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Ervin Laszlo declaration at TEDx

dimecres, 24/04/2019

Prof. Dr. Ervin Laszlo is generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory. His work in recent years has centered on the formulation and development of the “Akasha Paradigm”, the new conception of cosmos, life and consciousness emerging at the forefront of the contemporary sciences. He serves as Editor of World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research.  He published nearly 70 books translated into as many as 18 languages.

Transcript

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I am part of the world. The world is not outside of me, and I am not outside of the world. The world is in me, and I am in the world.

I am part of nature, and nature is part of me. I am what I am in my communication and communion with all living things. I am an irreducible and coherent whole with the web of life on the planet.

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I am part of society, and society is part of me. I am what I am in my communication and communion with my fellow humans. I am an irreducible and coherent whole with the community of humans on the planet.

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I am more than a skin-and-bone material organism: my body, and its cells and organs are manifestations of what is truly me: a self-sustaining, self-evolving dynamic system arising, persisting and evolving in interaction with everything around me.

I am one of the highest, most evolved manifestations of the drive toward coherence and wholeness in the universe. All systems drive toward coherence and wholeness in interaction with all other systems, and my essence is this cosmic drive. It is the same essence, the same spirit that is inherent in all the things that arise and evolve in nature, whether on this planet or elsewhere in the infinite reaches of space and time.

There are no absolute boundaries and divisions in this world, only transition points where one set of relations yields prevalence to another. In me, in this self-maintaining and self-evolving coherence- and wholeness-oriented system, the relations that integrate the cells and organs of my body are prevalent. Beyond my body other relations gain prevalence: those that drive toward coherence and wholeness in society and in nature.

The separate identity I attach to other humans and other things is but a convenient convention that facilitates my interaction with them. My family and my community are just as much “me” as the organs of my body. My body and mind, my family and my community, are interacting and interpenetrating, variously prevalent elements in the network of relations that encompasses all things in nature and the human world.

The whole gamut of concepts and ideas that separates my identity, or the identity of any person or community, from the identity of other persons and communities are manifestations of this convenient but arbitrary convention. There are only gradients distinguishing individuals from each other and from their environment and no real divisions and boundaries. There are no “others” in the world: We are all living systems and we are all part of each other

Attempting to maintain the system I know as “me” through ruthless competition with the system I know as “you” is a grave mistake: It could damage the integrity of the embracing whole that frames both your life and mine. I cannot preserve my own life and wholeness by damaging that whole, even if damaging a part of it seems to bring me short-term advantage. When I harm you, or anyone else around me, I harm myself.

Collaboration, not competition, is the royal road to the wholeness that hallmarks healthy systems in the world. Collaboration calls for empathy and solidarity, and ultimately for love. I do not and cannot love myself if I do not love you and others around me: We are part of the same whole and so are part of each other.

The idea of “self-defense,” even of “national defense,” needs to be rethought. Patriotism if it aims to eliminate adversaries by force, and heroism even in the well-meaning execution of that aim, are mistaken aspirations. A patriot and a hero who brandishes a sword or a gun is an enemy also to himself. Every weapon intended to hurt or kill is a danger to all. Comprehension, conciliation and forgiveness are not signs of weakness; they are signs of courage.

“The good” for me and for every person in the world is not the possession and accumulation of personal wealth. Wealth, in money or in any material resource, is but a means for maintaining myself in my environment. As exclusively mine, it commandeers part of the resources that all things need to share if they are to live and to thrive. Exclusive wealth is a threat to all people in the human community. And because I am a part of this community, in the final count it is a threat also to me, and to all who hold it.

Beyond the sacred whole we recognize as the world in its totality, only life and its development have what philosophers call intrinsic value; all other things have merely instrumental value: value insofar as they add to or enhance intrinsic value. Material things in the world, and the energies and substances they harbor or generate, have value only if and insofar they contribute to life and wellbeing in the web of life on this Earth.

The true measure of my accomplishment and excellence is my readiness to give. Not the amount of what I give is the measure of my accomplishment and excellence, but the relation between what I give, and what my family and I need to live and to thrive.

Every healthy person has pleasure in giving: It is a higher pleasure than having. I am healthy and whole when I value giving over having. A community that values giving over having is a community of healthy people, oriented toward thriving through empathy, solidarity, and love among its members. Sharing enhances the community of life, while possessing and accumulating creates demarcation, invites competition, and fuels envy. The share-society is the norm for all the communities of life on the planet; the have-society is typical only of modern-day humanity, and it is an aberration.

I recognize the aberration of modern-day humanity from the universal norm of coherence in the world, acknowledge my role in having perpetrated it, and pledge my commitment to restoring wholeness and coherence by becoming whole myself: whole in my thinking and acting – in my consciousness….

Visualizing eleven dimensions -bilingual-

dimarts , 23/04/2019

In this talk Thad Roberts reveals a theory that could prove to be the key in simplification of the various complexities of quantum mechanics, space, and time.

