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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Spi-Fi Movie

I wanted a realistic spy movie about the Cold War, so I came up with "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold".

After watching this, it made me realize that nobody ever tried to get into Russia through the Berlin Wall, it was always people trying to get out whom were shot. That, and "free" meal rations, a trial where the accused/interrogated didn't really know what they were being accused of, very low monetary compensation for work followed by the government probing people's financial expenditures, no billboards because all business is government run business, household scotch rationed "for medicinal purposes only", the government organizing how people's emotions are supposed to be, free women prostitutes for comrads, "jailbirds" being taken to fancy resteraunts for meals, the government reserving the right to kill citizens without question, and etc. That is a little scary for me.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Putting God to the Objective Test!

How about putting God to the test of a known absolute....here's some logic for you based on the following axiomatic premises:

(1) If: The Bible says it, Then: According to the believers, it must be true

(2) The Bible says in Matthew 7 in the King James Version:

"7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you 8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"


(3) Therefore the religious believers hold that: a) God is like santa clause, b) God operates like a search engine, c) God operates like a dictionary, and d) God operates like a calculator too.

(4) Hence, in order to test the religious believer's hypothesis: If God operates like a calculator (that is an object which is widely known to give perfect answers), then God can give people an answer to a math problem without the necessity of the religous using a calculator (well, unless you count Jesus as a calculator)

(5) Therefore: The religious believer should be able to answer math questions, such as "? What is the 3rd cubed root of 17 to the 8th decimal place ? What is the logarythm of 37 to the 5th decimal place ? what is the value of Pi cubed to the 13th decimal point ? etc ?" without the help of any other aid besides the 'voice of God' inside their own heads.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Spidermonkies



This idea has been whirling around in my subconscious mind for a while now. In an odd way, I think we are all spidermonkies....perhaps that just means we're all websurfers?

But wait, there's more to this on a deeper level. People act like bugs, the only difference is in the amount of brainpower that people wield as compared to the amount of brain power that bugs and insects yeild. Technology, the cities and mega-buildings that we design, the cars and traffic laws we obey, the engineered sewers and water distribution networks, the businesses we run and congregate to, the fields we farm and the food we transport, etc, everything we do is part of our nature which is also part of nature in general. Yes, we consider ourselves intelligent, the only real question is in "how intelligent?" and "how much moreso than X- or Y- species?".

Anyhow, I wonder how it is that people ever, therefore, could doubt the existance of extra-terrestial life? How could people ever doubt the existance of perfectly natural "spidermonkies" elsewhere in the cosmos? How could it ever be that highly advanced intelligent life amongst all the other galaxies in the cosmos is somehow improbable or impossible?

But then, there are still people that think SETI is a waste of time. I, on the other hand, believe it is actually only a 'matter of time' instead.


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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mind and the Order of Beaurocracies

Religion, Government, Business, Technology....each successive one wants to eliminate the prior one and each prior one wants to control the succesive one.

That's my conclusion based on my own observations of the "beaurocratic spectrum" of the world....religion is the most behind the times and technology is the least behind the times. I think it is important to be slightly behind the times in order to observe what the latest trends are without crashing, but not too far behind the times or you'll drop off the edge of the world into a primitive caveman lifestyle, same with being too far ahead of the times.

"A Priori" is a bitch though. I'm afraid this model may be oversimplified. What does it mean for a successive beaurocracy on that list to control the prior one? Or for the prior one to eliminate the successive ones? There is probably, in a bayesian sense, something I'm overlooking. I can feel it.

Oh yeah...I'm more afraid of a government run religion than for government to eliminate religion. I'm more afraid of a Business run Government than for Business to eliminate Government. However, I'm actually happy for Technology to run Business though, as opposed to eliminating Business.

I guess that, therefore, where I stand in the times is between Business and Technology.

But, what does this all have to do with the human mind? I'm not going to wax poetic here. I believe in a tri-alism of logic, nature, and mind whereby reality is understood in the overlapping regions of the three, but whereby logic alone and nature alone are understood by the overlappiing of the mind. The more evolved the mind is, the more it can understand the abstract logical realm and apply that to the laws of nature, ergo business, science research, and technology.

The less evolved the mind is, the more it is subject to nature control....ergo big business, government, religious supertition, basic evolutionary instincts....and on down the scale of functionality to wild animals, insects, and ameobas.

I do suppose there could be a looping of various beaurocratic modes. Technology, for instance, could control the religiou-superstitious beliefs, basic instincts, or even lower on the scale at the level of bodily functions...there could even be a robotic teleprompter controlled president or perhaps a boss that is a robot in the near future.

Saturday, May 2, 2009