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  1. Your call either way. The most complex of all super dynamic system is the conscious mind, it's interesting to pay attention to those storm systems.
  2. :-) it was genuine. It means the door is open for further discussion on your terms. Either that happens or it doesn't I'm easy whichever.
  3. You have just described a predictable weather system within limits, where does chaos theory fit into that? . It says that anything can and will happen, so the inputs into the system are ultimately unquantifiable, but this isn't true because we say that it is between limits. So there is an element of chaos and certainty in all super dynamic systems. One doesn't prove the other. We cant anticipate the unanticipated of course, but the world doesn't work like, at least my world doesn't work that. At the moment I have woken up each day and the Earth has always been right there for the last 50 odd y
  4. That's why I added that life is in the detail. You can add what you like once you realise you are the string. This isn't a discussion on religion and the word religion denotes a certain context of beliefs. That is very close to the inferred sphere, but ( being very careful how I say this ) it also has flawed ideals, not wrong, but flawed. Eventually religion and science will be seen as they are, two sides of the same thing. Both a working towards an idea, religion has gone off on an agenda and science has largely stuck to a plan. Religion will soon realise that it owes its existence to science
  5. Far more than that. I know this another way, but a good start is Bells Theorem. No rational thinking is actually wrong, it's just flawed precept based on limited information. A good analogy is that if you had no concept of a spherical object and believed the world to be two dimensional then you would draw the wrong inference. However, it wouldn't be entirely wrong, because in two dimensional theory it would be a workable theorem. If you believed the two dimensional concept and were stood on the Earth. Then maybe to test out a theory you would decide to walk in a straight line for as far as you
  6. Weather is a super dynamic system. It's neither deterministic or chaotic. In other words an input will never produce an exact output, but there are recognisable patterns of behaviour within the network. Yes, I did say behaviour. It's living, or rather it's a product of a living system. Even on lifeless worlds this is true. Everything affects everything else. It's balance. Sometimes the balance gets upset and there is a swing as everything settles out. Some swings are unimaginably large and some too subtle to measure. It has exactly the same behaviour as seen in people. Poke a person with a sti
  7. There's an unlikely pairing LOL Flash would have been appropriate.
  8. It's a fascinating area of research. We cannot reach absolute zero and as we approach it, even the smallest change is likely to exhibit some interesting effects.
  9. Occurred to me that I should put the Author that got me started with Science Fiction, in fact the Author that got everybody stated on Science Fiction and the first proper book I ever read at the ripe old age of 7. Jules Verne - A journey to the Centre of the Earth.
  10. No, I can't. I must have red several thousand sci -fi books and they all had merit. Rendezvous with Rama was probably the first, so will go with that. Film. Well several many: The Matrix, Blade Runner, Day the Earth Stood Still, Terminator 1, Alien, Aliens, District 9, Monsters from the ID. Tv series would be Babylon 5, Star Trek and the new version of Battlestar Gallactica.
  11. It's definitely possible. Her description is very similar to using the practice of deep meditation. In her case the difference between (what she believes to be ) the two hemispheres was stark, distinct and I would only imagine disturbing. Deep Meditation, using a mantra results in the rising of inner stillness and what is referred to as "the witness". In exactly the same way there is a 'joining' with everything, while simultaneously living with everyday life. It is a more integrated way of being, having the benefits of decreased stress and improved health as a minimum, plus, far more as the pr
  12. Have a look at this lecture. Your question is one that can be answered and this lecture might give some realisations, even revelations about where the source of suffering is. TED lectures are brilliant, I can and have watched them for a full day. They are all notable people in the field of science. Enjoy. http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html
  13. Eh? How can't it be as precise as the Telrad? The only difference is that it has more circles in the finder, as far as centre ring an object they are identical. The only difference is that there is a marginal possibility of parallax error on the Rigel, but only in the early learning process, once you adapt to it you never look back. Rigel all the way for me. I feel like a star wars gunner swinging the Dob to bear on a target. It's so damned quick. The only thing that would make it better is a selectable inbuilt timer that allows it to switch off automatically. It's easy to forget in the excite
  14. Did anyone bid on it ? I don't know the maker, but it looked to be a high quality truss Dobsonian complete with a laser Collimator. Went for just over £400 which seems a bargain to me. Anyone know the scope? Can't find reviews, but the company the sells them brand new in the UK is associated with Oldham mirrors so that must be a good sign. Just curious and thinking perhaps it would have been worth a bid even if I didn't keep it. Too late now, but for the future.
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