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Does anybody here happen to be interested ¿Hay alguien aquí interesado
in other dimensions? en otras dimensiones?
(Applause) (Aplausos)
Alright. Bien.
Well, thank you all for your time… Bueno, gracias a todos por su tiempo…
and your space. y por su espacio.
(Laughter) (Risas)
Good, I’m glad that one worked here. Bien, qué bien que eso funcionó
Alright. Bien.
Imagine a world Imaginen un mundo cuyos
whose inhabitants live and die habitantes viven y mueren
believing only in the existence creyendo sólo en la existencia
of two spatial dimensions. de dos dimensiones espaciales.
A plane. Un avión. Estos Flatlanders
These Flatlanders are going to see (habitantes de un universo con dos dimensiones espaciales)
some pretty strange things happen; verán ocurrir algunas cosas bastante raras:
things that are impossible to explain cosas imposibles de explicar dentro
within the constraints of their geometry. de los confines de su geometría.
For example, imagine that one day, Por ejemplo, imaginen que un día,
some Flatlander scientists observe this: algunos científicos “flatlander” ven esto:
A set of colorful lights un juego de luces de colores
that appear to randomly appear que aparecen aleatoriamente
in different locations along the horizon. en distintos lugares a lo largo del horizonte.
No matter how hard they try No importa cúan arduo intenten
to make sense of these lights, darle sentido a estas luces,
they’ll be unable to come up no podrán llegar a una teoría
with a theory that can explain them. que pueda explicarlas.
Some of the more clever scientists Algunos de los científicos más listos
might come up with a way podrían haber resuelto una manera de describir
to probabilistically describe the flashes. estos destellos de forma probabilística.
For example, for every 4 seconds, Por ejemplo, cada 4 segundos,
there’s 11% chance that a red flash hay un 11% de probabilidad de que
will occur somewhere on the line. un destello rojo ocurra en algún lugar de la línea.
But no Flatlander will be able Pero ningún flatlander podrá
to determine exactly when determinar exactamente cuándo o
or where the next red light will be seen. dónde se verá la próxima luz roja.
As a consequence, they start to think Como una consecuencia, empezaron a pensar
that the world contains que el mundo contenía
a sense of indeterminacy, un sentido de indeterminación,
that the reason que la razón por la que
these lights cannot be explained, estas luces no pueden explicarse.
is that at the fundamental level es que en el nivel fundamental,
nature just doesn’t make sense. la naturaleza simplemente no tiene sentido.
Are they right? ¿Están en lo cierto? ¿Acaso el hecho
Does the fact that they were forced de que se vieron forzados
to describe these lights probabilistically en describir estas luces probabilísticamente
actually mean that en realidad significa que
the world is indeterministic? el mundo es indeterminista?
The lesson we can learn from Flatland La lección que podemos aprender de los “Flatland”
is that when we assume only es que cuando suponemos sólo una parte
a portion of nature’s full geometry, de la geometría completa de la naturaleza,
deterministic events can appear eventos deterministas pueden aparecer
fundamentally indeterministic. fundamentalmente indeterministas.
However, when we expand our view Sin embargo, cuando
and gain access expandemos nuestra visión
to the full geometry of the system, y ganamos acceso a la geometría completa del sistema,
indeterminacy disappears. la indeterminación desaparece.
As you can see, we can now Como pueden ver, ahora podemos
determine exactly when and where determinar exactamente cuándo y dónde
the next red light la siguiente luz roja
will be seen on this line. se verá en la línea.
We are here tonight Estamos aquí esta noche
to consider the possibility para considerar la posibilidad de
that we are like the Flatlanders. que somos como los flatlanders.
Because, as it turns out, Porque, como resulta, nuestro mundo
our world is riddled with mysteries está plagado de enigmáticos misterios
that just don’t seem to fit inside que simplemente no parecen ajustarse a
the geometric assumptions we have made. las supuestos geométricos que hemos hecho.
Mysteries like warped space-time, Misterios como espacio tiempo deformado,
black holes, quantum tunneling agujeros negros, túneles cuánticos,
the constants of nature, las constantes de la naturaleza,
dark matter, dark energy, etc. materia y energía oscuras, etc.
The list is quite long. La lista es bastante larga.
How do we respond to these mysteries? ¿Cómo respondemos a estos misterios?
Well, we have two choices: Bueno, tenemos dos opciones:
We can either cling podemos ya sea aferrarnos a
to our previous assumptions, nuestras suposiciones previas
and invent new equations e inventar nuevas ecuaciones que existen
that exist somehow outside of the metric, de alguna forma afuera de lo métrico,
as a vague attempt como un vago intento de
to explain what’s going on, explicar lo que está pasando,
or we could take a bolder step, o podemos dar un paso más audaz,
throw out our old assumptions, desechando nuestros viejos supuestos
and construct a new blueprint for reality. y construir un nuevo anteproyecto de la realidad.
One that already includes Uno que incluya
those phenomena. estos fenómenos.
It’s time to take that step. Es hora de dar ese paso.
Because we are in the same situation Porque estamos en la misma
as the Flatlanders. situación que los flatlanders.
The probabilistic nature La naturaleza probabilística
of quantum mechanics de la mecánica cuántica
has our scientists believing tienen a nuestros científicos en la creencia
that deep down, muy en el fondo, que
the world is indeterminant. el mundo es indeterminado.
That the closer we look, Entre más cerca miremos,
the more we will find más averiguaremos que
that nature just doesn’t make sense. la naturaleza no tiene sentido.
Hmm… Mmhh…
Perhaps all of these mysteries Quizá lo que todas estos misterios
are actually telling us nos están diciendo en realidad
that there’s more to the picture. que hay más de lo que vemos en el cuadro.
That nature has a richer geometry Que la naturaleza tiene una geometría
than we have assumed. más abundante de la que suponemos.
Maybe the mysterious phenomena Quizá los fenómenos
in our world misteriosos de nuestro mundo
could actually be explained se pueden en efecto explicar
by a richer geometry, con una geometría más abundante
with more dimensions. con más dimensiones.
This would mean that we are stuck Esto quiere decir que estamos atrapados
in our own version of Flatland. en nuestra propia versión de ‘llanura’.
And if that’s the case, Y si ese es el caso,
how do we pop ourselves out? ¿cómo salimos?
At least conceptually? ¿Al menos conceptualmente?
Well, the first step is to make sure Bueno, el primer paso es asegurarnos que
that we know exactly what a dimension is. sabemos exactamente qué es una dimensión.
A good question to start with is: Una buena pregunta para empezar es:
What is it about x, y and z ¿Qué tienen X, Y y Z que
that makes them spatial dimensions? las hacen dimensiones espaciales?
The answer is that a change in position La respuesta es que un cambio
in one dimension en posición en una dimensión
does not imply a change in position no implica un cambio de
in the other dimensions. posición en las otras dimensiones.
Dimensions are independent descriptors Las dimensiones son descriptores
of position. independientes de posición.
So z is a dimension because an object Así Z es una dimensión porque un objeto
can be holding still in x and y se puede mantener quieto en X y Y
while it’s moving in Z. mientras se mueve en Z.
So, to suggest that Entonces para proponer que
there are other spatial dimensions hay otras dimensiones espaciales
is to say that it must be possible es decir que debe ser
for an object posible para un objeto
to be holding still in x, y and z, mantenerse quieto en X, Y y Z,
yet still moving about y aún así moverse en
in some other spatial sense. algún otro sentido espacial.
But where might these ¿Pero en donde podrían
other dimensions be? estar estas otras dimensiones?
To solve that mystery, Para resolver ese misterio,
we need to make a fundamental adjustment necesitamos hacer un ajuste fundamental
to our geometric assumptions about space. de nuestros supuestos geométricos del espacio.
We need to assume that space Necesitamos suponer que el espacio
is literally and physically quantized, es cabal y físicamente cuantificable,
that it’s made of interactive pieces. que está hecho de piezas interactivas.
If space is quantized, Si el espacio es cuantificable,
then it cannot be infinitely divided entonces no se puede dividir infinitamente
into smaller and smaller increments. en incrementos cada vez más pequeños.
Once we get down to a fundamental size, Una vez que alcanzamos un tamaño fundamental,
we cannot go any further no podemos ir más allá
and still be talking y aún hablaremos de
about distances in space. distancias en el espacio.
Let’s consider an analogy: Consideremos una analogía:
Imagine we have a chunk of pure gold imaginen que tenemos un pedazo de oro puro
that we mean to cut in half que queremos cortar en
over and over. mitades una y otra vez
We can entertain two questions here: Podemos jugar con dos preguntas:
