Monday, July 30, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
I have now posted chapter 7 on the Pleistocene Nonconformity over several days in the global warming blog. This is an easy read for most and presents a lot of fresh insight impacting on were we are at globally.
I am also preparing some of the material in the chapters on maths and physics for a paper to be published. That is shortly ready to go.
The question is what other theme will you want to see expanded into a blog? Comments are welcome. Give me a reason to start.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
In high school, I developed a passion for mathematics and the sciences, read all the literary classics that I could get my hands on, and generally devoured history and the sciences. In the end I opted to complete an honors degree in applied mathematics from the University of Waterloo from 1967 to 1971. This period was an intellectual forced march of the first color.
I do not pretend that I was a star, but I did make it. More importantly, I did this solely for myself and not for some doubtful career choice. In my forth year, knowing that the coin did not exist to go further in my studies, I loaded up on an extra course or two including a 900 level course in relativity by Hanno Rund. His group was responsible for eliminating the need for the additional assumption of mathematical linearity employed uncomfortably by Einstein in the General Theory of Relativity.
In other words, I challenged myself rather than try to max out the marks. I gained an invaluable and ingrained mindset that has stayed with me to this day. If anything I think I am still too lazy in my articulisation of my ideas.
On leaving the academic environment I was disturbed by the fact that I had not generated new ideas from this period of my life. At the same time, my initial thoughts on K numbers had emerged during late high school. On thinking through this phenomenon, I considered the extraordinary rise of the Greeks. It struck me that these philosophers were merchants first and philosophers second. And I thought that this is just about right. A merchant must be able to make inferences and communicate the same based on insufficient information and a general lack of certainty. This is anathema to the cloistered scholar in academe.
I thusly found it more palatable to engage my external life in the field of business or more specifically the field of securities. On the other hand I never gave up my insatiable reading and the various enthusiasms that informed my inner life. It has also been my wont to read everything available on any subject of interest. This does tend to cover the sources.
Through the years I would find myself with a new interpretation of some topic of interest and conclude that the idea was good enough to hang a book around. Unfortunately, the traditional approach to produce such a book is to use the central idea to framework all the prior source material in a good scholarly fashion. Having already read the source material, I found it difficult to envisage rereading and rewriting this same material. In fact the idea made me somewhat nauseous and my training in mathematics had selected me for literary compression, not expansion.
I did find that exposure to the trading environment of the securities industry made shifting perspective second nature and the reinterpretation of data a constant companion to my thought processes. So for the past thirty years I have discovered many new paradigms that were intellectually more satisfying than what was been presented.
Sometimes one just gets lucky and becomes encouraged. Back in 1976, I went with a group to look at an ore discovery in Idaho. I saw a rhyolite hosted base metal deposit showing two large zones of enrichment. The rhyolite was overlain by a manganese rich limestone suite and generally underlain by a volcanic porphyry suite. What I observed as unusual was the invisible crystalline structure of the ore. I queried the attending geologists about this and got no satisfactory answer. I then posited that the ore must have been laid down in a sub sea environment in which the water quickly drew off the heat. Limestone reefs had then buried the structure. Two years later the first smokers were discovered illustrating this effect.
From time to time I continued to work with K numbers. At another time I took up the idea of a fundamental particle and the problem of time. At some point I generated the general cyclic function and played a little with them. This gave me encouragement to think that the K number technique may be important. Eventually my thoughts on the fundamental particle led me to the problem of a useful descriptive function which led me back to generalized cyclic functions which promised to resolve Dirac’s big number hypothesis. There were years in between.
All during this time I thought about prehistory and economics theory and followed the many speculations coming into or going out of vogue. In the end I had too many books to write and no prospect for doing so.
It finally occurred to me that the best approach was to take a page from Marshall McLuhan. His approach was to pack his book with a stream of supporting insights that he had gathered through many years of contemplating his theme subjects. The result was a romp through a series of insightful examples supporting his central concepts. This is a far less tedious way to present a range of new ideas, and it has the added advantage of simplifying the central theme down to the interconnectedness of these ideas.
This book is the result of that decision. It allowed me to synthesize a lifetime's investigations and conclusions within one volume. Any given segment however can be thought of as the foundation of a line of inquiry often sufficient for a well-developed book on its own merit. I also recommend diving into chapters that interest you personally and then try to read the book through. I do not wish to lose you on material for which you have no preparation.
