[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) > 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.
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
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
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