How many times can we cut ¿cuántas veces podemos cortar
what we have in half? la mitad que tenemos?
and: How many times can we cut  Y, ¿cuántas veces podemos cortar la mitad
what we have in half and still have gold? que tenemos y que siga siendo oro?
These are Estas son dos preguntas completamente diferentes,
two completely different questions,  porque una vez que
because once we get down  llegamos a un átomo de oro,
to one atom of gold, no podemos ir más allá
we cannot go any further sin rebasar
without transcending la definición de oro
the definition of gold. Si el espacio se cuantifica,
If space is quantized, .entonces la misma cosa se aplica.
then the same thing applies. No podemos hablar de
We cannot talk about distances in space distancias en el espacio
that are less than que sean menores a la unidad
the fundamental unit of space fundamental de espacio
for the same reason y por la misma razón, no podemos
we cannot talk about amounts of gold hablar de pedazos de oro
that are less than 1 atom of gold. que sean menores a un átomo de oro.
Quantizing space brings us Cuantificar el espacio nos lleva
to a new geometric picture. a un cuadro geométrico nuevo.
One like this, Uno como éste,
where the collection of these pieces, donde la colección de
these quanta, estas piezas, estos quanta
come together to construct se unen para construir
the fabric of x, y and z. la tela de X, Y y Z.
This geometry is eleven-dimensional. Esta geometría tiene 11 dimensiones.
So if you’re seeing this, you already Así que si están viendo esto, ya lo
got it. It’s not gonna be beyond you. entendieron. No irá más allá de Uds.
We just need to make sense Sólo necesitamos darle sentido
of what’s going on. a lo que está pasando.
Notice that there are Noten que hay tres tipos
three distinct types of volume distintos de volumen
and all volumes y todos los volúmenes
are three-dimensional. son tridimensionales.
Distance between any two points in space La distancia entre dos puntos en el espacio
becomes equal to the number of quanta se vuelve igual al número de quanta
that are instantaneously between them. que hay instantáneamente entre ellos.
The volume inside each quantum El volumen dentro de
is interspatial, cada cuánto es interespacial,
and the volume that y el volumen en que se mueven
the quanta move about in is superspatial. los cuántos es superespacial.
Notice how having perfect information Noten cómo teniendo información
about x, y, z position, perfecta de la posición X, Y y Z,
only enables us to identify sólo nos permite identificar
a single quantum of space. a un solo cuánto de espacio.
Also notice that it’s now possible También noten que ahora
for an object es posible para un objeto
to be moving about interspatially que se mueve interespacialmente
or superspatially o superespacialmente
without changing sin cambiar en absoluto
its x, y, z position at all. su posición X, Y y Z.
This means that Esto significa que hay
there are 9 independent ways 9 formas independientes
for an object to move about. para que un objeto se mueva.
That makes 9 spatial dimensions. Esto hace 9 dimensiones espaciales:
3 dimensions of x, y, z volume, 3 dimensiones de volumen X, Y y Z,
3 dimensions of superspatial volume, 3 dimensiones de volumen superespacial,
and 3 dimensions of interspatial volume. y 3 dimensiones de volumen interespacial.
Then we have time, Luego tenemos al tiempo,
which can be defined as que se puede definir como
the whole number of resonations el número total de resonancias
experienced at each quantum. experimentadas por cada cuánto.
And super-time allows us to describe Y el supertiempo nos permite describir
their motion through super-space. su movimiento a través del superespacio.
OK, I know this is a whirlwind, De acuerdo, sé que esto es un revoltijo,
a lot faster than I’d like to do it, dicho más rápido de lo que quisiera,
because there are so many details porque hay tantos más detalles
we can go into. que podríamos examinar.
But there’s a significant advantage Pero hay una ventaja significativa
to being able to describe space el poder describir el espacio
as a medium that can possess como un medio que puede poseer
density, distortions and ripples. densidad, distorsión y ondas.
For example, we can now describe Por ejemplo, ahora podemos describir
Einstein’s curved space-time el espacio tiempo curvo de Einstein
without dimensionally sin dimensionalmente
reducing the picture. reducir el cuadro.
Curvature is a change La curvatura es un cambio en
in the density of these space quanta. la densidad de estos cuántos de espacio.
The denser the quanta get, Entre más densos los cuántos se hagan,
the less they can freely resonate menos pueden resonar libremente
so they experience less time. y por tanto experimentan menos tiempo.
And in the regions Y en las regiones
of maximum density, de máxima densidad
and the quanta are all donde los cuántos están todos
packed completely together, compactados completamente,
like in black holes, como en los agujeros negros,
they experience no time. no experimentan el tiempo.
Gravity is simply the result La gravedad es simplemente
of an object traveling straight el resultado de un objeto que viaja directo
through curved space. a través del espacio curvo.
Going straight through x, y, z space Viajar directamente en el espacio X, Y y Z
means both your left side significa que tanto su lado
and your right side izquierdo como el derecho
travel the same distance, viajan la misma distancia, interactúan
interact with the same number of quanta. con el mismo número de quanta.
So, when a density gradient Así cuando existe un gradiente
exists in space, de densidad en el espacio,
the straight path is the one el trayecto directo es aquel que provee
that provides an equal spatial experience una experiencia de espacio uniforme
for all parts of a traveling object. a todas las partes de un objeto en movimiento.
OK, this is a really big deal. Bueno, esto es un gran problema.
If you’ve ever looked at a graph Si han visto alguna vez una gráfica
of Einstein curvature before, de la curvatura de Einstein,
space-time curvature, la curvatura de espacio tiempo,
you may have not noticed that one quizá hayan notado que una de
of the dimensions was unlabeled. las dimensiones no está etiquetada.
We assumed we took La suposición fue que tomamos
a plane of our world un plano de nuestro mundo
and anytime there was mass in that plane y cada vez que hubo una masa
we’ll stretch it; en ese plano, lo estirábamos;
if there was more mass, si había más masa,
we stretch it more, la estirábamos más,
to show how much curvature there is. para demostrar cuánta curvatura había.
But what’s the direction ¿Pero en qué dirección
we’re stretching in? estábamos estirando?
We got rid of the z dimension. Nos deshicimos de la dimensión Z.
We blow over that every single time Nos olvidamos de ella todas
in our books. las veces en nuestros libros.
Here, we didn’t have to get rid Aquí, no tuvimos que
of the z dimension. deshacernos de la dimensión Z.
We got to show curvature Llegamos a mostrar
in its full form. la curvatura en toda su forma.
And this is a really big deal. Y esto es un verdadero gran problema.
Other mysteries Otros misterios que
that pop out of this map, surgen de este mapa,
like quantum tunneling – como los túneles cuánticos…
Remember our Flatlanders? ¿Recuerdan a nuestros flatlanders?
Well, they’ll see a red light appear Bueno, ellos ven un destello rojo
somewhere on the horizon aparecer en algún lugar del horizonte
and then it’ll disappear, y luego desaparecer y
and as far as they’re concerned, por lo que a ellos respecta,
it’s gone from the universe. se ha ido del universo.
But if a red light appears again Pero si un destello rojo aparece otra vez,
somewhere else on the line, en algún otro lugar de la línea,
they might call it quantum tunneling, podrían llamarlo túnel cuántico.
The same way when we watch an electron, De la misma forma que cuando vemos un electrón,
and then it disappears y luego desaparece
from the fabric of space de la tela del espacio
and reappears somewhere else, y reaparece en algún otro lugar
and that somewhere else y aquel otro lugar
can actually be beyond the boundary that ¿puede estar más allá de la frontera
it’s not supposed to be able to get beyond. que no se supone que puede rebasar?
OK? Can you use this picture now? ¿De acuerdo? ¿Pueden ver este cuadro
To solve that mystery? ahora para solucionar ese misterio?
Can you see how the mysteries of our world ¿Pueden ver cómo los misterios de nuestro mundo
can transform into elegant aspects pueden transformarse en aspectos elegantes
of our new geometric picture? de nuestro cuadro geométrico?
All we have to do Todo lo que tenemos que hacer
to make sense of those mysteries para darle sentido a estos misterios
is to change our geometric assumptions, es cambiar nuestros supuestos
to quantize space. geométricos para cuantificar el espacio.
OK, this picture also Bien, este cuadro también
has something to say tiene algo que decir
about where the constants acerca de dónde vienen
of nature come from; las constantes de la natualeza;
like the speed of light, Planck’s constant, como la velocidad de la luz, la constante de
the gravitational constant and so on. Planck, la constante gravitacional y demás.
