Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ancient Notion of "Matter Four Squared" Called Earth

1. Having four equal sides and four right angles; square.
2. Marked by firm, unwavering conviction or expression; forthright: a foursquare refusal to yield.

I thought to define the nature of foursquare by definition. It was not very easy to find such a definition as to what was thought in my mind a relation to the ancient notion I have of earth. Definitively expressed, and coordinated into a frame.

To see such a relation to the operation of the "endocrinology of the human body" in such a form would be to steer the modern day notion of such a framework, to deal with what Antonio Dammasio might have call a "powerful metaphor for consciousness, for the birth of the knowing mind."1." A stepping onto the stage under the light, or "being born" into the world.

Such use of nature would not be unseen in this relation to think "the leaf" has this quality about it in relation to the sun, or the bee, can have such an affect on those around them by such releases of the hormone.

15th Century Manuscript by Bartholomeus Anglicus, on the Property of Things

On the Property of Things

The work was written for the use of students and the general public, in Latin in 19 books at the school of Magdeburg in Saxonia[4]. A number of copies exist both in manuscript and in printed form. Bartholomew carefully notes the sources for the material included, although, at present, it is sometimes impossible to identify or locate some of them. His annotations give a good idea of the wide variety of works available to a medieval scholar.

The subjects of the books, in order, are God, angels (including demons), the human mind or soul, physiology, of ages (family and domestic life), medicine, the universe and celestial bodies, time, form and matter (elements), air and its forms, water and its forms, earth and its forms including geography, gems, minerals and metals, animals, and color, odor, taste and liquids.

While I cannot say I have ever read these manuscripts, it was insightful that one could see the preceding idea here about "all knowledge" that one might contain in book form to explain the nature of reality as it was known at that time, became the forerunner of Encyclopedia as we know it today.

Some of the ideas I have about this come from my many journeys into books I have read over the years. Some of us are indeed nostalgic about what we can hold in our hands versus the newer technologies that have supplanted the book. How it connects us to it's subject and it's author.

Change, is hard thing to overcome when it comes to adapting to new technology and how we have always done things. But as the "ole dinosaurs of comfort" and the less likely to adapt to new circumstance, the challenge is then to see how the world in Wikipedia and the Librarian sought to reference information that we assume now quite easily, as we reference by linking, and using the source as information.

It is strange as well that while setting the framework for presenting these ideas I have develop and encountered, helped to set my mind on how I see the world. How it is "shaped" by "very simple identifications" to such objects that I have assigned a reality, according to that schematic embedded as a geometry mind mapped and expressed.

It is so diverse the subject of the human being that to identify all the abilities of the human being in such an expression is beyond the scope and intention of this entry, that regardless, I thought to reveal what it is in the most "innate of us" as we express ourselves in our daily encounters.

Mind Matters

This is a definitive expression then of all the likely avenues one might take and this leads one to think a certain way and this in itself forms the basis of exchange with the world around us and the people we are involved in. Our empathetic relation based on formative ideas about our experiences and the emotive content that has been injected into the matter defined world as a set process for the mind and it's ultimate realization of what consciousness plays, as we set firm this relation.

You can be from another country and philosophy as being instrumental in this explanation, by be explicative of the way you lived, and the way the world was experienced around you. Thus to such an experience may be set to mind that such formation of these matters might be define in by the weight with which we assign density in the form of elemental relation in thought and how firm this definition is in relation to such mind matters.

So with such inclination to the possibility of what consciousness can become what value then to see that such mater defined in mind might play an importance in the way we see the world and the way the world responds, to such a "spirit of kind" that it be "more gross in it's manifestation" and held to the evolutionary aspects of the body formed, that it could ever be more then what we might think it really is?

Shall we have no hope then that the spirit is of kind in consciousness nothing more then the animal , that one sought to express the spirit more in conscious, then that we thought so gross? That such an ability in consciousness can ever see such changes that the earth formed can not have it's finer elements to say, that the world is defined by the nature of these elementals, and nothing more?

1The Feeling of what Happens, by Antonio Damasio, Chapter one.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Empetheia is Greek for empathy. The Greek termnology describes it as...."feeling into," a term used initially by theoreticians of aesthetics for the ability to perceive the subjective experience f another person.1

"But where is the genetic basis for empathy with other species?"

Sure, a statement is made. Science asks that it be backed up.

