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Friday, 30 September 2016

Gratuitous sex and violence on television

In Sept 2014 I blogged about the regretful escalation of scenes of gratuitous sex and violence on television. see  here

Last night, viewers complained about the gruesome contents of the new BBC drama, 'Fall' and the too graphic display on the soap, 'Emmerdale'. They follow on a long list of recent dramas that have shocked viewers as the producers forsake decency in the quest for brutal reality. Also on last night was another drama, called, 'Paranoid'. I guess there was a clue in the name and I wouldn't watch, but who do? What sort of people want to watch these pictures of gratuitous sex and violence? not those who regularly used to watch Poirot or Midsummer where murder and mayhem could be skilfully portrayed in a manner suitable before the watershed hour.
Come on TV programmers! Let's have some watchable programmes, like Morse, requiring something resembling a brain to understand the nuances of a plot without a need to witness the crime. Do your advertisers demand 'X' rated shows? Who then? Perverts, criminals and psychopaths?
You could do worse than look to dramatise my own work; merely a suggestion of course.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Grammar or Comprehensive schools

As the Tories look into expanding the number of Grammar schools, the Labour Party shadow education minister has said that the overwhelming evidence points to the benefits of a comprehensive schooling where pupils of all abilities are lumped together. She would say that wouldn't she.
The rump of her argument is that it is discriminatory and therefore unfair to test children at 11 years, thereby subjecting those who fail to a lifetime of stigmatization and under achievement. Almost all those who support this, including the socialist teachers of the NUS, fail to mention that children can be re-evaluated at a later date thereby allowing them to pursue a more academic education.
What I'm sure she really means is that the move to more Grammar schools will further the discrimination of TEACHERS. Leftie teachers will fear that there will be a stigma attached, not to the children, but to the teachers that fail to get positions in a Grammar school and have to settle for second best, teaching in a Comprehensive.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Happiness Index, Gravity and clocks


We have all heard the phrase, ‘Doesn’t time fly when you’re enjoying yourself’, but what do we mean by it? Can we describe the sensation of ‘time flying’ in more scientific terms? Conventional scientists might say, ‘no’ but, perhaps, the Davies Hypothesis can, at least, show a way forward.

Remember that we have defined perceived time, T, in terms of the ‘real’ or measured time, the ‘unreal’ time and the ‘imaginary’ time according to the ‘trinitarian’ equation below:

T= ±√[t² + (-t)² + (it)²]

From this we have resolved that:
                                    T = ± t

In other words, in our part of the universe and ignoring the negative answer, we feel time passing at the rate of ‘real’ time, or one second per second. No surprises there. Looking at the Trinitarian equation we notice that the coefficients of each term is unity but must ask the question if this is always the case. It is entirely plausible to assume that the ‘real’ terms always remain the same but what of the third term, the ‘imaginary’ time component. Remember this is the term responsible for dreams; for man’s imagination and spirituality. Below I have drawn a table showing the perceived time for different coefficients of ‘imaginary’ time.

           Perceived Time, T















We can see that for coefficient values from 0 to 1, the perceived time is longer than ‘real’ time and therefore time palls. We are not enjoying ourselves. However for coefficient values between 1 and 2, perceived time is indeed shorter than ‘real’ time and we’re having fun. So, we can indeed build an happiness index based on the ‘trinitarian equation’ as applied to time; close to zero, no fun, close to two, ecstatic. (At the figure of 2, indeed, it seems that time stands still.)
What else can we glean from these figures?

We cannot realistically have a coefficient greater than 2 because that leads us into ‘fairyland’, the domain of imaginary numbers. However, we can go below zero into the realm of negative numbers and we show two examples that demonstrate that perceived time stretches out to a large extent when the negative coefficient rises. If we take the example of minus one million, we can see that the perceived time is a thousand times longer.
T= ±√[t² + (-t)² -1000000 (it)²]

T ~ 1000t   (ignoring the other terms as too small)

At this level of misery an half an hour in the dentists chair will seem like ten days.

There is however a more serious side to this; the question of time dilation. Where does science predict the most dramatic slowing down of time? I suggest it is at the event horizon of a black hole where time almost stands still. Could it be that the enormous gravity exerted by the black hole changes the coefficient of the ‘imaginary’ time component; that gravity and time are linked? In these extreme circumstances, the coefficient of the ‘imaginary’ term could run into the minus trillions. Einstein predicted that increased gravity slowed down clocks, now the ‘Davies Hypothesis’ demonstrates how.

Friday, 23 September 2016

'Now. The Physics of Time' by Prof. Richard A Muller

A new book called 'Now. The physics of time' has recently been published by Prof. Richard A Muller of  the University of California, Berkeley.
I haven't read it; I can't afford it, but he is the first senior scientist to suggest that as the universe expands, so new time is created ( and humans therefore feel the flow of time) Hallelujah! Somebody the science world takes seriously has come to this conclusion and agrees with me. I don't know if his book also speculates that time is three dimensional in our universe but if it doesn't he might care to read my humble theory and compare notes.
If you read this, Richard, perhaps you could email me a pdf of your book so that I can see if we are heading in the same direction.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Thanks be to God.