I have made no particular attempt to generate a detailed bibliography. The advent of the Internet has made direct research extremely simple and it is fairly easy to dig up specific resources. There is also the adventure of tripping into new commentary. It is also fair to say that conventional books of the various subjects are generally consistent with each other and that reading one will capture the tenor of the rest. The only technical guidance I will provide is that in the historical material, I have pushed out the time bounds as much as possible. We have far too little hard data to be secure on hard dates. My dating approach reflects the earliest possible appearance, not the earliest known appearance. Millennia of dreamtime may have followed the advent of possibility.
This book is concerned with new interpretations, not old. This means that I spend little space either describing or developing these older concepts. I am not here to bore the informed or to teach the work of others. We are championing new ideas and letting the proverbial chips fall where they may. This also permits a broad debate to begin on many of these issues, which I expect could lead to an even more expansive second edition.
I must warn the reader that this book is extremely content rich and assumes that the reader is capable of digging up support material not provided. This is a book of new ideas and a how to manual to assist in generating original ideas. It is not a book bent on beating to death one idea only. That is why we must break it up in logical sections.
I look forward to engaging you in the teaching of my ideas. I trust that you will find it as exhilerating as I have in developing this body of new ideas.
As new chapters are posted, they will be linked to the contents page in the lead article. Thus, you will be able to spot new chapters just by going to that page.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
A simple question asked by the rational mind. The task we set ourselves is to confront this simple question without making recourse to a faith argument. It is discovered that God can be freshly described in a powerful new way.
This was never my intent, or even a starting point. I set out rather to write a book titled Paradigms Shift, now been prepared for publication by Hancock House in Vancouver, BC. In this book I presented and tackled many of the interesting questions intriguing the educated public while developing a science based methodology and philosophy for advancing new paradigms into the purview of human understanding and consciousness.
The scope and variety of this ambitious endeavor is made comprehensible to the reader by browsing through the chapter descriptions attached to this article. As stated I never set out to directly comprehend the nature of God and the book is not directed to that theme at all. But the answer is painted there between the pages for those who master the contents of this book.
On writing Paradigms Shift, I had a different goal. It was to report on the many remarkable conclusions that I have derived from a lifetime's intellectual journey. Many of those conclusions were radically new and often reflected new light on old ideas. There is a great deal about science and mathematics and human history. There was no plan to confront the religious impulse or even an expectation that I had anything to say on the subject. Yet the process of writing this book has led to a tightening up of the internal logic of what physical existence is. This has revealed the shape of a scientifically based God hypothesis that can be explored by scientific method in the here and now.
To someone who has always rejected the concept of faith and blind acceptance as any foundation of intellectual discourse, and has also rejected the supernatural explanation as nothing more than a frivolous hand wave based on the failure to advance knowledge out of a sea of ignorance, this came as a huge surprise. It also became very much a case of having your cake and eating it.
We will now characterize God. I ask the reader to calmly take the time to digest the next three paragraphs and reflect on their import before you continue.
The God hypothesis
1 God is a single unique global consciousness or alternately a virtual entity physically embedded in the cellular life mass of Earth. The concept of Geia is a useful analogy.
2 Through connectedness at the cellular level to both the past and the present through the media of wormhole singularities, memory(data recovery) itself is accessed and consciousness(data transfer) is sustained.
3 Human consciousness is the highest and best local expression of this global consciousness that is presently available to God. This implies implicitly that God is limited by our limitations.
4 The God hypothesis is therefore subject to analysis by rational thought and scientific techniques.
The possibility and likelihood of wormhole singularities is addressed in the chapters on Mathematics and Physics and and is supported by the discussions on the emergence of life earlier in the book.
The classical literature, through personification and the use of varying metaphors, has utterly confused the human mind as to the potential physical nature of the God hypothesis here on Earth. Through the constant reshuffling induced by faith based paradigms, a clear physical understanding has been occluded by the generation of rational constructs disassociated from the physical. Alternately I am arguing that the God hypothesis can only be properly understood as a core component of our physical world and therefore through rational analysis.
We can immediately dismiss a number of ideas that have attached themselves to the God hypothesis in the classical formulation.
1 The God hypothesis did not create the physical world any more than you or I did. The God hypothesis is an integral part of life on Earth, but not necessarily elsewhere, which fact remains to be discovered.
