vol 7: Notes
Sunday 5 August
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... to restore theology to the mainstream of science
[Notebook: DB 61 Warm]
[Sunday 5 August 2007 - Saturday 11 August 2007]
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
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) >
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.
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
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
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
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
A key tool for obtaining and maintaining
political power is secrecy.
Nature 448:408 scientific advocacy and transparency. Richter
Friday 10 August 2007
317:308 'Pentagon is looking for a few good scientists. National
Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowhips $3E6 over 5
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.' |
|Lo, Hoi-Kwong, and Tim Spiller, Sandra Popescu, Introduction to Quantum Computation and Information, World Scientific 1998 Jacket: 'This book provides a pedagogical introduction to the subjects of quantum information and computation. Topics include non-locality of quantum mechanics, quantum computation, quantum cryptography, quantum error correction, fault tolerant quantum computation, as well as some experimental aspects of quantum computation and quantum cryptography. A knowledge of basic quantum mechanics is assumed.' |
|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.' |
|Bhattacharjee, Yudhijit, "Pentagon Is Looking for a Few Good Scientists", Science, 317, 5836, 20 July 2007, page 308. 'This fall, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will launch a grants program to fund researchers with innovative ideas for tackling important security challenges. It will be modelled on the National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Awards, which support blue-sky, interdisciplinary research in biomedicine. DOD plans to make about 10 awards, each good for $3 million over 5 years. Applicants for the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowships must be U.S. citizens, and preference will be given to early career researchers.'. back |
|Nature - Editorial, , "Nuclear test", Nature, 448, 7152, 26 July 2007, page 397. 'Japan's response to an earthquake highlights both the promises and pitfalls of nuclear power at a critical time for its future. . . . Investors in planned nuclear plants continue to worry about waste disposal and liability issues and look to sympathetic governments to provide assurance regarding these. Lurking at the back of their minds, however, is the ever present risk of accidents of the sort that played havoc with the global industry at Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania in 1979 and at Chernobyl in 1986. Another such event could undermine political support for nuclear power and so up-end their planned investments altogether, possibly before a single megawatt of power is geenrated and sold.'. back |
|Richter, Burton, "Nobel laureates know what they are talking about", Nature, 448, 7152, 26 July 2007, page 408. Correspondence: 'Political adffiliation does not matter to us. Both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates endorse corn-based ethanol as an energy source. Both are wrong; it is our job to call it mainly a farm subsidy and explain why it is that rather than what it is claimed to be. It is up to the public to decide how much to support it.' . back ||
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