Since all units of expression, Puesto que todas la unidades de expresión:
Newtons, Joules, Pascals, etc, Newtons, Joules, Pascales, etc.,
can be reduced to five combinations se pueden reducir a cinco combinaciones
of length, mass, time, de longitud, masa, tiempo,
ampere and temperature, amperaje y temperatura,
quantizing the fabric of space, cuantificar la tela del espacio
means that those five expressions significa que esas 5 expresiones deben
must also come in quantized units. también ser unidades de cantidad.
So, this gives us five numbers Así esto nos da 5 números que
that stem from our geometric map. brotan de nuestro mapa geométrico.
Natural consequences of our map, Las consecuencias naturales de
with units of one. nuestro mapa, con unidades de uno.
There’s two other numbers in our map. Hay otros dos números en nuestro mapa.
Numbers that reflect Números que reflejan
the limits of curvature. los límites de la curvatura.
Pi can be used to represent Pi se puede usar para representar
the minimum state of curvature, el estado mínimo de curvatura,
or zero curvature, o cero curvatura, mientras que
while a number we are calling zhe, un números que llamaremos zhe,
can be used to represent se puede usar para representar
the maximum state of curvature. el estado máximo de curvatura.
The reason we now have a maximum La razón de que ahora tengamos un máximo
is because we’ve quantized space. es porque hemos cuantificado el espacio.
We can’t infinitely continue to go on. No podemos continuar así indefinidamente.
What do these numbers do for us? ¿Qué hacen estos números por nosotros?
Well, this long list here Bueno, esta larga lista aquí
is the constants of nature, son las constantes de la naturaleza,
and if you’ve noticed, even though y si han notado, aun cuando
they’re flying by pretty fast, están pasando muy rápido,
they’re all made up of the five numbers todos están hechos de 5 números
that come from our geometry que provienen de nuestra geometría
and the two numbers y los dos números
that come from the limits of curvature. que provienen de los límites de curvatura.
That’s a really big deal by the way, Por cierto, eso es un auténtico problema
to me it’s a really big deal. para mí, es un verdadero problema.
This means that the constants of nature Esto significa que las constantes de la naturaleza
come from the geometry of space; provienen de la geometría del espacio:
they’re necessary consequences son necesariamente
of the model. consecuencias del modelo.
OK. This is a lot of fun Bueno, esto es muy divertido
because there are so many punch lines, porque tiene tantos remates,
it’s hard to know exactly pues es difícil saber exactamente
who’s going to get caught where. quién quedará atrapado en dónde.
But, this new map, Pero este nuevo mapa,
allows us to explain gravity, nos permite explicar la gravedad,
in a way that’s en una forma que es
totally conceptual now, totalmente conceptual hoy,
you get the whole picture in your head, conciben todo el cuadro en sus cabezas,
black holes, quantum tunneling, agujeros negros, túneles cuánticos,
the constants of nature, las constantes de la naturaleza,
and in case none of those y en caso de que ninguno de
caught your fancy, ellos capture su imaginación,
or you’ve never heard o nunca antes haya oído de ellos,
of any of them before, en definitiva apenas han oído
you’ve definitely just barely heard de la materia y la energía oscuras.
about dark matter and dark energy. Esas también son
Those too are geometric consequences. consecuencias geométricas.
Dark matter, La materia oscura, cuando
when we look at distant galaxies, miramos galaxias distantes,
and watch the stars y vemos las estrellas que
that orbit about in those galaxies, orbitan alrededor de esas galaxias,
the stars out at the edges las estrellas en las orillas
are moving too fast, se mueven demasiado rápido,
they seem to have extra gravity. parecieran tener gravedad extra.
How do we explain this? ¿Como nos explicamos esto?
Well, we couldn’t, so we say Bueno, no pudimos, entonces dijimos
there must be some other matter there, que debe de haber alguna materia
creating more gravity, ahí, que crea más gravedad,
making those effects. que ocasiona esos efectos,
But we can’t see the matter. pero no podemos ver la materia.
So we call it dark matter. And we define Entonces la llamamos materia oscura, y la
dark matter as something you can’t see! definimos como algo ¡que no pueden ver!
Which is fine, it’s a good step, Lo cual está bien, es un buen paso,
it’s a good start, es un buen comienzo,
but here in our model we didn’t have to pero aquí en nuestro modelo no tenemos
take that kind of a leap. que hacer ese tipo de salto.
We took a leap, Dimos un salto, dijimos
we said space is quantized, que el espacio se cuantifica,
but everything else pero todo lo demás
fell out from that. queda fuera de eso.
Here, we’re saying, Aquí decimos que el espacio está
space is made up of fundamental parts, hecho de partes fundamentales,
just the same way we believe air de la misma forma en que creemos
is made out of molecules. que el aire está hecho de moléculas.
If that’s true, Si eso es cierto, entonces
then an automatic requirement is el requisito automático es
you can have changes in density, que podemos tener cambios en densidad,
this is where gravity comes from, esto es de donde viene la gravedad,
but you should also have phase changes. pero también deben
And what stimulates a phase change? tener cambios de fase.
Well, temperature. ¿Y qué estimula un cambio de fase?
When something gets cold enough, Bueno, la temperatura.
its geometric arrangement will change, Cuando algo se enfría,
and it will change phase. su arreglo geométrico cambiará,
A change in the density here, y cambiará su fase.
at the outer regions of the galaxies, Un cambio de fase aquí, en
is going to cause las regiones externas de las galaxias,
a gravitational field, producirá un campo gravitacional,
because that’s what porque eso son
gravitational fields are, los campos gravitacionales,
they’re changes in density. son cambios de densidad.
OK? ¿De acuerdo?
Totally skipped through all that. Nos saltamos todo esto.
And now we’ll go to dark energy, Y ahora veremos la energía
in 15 seconds. oscura en 15 segundos.
When we look out into the cosmos, Cuando miramos hacia el cosmos,
we see that distant light vemos que la luz distante
is red shifted, OK? se corre hacia el rojo, ¿de acuerdo?
That it loses some of its energy Esto es que pierde algo de
as it’s traveling to us su energía al viajar hacia nosotros.
for billions of years. durante miles de millones de años.
Now how do we explain Ahora, ¿cómo explicamos
that red shift? ese corrimiento al rojo?
Well, currently we say it means Actualmente decimos que esto significa que
the universe is expanding. OK? el universo se expande, ¿sí?
All of our claims that the universe Todas nuestras afirmaciones de que el universo
is expanding come from this, se expande provienen de esto,
from measurements of how de mediciones de cómo
the red shift changes, el corrimiento al rojo cambia,
out of this distance de esta distancia a
to this distance to that distance. esta distancia a esa distancia.
OK? And also we measure ¿Bien? Y también medimos
the expansion that way. la expansión de esa forma.
But there’s another way Pero hay otra forma de
to explain red shift. explicar el corrimiento al rojo.
Just like there’d be another way Así como hay otra forma de explicar
to explain how if I had a tuning fork cómo es que tenía un diapasón
tuned to middle C, entonado en Do,
and I went in a tunnel y cuando entré al túnel,
and you could hear… a B note. podían oír la nota Si.
Sure, you could say it’s because Seguro pueden decir que se debe a
I’m moving away from you inside the tunnel, que me estoy moviendo dentro del túnel,
but it could also be because pero también puede ser porque
the pressure of the atmosphere la presión de la atmósfera
is decreasing while the sound está disminuyendo mientras
is traveling to your ear. el sonido viaja a sus oídos.
Here, that seemed Eso como que es
a little far fetched un poco descabellado
because atmospheric pressure porque la presión atmosférica
doesn’t decrease fast, no disminuye rápido,
but when we’re talking billions of years pero cuando hablamos de miles de millones
of light traveling through space, de años luz de viaje por el espacio,
all we need are the quanta themselves todo lo que necesitamos son los quanta
to have a small amount of inelasticity para tener una pequeña cantidad de
and red shift is imminent. inelasticidad y el cambio al rojo es inminente.
Alright, there’s a lot more Bueno, hay mucho más
to explore in this, por explorar en esto,
because if you’re interested, y si están interesados,
feel free to check out this website revisen este sitio web
and give all the feedback you can. y dennos toda la retroalimentación que puedan.
We’re out of time so let me just say, Se nos acaba el tiempo; sólo diré que este
that this blueprint gives us a mental tool, anteproyecto nos da una herramienta mental
a tool that can expand una herramienta que puede expander
the reach of our imagination, el alcance de nuestra imaginación
and, maybe, even respark y quizá, incluso vuelva a encender
the romanticism of Einstein’s quest. la búsqueda del romanticismo de Einstein.
Thank you. Gracias.
(Applause)  (Aplausos)

