Wednesday, January 10, 2018
How to avoid cul de sacs
we humans wouldn't be the biggest time wasters on the planet .
So, we are born to explore; to go beyond the snaps and the raps of our mothers ( and fathers should we be so lucky)
How can a mere mother or father know when risk approaches that the approach he she thinks is coming is a real, deep or overcomeable threat .
Human beings are uniquely poised to explore the world , so are we dealing well with it ? Personally 'politically . Have we? have you ?
What fears and what barriers to truth are restricting you?
I came across a lecture yesterday by one great journo called Malcolm Muggeridge who came to accept that he was too busy looking to really see, Too busy seeing, to see through .
I have lived to the day when the public media is sickeningly preoccupied with asking why questions ; merely collecting evidence when 40 years ago i learnt to sieve and see thought it as a means of gaining a career on the cutting edge of science practice .
I have lived to the day when men say they love science but worship an image of science and technology that is shallow , totally incomplete and inadequate .
I have lived to the day when men ask why questions but never wait for an answer .: when science, rhetoric, equation production is done so badly persons inevitably draw conclusions of instruction and inertia that are stifling strangling and wrong - anything but not liberating and workable .
Nearly 40 year ago after shelving his love of reason for a love of bigger things Malcolm wrote .
"Non believers, .. having no recourse but to plumb for facts ,..are stuck with statistics .
Verily those that take to the statistics shall perish through statistics ".
Quoting From Blake
This life's deep windows of the Soul
Distorts the Heavens from pole to pole
And leads you be believe a Lie
when you see with, not thru ', the eye
see through not just with.
Labels: muggeridge . shortsightedness
Sunday, April 03, 2016
One example where One explanation is no explanation
This is not so much the age of science as the age of science dementia- where the people think they are talking science when full equations are neither remembered , considered or computed ( my definition)
Christians do it just like Atheists .
Its a bit rich though for atheists , being true to their own philosophy rejecting sound questioning of the science behind such simplicities
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Getting rid of the idea of God is not easy
According to Genesis for example , this is seen to imply the objectionable idea of getting rid of the idea that God will eventually judge us.
Either way, the new idea puts a lot of pressure on the idea of Evolution. Evolution is quite clearly now responsible for everything .
Somehow Evolution has, in many unbelievers minds, got God like status . Little bit hard to believe even though we can see natural selection at work and no man has ever seen God ?
What a growing divide though still between what we know and what we would like to know. By digging deep, we have discovered some gold like constants to support our expectations about what controls the universe. I wonder what we will yet discover about how cells communicate. This growing solid base for life suggests a structure for freedom. Such an expanding knowledge base also suggests to me a growing smaller context for theories about everything - a smaller context for the process of natural selection and its importance in explaining things.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
How discoverable is the Universe?
How does the average laymen interpret the wavering between " we do know " and "we don't know "that actually goes on in trying to answer real questions by real human beings. It seems to me that it is the modern media who like to maintain a level of confusion because amongst scientists the problem is less.
The Bible, it seems to me is streets ahead of both authors because according to its authors , it is the Creator's choice alone to both disclose and to hide at the very same time and , even , in the very same space and place . Matthew 11:25 ;Luke 19:40-42.Frustratingly logical , both in theory and in practice .
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Trains that will string particles together
Maybe a good discussion on this is limited by the political determinism that insists we are looking for a theory of everything, and therefore a fully loaded train( lots of connected strings) rather than a reality of "interfering bits" . The best writing I have seen on this makes clear that what we learn from science must be pursued with vigor but not confused with the inherently difficult job of knowing anything about why even any one of the wheels is turning on a life axle.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
We are alone in the universe -if we think we are?
What a great skit is this item
Sunday, August 05, 2012
How much of the universe is still hidden from us
While its great that we are pushing the boundaries of knowledge in these areas and learning how to make lasers and predict more , maybe there are limits .
While no physicists likes to be lumbered with the heavy burden that they are "looking for God ",such misplaced popular notions build the colliders and research centers that keep them in bread.
Interestingly, the science panel on ABC Big Ideas last week seemed to all being be saying that though they have just created a new particle called a boson, its all part of the hidden framework of forces that we can't see; a growing hidden but more ever present framework of neutrinos we can't see !
While i don't think its neccesarily possible to prove where the Creator is, the present knowledge is clearly no challenge to sound old theology ( omnipresence, omniscience )
I wonder whether "god particle" is just another pathetic attempt to keep God at a distance and put him in a box ( a particle )
Modern quantum physics seems to say everything is particles in one breath and then say everything is fields .Thank God it all works, I say.