YouTube - Quantum Fields: The Real Building Blocks of the Universe - with David Tong
According to our best theories of physics, the fundamental building blocks of matter are not particles, but continuous fluid-like substances known as 'quantum fields'. David Tong explains what we know about these fields, and how they fit into our understanding of the Universe.
YouTube - Quantum Fields: The Real Building Blocks of the Universe - with David Tong
Tricycle - The Thukdam Project, by Daniel Burke
Erraticus – How Deconstructing Anxiety Makes Transcendence Possible, by Todd Pressman
YouTube - James Lovelock Explains Gaia Hypothesis on The Sacred Balance, with David Suzuki.
"If you were a Martian astronomer, so to speak, looking at the Earth to detect signs of life by atmospheric analysis, it would shout back at you, 'WE'RE A LIVING PLANET!'"
Science News – How Particle Detectors capture Matter’s Hidden, Beautiful Reality, by Emily Conover
Aeon – Is the Earth an Organism?, by W. Ford Doolittle
The Gaia hypothesis states that our biosphere is evolving. Once sceptical, some prominent biologists are beginning to agree.
ID the Future – Hungarian Philosopher Philip Goff Partly Right: The Universe Reflects a Mind, Host Sarah Chaffee with Michael Egnor
Aeon – Is the Universe a Conscious Mind?, by Philip Goff. Cosmopsychism might seem crazy, but it provides a robust explanatory model for how the Universe became fine-tuned for life.
Beshara Magazine – Panpsychism and the Problem of Consciousness, by Richard Gault. The idea that everything in the world has some form of consciousness is ancient and ubiquitous.
Erraticus – Sentience, Not Consciousness, Is Key to the Cosmos, by Michael Jawer.
But let us recognize that sentience — the ability to feel — underlies consciousness, indeed that consciousness could not exist without the ability to feel.
The Conversation – Is Reality a Game of Quantum Mirrors?, by Tom Warren. A new theory suggests it might be.
God and Nature – Panpsychism, The Microbiome, and a New Christian Approach to Consciousness, by John F. Pohl
Axios – Nanotechnology Allows Chemical Signals from Spinach to Send Emails, by Bryan Walsh
Nautilus – Electrons May Very Well Be Conscious, posted by Tam Hunt. Last year, the cover of New Scientist ran the headline, “Is the Universe Conscious?” Mathematician and physicist Johannes Kleiner, at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy in Germany, told author Michael Brooks that a mathematically precise definition of consciousness could mean that the cosmos is suffused with subjective experience. “This could be the beginning of a scientific revolution,” Kleiner said, referring to research he and others have been conducting.
Be Awake – Quantum Physics and Consciousness, by Jeanne Mayeux
Is it possible that the laws of physics hold the secret to creating the life you want? What is reality? According to quantum physics, nothing fully exists until it is observed—and the act of observation changes what is observed.
Physics and God – Quantum Coherence and the Hidden Secret Behind Our Bodies, by Joseph Selbie
In an adult human body, there are fifty-quadrillion coordinated biochemical events taking place each and every second. Every second, each of our fifty trillion cells generates fifty thousand biochemical events in a near-perfectly coordinated dance of atoms and molecules that make possible everything from voluntary movement to the continuous complex processes of circulation, digestion, assimilation, elimination, respiration, growth, and healing.
I have a problem. There’s two parts to my problem, and I imagine that’s the general status of most problems.
The first part… my resume… the person I am by the means of my parents’ genes and my less than glorious past. I’m a skeptic, a cynic, a pragmatist, a rationalist, and all-around empiricist who doesn’t like to take anything for granted and views taking anything on faith as a quick road to human malfeasance.
I imagine few would regard my list of personality traits as a big problem. With the First World society moving so fast these days, a balanced diet of skepticism, cynicism, pragmatism, and empiricism – slathered with buttery rationale – would be a sensible resume or goal for most people who aren’t blessed or burdened with what we call talent.  ...continue reading.
YouTube - Animal Farm
George Orwell's alegorical novel about the rebellion of farm animals against the tyranny of human oppression. The film version of this novel illustrates the cyclical nature of the self, who in need of throwing off the oppression of others for the beauty of freedom and equality, when confronted with a newfound sense of self-possessed authority, one becomes the tryannical oppressor.
CATO INSTITUTE - Key Concepts of Libertarianism, by David Boaz.
PERC - How Personal Technology is Democratizing Environmental Action
YouTube - The Libertarian Mind, by the CATO Institute, with David Boaz.
Libertarianism — the philosophy of personal and economic freedom — has deep roots in Western civilization and in American history, and it's growing stronger.
World Economics - Lords of Poverty, by Lionel Stanbrook.
Scientific American - Why Life Does Not Really Exist, by Ferris Jabr.
