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The Non-Holographic Universe

Friday, July 8th, 2011

“Intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Is the universe a hologram?

In a beautiful twist of science, physicsists are saying the universe may not be a hologram after all.

Then again, it might be a holographic proof to prove holography wrong.

Either way, it’s the truest fiction of all.


Floating Chinese City

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

A city appeared hovering over the waters of the Xin’an river in China. The video claims it’s a mirage but it has all the markings of a trans-dimensional bleed. These things happen.

The video below has an explanation of what a mirage is.


Intuitive Geometry

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

All humans exhibit an intuitive knowledge of geometry no matter their cultural or educational background. A team of researchers has concluded that this ability develops when children become aware that they exist in three dimensional space.

Euclidean geometry makes it possible to describe space using planes, spheres, straight lines, points, etc. Can geometric intuitions emerge in all human beings, even in the absence of geometric training?

To answer this question, a team of cognitive science researchers elaborated two experiments aimed at evaluating geometric performance, whatever the level of education. The first test consisted in answering questions on the abstract properties of straight lines, in particular their infinite character and their parallelism properties. The second test involved completing a triangle by indicating the position of its apex as well as the angle at this apex.

To carry out this study correctly, it was necessary to have participants that had never studied geometry at school, the objective being to compare their ability in these tests with others who had received training in this discipline. The researchers focused their study on Mundurucu Indians, living in an isolated part of the Amazon Basin: 22 adults and 8 children aged between 7 and 13. Some of the participants had never attended school, while others had been to school for several years, but none had received any training in geometry. In order to introduce geometry to the Mundurucu participants, the scientists asked them to imagine two worlds, one flat (plane) and the second round (sphere), on which were dotted villages (corresponding to the points in Euclidean geometry) and paths (straight lines). They then asked them a series of questions illustrated by geometric figures displayed on a computer screen.

Around thirty adults and children from France and the United States, who, unlike the Mundurucu, had studied geometry at school, were also subjected to the same tests.

The result was that the Mundurucu Indians proved to be fully capable of resolving geometric problems, particularly in terms of planar geometry. For example, to the question Can two paths never cross?, a very large majority answered Yes. Their responses to the second test, that of the triangle, highlight the intuitive character of an essential property in planar geometry, namely the fact that the sum of the angles of the apexes of a triangle is constant (equal to 180°).

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Anomalous Lights

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

There have been an unusual amount of transformer explosions in the past month all accompanied by huge flashes of blue light in the sky.

Fort Worth Texas experienced an incredible light show on May 11th. The massive blasts were attributed to electrical transformers exploding due to a lightning storm.

The flying orbs of light in the sky at the beginning and end of the video appear to be UFOs and were not attributed to anything.

The next day Fort Atkinson, WI also experienced a transformer blowout accompanied by a strange light in the sky.

Portugal experienced a similar series of blue light explosions as well.

During the earthquake in Japan the same exploding blue lights were spotted.

And in China last year an entire village apparently disappeared in conjunction with a huge blue light.

Here’s a compilation of all the most recent anomalous light activity. The music is way heavy handed but it’s a good roundup.


SETI Offline and the First Crop Circle of the Year

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Carl Sagan’s ghost will surely make his wrathful presence known over the outrageous shutdown of the SETI Program.

SETI, the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence, has spent the last 50 years scanning the galaxy for signs of intelligent communication. Because of budget cutbacks SETI can no longer afford it’s operating costs.

If you’d like to do something about it make a donation to SETI.

Although this is a huge hit for science and our lonely planet, it may also be an indicator that we as a species are being prepped for full disclosure.

We may not have to search for extra-terrestrial life because it may already be here.

With the sadness of SETI’s “hibernation” there is some good news.

The Allen array is not the only radio telescope facility that can be used for SETI searches. But it is the best; elsewhere, scientists have to borrow time on other telescopes.
Meanwhile, other SETI projects will continue, such as the SETI Quest Explorer, an application that allows citizen scientist volunteers to look for patterns from existing data that might have been missed by existing algorithms. Through a new partnership with Galaxy Zoo, this project runs in real time, so discoveries can be followed up on immediately.

Meanwhile on the local end of the spectrum, we are blessed by the first crop circle of the year!

Although we might not have the ability to communicate with “them” on their turf they sure as hell can communicate with us.

Keep watching the skies!


The Church of Data

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Leave it to Sweden to be the front runners in developing a religion devoted to sharing Data. The Church of Kopimism (Swedish language website) is the religious analogue of the Swedish Pirate Party.

Founded by 19-year-old philosophy student, Isaac Gerson, this brand new church believes that copying and the sharing of information is the most beautiful thing in the world. To have your information copied is a token of appreciation, say the church, a sure sign that people think you have done something good.

