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1 year ago
brett z
The amount of nitrogen in the environment is also a likely factor. QuoteAlthough carbon dioxide may get more press, “the nitrogen cycle has been altered more than any other basic element cycle,” says John Aber, vice president for research and public service at the University of New Hampshire. And now, he says, humans are adding more reactive nitrogen to the global nitrogen cycle than all
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
brett z
Race Jackson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I am unaware of any area of science that considers > infinity within its area. Like cosmologists don't > think the universe is infinitely large. Physicists > don't think there are any infinitely small > particles or energy packets. Biologists don't > think there are any infinitely small bacteria
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
Hello Race Jackson, A lot there, thanks. QuoteSo in this conception, the universe may be considered to be a set of still images. Imagine then there is a rolling film that we observe. It takes one Plank unit to advance the film one frame. Although each image on the film is stationary, when projected we observe change. Just like in the movie theater. Frames are an interesting analogy. Co
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
Eddie, we agree there is indeed substance to the principal, if very carefully considered.
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
Eddie Larry Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I don’t see the AP as a form of intelligent > design theory rather a theory based on scientific > facts or laws of the observed Universe. As a > general theory the AP is subject to all kinds of > doubts and skeptical considerations. However, I > think it provides a basis for understanding our
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
Eddie Larry Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I think that ‘go to hell’, means ‘go to > Haydes’ or ‘Go to Sheol.’ In other words, > ‘Go to your grave. I think that is correct. A related expression is 'over my dead body'. This type of language indicates to someone that an offense will not be tolerated without a fight!
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
D-Archer Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What is red belt then? is not part of what > mainstream calls inner oort. The red belt in the prior post's diagram is the Kuiper belt. Both Ultima and Pluto are Kuiper belt objects. The theoretical Oort cloud would be generally spherical and much more vast. Interesting bit of trivia: Oort was a Dutc
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
brett z
D-Archer Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The major difference is the mainstream sees the > oort as a leftover from a supposed "nebular disk" > that formed the planets and in stellar > metamorphosis it is debris of older stars/planets > (ie astrons). Well as you know, the Ultima Thule object is not in the oort cloud, so the flyby o
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
brett z
Hi Daniel, Since you are expecting probable detection of ice and other materials, there seem only minor differences between your predictions and mainstream, in terms of what will actually be observed at a single object during a flyby.
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
brett z
Eddie Larry Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Eddie and Brett have developed the Extra Special > and Unbelievably Inevitable Anthropic Principle, > which was that the entire reason for the existence > of the universe was the eventual evolution of > Brett and Eddie’s discussion of Anthropics. Yep, these discussion posts are like a profound ser
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
Agreed, amazing what can be demonstrated via comedy!
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
Hi Ray, ok thanks.
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
It's composition is highly likely to include rock....
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
brett z
I think many expect the object to have a similar composition to Pluto or Charon.
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
brett z
drrayeye Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Brett > > both information theory and linguistic theory are > primarily interested in language capabilities > coming into existence--an LAD--or language > acquisition device. The obvious differences in > use of language in adults was not really an > interest of either information theory or
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
Eddie Larry Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The Strong Anthropic Principle is highly > controversial. In some ways, since we do exist, > this becomes nothing more than a truism.” > > I don’t see the AP as a form of intelligent > design theory rather a theory based on scientific > facts or laws of the observed Universe. As a > gen
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
Ray, from your link: QuoteThe strong version says that language determines thought and that linguistic categories limit and determine cognitive categories. The level of influence of varies by Individual. Some or most are content to let the patterns and assumptions of conventional language order their thoughts. These are followers. Yet there are always individuals who sense the boundaries
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
Hopefully there will be more interesting results from New Horizons in just a few months. The spacecraft has mad its first detection of its next flyby target. At the time of these observations, Ultima Thule was 107 million miles (172 million kilometers) from the New Horizons spacecraft and 4 billion miles (6.5 billion kilometers) from the Sun. (Image credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI) With subs
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
brett z
"The genetic evidence shows at least 13 snakes out of about 400 studied are a cross between two separate species: Burmese pythons, which mostly inhabit wetlands, and Indian pythons, which prefer higher ground. The interbreeding between Burmese and Indian pythons probably took place before the animals became established in the South Florida environment, and may have given them greater ada
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
brett z
It was one of the Time magazine Photos of the Year 2000, and ran in its The Year in Pictures special edition. "Some consider the image shown, taken by an observant wildland firefighter, to be one of the most beautiful photographs of both a wildfire and wildlife taking refuge. The photo was taken on August 6, 2000, by John McColgan who was a fire behavior expert working under a coope
Forum: Misc.
1 year ago
brett z
Eddie Larry Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Human consciousness is a function of the entire > human central nervous system, not just the > ‘brain!’ And jellyfish even go about their business wit no central nervous system!
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
Thanks for the link. Certainly food for thought. From the article: "Information theory shows that words and language are the basis of all creative acts." A highly dubious statement IMO. Many creative people hold that silence is key.
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
Interesting link, but I think the author is attempting to lump too many things together under a single umbrella. QuotePlease note: mystical experience is often referred to by different names, including, but not limited to, cosmic consciousness, ecstatic experience, enlightenment, enlightenment experience, experience of god, experience of oneness, god consciousness, god-realization, intellectua
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
Is detecting a messages from the great mysterious comparable to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence?
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
A golden phonograph record was attached to each of the Voyager spacecraft that were launched almost 25 years ago. One of the purposes was to send a message to extraterrestrials who might find the spacecraft as the spacecraft journeyed through interstellar space. In addition to pictures and music and sounds from earth, greetings in 55 languages were included. NASA asked Dr Carl Sagan of Cor
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
drrayeye Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I haven't talked about the Christian Trinity from > the religious perspective at all--only the > practical "toolkit" POV. My point remains that, > as a toolkit, the Christian Trinity is a > surprisingly appropriate foundation for our day to > day materialist world. Yes you have reac
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
drrayeye Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi Brett, > > The material and the spiritual may be more closely > connected than you think. Yes I agree they are connected, no need to convince me of that, even if our concepts seem to differ considerably. > What I'm pointing out here is that Information > theory, originally derived from a co
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
drrayeye Wrote: ------------------------------- > My 21st century toolkit version, based on > information theory, is completely secular, but > still could interface with Christian thinking. Ray, I reread your OP and don't see how you consider it completely secular. For example: QuoteGod the Son is written about in the Bible and we find stories about Jesus and statements attribut
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
drrayeye Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Brett, > > The toolkit I'm describing is not Religious at all > in a theological sense--it shows how similar the > Religious person and the secular person can be > using Christian models. It's mostly a difference > of language. That's pretty basic philosophy and > theology. > > T
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
brett z
Hi Jeff, Your post certainly covered a lot of ground and I agree, at least broadly, that we are in trouble. Believe it or not, I do have some cause for optimism, although the vast ship of civilization hasn't budged its course much, yet. One positive example I can cite is the recovery of the American bald eagle. How pathetic and embarrassing for the US that their national symbol almost went
Forum: Inner Space
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