Wednesday, 20 November 2013

"Hawking, Susskind and Cohen, Sets and Axioms."

Quote: "For two decades, Stanford University physicist Leonard Susskind battled cosmologist Stephen Hawking over the behavior of black holes. Hawking said that when black holes eat their fill, they disappear, taking with them everything they consumed over their billions of years of existence. Susskind found this idea so disturbing that he publicly declared war -- a conflict he describes in his new book, "The Black Hole War." In a conversation before a recent appearance at the Los Angeles Public Library, Susskind recounted his long struggle to "make the world safe for quantum mechanics."" Go to
..surely though...

Paul J. Cohen. Quote: "Set Theory and the Continuum Hypothesis""
"He is best known for his solution of the first of the 23 problems that the German mathematician David Hilbert posed in his very influential address to the International Mathematical Union in 1900," Sarnak said. "By the 1950s, after the work of Gödel, this problem, known as the 'Continuum Hypothesis,' had become the central one in the set theory."

In the late 1870s, German mathematician Georg Cantor put forth a hypothesis that said any infinite subset of the set of all real numbers can be put into one-to-one correspondence either with the set of integers or with the set of all real numbers. All attempts to prove or disprove this conjecture failed until 1938, when Kurt Gödel showed it was impossible to disprove the continuum hypothesis.

Despite having never worked in set theory, Cohen proved the extremely surprising result that both the Continuum Hypothesis and the Axiom of Choice—two of the most basic ideas in mathematics—were actually undecidable using the axioms of set theory. This result, which meant that conventional mathematics could neither prove nor disprove concrete and well known mathematical assertions, caused healthy turbulence among philosophers, logicians and mathematicians concerned with the concept of truth." Go to

The Prisoner

  Quote: "Perhaps the questions we need to ask Prof.Hawking are;"If we can observe mulitiple singularities does this tell us that there are multiple Universes or that there are multiple potential Universes, or quite the reverse (that there are not)?"

"Unsustainable Economy"; another way of expressing zero?

The point about "Deflation" is that it is an accelerative process (hence "Mobius" -see above-), our participation precludes observation (some might say, "obviously" ), if you "take this on board" and then include Sam Fosters' "emergence theory" tensor calculus the results become extremely suggestive (go to: )


"With reference to universal microwave background radiation theory it is clearly asinine to refer to "tiny" variations in background radiation when the parameters of the "playing field" are infinite. If I understand Dr.Kashlinksky the fact that (according to our notions of time where radiation is the chronometer), there is any variation at all must be suggestive of the true profoundity of his observations. The existence of Prof.Hawkings' "singularities" would seem to be confirmed by Dr.Kashlinksy's findings for they suggest that the continuum (or "Astrotome"), is variable at these "network-hubs" (in other words time is not necessarily a constant)." From "Dark Matters (also re: Channel Tunnel)" on this blog.

Latest Update from John ("Astrotometry")

Not only but also.......

"Why You Cannot Trust the BBC or Those Who Critisise "Her"!" (re: now defunct "links")

Readers may have noticed that some of my links are now defunct especially those to the "Medialens" and "Countryfile" forums (esp. re: "Mycological Environmentalism" etc. - it seems that I am no-longer considered a "fun-gi"-). The reasons given for this are that the former forum is undergoing "maintenance" and the latter is quote; "Now Closed" (what the "Countryfile" forum of all BBC forums is now doing closed is "anybody's guess"). As I sometimes do write "straight to page" this is inconvenient (to say the least), for both myself and my readers (even the editing software on this blog is temperamental -to say the very least!-).
 I can only apologise for this and attempt to ensure that missing pieces are replaced here (the first of these -which I do still have on my hard-drive at home-, "Hawking, Susskind and Cohen, Sets and Axioms" will follow this post).

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

"Dulce Et Decorum Est........."

 "Dulce Et Decorum Est

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of disappointed shells that dropped behind.

GAS! Gas! Quick, boys!-- An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And floundering like a man in fire or lime.--
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.

In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,--
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori."  Wilfred Owen

(Jon Lord R.I.P)

Friday, 8 November 2013

"The White Poppy and "The Acid Queen""

The idea of decoupling Armistice Day, the red poppy and later Remembrance Day from their military culture dates back to 1926, just a few years after the British Legion was persuaded to try using the red poppy as a fundraising tool in Britain.
A member of the No More War Movement suggested that the British Legion should be asked to imprint 'No More War' in the centre of the red poppies instead of ‘Haig Fund’ and failing this pacifists should make their own flowers.
The details of any discussion with the British Legion are unknown but as the centre of the red poppy displayed the ‘Haig Fund’ imprint until 1994 it was clearly not successful. A few years later the idea was again discussed by the Co-operative Women's Guild. In 1933 the first white poppies appeared on Armistice Day (called Remembrance Day after World War Two). The white poppy was not intended as an insult to those who died in the First World War - a war in which many of the white poppy supporters lost husbands, brothers, sons and lovers - but a challenge to the continuing drive to war. The following year the newly founded Peace Pledge Union began widespread distribution of the poppies and their annual promotion."
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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

"Say "N.O"! U.K Government in Breach of U.N Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities"

The U.N Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities:
' Recalling the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations which recognize the inherent dignity and worth and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world'

Parts "n" & "o", quote;
"n. Recognizing the importance for persons with disabilities of their individual autonomy and  independence, including the freedom to make their own choices,
 o.Considering that persons with disabilities should have the opportunity to be actively involved in decision-making processes about policies and programmes, including those directly concerning them"
(go to: )

Will there come a time (one wonders), when it will not be necessary for those with disabilities to "go out of their way" to make the substantial effort to protest outside our places of popular representation in order for their voices to be heard?

Quote: "Disability Rights UK warmly welcomes the report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) on the implementation of the right of disabled people to independent living in the context of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

Liz Sayce OBE, Disability Rights UK Chief Executive, says:
“The JCHR firmly asserts the status of the UN Disabilities Convention in our domestic policy and law. They have issued an unequivocal warning to the Government that their reform puts disabled people’s lives at risk. The Government must conduct a full assessment of the cumulative impact of current reforms on disabled people and ensure disabled people are involved fully and timely in developing policies which affect them. We welcome the Committee’s recommendation to assess the need for a freestanding right to independent living. We urge the Government to take real steps to ensure that disabled people have the same level of choice and control and freedom in their daily lives as other non-disabled people.”

Sue Bott, Director of Empowerment and Development, says:
“Support for disabled people is like a house of cards. Remove one, and the house will collapse. Without it, disabled people will not be able to participate equally in society, as full citizens. The JCHR rightly recognises that much of the support is determined locally. We hope that local authorities and others will respond to the report’s recommendations and work with disabled people’s organisations to ensure that disabled people can fully exercise their right to independent living.” Go to