The Incompleteness Theorems
Our ancestors, whom lived in caves could take into account gravity’s effects when hunting, but precisely quantifying gravitational forces did not occur until Newton’s discoveries. It gook over 200 years more for Einstein’s general relativity to expand the application of gravitational laws to a broader set of cases.
Today, scientists hypothesize on how these forces exist and are in search of the gravitaion and Higgs Boson elementary particles. Although the effects of these particles are detected and included in the Standard Model, they have yet to be “seen”.
If/when these particles are found, more questions will present themselves, in accordance with the Incompleteness Theorems.
Where did these forces come from?
What sub-elementary particles make up the elementary particles?
What sub-sub particles make up those?
…. The quest and questions continue
So What WOULD happen if a thinker walked into a bar?
Hobbes walked into a bar and everyone stabbed him.
Locke walked into a bar and had his wallet stolen.
Socrates walked into a bar but wasn’t sure.
Aristotle walked into a bar and ordered half a beer.
Rousseau walked into a bar and voted on whether he should drink.
Plato walked into a bar and made everyone exercise naked
Descartes walked into a bar, and the bartender asked “Would you like a beer?”
Descartes replied “I think not” and POOF! he vanished.
A Dose of Sanity: Part Twelve
When someone tells you how to be happy and what is good for you etc., check whether the party is selling you a product, a lifestyle, or a way of being . If yes, don’t take it seriously, and don’t allow it next time.
The control is in your hands, all you have to do it grab it.
What is In a Word: Part Twenty-One
We live our lives in a bubble of the paradox; where actions, words, ideas and thought are all caught up in the opposite.
We like to throw around this word a lot. You know the one, the word tolerant. We pride ourselves on living in a tolerant country/culture, or coming from a tolerant family, having a way of thinking that is tolerant… on and on and on it goes.
But a funny thing happens along the path to your own (self awareness) of this tolerant thing.
The paradox of our existence gets in the way.
For you see persons whom say they are tolerant, reject intolerance, and are then, by their own definition… intolerant. They make conditions on their tolerance. Pit one type against another. Set up rules, regulations, gauge it in all sorts of ways.
This dilemma is at the heart of the problem that faces pluralist societies who wish to embrace diversity but in doing so exclude those whom do not embrace diversity. And unless one wants a society where everyone is the same (thus making the idea of a diverse society null and void)… it is a problem that will most likely always exist.
Paradoxes of the Human State or The Games People Play:
Part One: The Morality Trump Card
Stops any progression of conversation dead in its tracks After all it is ones “moral” thinking. What do we hold in higher esteem than that?
Our own moral thoughts?
Woops… now what do we do? Back to square one I guess.
Silly humans and our reasoning thought.
Good Intention Photos that make me think… well wait a moment
Prediction… or asking… WHY. Uncovering the true potential.
Things that might be are not even present in the imagination. If someone were to say the world would be a better place because of this happening or if so and so were to be in power, etc, the mind needs to adjust with a jerk. The very notion is new to them. Yet if such things were to come about this would not occur or that, or the other thing…. (the possible scenarios are endless in some ways).
Even so, it seems (in some ways) in this age of “free thinkers”, people are not really free (freeing themselves) to think such thoughts. We are all on “a path” and more and more we see things as being.. set out in front of us.
It seems to me that to say that things will go the way they will and to not question or ask why or, perhaps even … predict… is like accepting a verdict of some type of “fate” (whatever that idea may be for you) without ever asking… why, or wanting to know. This is in a way a rationalists idea of being, and in some ways it seems to me rationalists live in a bit of a paradox (perhaps not any more than the rest of us, but I digress).
The paradox being: The assumption that something is .. right.. or… fate.. or whatever it is you want to call it; “a guide” if you will. Those whom think in this way are, in many ways actually the very people whom do not believe their is any special providence (in themselves) to guide it in any direction other than the “path it is to take”
It seems to me that a true person of thought does not describe an event as it is occurring but in fact attempts to convey the true potential of the actuality…and in doing so many ideas will come to the surface, many of which people will not agree on. That is, in itself the essence of our existence.
If that is … prediction… so be it.
Smell…. the Difference: Right Vs. Left ( a metaphor for the complexities of human thoughts)…
Even though the same atoms combine to make mirror molecules, the left-handed and right-handed versions can have very different properties, such as smell. With a few items from around your house, you will be able to smell the difference between some stereoisomers.
First you will need: •1 orange (or orange peel) •1 lemon (or lemon peel) •1 grater •2 small bowls
1.Grate a small amount of orange peel into one bowl. 2.Grate a small amount of lemon peel into the other bowl. 3.Smell the difference!
Orange and lemon peel both contain a molecule called limonene. However, the limonene molecule in orange peel has a different structure than the limonene in lemon peel. The different structures have different smells. The types of limonene in oranges and lemons are mirror molecules. The molecule in the orange is “left-handed,” and the one in the lemon is the “right-handed” version.
Now try this one. Get the following: •caraway seeds •mint leaves (fresh or dried) •2 small bowls •2 spoons
1.With one of the spoons, crush the caraway seeds in a bowl. 2.With the other spoon, crush the mint leaves in the other bowl. 3.Smell the difference!
Mint and caraway both contain a molecule called carvone. Mint and caraway are mirror molecules. Mint is the “left-handed” version and caraway is the “right-handed” version.
Both comprised of the same compounds, both look relatively the same… the difference is… one is on the left, one is on the right…. sound familiar?