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Monday 28 December 2009

New Cosmology.

Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent Daily Telegraph recdently posted an article about the worries of an eminent American physicist concerning the future of science.

Former Harvard professor Shahriar Afshar said that failure to find the particle (the Higg's Boson) with the new CERN Hadron Collider would bring current scientific theory tumbling down like a house of cards with nothing to replace it.

The controversial physicist, whose Afshar experiment has already found a loophole in quantum theory, said that unless the scientific community starts contemplating a "plan B", failure could lead to "chaos and infighting".

He said failure will undermine more than a hundred years of scientific theory and undermine some of the mainstays of sceintific thinking, the Standard Model, a general theory of how particles fit together to create matter.

Readers of my blogs will know that I have already formulated a 'New Cosmology' based on the premise of a two part universe, composed of the 'real' cosmos, we live in, and the 'complex' cosmos defined with negative dimensions including 'i' or the square root of minus one. In my theory, the Higg's Boson cannot be found in the Collider because they have no detectors to observe a particle that is 'unseeable'. It is defined by at least one dimension (not time) containing the term 'i'. Scientists have believed that it may be one of what they call WIMPs, Weakly Interactive Massive Particles. I predict that the particle has no interaction with our cosmos and will only be found because it will resonate at a detectable frequency when suitably excited.
The Higg's Boson is not the only cosmic object to be invisible to conventional human experiment. Dark matter and energy are other manifestations of the other cosmos that can exist in our universe. In a four dimensional universe and assuming time is positive, then dark matter is held in an envelope with one side negative and two sides containing the term 'i'. I use the term 'sides' loosely as the objects will most likely be amorphous. This object will have a 'real' volume (1 x -1 x i x i), ie it can exist in our 'real' cosmos, but will be invisible to man or our instruments.
There was no 'Big Bang'. If something sounds unlikely, looks unlikely and smells unlikely, it probably is. How was the dual cosmos formed?
I believe that a special quantum event caused the creation. Unlike normal electron/positron formation and collapse, this quantum fluctuation was exothermic in that surplus energy was a side product of a creative process that gave an imbalance in the two universes. The 'real' universe had more energy as a consequence. The so called background cosmic radiation is in reality the universe growing from nothing.
When supernova explode and gravity induces massive contraction, a 'black hole' is not produced but dark or invisible energy/ matter is transferred to the other 'complex' cosmos in a huge balancing act, where the rule of the conservation of energy is observed. The two halves of the universe, always give zero total energy.

Kevill Davies is author of 'Apsaras', available from good online bookshops.

Saturday 19 December 2009

UFO over the Kremlin

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Thailand Report III

In a country of over sixty million, over ten million Thais live in and around the capital Bangkok. As in any large capital, there are areas of abject poverty. I'm always surprised how cheerful the people seem. Its probably because I only see them in the dry season, when the sun shines for days on end. Away from the capital, the economy is essentially rural. The work is hard and the rewards can be small, but the folk are happy. Or at least they were!
People are beginning to notice there is not so much 'smile' in the 'Land of Smiles', these days. Western lifestyle is spreading from the Capital.
The great divide between those that have and those that have not is huge here, although each year we come we see many more new houses being constructed in the rural regions, fanning out from the capital. Even here in Tha Phong, new houses, some built using a more traditional timber frame but more likely of brick and concrete, are constantly being constructed. Some are owned by 'farangs' or foreigners who buy the land or property in their Thai girl or boyfriend's name. Recently there has been a clampdown of this practice by the Thai authorities, particularly if the transaction is very expensive or if it is in sensitive areas such as in the famous beach resorts. One can understand why. The Thais want to keep their land for the Thai people in the same way that Welsh folk dislike the intrusion of second home buyers from England buying up cheap properties in the Valleys. Unchecked, the practice forces up the price of housing to levels the locals cannot afford.

A sign of the ecomomic decline in the last year has been the deterioration in the road surfaces. I've driven in Thailand for a number of years but this time the roads are noticeably worse. I feel that the entire highways budget has been allocated to making the new Airport links first class. The Airport is served by fast highways to the town centre but only taxi drivers can fathom out their intricate designs. Road signs are chronically ill equipped to direct strangers to the city to their destinations. It would be a help if there were some signs pointing to the City Center and if all showed links to other main routes.
The other huge investment has been the overhead 'skytrain'. Now it almost reaches the airport. Quick, clean and efficient, the 'skytrain' is a superb way of getting about some of the most important parts of the City. The new extension is due to be opened on the King's birthday in early December.