2 The God hypothesis has a limited capacity to express its consciousness in a physical manner, yet is intrinsically all knowing. We humans are about as good as it gets and embarrassment precludes me from cheering. Any localized entity, such as ourselves must have free will and that naturally negates any attempt to establish command and control. Once again, herding cats is a valid analogy.
3 The God hypothesis is limited in its ability to express itself physically. It must work through lifeforms in a naturally imprecise manner.
4 Long before acting, the God hypothesis must actually notice a need and be then be moved to consciously act on that need. Yet its attention is not local, it is global. It is always easier to simply let local events unfold even if the ability to intervene were easy.
5 The implied potential of a singular consciousness marshaling Earth's resources is more apparent than actual and can only be accessed indirectly. This means that the classical literature is wishful thinking when it glorifies the power of God.
6 We can also partially anticipate the possible motives of the entity reflected in the God hypothesis for implementing any action. What can it care about? It makes sense that it will wish to establish life on other planets, in order to protect its existence as presently established on Earth through spreading the cosmic risk. It also will wish to communicate with other similar entities, if it is not already so doing. It is reasonable that each individual living planet establishes its own uniqueness over time.
We do not need anything else to have a clear and sufficient understanding of the nature of the God hypothesis as a physical reality, or to open the door to exploring its physical nature through science.
Two other aspects of the religious experience also need to be addressed.
1 Historically and perhaps by simple default, religion has taken on itself the task of been the keeper of humanity's code of behavior. At its best this has evolved into a perceived code of natural law deriving authority from a rational theory of rightness. At its weakest, it has derived authority from the personification of God as a source of brute power. As should be evident, natural laws of behavior are independent of the God hypothesis. The use of the God hypothesis as a source of authority is a different matter.
2 Humanity, throughout history and at all levels of civilization and religious complexity, has made a consistent and sustained effort to communicate through prayer or meditation or an induced trance with the consciousness described by the God hypothesis. There are occasional glimpses of empirical possibility open to structured research. And we do have the Cayce methodology of trance induction and record keeping as a solid science oriented starting point.
It is remarkable that the one clearly claimed divine revelation of the Hebrew bible, the written text of the ten commandments, spells out the God hypothesis in a way that does not conflict with our characterization.
That text was written in the face of millennial Bronze age religious traditions that had resolved into a pantheon of avatars reflecting various aspects of human existence. The religious image of the golden calf is compelling, and easy to understand in light of the golden Buddha. Archeology has shown that the bull as well as several other avatars were central to religious devotion throughout the region and we can be certain that each had ample supporting literary traditions rooted deep in the Bronze Age.
We can not know if the original intent was to reject the existence or importance of avatars, or instead to create a fresh beginning for the God hypothesis. However, once this position was taken, and adhered to, monotheism was the natural evolutionary intellectual outcome.
It is still astonishing that a simple document, less than a page in length, is the foundation stone upon which the whole edifice of a global belief system encompassing half of the global population has been built.
In conclusion the God Hypothesis as herein described is both limiting and revealing.
Firstly, the physical nature of the God hypothesis and the possible access to all living experiences over billions of years is liberating and frees us from any particular fear of death, or the loss of valuable knowledge.
Secondly, physical transmigration of the local persona into a future conception is reasonable and has the virtue of preserving the interpretive aspects of the human experience in the global consciousness. Therefore upon death, the individual can expect to be judged by its peers as to worthiness for transmigration against a code of natural law that is well understood and independent of the God hypothesis. The God hypothesis is the media, we provide and manage the content.
Thirdly, the corporal form is the only way humanity can explore the physical universe and add to the knowledge available to the global consciousness.
The book Paradigms Shift is currently been prepared for publication by Hancock house. The book will likely be well over 300 pages in length and the first edition will be in soft cover. The expected selling price is expected to be most of $50.00.
You can send us an expression of interest by simply emailing us putting “Paradigms Shift' in the subject line of your email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will also be automatically put on the mailing list for Hancock House at www.hancockhouse.com(watch an eagle!). This way you will be informed as to the date of release and provided with ordering instructions. Copy write protected.