Visualizing Dimensions

dilluns, 22/04/2019

Thad Roberts is a theoretical physicist, a philosopher of physics, the inspiration behind the New York Times best seller Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History, and the author of ‘Einstein’s Intuition: Visualizing Nature in Eleven Dimensions‘.

(Applause)

Does anybody here happen to be interested in other dimensions? All right.

Well, thank you all for your time and your space. Good, I’m glad that one worked here.

All right. Imagine a world whose inhabitants live and die believing only in the existence of two spatial dimensions. A plane. These Flatlanders are going to see some pretty strange things happen; things that are impossible to explain within the constraints of their geometry. For example, imagine that one day, some Flatlander scientists observe this: A set of colorful lights that appear to randomly appear in different locations along the horizon. No matter how hard they try to make sense of these lights, they’ll be unable to come up with a theory that can explain them.

Some of the more clever scientists might come up with a way to probabilistically describe the flashes. For example, for every 4 seconds, there’s 11% chance that a red flash will occur somewhere on the line. But no Flatlander will be able to determine exactly when or where the next red light will be seen.

As a consequence, they start to think that the world contains a sense of indeterminacy, that the reason these lights cannot be explained, is that at the fundamental level nature just doesn’t make sense. Are they right? Does the fact that they were forced to describe these lights probabilistically actually mean that the world is indeterministic?

01:50

The lesson we can learn from Flatland is that when we assume only a portion of nature’s full geometry, deterministic events can appear fundamentally indeterministic. However, when we expand our view and gain access to the full geometry of the system, indeterminacy disappears. As you can see, we can now determine exactly when and where the next red light will be seen on this line.

We are here tonight to consider the possibility that we are like the Flatlanders. Because, as it turns out, our world is riddled with mysteries that just don’t seem to fit inside the geometric assumptions we have made. Mysteries like warped space-time, black holes, quantum tunneling, the constants of nature, dark matter, dark energy, et cetera. The list is quite long.

How do we respond to these mysteries? Well, we have two choices: We can either cling to our previous assumptions and invent new equations that exist somehow outside of the metric, as a vague attempt to explain what’s going on, or we can take a bolder step, throw out our old assumptions, and construct a new blueprint for reality. One that already includes those phenomena.

It’s time to take that step. Because we are in the same situation as the Flatlanders. The probabilistic nature of quantum mechanics has our scientists believing that deep down, the world is indeterminant. That the closer we look, the more we will find that nature just doesn’t make sense. Hmm… Perhaps all of these mysteries are actually telling us that there’s more to the picture. That nature has a richer geometry than we have assumed.

Maybe the mysterious phenomena in our world could actually be explained by a richer geometry, with more dimensions. This would mean that we are stuck in our own version of Flatland. And if that’s the case, how do we pop ourselves out? At least conceptually? Well, the first step is to make sure that we know exactly what a dimension is.

04:08

A good question to start with is: What is it about X, Y and Z that makes them spatial dimensions? The answer is that a change in position in one dimension does not imply a change in position in the other dimensions. Dimensions are independent descriptors of position. So Z is a dimension because an object can be holding still in X and Y while it’s moving in Z. So, to suggest that there are other spatial dimensions is to say that it must be possible for an object to be holding still in X, Y and Z, yet still moving about in some other spatial sense.

But where might these other dimensions be? To solve that mystery, we need to make a fundamental adjustment to our geometric assumptions about space. We need to assume that space is literally and physically quantized, that it’s made of interactive pieces. If space is quantized, then it cannot be infinitely divided into smaller and smaller increments. Once we get down to a fundamental size, we cannot go any further and still be talking about distances in space.

Let’s consider an analogy. Imagine we have a chunk of pure gold that we mean to cut in half over and over. We can entertain two questions here: How many times can we cut what we have in half? and How many times can we cut what we have in half and still have gold? These are two completely different questions, because once we get down to one atom of gold, we cannot go any further without transcending the definition of gold.

If space is quantized, then the same thing applies. We cannot talk about distances in space that are less than the fundamental unit of space for the same reason we cannot talk about amounts of gold that are less than 1 atom of gold.

Quantizing space brings us to a new geometric picture. One like this, where the collection of these pieces, these quanta, come together to construct the fabric of X, Y and Z. This geometry is eleven-dimensional. So if you’re seeing this, you already got it. It’s not going to be beyond you. We just need to make sense of what’s going on.

Notice that there are three distinct types of volume and all volumes are three-dimensional. Distance between any two points in space becomes equal to the number of quanta that are instantaneously between them. The volume inside each quantum is interspatial, and the volume that the quanta move about in is superspatial.