Nobody could fail to have been affected by the rescue of people off the Libyan coast with the loss of at least seven lives. These people were so desperate to leave their tragic situation and face death in search of a better life, they took to the Mediterranean, with no clear plan other than to reach Europe. Those who watched couldn't have failed to see one of the rescued men raise his palms to give thanks to Allah, presumably for his survival.
Now I know it is difficult for those believers who don't question their faith, but couldn't someone ask this man why he felt it necessary to thank his God when so many perished in the sinking and their conditions of life, which prompted their migration under HIS watch were so dreadful. When this man landed in Europe he should have been in no doubt that his failing, hard-hearted God was to be abandoned and that at the very least he should look to the religion of his saviours; better still abandon all notion of a loving and merciful God. He was rescued by people, intent on doing their duty to do good. The world is full of people intent on doing good, bringing up a family, helping others because that is the nature of mankind we all want to see. At times like this we need to make this point; when Muslims come to Europe they ought to reassess their beliefs and they need help to overcome the charge of apostasy.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Keith Vaz

I have listened and read much about the disgraced MP, Keith Vaz. It seems he has literally been caught with his pants down, a disgraceful predicament for a plain parliamentarian but unbelievable for the Chairman of a select Committee, especially the one concerned with home affairs. It seems that, over the years, there has been widespead speculation about his personal life including a friendship with the alleged paedophile, Lord Janner. Apparently the CPS have had many opportunities to bring him before a court but failed to do so. We need to know why and who authorised the non prosecution to exclude them from the enquiries. Someone has got to make a stand and bring these disgusting so called 'top' people to book. Who will accept the challenge?
What I cannot find and it is a striking omission is that there seems to be NO mention that the security services, MI5 or MI6 were involved. How could they be oblivious to the connivances of a man so obviously a security risk? If they were watching him, how did they miss so much and if they didn't miss it why was he allowed to carry on unless they were watching him and his contacts?

Monday, 29 August 2016

Look; I can play the piano

Roy Calloway, a pensioner from Swansea survived a stroke and later discovered he could play the piano having had no previous musical ability.
It reminds one of the stories of people coming round from unconsciousness only to find themselves speaking in a previously unknown foreign language. If it is true, Mr Calloway's experience is further evidence of the Davies Hypothesis's claim that our brains store information from past ancestral lives. As an embryo, nature fits each of us with a character, stored in the parent's DNA, possibly chosen to match a conception in the same time of the lunar cycle. If this inherited character was musical, able to play a keyboard instrument, for example, this skill would have been in the recipient's brain, waiting to be triggered by a trauma.
This inherited character might have lived many generations before, his or her innate traits tempered by the up to date mode of nurturing giving rise to a person of the present generation. However, be warned, the essential character may have no resemblance to those of the parents.

Friday, 26 August 2016

I'm angry with God

'I'm angry with God', said the young man, perhaps even a teenager, on television, as he surveyed the earthquake hit ruins of his village in central Italy.
Clearly, as a Christian, he was aware that he'd been let down; that the person who should have saved him and his family had forsaken them in their hour of need. Now, as he looked, it wasn't God that was revealing His mercy, it was the skilled men and women of the emergency services that were saving people and recovering the dead.
Ah! the God fearing might say, but God's work starts in the afterlife. That supposition didn't seem to be a comfort to the young man whose life hitherto had probably been sheltered from the often brutal reality of life. Now, as he looked at what was only 24 hours earlier a home to hundreds of people, he was aware for the first time of the fragility of life. One old lady had said when interviewed that, with her own home in ruins, she no longer trusted any shelter as the aftershocks continued to bring down properties.
The people of Aberfan might have had the same feelings of misgivings fifty years ago this October. How many parents felt 'angry with God'? For many the idea of a heaven may have been a comfort but there will be others that felt that their whole lives had been blighted by a God impotent to keep them and their family safe and that this manifest impotence was proof of the non-existence of a God.
I say to this young man. Do good, love your family and do not put your faith in a supernatural invention of people in awe of Nature. Follow always the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you and may you lead a happy life.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

The ISIS manifesto

In this the latest edition of the ISIS in house magazine, Dabiq 15, I reproduce the Foreword in which Isis warns of more attacks against the west by "hidden soldiers of the Caliphate."