IN no way should one think "one is a machine" doing the bidding of science by asking for such proof. It just seems robot like tome that the emotive inflections are never to be considered in that exchange. Should one then think that the emotive inflections have divested itself of it's reason? That we should also prove "emotive states exist" and are inherent in experience, as well?

Neurological basis

Research in recent years has focused on possible brain processes underlying the experience of empathy. For instance, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has been employed to investigate the functional anatomy of empathy.[32]These studies have shown that observing another person’s emotional state activates parts of the neuronal network involved in processing that same state in oneself, whether it is disgust,[33]touch,[34]or pain.[35][36][37][38]The study of the neural underpinnings of empathy has received increased interest following the target paper published by Preston and DeWaal,[39]following the discovery of mirror neuronsin monkeys that fire both when the creature watches another perform an action as well as when they themselves perform it. In their paper, they
argued that 'attended perception of the object's state automatically activates neural representations, and that this activation automatically primes or generate the associated autonomic and somatic responses, unless inhibited. This mechanism is similar to the common coding theorybetween perception and action

Definitely more under that link in regards to the "discussion on empathy."

Beyond the Mirror of Alice

Sometimes those that we have attached ourselves too, can reverberate in "strong emotional upheavals." It is not so unlike that such a cord is cut between them and yourself, at that time to illicit these waves that can roll over? Such an effect can have a far reaching power to it, whose distance cannot be measure in inches or miles. So such celebratory moments are indeed better to propel the spirit "in all aspects?"

The mind-body problem(link)

The mind-body problem concerns the explanation of the relationship that exists between minds, or mental processes, and bodily states or processes.[2] The main aim of philosophers working in this area is to determine the nature of the mind and mental states/processes, and how--or even if--minds are affected by and can affect the body.

Our perceptual experiences depend on stimuli which arrive at our various sensory organs from the external world and these stimuli cause changes in our mental states, ultimately causing us to feel a sensation, which may be
pleasant or unpleasant. Someone's desire for a slice of pizza, for example, will tend to cause that person to move his or her body in a specific manner and in a specific direction to obtain what he or she wants. The question, then, is how it can be possible for conscious experiences to arise out of a lump of gray matter endowed with nothing but electrochemical properties.[11] A related problem is to explain how someone's propositional attitudes (e.g. beliefs and desires) can cause that individual's neurons to fire and his muscles to contract in exactly the correct manner. These comprise some of the puzzles that have confronted epistemologists and philosophers of mind from at least the time of René Descartes.[8]

While this is a philosophical point of view it is still one that speaks to the nature of the "Quantum Mind" although not called particularly hard science, yet, would give a further extension to the matter states that the brain occupies?

A Mind/Body Theory then?

Emotively this would reside just outside, and experience is easily able to pick up this in recognition(empathy) "being more subtle" then what we take for granted in physical appearance?

See:About Cesar Millan

I watch Cesar Millan a lot, and while always having animals of one form or another, it served me well to watch their behaviours while holding an assertiveness that must be demonstrated "as confidence" while dealing with them.

How you carry yourself around them. How you recognize the animal behaviour as a function of the most evolutionary aspect of the people we are, just as we had evolved in the brain structure. So "flight and fight" responses are very close to the surface for animals by nature. I mean sure, certain responses can be illicit based on reward system in one form or another, yet, it is better to see "how that fear manifests in the animals " and not just in the physical appearance, but in what we as animals and human radiate.

Just a thought.

1. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman,Para3, page 98

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Rural Community Library Model

Trinity College Library, Dublin. (Photo: Candida Höfer.)

The idea behind this conception is explained quite nicely by the article that was written for our local Newspaper, under Opinions by this gentlemen. To understand the full scope of this proposal one will have top do some work with regards to reading on how this conception is put forward, under the the statement of "Rural Library Community Model."

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Access to information should not know any discrimination in regards to location and to this end, rural communities in Canada should not be less privy to that access that the larger centres have in this regard. Not in this day and age, when the technologies are there that will allowed "a free and direct link to the streaming" of information.

See labels attached for further updating so that one can realize the potential of using the whitespace that is currently going to be freed up, and had been put up on the auction block by our Canadian Government.