Notice how having perfect information about X, Y, Z position, only enables us to identify a single quantum of space. Also notice that it’s now possible for an object to be moving about interspatially or superspatially without changing its X, Y, Z position at all. This means that there are 9 independent ways for an object to move about. That makes 9 spatial dimensions. 3 dimensions of X, Y, Z volume, 3 dimensions of superspatial volume, and 3 dimensions of interspatial volume. Then we have time, which can be defined as the whole number of resonations experienced at each quantum. And super-time allows us to describe their motion through super-space.

OK, I know this is a whirlwind, a lot faster than I’d like to do it, because there are so many details we can go into. But there’s a significant advantage to being able to describe space as a medium that can possess density, distortions and ripples. For example, we can now describe Einstein’s curved space-time without dimensionally reducing the picture.

08:02

Curvature is a change in the density of these space quanta. The denser the quanta get, the less they can freely resonate so they experience less time. And in the regions of maximum density, and the quanta are all packed completely together, like in black holes, they experience no time. Gravity is simply the result of an object traveling straight through curved space. Going straight through X, Y, Z space means both your left side and your right side travel the same distance, interact with the same number of quanta.

So, when a density gradient exists in space, the straight path is the one that provides an equal spatial experience for all parts of a traveling object.

OK, this is a really big deal. If you’ve ever looked at a graph of Einstein curvature before, space-time curvature, you may have not noticed that one of the dimensions was unlabeled. We assumed we took a plane of our world and anytime there was mass in that plane we’ll stretch it; if there was more mass, we stretch it more, to show how much curvature there is.

But what’s the direction we’re stretching in? We got rid of the Z dimension. We blow over that every single time in our books. Here, we didn’t have to get rid of the Z dimension. We got to show curvature in its full form. And this is a really big deal.

Other mysteries that pop out of this map, like quantum tunneling — Remember our Flatlanders? Well, they’ll see a red light appear somewhere on the horizon and then it’ll disappear, and as far as they’re concerned, it’s gone from the universe. But if a red light appears again somewhere else on the line, they might call it quantum tunneling, the same way when we watch an electron, and then it disappears from the fabric of space and reappears somewhere else, and that somewhere else can actually be beyond the boundary that it’s not supposed to be able to get beyond.

OK? Can you use this picture now to solve that mystery? Can you see how the mysteries of our world can transform into elegant aspects of our new geometric picture? All we have to do to make sense of those mysteries is to change our geometric assumptions, to quantize space.

OK, this picture also has something to say about where the constants of nature come from; like the speed of light, Planck’s constant, the gravitational constant and so on. Since all units of expression, Newtons, Joules, Pascals, et cetera, can be reduced to five combinations of length, mass, time, ampere and temperature, quantizing the fabric of space, means that those five expressions must also come in quantized units. So, this gives us five numbers that stem from our geometric map. Natural consequences of our map, with units of one.

There’s two other numbers in our map. Numbers that reflect the limits of curvature. Pi can be used to represent the minimum state of curvature, or zero curvature, while a number we are calling zhe, can be used to represent the maximum state of curvature. The reason we now have a maximum is because we’ve quantized space. We can’t infinitely continue to go on.

11:21

What do these numbers do for us? Well, this long list here is the constants of nature, and if you’ve noticed, even though they’re flying by pretty fast, they’re all made up of the five numbers that come from our geometry and the two numbers that come from the limits of curvature. That’s a really big deal by the way, to me it’s a really big deal. This means that the constants of nature come from the geometry of space; they’re necessary consequences of the model.

This is a lot of fun because there are so many punch lines, it’s hard to know exactly who’s going to get caught where. But, this new map, allows us to explain gravity, in a way that’s totally conceptual now, you get the whole picture in your head, black holes, quantum tunneling, the constants of nature, and in case none of those caught your fancy, or you’ve never heard of any of them before, you’ve definitely just barely heard about dark matter and dark energy. Those too are geometric consequences.

Dark matter, when we look at distant galaxies, and watch the stars that orbit about in those galaxies, the stars out at the edges are moving too fast, they seem to have extra gravity. How do we explain this? Well, we couldn’t, so we say there must be some other matter there, creating more gravity, making those effects. But we can’t see the matter. So we call it dark matter. And we define dark matter as something you can’t see. Which is fine, it’s a good step, it’s a good start, but here in our model we didn’t have to take that kind of a leap. We took a leap, we said space is quantized, but everything else fell out from that.

Here, we’re saying, space is made up of fundamental parts, just the same way we believe air is made out of molecules. If that’s true, then an automatic requirement is you can have changes in density, this is where gravity comes from, but you should also have phase changes.

And what stimulates a phase change? Well, temperature. When something gets cold enough, its geometric arrangement will change, and it will change phase. A change in the density here, at the outer regions of the galaxies, is going to cause a gravitational field, because that’s what gravitational fields are, they’re changes in density.

OK? Totally skipped through all that. And now we’ll go to dark energy, in 15 seconds. When we look out into the cosmos, we see that distant light is red shifted, OK? That it loses some of its energy as it’s traveling to us for billions of years.

Now how do we explain that red shift? Well, currently we say it means the universe is expanding. OK? All of our claims that the universe is expanding come from this, from measurements of how the red shift changes, out of this distance to this distance to that distance. And also we measure the expansion that way.

But there’s another way to explain red shift. Just like there’d be another way to explain how if I had a tuning fork tuned to middle C, and I went in a tunnel and you could hear a B note. Sure, you could say it’s because I’m moving away from you inside the tunnel, but it could also be because the pressure of the atmosphere is decreasing while the sound is traveling to your ear.

Here, that seemed a little far-fetched because atmospheric pressure doesn’t decrease fast, but when we’re talking billions of years of light traveling through space, all we need is the quanta themselves to have a small amount of inelasticity and red shift is imminent.

All right, there’s a lot more to explore in this, because if you’re interested, feel free to check out this website and give all the feedback you can. We’re out of time so let me just say, that this blueprint gives us a mental tool, a tool that can expand the reach of our imagination, and maybe, even respark the romanticism of Einstein’s quest.

Thank you.

(Applause)

 

Champ Akashique

dissabte, 5/01/2019

Dans son livre “Science et Champ Akashique”, Erwin Laszlo propose une nouvelle vision intégrative grâce aux derniers développements de la science : le Champ Akashique, concept emprunté à la tradition spirituelle d’origine hindoue et revisité avec l’esprit intégratif de notre époque.

