could have on an economy that seems to continue to go backwards is even more incredible. One of the hardest hit industries during the last decade has been the farming industry. Farmers have been struggling with their crops and tight times have not made things easier. An influx into the tobacco industry to create solar cells from tobacco plants could be a nice boost in the arm as farmers who are waiting for the bank to come and take their land will now have a viable way out.

    These cells would not be expected to last as long as “typical” solar cells, but they would probably be much less expensive. That being the case, solar cells from tobacco leaves could provide both an organic way to produce solar cells and the economic boost that the farming industry needs.

    • tallbridge 12:19 am on February 11, 2010 Permalink

      holy shit….fractal energy antennae….what’s in the body btw? can we make clothes our of these?

    • deadindenver 3:42 am on February 11, 2010 Permalink

      excuse me!!!! no emotoicon captures this 😀

    • homad 10:11 am on February 11, 2010 Permalink

      Been lookin into these for a year or so for orgonite purposes

  • thedarkcleft 10:18 pm on December 29, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , drunk, Science   

    New alcohol substitute in development 

    Scientists are busy working on a new alcohol. One that will allow you to take the “antitdote” and not be drunk anymore. Or be hungover in the morning. Woah.


    • uneeda 4:03 pm on December 30, 2009 Permalink

      …and lose all of your teeth while bleeding out your eyes.

    • oneshowatatime 7:58 pm on January 4, 2010 Permalink

      they’re trying to take the fun out of everything these days…

  • thedarkcleft 9:56 pm on October 7, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: chemistry, Science,   

    Let’s find a practical application for … 

    Let’s find a practical application for this

    • untamedyawp 3:41 pm on October 8, 2009 Permalink


  • tallbridge 4:03 pm on January 23, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: coldplay, fractals, galactivation, , mycellium, neuroscience, , Science   

    Weird Science 

    Show this to every Coldplay Fan you know 🙂

  • oneshowatatime 6:08 pm on October 13, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: banjo, , , Science, surgery, tremor   

    Banjo used in brain surgery 

    A musician who underwent brain surgery to treat a hand tremor played his banjo throughout to test the success of the procedure.

    Eddie Adcock is one of the pillars of Bluegrass Music and realised his tremor could threaten his ability to perform professionally.

    Surgeons placed electrodes in Mr Adcock’s brain and fitted a pace maker in his chest which delivers a small current which shuts down the region of his brain causing the tremors.

    A surgeon filmed the operation at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Video: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7665747.stm

    • homad 2:01 am on October 14, 2008 Permalink

      More and more people getting chips inside their brain. Yippee. I was just watching the other day the first of a 3 part BBC documentary about where humans are headed and bio-chips was one of the topics. Can’t wait to see how sports react (even though they already have to a little bit with artificial limbs n such) to all of these types of things.

      GO PHILLIES AND RAYS!!! http://beted.com <–if you like taking risks 😉

    • deadindenver 2:37 pm on October 14, 2008 Permalink

      i was totally just peeping this…

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