The King's health has been the subject of much speculation recently. He is the world's longest ruling monarch and is reaching old age. Recent photographs are non existent in the public domain; old ones of his younger days are used. It is impossible to convey the esteem in which the King and his queen are held here. When he does eventually pass away, there will be an unprecedented show of real and sincere grief for a monarch seen as a saviour of his people. The country will grind to a halt for weeks as a new successor is appointed. The son, with a reputation as a playboy, is not widely liked, unlike one of the daughters who is well liked.
If you are unlucky enough to be flying to Bangkok when the King's death is announced, you may find yourself diverted to a neighbouring country as Suvarnabhum comes to a halt.

Before flying back to the UK, I stayed a couple of nights in a hotel in Soi 7 Sukhumvit. It hasn't got a lot to recommend it, comprising of a few shops, a food mall, a couple of tailors who can make a suit for you overnight for a fraction of the price they can at home, a German restaurant and a large 'girlie bar'. In the street, taxis slowly cruise, looking for customers who aren't that bothered to use the meter and hawkers pushing their mobile kitchen trolleys and offering their inexpensive food.
The atmosphere of the street, particularly at night, is exciting and noisy. Lights attract your eyes from every corner and your nose is assailed with the smells of raw sewage passing, in drains, beneath your feet. Everywhere you look, though, are the young, skimpily clad girls. Sex is for sale on every street. Girls stand on the street and proposition single 'farangs' as they pass or they populate the bars, giving the eye to all the men they can in the hope of attracting a customer.
The men, some young, but mostly middle age and predominantly German or English sip their beers and check each of the girls. With so much available sex, the men can afford to be picky about their women and relaxed about the when and where. On the streets, it is not rare to see largely unattractive European men walk with girls young enough to be their daughters or younger. You ask yourself why they are here. Is it the conveneience of easy, no questions asked, gratuitous sex or are they lonely, inadequate men unable to socialise with women back home. Whatever the reason, one must remember that no matter what you feel about this behaviour, it is an important source of income for these girls. It is not uncommon that they will have elderly or infirm parents at home that will need feeding and looking after. I can also believe, but I stress without personal knowledge, that some of the more attractive girls can earn considerably more on the streets than they can in an office. This will be a plus in a society that is increasingly pre-occupied with material goods and the advent of high tech toys such as i-pods and the latest genre of cell phones.
Of course, it isn't all sordid. Sometimes there is genuine affection, as I saw in the British Embassy. Couples embarking on the tortuous path of trying to obtain a visa for a new Thai bride, incredulous at the obstacles put in their way when the Government lets in other, less deserving people from all corners of the globe.
Let me finish on a happier note. I love Thailand and the Thais. They are an industrious people, always making the most of what they have without too much complaint. I don't know if it owes anything to Buddhism or the warm sun, but even the most hard up find a way to endure their living conditions and survive. They have a strong family structure with all the family, including uncles and aunties, helping with the upbringing of children. In many respects there are parts of the country which can be considered 'third world' but to my mind the west can still learn a thing or two from this charming and happy race.

Kevill Davies is author of 'Apsaras'. Available at most on line book shops.
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Alan Titchmarsh Show II

Well we didn't have to wait long! Yesterday just two days after I pondered on how long it would be before the 'One Show' presenters, Christine Bleakely and Adrian Chiles, appeared on the Alan Titchmarsh show.
Yesterday it was the turn of Chiles although to be fair to him he wasn't promoting his book. Instead he was pushing his latest football DVD, which he obviously feels is a more likely winner.
I still haven't heard from ITV concerning my idea. I doubt if I will.

Wednesday 16 December 2009

Tony Blair - Atonement

I didn't watch all of Tony Blair's nervous interview with Fern Britton the other day. I can't stand the man. However, I saw enough to gain an impression that it was his first step in establishing his rehabilitation after the time when the truth of his Governance of the United Kingdom comes to light. He can see a future in which his lies and deceits, his utter contempt for the people of the UK and the arrogant disregard for the Country's great institutions, like the Houses of Parliament will be exposed. If the current Chilcot enquiry doesn't achieve it, there will come a time when the truth will out, not only about the war in Iraq but also Doctor Kelly, the murdered Weapons Inspector. Faced with the truth about his callow subservience to the United States, it will be clear that he has the blood of our great servicemen and women on his hands.
In an attempt at atonement he is setting up Charitable trusts before the day of judgement in a way that reminds me of John Profumo, the disgraced politician who had an affair with a call girl. Later, his political life in tatters, he devoted his life to Charitable works in the East End of London, for which he was honoured many years later.
Is Tony Blair embarking on his own path of penance. Is it the reason he, so soon after his resignation, sought some sort of refuge or solace in the Catholic Church. After all, they know a thing or two about saying sorry!!
Well I'm sorry, Tony. It just won't do. I look forward to the day when you are tried by the people of the United Kingdom for War Crimes and treason, found guilty and jailed with loss of all pensions and privelages of an ex Prime Minister.