Contents of Paradigm Shifts
0 - Introduction
A short description of the author’s personal journey that led to the creation of this book. [Key words: dreamtime, Rund, rhyolite, porphyry, McLuhan, relativity]
1 – Data
The idea of data is taken up and put on a more abstract basis toward reaching a clearer understanding of the relationship between raw information and the observer. We introduce a conceptualization called conforming data and then discuss scientific method and the shortcomings that have arisen and how conforming data method can overcome these issues. The concept of belief is also confronted and discussed. Minor examples from medicine are used as illustrations. [Key words: God, ufo, scientific method, sinusitis, heartburn, peroxide, seaweed]
2 – Examples of conforming data
We introduce and discuss two major controversial cases and set out to demonstrate how applying conforming data methodology begins to resolve the debate and controversy. Our principal examples are the global UFO phenomena and the North American sasquatch phenomena. [Key words: belief, primate, bipedalism, Meldrum, near death, ufo, sasquatch, floriensis, cattle mutilation]
3 – Evolution
We rethink evolutionary theory and set out a reformulation that endeavors to resolve the classic conflicts that have dogged the theory. Our intellectual framework is an investigation of the emergence of the living biosphere. This thought experiment lets us propose tentative solutions to the initial assembly problem, the information problem and the oxygen problem for the postulated primordial cell. We then expand on this foundation to begin modifying the classic Darwinian paradigm in relation to multicell entities. [Key words: biosphere, evolution, camel callus, flagellum, zeolite, organic, methane, carbon dioxide, solid crystalline acid, myxococcus xanthus, human robustness, protocell, tetrahedral logic, sulphur, oxygen problem]
4 – The emergence of modern humanity or the taming of the real Homo Erectus
We discuss the rise of the family of primates and postulate that humanity is a tamed version of one such member of the family. We postulate that the natural place for the taming to take place is primarily the Indonesian Archipelago along with small less attractive parts of Africa. We outline the changes of characterization that took place. [Key words: erect primates, omnivore, larvae, pack hunting, running game, tools, fire, domestication, Desmond Morris, Indonesia, social contact, fish traps, bush men, war, cooperation]
5 – Modern Human evolution of organized village life and its globalization
We discuss the expansion of the capacity of the human mind and its impact on the size of the social group. This leads to the emergence of village life and the tribe. The globalization of this phenomenon is described and the maturation of this adaptation through tool use and the emergence of complex food generation strategies are discussed. [Key words: cro magnon, clans, village, tribes, founder effect, communication, adze, dogs, animal husbandry, nuts, acorns, larvae, nomadism, seamanship, cereal grains, potlatch, virtual village, ditch and bank, irrigation]
6 – Antique civilization and the emergence of organized scholarship
The emergence of larger social structures styled as civilizations is discussed. A number of civilizational organizing principles are discussed. The advent of scholarship or knowledge specialization is described. The creation of abstract systems for the retention of language based information and numeric data is described. We show how the apparent universal measurement system may have been created and linked to the circumference of the earth. [Key words: proto state, monoculture, rice, taro, wheat, plaintain, South China Sea, antique civilization, big man, kuipa, Sumar, mathematics, measurement, time, distance, foot, scholarship, priesthood,]
7 -The Pleistocene Nonconformity
We address the massive rise of the sea beginning 12,500 years ago and progressing over the next 2,000 years. This leads to a new paradigm describing the mechanism behind crustal slipperiness and the mechanism that drove the implied crustal shift. We also address a model of planet creation. [Key words: Atlantis, Wegener, Indonesia. Plato, Arysio Nunes dos Santos, Laurentide, crust, core, sea levels, repopulation, carbon, graphite, magnetic field, tidal stress, asteroid impacts, solar output, Alberta tarsands, Mars, Velikowsky, Jupiter, red spot, solar system evolution, Venus, terraforming]
8 - The emergence of grain-based agriculture and extensive animal husbandry
Describe the emergence of plant domestication globally and shows the likelihood of sophisticated methods been applied to achieve some of the more startling results. The curious nature of the cheetah is also discussed. [Key words: wheat,Pye, raichises, chimera, polyploids, Landau, barley, meadow saffron, cochicina, chromosomes, marijuana, domestication, Russian foxes, harem, spring greens, cheetah, Egyptian hunting dog]
9 - The emergence of antique stone building techniques and the global pyramid cult
We develop the stone based construction techniques available to antique civilizations and show how they could be used to successfully build the Great Pyramid with only the methods available at the time. We also cover certain other apparently difficult building problems and show that everything was within the ability of the civilization.[Key words: Sumar, Mesopotamia, labor tax, global pyramid cult, stone cutting, lifting, Hudson Bay pole, tamana, sphinx, Tibet, Copts, casing stones, cedar, cants, water locks, Balbek, barge, Cambodia, Jason]