“Do they not see that they are tried once or twice every year? Yet they turn not in repentance, and they take no heed?” (At-Tawbah 126). After the attacks in Orlando (USA), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Magnanville, Nice, and Normandy (France), and Würzburg and Ansbach (Germany) led to the martyrdom of twelve soldiers of the Caliphate and the deaths and injuries of more than six hundred Crusaders, one would expect the cross-worshipers and democratic pagans of the West to pause and contemplate the reasons behind the animosity and enmity held by Muslims for Westerners and even take heed and consider repentance by abandoning their infidelity and accepting Islam. But the fever and delusion caused by sin, superstition, and secularism have numbed what is left of their minds and senses. Their hedonic addictions and heathenish doctrines have enslaved them to false gods including their clergy, their legislatures, and their lusts. As for worshiping the Creator alone and following His Final Messenger, then that is beyond their consideration. Instead, they wage war against what entails both their welfare in the worldly life and their salvation in the Hereafter. They wage war against their Creator, His word, His law, His Messenger, and His slaves. And they shamelessly confess their disbelief in His wisdom, mercy, and justice, by thinking that the Lord would abandon His religion and His slaves to the tyranny of His enemies and their evilness. And despite their wretched condition of ignorance and arrogance, we take this occasion of multiple massacres inflicted upon their citizens and interests to call them once again to the religion of pure monotheism, truth, mercy, justice, and the sword. Between the release of this issue of Dabiq and the next slaughter to be executed against them by the hidden soldiers of the Caliphate – who are ordered to attack without delay – the Crusaders can read into why Muslims hate and fight them, why pagan Christians should break their crosses, why liberalist secularists should return to the fitrah (natural human disposition), and why skeptical atheists should recognize their Creator and submit to Him. In essence, we explain why they must abandon their infidelity and accept Islam, the religion of sincerity and submission to the Lord of the heavens and the earth.

When will Western leaders wake up to the threat from Islam. World peace is not threatened by people from Canada, Scandinavia, the South Sea islanders or folk from Malta. Just about all the trouble in the world can be attributed to followers of Islam. Of course, all Muslims are not all involved in violence but one could say the same of many citizens of Nazi Germany. However many will rejoice, such is their brain-washing, in any success that Isis perpetrates against the West. The forces engaged with war against the West must be tackled with immediate effect; it will not go away. Appeasement will not work. The threat must be tackled ideologically and if that means that other religions are destroyed so be it.
Let my last Blog be a start.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Proof of the non-existence of God

'If you could reason with the faithful, there would be no faithful!'
So said one sage because, by definition, believers in a God follow a tradition of imagining what cannot be perceived as being the fount of all things. Their authority for doing so, in most, if not all, cases, rests on the interpretation of ancient scripts. By this means they are able to resist all arguments to the contrary, especially from empiricists or other scientists, and insist that their God is above all worldly constraints. Normally, in the practice of philosophy, the onus is on the proposers of a God to prove their case beyond doubt rather than to prove the opposite but such is their resistance to reason and logic, their resort to semantics and sophistry, it is impossible to properly debate the issue. It seems that their omnipotent Divinity cannot be relied upon to persuade all of mankind to accept His existence. The very existence of atheists ought to be enough to convince the faithful of God's impotence and therefore the fallibility of the argument but even this doesn't work because the believers say that God gave man 'free will' to commit, for instance, evil. So is there a way to settle the issue once and for all? Probably not but we'll give it go using the Davies Hypothesis.

One of the first ever books on cosmology is Genesis, part of the Bible. It opens with the sentence: 'In the beginning God created the heavens and earth.' According to the Davies Hypothesis (DH) this is a clear and unambiguous statement of the duality of the universe. This duality was recognised in ancient time in Taoism, Manicheanism and Zoroastrianism to name a few. Indeed the Tao (fount of all being yet without being) emblem, the Taijitu, encapsulates this idea perfectly.
That the universe was brought into being from nothing has been postulated from ancient times from civilisations that preceded Christianity. The hebrew tribe, the Maccabees, for instance, held this view. But what do we mean by 'nothingness'?
We do not mean here the vacuum of space, inhabited by one atom of hydrogen per cubic metre, criss-crossed by neutrinos and other cosmic rays every second. The place is teeming with energy and forces such as that of gravity. No, the DH holds that 'nothingness' can be represented by 'zero', where it is defined as a state of absolute emptiness. It can be mathematically formulated as x-x = 0. That is, where there is a quantity, x, and the exact same is removed there is nothing, no remainder or residue. If x = y, then we can also state that x - y = 0.
It is worth stating here that the DH does not value zero as a normal number since one can't sensibly divide or multiply by it. It acts, simply, as a balance between negative and positive entities.

The state of absolute nothingness is called the 'Pleroma' in the DH and we see in the diagram, below, this state and the emerged dual universe depicted by the taijitu. This dual universe also sums to zero in every aspect.

If we accept that any creator of the universe must 'exist' outside of his creation, then this existence must be in the Pleroma. But since we have defined the Pleroma as a state of absolute nothingness, no remainder or residue, then there is no place for a Creator, actual or conceptual. Reductio ad Absurdum.

For more detail of the argument please read my book, Spiritual Man: An Introduction to Negative Dimensions'

or listen to my series of short talks on you tube: 'The Davies Hypothesis' by clicking on the link above.