Tuesday 15 December 2009

Thailand report II

WE (myself, my wife and eldest son) are staying in Tha Phong, a village near Chaiyaphum which is about four hours drive north of Bangkok and a billion miles
from life in Europe. Today, we looked at some land belonging to my ex daughter-
in-law, situated in the heart of the beautiful Sai Thong National Park. The land is growing tapioca, a crop used mainly for making animal feed although the Thais also make cakes with the milled flour. Harvesting the crop is back breaking work done by men and women alike. Wearing a wide brimmed hat to guard against the warm sun, they are fully clothed, despite the high temperatures, for the tough work of cutting the plant and extracting the roots out of the unyielding land by hand. During the growing season the clay soil is like mud, but at harvest time it dries to a consistency more like concrete which they break up with a pick-axe like tool. The roots are then piled high in a brightly coloured, all terrain utility vehicle for
delivery to the mill.
Tapioca is an amazing crop. After harvesting the roots, the broken stalks are cut into two foot lengths and pushed back into the soil. If they are planted the right way up and the land fertilized, they will sprout, throw new roots and eighteen months
later produce the next crop of tapioca, without much maintenance. Looking at the farmers working the land, I asked my son if he thought this would still be done by hand in ten years time. He thought they would. In another field, I noticed a rotovator being using to furrow the land before planting the stalks and thought about the cost of progress. My son posed the question, "What else would the country people do?" Progress is a human trait. To strive to make life easier with invention and efficiency has been the goal of mankind from the outset, but it has not always
been the answer. Think of the wheel. Invention of this device was crucial for the development of technology and the industrial revolution, but even now after thousands of years there are still some people who move goods by beasts of burden.
They wouldn't dream of switching their camels or donkeys for automotive transport across tough and rugged terrain. The wheel has done nothing for them and who can argue that the easy pace of life for these traders is not, after all, the best practice.

Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury has attacked the Government for treating religious believers as 'oddities'. He told the Telegraph: "The trouble with a lot of Government initiatives about faith is that they assume it is a problem, it's an eccentricity, it's practised by oddities, foreigners and minorities.
'The effect is to de-normalise faith, to intensify the perception that faith
is not part of our bloodstream.
I don't know about that but I do know the extent of the brain washing that
has allowed the Churches over the centuries to ensure that believers carry
on believing despite the total lack of any real, scientifically verifiable,
evidence that a super being exists.
The other day the report into the sexual abuse scandal in Ireland was published, revealing the horrific treatment youngsters were routinely subjected to by priests of the Holy Roman Catholic Church. My first reaction would have been to tell them all to go to hell, but no; a man from the Republic said that the Pope should apologise. The Pope!! Why? Where was his God when all this was taking place under the roof of his house. It didn't occur to this man that perhaps after all the Church, like the buildings, was man made for the benefit of men and that, in truth, his Church was a crock of shit; there was no God. He has been conditioned by years of spiritual grooming to believe in God, no matter what happens to him. Could he be called an 'oddity'?
It isn't the first time its happened. There was that scandal in the United States
not so long ago and the Pope has recently apologised for his Church's indifference
to the suffering of Jews in the Second World War. It isn't only the Catholics that are brain washed. I saw a recent TV programme about Jewish prisoners of war holding a mock trial with God in the dock, charged with neglecting his people. God was found guilty but I don't recall any of the prisoners offering the alternative possibility. You can't find a figment of the imagination guilty of anything. Despite all that happened in the Nazi concentration camps, there are Jewish folk who still cling to the hope.
What should you believe? I'll tell you. Celebrate that you are alive and able to think and understand. That in a cosmos of trillions of planets in billions of solar systems in billions of galaxies there is one planet that allows human beings to exist and you are one of them. The atoms in your body could have easily made you into a bit of detritus on the sea shore but they didn't. They formed YOU, something so special and unique, it the the true miracle of the universe.

Alan Titchmarsh Show

Some weeks ago, Alan Titchmarsh was on the BBC's 'One Show' promoting his new book. At the time the 'One Show''s co- presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakely intimated that a return gesture would be appreciated. I wrote then that this celebrity back scratching was now so widespread, that the promotion of their own books would make it harder than ever for budding novelists (including myself) to get their books accepted by agencies and publishers. Celebrities made easy money for the publishing trade, regardless of the standard.
Now, I see that both Chiles and Bleakely have their own books published in time for the Christmas season. I say 'their own' but I'm not clear about whether they wrote the work themselves or employed outside agencies. Perhaps they will let us know on their programme.
What I am now waiting to see is if they are invited singularly or together to appear on ITV's Alan Titchmarsh show!!
Incidentally, ITV didn't see fit to reply to my letter on the matter.