I have been fascinated with living things since childhood. Growing up in northern California, I spent a lot of time playing outdoors among plants and animals.
America, The Jesuit Review - This is Your Soul on Mysticism, by Kaya Oakes.
Adam Smith Institute - Ten Books Every Libertarian Should Read, by Madsen Pirie.
Most lists of the books which contribute to or reinforce libertarian ideas might contain most of the following top ten:
Mindful - How Are You Seeing the
World?, by Heather Shayne Blakeslee.
The art of unhooking from your stories allows you to see what’s in front of you rather than seeing what you’re looking to see.
Aeon - The Joy of Being Animal, by Melanie Challenger. Human exceptionalism is dead: for the sake of our own happiness and the planet we should embrace our true animal nature.
Scientific American - Our Brain Typically Overlooks This Brilliant Problem-Solving Strategy, by Diana Kwon.
PERC - Property Rights are Fundamental to a Free Society and to Conservation, by Jonathan Wood and Brian Yablonski. They enable each of us to live according to our personal values and to pursue happiness in our own way, provided we don’t violate anyone else’s rights.
LiveScience - Why Does Christianity Have So Many Denominations?, by Donavyn Coffey.
There are more than 45,000 denominations globally.
Today, there are many long-standing natures of the human being that have been, in the western, modern world, universally accepted as fact, and the world’s teleology and success hangs on their presence. Some are bred in forever, while others are more susceptible to the redefinition of their meanings, so as to nestle comfortably and efficiently into our evolving society. In some cases, a few human metaphysical concepts of being are facing dramatic upheavals in their definition and use.   ...continue reading.
There’re just those times when we all have had that sense of dread; with a shudder, our reasoning seems to escape us, time slows, and our heart races. Our vision closes in on us, darkening at its edges, and the hairs rise on the back of our necks as we lose our sense of reality. Something approaches with an ominous presence.
We’ve all had this experience; typically, in some unfamiliar, dark place in which, what is best described as our soul, finds itself cornered by a thing unknown, yet seemingly deadly. It is of little wonder that evil is more considered a supernatural being of reckoning and wreckage, than a diacritic event in one’s life.   ...continue reading.
Narcissus, by Caravaggio c.1597-99
It seems the concepts of cosmopsychism and axiarchism should be given an interpretation through the arts as well as the sciences...
Through This Shining Light
A paradigm perched upon my shoulders, inquires the eternal question:
“How does one find God?”.
Or perhaps more so, “How does one live with God?”.
For myself, I am of His Spirit;
no matter my desires, nor reflections, I suspend midst His being,
and for myself, there is no seeking for, nor refuge from;
no need to breathe.
My paradigm asks of the others.
Borne from the practical world and carried forth
as naturally as the weed that eternally rises midst the flower,
this paradigm slithers from a place sodden with fertile anticipation.
Hubris or humus? Where is the power?
Weighed are we that expectation is unconscious assumption,
while love could never be so secure.
“For whom has loved without condition except God himself?” we might demure.
So we hold our own judgement, in abeyance to the hope
that what we see in the mirror is something
more than what we see in the light.
For though we see in the light,
we choose not to look through the light,
but choose rather to see the mirror.
We mistake light as mirror – living as life –
and thus find but a reflection of ourselves,
and not what life truly is: being in God.
Think, for the moment, of the rose.
In the rapture of God’s perfection,
the turned words of Rilke speak of the rose:
Wildness surrounding wildness,
Tenderness touching tenderness,
It is your own core that you ceaselessly caress,
As they say.
It is your own center that you caress,
Your own reflection gives you light,
And in this way, you show us how
Narcissus is redeemed.
Might I ask the questions, “How does Man see Narcissus?”
What space shall there be between wildness and tenderness?
Does love burn light only to reveal light ever more?
Known now, ten years on of wandering
with even step and faithful direction;
God’s will and not my own,
to a knowledge, perhaps a wisdom
that what God can bless one with
is a thing that few consider;
no matter their diligence or endeavor.
Industry like that of the cardinal
whose eyes and beak so charged with black,
alights upon a tree;
chirps and flits about from branch to branch,
sudden one way and then another.
One moment its breast of red resplendent,
another it wings of faded, carnelian gray.
Who is this bird; gay or subdued,
fierce or fallow, worthy or unworthy?
Surely not that one should find sorrow here,
for what is, simply is.
For Man is a metronome, a tin cardinal shedding feather;
clock-work by our own reflection.
Shun we Narcissus as that most rotted of our nature,
and yet, like all God’s creatures, we adore the light.
Narcissus is the light, and yet fearfully we see
Narcissus as Medusa hissing.
We shall not look, not a glance, taste not the fruit
lest we lose flesh for stone.
Think upon the plant that leans to the light.
Muscles green, it has not, to move,
nor reason to know light of better ration
than the dark.
