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  • adriuntz 9:25 pm on February 19, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: berkley, , , universe   

    ET 

    http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/

     
  • 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:
    http://listverse.com/2010/11/04/10-strange-things-about-the-universe/

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

      cool.

      “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.

  • Ms.Wonderland 1:18 am on November 10, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: apple pie, , , universe   

    http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/31/carl-sagans-apple-pie-recipe/

     
    • deadindenver 9:07 am on November 10, 2010 Permalink

      like

  • aed623 10:37 pm on February 19, 2010 Permalink |
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    “While the supernova can be seen, it can’t be heard, as sound waves cannot travel through space. But what if the light waves emitted by the exploding star and other cosmological phenomena could be translated into sound? That’s the idea behind a “Rhythms of the Universe,” a musical project to “sonify” the universe by Grateful Dead percussionist and Grammy award-winning artist Mickey Hart that caught the attention of Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist George Smoot of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.”

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100129164526.htm

     
    • homad 9:30 am on February 20, 2010 Permalink

      reminds me of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHvdZdsIZxg…. it’s all visible/electromagnetic

      Can’t wait to hear the completed project…remember to post back everyone…..

      who remembers the DJ SPOOKY one on sounds of ice (in the glaciers n whatnot)? 🙂

  • oneshowatatime 6:51 pm on November 11, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , desert, hot shit, landscapes, , , universe,   

    This… 

    is sick. Gotta watch it in HD though.

     
    • krammark 3:22 am on November 12, 2009 Permalink

      fucking wonderful

  • untamedyawp 4:15 am on July 23, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , , bill hicks, , , , , david icke, holographic reality, , , orwell, oxford, reality, universe   

    david icke 

     
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