10 - Bronze Age global trade
This chapter maps out the global extent of trade during the Bronze Age and also introduces some new evidence in the form of the copper road out of North America that operated for around one to two thousand years. Mining methods are discussed as well as transport problems. [Key words: mining, Solomon, Troy, charcoal, adastra, Ireland, Lake Superior, Parana, gold, Peterborough, Micmac, megalithic, Sea People, Peru]
11 - Transition to modernism
We discuss the steady emergence and rise of iron based technology and its culmination in Europe. We cover the introduction of coinage and the rise of European scholasticism. The new tool kit is based on iron, coinage and concrete. From mastery of these, everything follows. [Key words: Mobility, literacy, evolution of iron work, cultic centers, concrete, currency, zero sum currency, mercantilism, Greek scholarship, steel plow, temperate forest soils, university, zero, Arab scholarship, printing, double entry bookkeeping]
12 - Currency and Government management
We rethink the concept of currency and reshape the currency paradigm to take us away from counter productive concepts that have been dogging economic thinking to this day. This leads us to a reformulation of the role of government in the business of taxation and spending. Improvements are suggested based on the new framework. [Key words: monetization, taxation, credit, fiat currency, green fields, globalization, government, regulation, labor, education, Nasa, tar sands, deer farming, sturgeon, corporate structure]
13 - Social Engineering
We set out to describe weaknesses in the social contract that binds civilization together. We cover various deviancies. We point out areas in which this extraordinarily difficult problem may be successfully modified. This subject is perhaps the most susceptible to interpretation problems with the language employed. [Key words: marriage,clan, life ways, family economy, biological urges, deviancy, narcotics, addiction, pedophilia, violence, law, government, social contract, social exclusion]
14 - Tenure
The subject of ownership is discussed and its application is defined in several sectors. This includes land and ranges right through hunting rights. The role of government in the creation of tenure is discussed. This chapter combined with the chapter on currency is meant to supply a primer on best practice in relation to all forms of government management. [Key words: state, land, patents, copy write, trade knowledge, royalty, mineral, perpetuity, trapping, hunting, fishing, Grand Banks, GPS, fish farms, contracts, tenure distribution]
15 - The Ubermind or the shape of the Beast
Discuss the religious impulse and review evidence in support of a ubermind hypothesis. This includes a short discussion on select anomalies and seers. More importantly, we try to discern the actual boundaries of the apparent techniques implied and through that investigation locate the real bounds on the phenomena itself. [Key words: belief, Cayce, crop circles, William Tiller, cellulat]
16 - Mathematica – foundational issues
We introduce a key mathematical insight that produces generalized cyclic functions. We also discuss the problem of relying on the calculus in physical applications in situations were the assumption of continuity is rather dangerous. This leads to an initial discussion on black hole theory. [Key words: continuity, cyclic, black hole, zero, real, complex, calculus, Schwarzchild, quasar, cosmic rays, truth table, identities, convergence]
17 - Physica – foundational issues
We introduce as a thought experiment the idea of the fundamental particle. We follow through on all the inferences thus implied. We employ the generalized cyclic function derived in chapter 16 to characterize the fundamental particle. We describe the resultant universe. [Key words: quantum, group, waveform, photons, cosmology, Dirac, gravity, red shift, big bang, galaxy, fractal, wormholes, time travel, memory]
18 - Global Trends
We discuss current long term economic trends in play and introduce various changes that may be expected to unfold. The decline of war is discussed. The energy equation is also discussed and solutions observed. [Key words: expansion, S curve, Islam, war, resources, energy, food, communications, holodeck, solar]
19 - Communion of Xanadu and Political Convergence
Discuss political convergence and the onset of terraforming the earth. Describe techniques for reforesting the dry lands including the deserts. This represents thirty percent of the available land surface and done successfully will significantly reduce the global temperature. [Key words: hybrid, European Common Market, terraforming, Sahara, Sahel, Solar water production, Western China, Gobi, Lake Chad, Congo]
20 - Mathematica - Polynomial Equations and the Fundamental Theorem of algebra
This section is for the mathematically curious. Work on higher order polynomials with K numbers described in chapter 16.
21 – The God Hypothesis
A short discussion based on a physical characterization of God as a real entity subject to scientific scrutiny. This chapter may be folded into chapter 15. [Key words: avatar, Hebrew, faith, prayer, meditation, trance, Buddha, golden calf, ten commandments, monotheism]