Les mystiques et les sages savent depuis longtemps qu’il existe un champ cosmique reliant tout à tout au plus profond de la réalité, un champ qui conserve et transmet l’information. Ce champ est connu sous le nom de ” champ akashique “. De récentes découvertes en physique quantique indiquent que celui-ci est réel et qu’il a son équivalent dans le champ du point zéro qui sous-tend l’espace comme tel. Ce champ consiste en une mer subtile d’énergies fluctuantes à partir desquelles tout émerge : atomes, galaxies, étoiles, planètes, êtres vivants, et même la conscience. Ce champ du point zéro, ou champ A, est la mémoire constante et éternelle de l’univers. Il détient les données de tout ce qui s’est jamais produit sur la Terre et dans le cosmos, et met celles-ci en corrélation avec tout ce qui doit arriver. Dans ce livre, le philosophe et scientifique Ervin Laszlo nous transmet l’essence de ce champ d’information dans un langage clair et accessible à tous. Grâce au monde de la science, il vient confirmer nos plus profondes intuitions en ce qui a trait à la grande harmonie unifiée de l’univers, et ce, par la théorie du tout. Comme le philosophe William James le dit, ” nous sommes telles des îles dans la mer dissociées à la surface, mais reliées par le fond “,

Ervin László New paradigms

dissabte, 5/01/2019

Agustín Pániker presenta Ervin László

divendres, 4/01/2019

Ervin Laszlo és filòsof i científic de sistemes. Dues vegades nominat al Premi Nobel de la Pau, ha publicat més de 75 llibres i més de 400 articles i treballs de recerca. Laszlo és el fundador i president del think tank internacional del Club de Budapest i del prestigiós Institut Laszlo de New Paradigm Research. El guanyador del Luxembourg Peace Prize 2017.

The Intelligence of the Cosmos, Ervin Laszlo

divendres, 4/01/2019

For the outdated mainstream paradigm the world is a giant mechanism functioning in accordance with known and knowable laws and regularities. The new paradigm emerging in science offers a different concept: The world is an interconnected, coherent whole, and it is informed by a cosmic intelligence. This is not a finite, mechanistic-material world. It is a consciousness-infused whole-system world. We are conscious beings who emerge and co-evolve as complex, cosmic-intelligence in-formed vibrations in the Akashic Field of the universe.

Ervin Laszlo and his collaborators from the forefront of science, cosmology, and spirituality show how the re-discovery of who we are and why we are here integrates seamlessly with the wisdom traditions as well as with the new emerging worldview in the sciences, revealing a way forward for humanity on this planet. They explain how we have reached a point of critical incoherence and tell us that to save ourselves, our environment, and society, we need a critical mass of people to consciously evolve a new thinking. Offering a guidepost to orient this evolution, Laszlo examines the nature of consciousness in the universe, showing how our bodies and minds act as transmitters of consciousness from the intelligence of the cosmos and how understanding science’s new concept of the world enables us to re-discover our identity and our purpose in our world.

About the book ” The Intelligence of the Cosmos“:

• A guide to understanding our identity and purpose in the world

• Outlines the new understanding of matter and mind coming to light at the cutting edge of physics and consciousness research

• Explains how we can evolve consciously, become connected with each other, and flourish on this planet

• Includes contributions from Maria Sagi, Kingsley L. Dennis, Emanuel Kuntzelman, Dawna Jones, Shamik Desai, Garry Jacobs, and John R. Audette.

Major Donald Keyhoe interview, 2/3

dissabte, 15/12/2018

In 1952, there was an intelligence analysis of the maneuvers of these things, as seen by radar, triangulation, radar photographs. And in ’53, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Air Force had a special panel of scientists meet at the Pentagon, to tell them what to do. And after they got through, this group said, “You don’t have proof that these things exist, not scientific proof, but you have a very strong circumstantial case.

We suggest you quadruple investigations, set up special observation posts and in the meantime release everything you got the American people.” Now, you’ve got four documents there; they’ve been sitting on all this time. Now, that… and they have been spending a lot of money investigating flying saucers. If they don’t exist, why the money… why did the intelligence team rush out every time there’s a sighting?

WALLACE: Now then, you have mentioned four documents that you claim exist. We’ve heard, in the past, that you have claimed that these documents existed. We’ve seen your literature in which you talk about the existence of those documents. So, we spoke with the Air Technical Intelligence Center at the Pentagon earlier with this week, and this is what we’re told officially by them, “Three of the four documents Major Keyhoe refers to, simply do not exist.

The fourth document does exist, you can have a copy of it, Mr. Wallace, and you can see that it doesn’t say what Major Keyhoe claims it says.” We have a copy of it and I quote to you from the copy. The Air Force document says just this, “The panel recommends that the national security agencies take immediate steps to strip the UFOs of the special status they have been given and the aura of mystery they have unfortunately acquired.

We suggest an integrated program designed to reassure the public of the total lack of evidence of inimical forces behind the phenomena.” And again, as I point out, secretary Horner says it’s simply ain’t so. Now, why? The point really at issue here, it would seem, Major Keyhoe, is this: Why do you believe that the Air Force says that nothing is going on? Why do you believe that the…? It’s a fairly serious charge that you make.

KEYHOE: I know it is.

WALLACE: You make the charge that the United States government is withholding from the people of the United States certain very important information. Why? What would their motive be for withholding that kind of information from us?

KEYHOE: Well, I’ll answer that, but I’d also like to show you some proofs that they are withholding it. The reason was given to me when they were working with me back in ’52 and ’53; it was first that they were afraid of hysteria. Remember the Orson Welles show-back… way years back, when he scared people in the hills with the…

WALLACE: I do.

KEYHOE: …idea of invading Martians. Then, they were also afraid that it would upset organized religion, that was a smaller factor, but there was some fear of it. Later, they were afraid that these accidents when the interceptors had chased these things and had been lost or had crashed, might be considered a proof of hostility. Now, I would never have put my name on anything if it were a matter of a personal opinion.

I’ve talked to, and read the reports of, hundreds of pilots and radar men, guided missile trackers, who’ve seen these things. And some of them are very more important names. The Air Force says that they’ve (…) this down to 1.9 percent, but you noticed the word current in there, they mean we are currently explaining.

Now, I have in my possession a copy of the special report fourteen, which is their Bible on this. In the back, it has a table showing that of thirty-two hundred and one cases they examined, nineteen and a half percent were unsolved. And they admit they still are unsolved. You add up what they’ve had since then; it makes over twelve percent of the reports and those are mostly from the best possible sources.

WALLACE: Well now, wait just a second; I’ll use your figures. The Department of Defense released an official bulletin on November 5, 1957, saying that from June of ’55 to June of ’57, a two-year period, just a fraction over two percent of all investigated unidentified flying objects had to be listed as unknown. Two percent, so that’s your one point nine…

KEYHOE: What’s the period, again?

WALLACE: ’55 to ’57. The rest were determined to have been balloons, airplanes, hoaxes, and a category about 12 percent, called insufficient information, which means that the report was so flimsy that there was simply nothing to check on. I must confess that they have… they’ve certainly shown me no classified material, but they have opened their files quite willingly to us in our preparation for this program tonight, and they’ve given us very convincing evidence, Major Keyhoe, that it is largely… I shouldn’t say largely, I’ll say ninety-nine and forty-four, one-hundred percent, a hoax. Now, you mentioned…

KEYHOE: A hoax?

WALLACE: Well, let… when I say a hoax…

KEYHOE: Are you saying a lot of good pilots, hoax?

