Monday, July 16, 2018

Scientism
In the beginning, there was a nothing that came from nowhere.
This nothing exploded into everything for no reason at all - for no reason is ever needed.
To ask for a reason implies you don't understand how to formulate proper questions.

This primal explosion cooled into equal amounts matter and anti-matter.
Matter and anti-matter annihilate each other. 
Somehow, even though equal amounts of matter and anti-matter came out of nowhere,
an excess of leftover matter remains after all annihilation completed.

Two photons are created each time one particle 
of matter and one particle of anti-matter destroy each other.
Today, there are a billion photons for every one atom in the universe.
This means our universe consists of leftover stuff that's proportionally
only one-billionth of the stuff that existed after the primal Big Bang.

This one-billionth of leftover matter shouldn't exist.
The Standard Model of accepted Physics says so. But we do exist.
This anomaly doesn't prove the Standard Model wrong, only incomplete. 
Remember, the Standard Model is never wrong, only incomplete.

And there's more that's incomplete in the Standard Model.
It seems that everything we see, feel, and interact with,
all the matter and energy in all stars, planets, everything including us,
all of it is only 4% of what remains of this leftover stuff from the primal bang.
28% is something else we've named Dark Matter.
68% is something else we've named Dark Energy.
We don't seem to interact with Dark Matter and Dark Energy
but they make up 96% of everything leftover after the Big Bang,
and remember, all of that is only one-billionth 
of what was originally produced out of nothing for no reason.

There's another weirdness too, or call it incomplete.
All of this leftover stuff is somehow expanding
and its expansion is expanding at an increasing rate.
If the projections are correct, this expansion will continue 
until all leftover stuff diffuses away to nothingness.
The expansion will someday pull every atom apart,
then pull the quarks in the nucleus apart, 
then pull apart the sub-atomic particle soup 
until the dissipating zero-point energy disappears altogether.

Out of nothing.
Back to nothing. 
Once again for no reason.
For none is needed.
If you ask for a reason it only shows 
you don't know how to form valid questions.

And so - You are nothing
here for no reason.
You are leftover stuff
that shouldn't exist.

All the stuff you know is only 4% of the one-billionth 
of what was originally exploded into existence.
The rest was annihilated - just like you should have been.

Since you have no purpose here, no reason to exist,
it shouldn't bother you when all of this leftover stuff
races away from itself in a mad dash to pull itself apart,
to return to the nothingness from whence it came.

Welcome to the Church of Scientism.



via GIPHY

"Scientism is the broad-based belief that the assumptions and methods of research of the physical and natural sciences are equally appropriate (or even essential) to all other disciplines, including philosophy, the humanities and the social sciences. It is based on the belief that natural science has authority over all other interpretations of life, and that the methods of natural science form the only proper elements in any philosophical (or other) inquiry."

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

It's not enough to think outside the box -
One must ACT outside of it too.

via GIPHY

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

What You See Is What You Get 
As Long As What You See Is What Is There

Dualism - Yin-Yang - The Dance of Chaos and Order.
Creation and The Universe have been described 
with concepts such as these, expressed as existential border states,
the inviolate limiting factors inherent in how it all works.

But pesky weirdness thrives throughout all of this.
Or so it seems when what we see is what we get.
Behind it all, what is there? We can't help but wonder.

We detect hidden order in chaos 
and masked chaos in the appearance of any order.
The Dance of Shiva at once is balanced 
and precariously unpredictable 
in ways that can't be explained 
while remaining consistent enough to be a known constant. 

The Pendulum of Opposites, 
The Pendulum of Time appearing to advance,
Even The Pendulum of Persistent On-Off Tension, 
the very pull between Certainty and Doubt within us - 

Perhaps these are subject to yet another, deeper principle,
an expanding interplay of connections and probabilities, 
a more involved form of Dualism/Yin-Yang/Chaos and Order,
a second/third/fourth/most likely unlimited progression 
of coupled cause and effect states always at play within the nature 
and expression of what appears to us to be existential border states.

Perhaps the interactive cascade among all of these 
only appears to be difficult to grasp because these are systems 
less like Plain Dualism and more like the motions of 
Multivarious Dual Pendulums, and as we go into it, we find
a Multitude of Multivarious Pendulums,
each dual in aspect, yet all aspects in turn logarithmically dual.

If we don't see deeper, progressing secondary principles at work,
then all we witness is the surface Dance of Shiva that results.
Attempting to grasp it all would entail extending all principles 
to the infinite vanishing points of creative potential,
then fathoming The Logos of the Wholly Unknowable,
the still point of the turning wheel where All is contained.

But what if the real magic is far simpler and entirely up to us.

Regardless how big or infinite or complex 
the systems and principles of existence may appear to be,
it seems each moment presents us with an opportunity
to set the energy of the initial state, 
and that initial state determines the prime input 
to the system of all systems. 

Depending on the slightest impulse from us,
the dominoes of existential principles are set in motion.
And from moment to moment those motions become our lives,
a road created in front of us by us as we traverse it.



