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Notes

[Notebook: DB 61 Warm]

[Sunday 5 August 2007 - Saturday 11 August 2007]

[page 137]

Sunday 5 August 2007

Was the world made or did it become? From our point of view it looks the same, so creation stories and emanation stories point to the same reality, in other words they are possible decodings of similar sets of messages from the world. A creator made it, a cosmic yoni from which all creatures flow. So we leave the absolute source a

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mystery, too far away to see, and examine our local world for clues to the whole. All we need to know is that we are inside god.

Einstein showed us the way from a local model to a global model, a set of loose constraints placed on spacetime by a sort of second order differential equations with two constants of integration each.

These equations describe a consistent flow which we call 4-momentum or the . . .

The proof that we are inside god is that we live in spacetime.

Inside god - inside theology - the inside story
Outside god - we can only pick up the snippets that god has told us. A power trip.

There is still mystery inside (like Hogwarts) because of the principle of requisite variety and the fact that aleph(god) > aleph(human).

We are all inside god, godlets and devils. This is our fundamental symmetry. Every source (in the communication theoretical sense, embracing transmitters and receivers) is a divine person, an incarnation of the divine person. So we may think of god communicating with itself through personalities.

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Novel, play etc : log of a conversation between people and people and events. Log = narrative. Linearized network -sentence / paragraph / chapter division multiplexing.

Monday 6 August 2007

Quantum measurement - it takes time to define a quantum state, the 'measure' and the 'measurer : 'The type of measurement you choose to make defines the set of possible results: the outcome of a particular measurement has to be one of these.' Lo page 8

REAL = IRREVERSIBLE [time marches on inexorably]

Tuesday 7 August 2007

The optimum point is passed when the cost of error correction becomes marginally greater than the cost of errors.

Wednesday 8 August 2007

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Thursday 9 August 2007

TRANSPARENCY: The Roman Catholic Church promotes mystery as an essential component of its fictive story about the nature of reality. Natural theology with access to the inside story does not deny the existence of mystery, but [holds] that proactive attempts to unravel mysteries that have a bearing on human fitness is very likely to pay off. N 448:387. Nature - Editorial

Policy/transparency

A key tool for obtaining and maintaining political power is secrecy.

Nature 448:408 scientific advocacy and transparency. Richter

Friday 10 August 2007

Science 317:308 'Pentagon is looking for a few good scientists. National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowhips $3E6 over 5 years. Bhattacharjee

Saturday 11 August 2007

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Le Carré, John, The Tailor of Panama , Hodder and Stoughton 1997 Jacket: 'Henry Pendel is the charismatic proprietor of Pendel and Braithwaite Limitada of Panama, through whose doors everyone who is anyone in Central America passes. Andrew Osnard, mysterious and fleshy, is a spy. His secret mission is two pronged: to keep a watchful eye on the political manoeuvrings leading up to the American handover of the Panama Canal on 31st December 1999; and to secure for himself the immense private fortune that has until now churlishly eluded him.' 
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Miles, Jack, God : A Biography, Vintage Books 1996 Jacket: 'Jack Miles's remarkable work examines the hero of the Old Testament ... from his first appearance as Creator to his last as Ancient of Days. ... We see God torn by conflicting urges. To his own sorrow, he is by turns destructive and creative, vain and modest, subtle and naive, ruthless and tender, lawful and lawless, powerful yet powerless, omniscient and blind.' 
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