WALLACE: No, no, no, not hoax, just… I thank you for correcting me, not just a hoax, but, let’s say, misinformation or sightings of objects which seem to be one thing but are, in fact, another. I’m glad that you corrected me about hoax, because it is, by no means, that much a hoax. But, you mentioned that Dr. Donald Menzel, who was a professor of Astrophysics at Harvard before. Now, I think you will agree that he’s one of the world’s most distinguished astrophysicists. Is that not so?

KEYHOE: I think there are others who are equally capable, but, do not agree with him.

WALLACE: He is one of the world’s most distinguished astrophysicists; though, I think we can agree on that. In any case, he stresses, you see, that pilots are not experts of —, that they, as well, as others, can see flying saucers when it’s only, to quote him, “the wrapper of somebody’s lunch moving around on the air” end quote. But, again, let’s come back to the point… the most important point, Major Keyhoe, and that is, why, why will the Air Force…? Why will the United States government withhold information from United States citizens? For what reason?

KEYHOE: Because they’re treating us like children, the way they did it with the H-Bomb at first, and the way they’ve been doing with other things. Now, I’m not attacking the United States Air Force. I’m attacking a small group in there that has been persistently keeping this from the public, just as they’ve kept other things. For a long time you couldn’t even mention the idea that we could be hit by missiles from submarines from the gulf or from both coasts very easily.

I knew that years and years ago and tried to get it out, but at the time was discouraged about it. Now then, you mentioned this… that this denial of these documents. Now, I’d like to tell you something that happened on the Armstrong Circle Theatre. I had requested that those points be in the script and I was discouraged from it at, first by their writer. Then later, some of our board of governors insisted that we had those points included.

So I said, “Either, I don’t go on or we have those in there.” They said all right. So the script was completely rewritten. Now those were in the script as it was first rehearsed. But when the second rehearsal, came along and the Air Force saw the mimeograph sheet there with Air Force representatives, but according to Armstrong’s writer said, they would immediately deny it on the air, even though it meant denouncing their own former project chief.

Now, the source for this is Captain Edward Ruppelt, who was the head of Project Blue Book for two years. And at that time he was considered good enough that he briefed President Truman on these things. He was the top man, rank didn’t mean anything, it was the experience that counted. All right, he says these things existed; he put it in a book which was cleared by Security and Review, in the Air Force.

On December 5, 1955, that was cleared. It’s in his book;. He has never been hauled in a court-martial. Now, I have here, and if you’d allow your camera to come in on it; this is a sheet from the script of the Armstrong Theater, which was deleted. This was crossed off, and I was told that I couldn’t say it on the air. Now that was censorship by intimidation. This can be matched up with the other sheets from the Armstrong Circle script and any typewriter expert will show you that… They ordered to take it out.

WALLACE: I’m certain that people believe you; the only thing is that, the next morning, I do distinctly remember reading a report by you, Major Keyhoe, to the effect that no censorship, no pressure of any kind had been put upon you.

KEYHOE: I’m sorry, Mr. Wallace, that… I know that statement almost by heart. I said that CBS and the Armstrong people were not to blame for cutting me off the air when I tried to mention the fact that at Senate Committee was working on the secrecy angle. I never mentioned this that night to anyone because I had promised that I wouldn’t say anything about on the air that… to the Armstrong people. It was taken out and I will do this: I will ask the United States Air Force to have the Marine Corps put me on active duty for a court-martial if that is not the case.

More than half of the Germans

dilluns, 20/08/2018

SCIENCE

Germans believe in aliens

It’s not just sci-fi nerds: According to a representative survey, a lot of Germans can put their skepticism aside when it comes to creatures from outer space. Even scientists believe there could be extraterrestrial life.

    
Blurry image of nightmarish alien beings. (Photo: Colourbox)

Are we alone in the universe? More than half of the Germans polled in a recent survey don’t think so. Market research institute YouGov asked 1,171 people whether they believed in extraterrestrials and 56 percent said yes.

More than 1,000 people asked is considered a representative number for Germany. YouGov researchers conducted the survey via an online questionnaire between September 18 and 22. Anna Schneider, senior consultant with the institute, said she was not surprised by the high number of believers.

“The reason for believing is a mix of hope and fear,” Schneider told DW. “It’s hard for humans to imagine that we are this special and singular in a universe whose end we don’t even know, but it’s also not easy to picture sharing the special status of intelligent life. So I expected an outcome of around fifty-fifty.”

Life finds a way

The idea that aliens or extraterrestrials could exist is not just purported by a layman’s majority; it’s also subject to serious scientific research.

“The formation of life in the entire cosmos, in every niche it can find, is probably a completely natural process,” Klaus Jäger, astronomer at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, told DW. He pointed to the fact that simple forms of life survive even in the most barren conditions, like at the bottom of the deep sea. Why not on far-away planets?

Discoveries made by space missions support the idea that somewhere, extraterrestrials exist, according to Jäger.

“Scientific facts are pretty clearly pointing toward the existence of life outside of Earth,” the astronomer and spokesman of the German Astronomical Society said. “Even in interstellar gas that floats around and among the stars in our milky way we’ve found organic material, which is the preliminary stage to life.”

Aliens among us?

Jäger does not believe, however, that aliens are already among us, saying that finding another life-form is a possible scenario of the future.

Martin Schädler, webmaster of the German website and online community www.alien.de disagrees. He became interested in extraterrestrials roughly 20 years ago when he read a book about alien abductions and does not only believe that aliens exist, but that they have been to Earth, too.

“The universe is gigantic and it has existed for such a long time – why should we be the only living things in it?” Schädler asked. “And how likely is it really that aliens are not here on Earth, too? I believe that the universe is so big and so old that it’s brimming with extraterrestrial life, that it’s full of it. That no one would have made their way to us so far is very unlikely to me.”

There’s a great fascination with aliens, like at this science fiction exhibition in Leipzig, Germany

The tech-expert, who works on email encryption as a day job, told DW he thought that the high number of people who believe in aliens was partially due to the presence of astronomy in daily life. With media reporting on space-related discoveries and astronomy documentaries airing on TV, people become more aware of the sheer size of our universe, Schädler says.

From there, he believes, it’s only a small step to wondering why we should be alone in it.

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https://www.dw.com/en/germans-believe-in-aliens/a-18735469

REDEFINIR la realitat

divendres, 30/03/2018

Per John Mack calia redefinir el propi concepte de realitat. “Les assumpcions seculars sobre la realitat dominants durant la meva formació universitària eren, de fet, una gran il·lusió, una superstició materialista que ha mantingut el pensament occidental encallat i empresonat durant els últims 300 anys. Com responen a aquests fenòmens els guardians del moribund paradigma tradicional? Molts bramulen que és pseudociència“, sentenciava.

 

 

Si admetem que les persones han viscut un succés real -alguna cosa que John Mack donava per fet, però la majoria dels seus col·legues no-, alguna cosa que entra en la nostra realitat tridimensional sense formar totalment part d’ella, sorgeixen preguntes com: Quin tipus de realitat és aquesta? D’on vénen aquests éssers? Quina és la seva relació amb el diví o el demoníac? Són entitats o formes d’energia que es manifesten en el nostre món, però procedeixen d’un altre univers o dimensió?”, escrivia  el 2002 en Oberlin Alumni Magazine.