It has no eyes by which to mimic
that what the whole forest knows
and pains to do each moment of each day.
The forest leans to the light.
There is a truth that Man cares little to see through the light,
and when he does hope for something more
than what light brings to him,
he is more bound by his image
in the dark, dour water of a mirror,
than in what he can bring to the light.
Much ado does Man find flight from such speeches,
for determined is he that free will excels above all,
and independence: the highest of virtues.
With these two heroes in hand, what needs has Man?
Of course, Man possesses the former by right
and so why would he look through the light?
“Do we not have God secured to our bosom?” we proclaim.
“Free Will is God’s mark of love for us.” we cry out
in our own self-domain.
And what of honorable independence?
Does Man not struggle his full life to secure
that which he can never take to the next;
just so solitude might be with his own reflection,
as Narcissus at the pool?
Folly lies deep within these mirages
that beguiles the many mind;
as if heaven should care an addled bit
for the spittle of sovereignty maligned.
Man does mistake humus for hubris; this is most certain.
There lies an odd peace in this truth.
Instinct for me, as God swept away the dark for the light,
and taking my hand, pressed it past mirror and through His light.
I am now set about by guardian Seraphim – safe in His being,
and wrapped gently within the unfolding, rising petals
of God’s own Spirit –
so that I might, in celestial wonder,
see life revealed once again from the beginning;
to know the unfallen condition of Man,
and to know once again that all things made by God
are good truly, beautiful truly, pure truly
as the day God created them.
This love, made for all, is there for all;
still within us all, still awaiting a salvation
that only God can offer.
Can you not touch it?
So relinquished it is; bringing tears to love,
wild abandon and tender adoration.
Through this shining light, waxen flesh,
translucent with color and light,
glowing effervescent and bright,
radiating its inner outward flight;
gives and receives an eternity ever fresh.
Yes, thus love is, and Narcissus gazing
sees not but God’s love in return.
For when you see through the light,
does Living Water imbue you;
And your luminary spirit renews within you.
Breath now knows that there are no secret paths,
no hidden doors for which you have no key.
One being. One humus.
One lucid field with wild abandon true
to see that celestial view that no eye can ever see.
His Word becomes of you and you of His Word
Purist beauty within ourselves is the being in God.
Spirit, Oh purist beauty.
YouTube - The Woo Explained!
Arvin Ash and quantum physics simplified. Are Consciousness and Free Will linked to quantum mechanics? The double slit experiment explained. What is the difference between observation and measurement? Since Quantum Mechanics is the basis of all modern microelectronics it is extremely important for you to be able to separate quantum mechanics facts from fiction.
Innovation & Tech Today - Making Water Out of Thin Air by Sara Brittany Somerset
Technology Org - Research breakthrough could transform clean energy technology
YouTube - QFT: What is the universe really made of? Everything that you see is thought to be made of up of particles. This is what most people are taught in science class. The only problem is it is not true. And physicists have known this for decades. Particles are really not fundamental. The best theory in physics tells us that there really are no particles at all, only fields. Particles are merely waves in the field.
IEEE Spectrum - Iron Powder Passes First Industrial Test as Renewable, Carbon Dioxide-Free Fuel by Evan Ackerman
Cosmos - We've Made More Than the Earth Has Grown by Natalie Parletta
Quanta Magazine - What Is a Particle? by Natalie Wolchover.
Given that everything in the universe reduces to particles, a question presents itself: What are particles?
ScienceNews - Scientists Entangled Quantum Memories Linked Over Long Distances by Emile Conover
Physicists’ fantasies of a future quantum internet are a bit closer to reality.
Cosmos - In Search of That Quantum Advantage by Lauren Fuge
Studies suggest we may be getting a little closer.
ScienceNews - The new light-based quantum computer Jiuzhang has achieved quantum suprfemacy, by Emile Conover
A photonic quantum computer, which harnesses particles of light, or photons, performed a calculation that’s impossible for a conventional computer, researchers in China report online December 3 in Science.
Awaken - QuantumScape's New Solid-State Battery is Twice as Energy-Dense as Lithium-Ion, by Edd Gent
TechXplore - Instant Hydrogen Production for Powering Fuel Cells, by American Institute of Physics
Since the Industrial Revolution, the environmental impacts of energy have posed a concern. Recently, this has driven researchers to search for viable options for clean and renewable energy sources.
Awaken - Forget Plant Trees: This company is making carbon offsets by putting seaweed on the ocean floor, by Adele Peters
YouTube - Elements - Fusion Energy Could be a Reality in Less Than Five Years, hosted by Julian Huguet
SPARC is aiming to be the first experimental device to achieve an energy-positive fusion reaction.
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The true story of discovering the meaning, value, and gift of love. Get the paperback or kindle version at: Amazon.com.