Thursday, July 5, 2018

more stuff better stuff always

The Progress-for-its-Own-Sake Addiction

"The sensitive person's hostility to the machine is in one sense unrealistic, because of the obvious fact that the machine has come to stay. But as an attitude of mind there is a great deal to be said for it. The machine has got to be accepted, but it is probably better to accept it rather as one accepts a drug--that is, grudgingly and suspiciously. Like a drug, the machine is useful, dangerous, and habit-forming. The oftener one surrenders to it the tighter its grip becomes. You have only to look about you at this moment to realize with what sinister speed the machine is getting us into its power. To begin with, there is the frightful debauchery of taste that has already been effected by a century of mechanization. This is almost too obvious and too generally admitted to need pointing out. But as a single instance, take taste in its narrowest sense--the taste for decent food. In the highly mechanized countries, thanks to tinned food, cold storage, synthetic flavouring matters, etc., the palate is almost a dead organ. Wherever you look you will see some slick machine-made article triumphing over the old-fashioned article that still tastes of something other than sawdust. 

And what applies to food applies also to furniture, houses, clothes, books, amusements, and everything else that makes up our environment. There are now millions of people, and they are increasing every year, to whom the blaring of a radio is not only a more acceptable but a more normal background to their thoughts than the lowing of cattle or the song of birds. The mechanization of the world could never proceed very far while taste, even the taste-buds of the tongue, remained uncorrupted, because in that case most of the products of the machine would be simply unwanted. In a healthy world there would be no demand for tinned foods, aspirins, gramophones, gaspipe chairs, machine guns, daily newspapers, telephones, motor-cars, etc., etc.; and on the other hand there would be a constant demand for the things the machine cannot produce. But meanwhile the machine is here, and its corrupting effects are almost irresistible. One inveighs against it, but one goes on using it. Even a bare-arse savage, given the chance, will learn the vices of civilization within a few months. Mechanization leads to the decay of taste, the decay of taste leads to the demand for machine-made articles and hence to more mechanization, and so a vicious circle is established. 

But in addition to this there is a tendency for the mechanization of the world to proceed as it were automatically, whether we want it or not. This is due to the fact that in modem Western man the faculty of mechanical invention has been fed and stimulated till it has reached almost the status of an instinct. People invent new machines and improve existing ones almost unconsciously, rather as a somnambulist will go on working in his sleep. 

It is obvious even now that the process of mechanization is out of control. It is happening merely because humanity has got the habit. A chemist perfects a new method of synthesizing rubber, or a mechanic devises a new pattern of gudgeon-pin. Why? Not for any clearly understood purpose, but simply from the impulse to invent and improve, which has now become instinctive. Put a pacifist to work in a bomb-factory and in two months he will be devising a new type of bomb. Hence the appearance of such diabolical things as poison gases, which are not expected even by their inventors to be beneficial to humanity. Our attitude towards such things as poison gases ought to be the attitude of the king of Brobdingnag towards gunpowder; but because we live in a mechanical and scientific age we are infected with the notion that, whatever else happens, 'progress' must continue and knowledge must never be suppressed. 

Verbally, no doubt, we would agree that machinery is made for man and not man for machinery; in practice any attempt to check the development of the machine appears to us an attack on knowledge and therefore a kind of blasphemy. And even if the whole of humanity suddenly revolted against the machine and decided to escape to a simpler way of life, the escape would still be immensely difficult. It would not do, as in Butler's Erewhon, to smash every machine invented after a certain date; we should also have to smash the habit of mind that would, almost involuntarily, devise fresh machines as soon as the old ones were smashed. And in all of us there is at least a tinge of that habit of mind. In every country in the world the large army of scientists and technicians, with the rest of us panting at their heels, are marching along the road of 'progress' with the blind persistence of a column of ants. Comparatively few people want it to happen, plenty of people actively want it not to happen, and yet it is happening. The process of mechanization has itself become a machine, a huge glittering vehicle whirling us we are not certain where, but probably towards the padded Wells-world and the brain in the bottle." 

George Orwell, The Road To Wigan Pier (1937) excerpt

Monday, July 2, 2018

999

there's a lot of talk about raising our vibration,
as if achieving a higher frequency somehow is enlightening.

but if we're going to limit ourselves to this kind of discussion,
shouldn't we consider harmonics and resonance too?
if we're going to succumb to following a metaphor,
let's follow it where it goes --

perhaps achieving harmonics is the thing most desirable, 
not just higher vibration.
the popular conceit would have us believe that lower vibrations are bad;
it's claimed, if a higher vibration leads to nirvana, it's simple to conclude
that lowering your vibration does the opposite.

but why accept the notion that nirvana
is the result of high vibration?
did Source create any bad vibrations, any bad chakras?

what if all vibrations possess possibilities of being good for us
depending on how we're harmonic and resonant with them.
it's reasonable to assume that all of creation is what Source intended, all vibrations,
since it's all part of Source and Source is good.
it's too simplistic to equate high vibrations with the highly evolved.

like a musical instrument, all notes, low and high, 
can be part of a beautiful song if they harmonize 
with the positive intent of the musician.

play your tune, high or low vibrations, create your song,
don't be limited by limiting metaphors or beliefs.
be harmonic
be resonant
be all