“In our belief, communication is sacred. Communication needs to be respected. It is a direct sin to monitor and eavesdrop on people. Absolute secrecy is holy in the Church of Kopimism.”

The church has its own set of axioms, most of which revolve around free access to knowledge and the sharing of information. They include:

# Reproduction of information is ethically right.
# The flow of information is ethically right.
# Remix Spirit is a sacred kind of copying.
# Copying or remixing information conveyed by another person is an act of respect.


Music of the Spheres

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

This brief video from the BBC shows how astronomers are able to pick up the sounds emitted by distant stars using NASA’s Kepler space telescope. By analyzing the sound of a star scientists can determine its size and structure. Humans have developed cosmic radar.

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Partial FBI Disclosure and Crop Circle Illumination

Monday, April 11th, 2011

The FBI has opened a vault of declassified files on everything from Jimi Hendrix and Carl Sagan to Alcoholics Anonymous and Extra Sensory Perception.

Of particular interest are their files on Unexplained Phenomena.

All the documents are scanned from handwritten or typewritten originals making most of them painfully difficult to read online. Digging deeper you may find some gems like Adolf Hitler being seen by multiple witnesses after WWII and special agent Guy Hottel’s message to Herbert Hoover verifying the recovery of extraterrestrial bodies from the Roswell crash.

Overall most of this disclosure information is not really relevant any more. It’s been widely circulated for years in the “underground”. At this point it smacks of being very similar to the U.K. Ministry of Defence opening their files just so all their time isn’t being taken up by freedom of information requests.

On a slightly more educational streak, here’s an awesome feature-length documentary about crop circles. Enjoy!

Academy Award (R) nominated documentary filmmaker William Gazecki (Waco: “Rules of Engagement”) offers a compelling and provocative look at the mysterious phenomenon of Crop Circles. Full of never-before-seen footage and interviews with leading Crop Circle researchers and scientists, Crop “Circles: Quest For Truth is a fascinating, in-depth exploration of prevailing theories about the origin and nature of Crop Circles and the possible implications for us and Planet Earth. An astonishing experience guaranteed to shift perspectives and alter perceptions of what is real.


Gothic High-Tech, Favela Chic and the Rise of Hacktivism

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Sci-fi writer and futurist Bruce Sterling talks about the future-present of gothic high-tech, favela chic, the militarization of hacking, and international “hacktivism”.

Of especial interest are Sterling’s views on the ability of “hacktivism” to destabilize systems and it’s incredible inability to create any sort of competent rule of law.

Essentially, network culture is incompatible with representative democracy. If you’re interested in what the world looks like post-Wikileaks, these are incredibly prescient interviews.

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Contact: Learning from Outer Space

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

What can we learn from space that will advance our global civilization?

In late January of 2011 the Saudi Arabian Investment Authority hosted an event called the Global Competitiveness Forum and asked a panel that very question.

Several notable speakers were invited to discuss their views on the future of human development. These speakers included physicist-futurist Michio Kaku, nuclear physicist and ufologist Stanton Friedman, former UK Ministry of Defense officer Nick Pope, and multidisciplinary visionary Jaques Vallee.

Michio Kaku spoke on the subject of civilization types. Type I: Planetary, Type II: Solar, Type III: Galactic and Type IV: Omni-dimensional (think Doctor Who or Q from Star Trek). As it stands we humans have yet to achieve even Type I civilization. Earth is still mired in Type 0; belligerent divisions of tribal groups whose main energy source comes from burning fossil fuels. Kaku cites the Internet, soccer, English, and the European Union as respective examples of Type I communications, Type I sport, Type I language and a Type I economy. Only by working together as a planetary whole can we advance and garner respect from higher civilization types.

Stanton Friedman discusses his involvement in the development of advanced energy generators and propulsion systems. He believes that if humans can develop smart energy technologies then surely our closest galactic neighbors can do the same…and have. Friedman also has a feature length film called Flying Saucers Are Real that documents all the evidence he has collected in the last 35 years of research.

Nick Pope formerly worked behind the UFO desk at the UK’s Ministry of Defence. In this video he discusses the economic benefits of space tourism and mining. He believes that the search for alien life can have beneficial results for global economies.

Jaques Vallee rounds out the panel by discussing the importance of making capital investments in the search for extraterrestrial life. Vallee elaborates on the correlation between UFOs and current research in ‘weird’ physics.

On a similar note a new treaty has been drafted that would ban the weaponization of space for earthlings and ET’s. The treaty will be presented to the U.N. and all ‘cosmic cultures’.