This resource is a "free one" and should not be manipulated by corporate interest to further indenture people to what is an inherent right to this access to information. Any attempts to justify this in relation to business is sought only "to profit" from peoples misfortunes. This right of passage should be granted in these economic times to develop and provide learning, while these times require this kind of innovation in thinking and new strategies in a cooperative society.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What is the background to Information

The background supplies the energy for information and contains all history. It is the resource for which information is accessed, and is done through the Universal Library. Before it is objectively defined, it has architecturally ascribe schematics for the blue print of formation and is channelled through the impetus of a motivational current of projection into reality. The compartmentalizations are what we ascribe to the layers of meaning(phases transitions) while we look at it from a "blurring state" as if below water, looking to a world above that is objectively defined. A reflection of the reality, but "before" it's manifestation?

If conceived as a series of ever-wider experiential contexts, nested one within the other like a set of Chinese boxes, consciousness can be thought of as wrapping back around on itself in such a way that the outermost 'context' is indistinguishable from the innermost 'content' - a structure for which we coined the term 'liminocentric'.

As most know "Liminocentric structure" will have been defined here then? I like to think this goes back much further in our natures, and to recognize this pattern, much as Brian Greene might have spoken too, in article above one would have to venture into it to understand.

Archaeology: Frequently-Asked Questions
What is a Medicine Wheel?

Then why would I inject past historical views here to current research? It is a issue of wholeness and bringing resolution to the camps of LQG and Strings. If you look at the circle here in an expansionary view. The circle as a point, deals with particle reductionistic principals as well as dealing with General Relativity on a cosmological scale. They both deal with gravity from their respective positions. What are their strengths and weaknesses?

I will be away for about two weeks and a much needed break, so I hope people will explore this avenue, for it is the basis of my research in understanding this interchange between, depending on which circle you belong, two ends that need to come together and in this regard, LQG and String theory might have found this unification, but from which different ends?

See:Spheres Instead of Circles

There is no end, and it is continuous by nature?

One harmonious possibility is that string enthusiasts and loop quantum gravity aficionados are actually constructing the same theory, but from vastly different starting points. That each theory involves loops-in string theory, these are string loops; in loop quantum gravity, they're harder to describe non mathematically, but roughly speaking, they're elementary loops of space-suggests there might be a connection. This possibility is further supported by the fact that on a few problems accessible to both, such as blackhole entropy, the two theories agree fully. And on the question of space time's constituents, both theories suggest that there is some kind of atomized structure. Page 490, Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene

To me this connection lies in how we interpret the circle and this variation in between them, is a powerful topological structure form that is understood as we see the question of which circle is which? From which space quantum mechanically to cosmologically. In terms of that atomized look, to the nature of relativity through that Cosmo.

The last departing statement in Brian Greene's book sets the stage for how the string community has to orientate its view from one perspective, while LQG needs to orientate theirs. This is used, to point to ISCAP and the introduction Brian Green gives us.

Look at Page 493 of his book, and then look here.

The goal of ISCAP is to bring together theoretical physicists, astrophysicists, and observational astronomers to address key problems in particle physics and cosmology that require a broad confluence of expertise and perspective.

Even the good intention would have failed to see this connection between both camps, but I see that having it explained as such here, I hope to point to something much deeper in our psyche that warrants the orientation to mathematical structures that underlies our consciousness. As subjective a view as it might seem to some, there are reasons that I support such views, and without hurting the purity of the direct mathematical relations, I needed to bring the article and title of this entry forward for consideration. It is a necessary part of wholeness that the discrete natures and the wonderful views of continuity would share some relationship even in the bulk of our considerations?

Which Circle do you belong too? You are one and the same are you not?:)

Physicist Explains String Theory to SB
"Nothing to me would be more poetic; no outcome would be more graceful ... than for us to confirm our theories of the ultramicroscopic makeup of spacetime and matter by turning our giant telescopes skyward and gazing at the stars," Greene said.

The Elegant Universe, by Brian Greene, pg 231 and Pg 232

"But now, almost a century after Einstein's tour-de-force, string theory gives us a quantum-mechanical description of gravity that, by necessity, modifies general relativity when distances involved become as short as the Planck length. Since Reinmanian geometry is the mathematical core of general relativity, this means that it too must be modified in order to reflect faithfully the new short distance physics of string theory. Whereas general relativity asserts that the curved properties of the universe are described by Reinmanian geometry, string theory asserts this is true only if we examine the fabric of the universe on large enough scales. On scales as small as planck length a new kind of geometry must emerge, one that aligns with the new physics of string theory. This new geometry is called, quantum geometry."