Monday 14 December 2009

More thoughts on Banking

People in high places are striving to distance themselves from banker's greed including the US President who has said he didn't become elected to serve the fat cats in the banking industry.
Governments seem unable to do anything to stop the payments of bonuses but I believe that they are not trying hard enough because they mistakenly approach the problem from the wrong direction. Instead of assuming that all aspects of banking are welcome and in the public interest, look at it a different way.
How are the Investment Banks making so much money? Why don't ICI, for instance, go into Investment banking? It must be easier than making chemicals and employing all those people with Britain's complicated employment rules and taxation regime. For that matter why doesn't every company go into Investment banking; every curry house? It must be easier. Of course it isn't as easy as that, but I make the point. One legitimate way the Banks make money is to sponsor new share placements and take huge commissions for the risk of not selling the whole placement. Why can't the Bank of England do this and make the money for the taxpayer?

The government can make it harder for bankers to trade. Short and Long selling, with its intrinsic possibilities for fraud, can be carried out without actually owning the shares. As long as you trade within the settling date, share certificates do not change hands. Stop this. Insist that the banks can only trade shares that they legally hold.
If the Investment banks are making so much money on share trades who are the losers? Somebody must be losing! The investment bankers are the hard nosed experts at market science (I was going to say manipulation) and I can only imagine that the losers are less adept. The general public are one class of losers. I know to my cost that financial advisers always took their fifteen percent even though my porfolio was losing money by the bucket load. Another source of huge amounts of money, ripe for exploitation are pension funds. Every week we hear of pension funds being a billion short; this week it's BA. Why? Most pension funds trade in Gilts and local authority bonds to be safe but not all do. Financial advisers to the pension funds will not be reigning in their percentages because of a recession. After all, recessions are for poor people. I suggest that huge banker's bonuses are being made from people who are relying on the pension funds for their future well being. As the pension funds of the poor and vulnerable are shrinking in value, the profits of the artful investment banks rise inexorably. Is there a connection?

Thursday 10 December 2009

Dark Matter

News today in the Daily Mail that scientists hope to announce soon that they have positively identified dark matter for the first time.
Readers of my blogs will know that unless these scientists have discovered a way of identifying objects with dimensions containing the term 'i' or the square root of minus one, they wont succeed. Not only can we not see such an object, we cannot appreciate the substance it contains.
In a four dimensional world, with one real, (ie +) dimension (time, say), one negative dimension and two containing dimensions with 'i', then the volume can be seen to be REAL. (ie 1x -1x i xi = +1).
This object is real in that although we cannot see or appreciate it, it can impact on our part of the universe. It will almost certainly relate with gravity but possibly not always attractively. Antigravity caused by these objects can give rise to the accelerating expansion in the universe.
Physics has failed to explain singularities, black holes and the true nature of our universe. Scientists have failed to integrate the physics of the very small with the physics of the very large. It's time to abandon the old science, the failed theories and adopt the new truth.
The universe is composed of two parts which together essentially add up to nothing. Yin and Yang is one way the ancients described it. They knew. The part we cannot see or even imagine needs our brain to see and understand negative dimensions. This will need a new breed of scientists, possibly not alive today, but who will be born to introduce the new era.

Kevill Davies

The Rule of TWO

On my way back to Spain from Thailand, recently, I spoke with an Indian man, a Hindu, for the entire flight from Bangkok to Mumbai (Or Bombay as the locals prefer to call it).
In a very interesting exchange of ideas, he was taken with my 'Theory of TWO' and I thought I might share it with you here.
The Universe is composed of two parts, a 'positive' half and a 'negative' side that add up to nothing. One we live in and one we cannot even imagine.
There are two parts of almost everything, including both sides of an argument. Black and White, up and down, left and right. These are banal examples but these opposites occur in all walks of life. We have East vs West, Capitalism and Socialism, Democracy and Communism. In religion we can see that from many different religions they are being whittled down to just two, Christianity and Islam.
Is this trend merely one to do with people or is there some scientific basis to it? If you imagine a soap solution in a large glass jar and agitate it or blow air through it, bubbles form in profusion. Big ones and small ones. If you watch you will see that coalescence starts as surface tensions in the bubbles break down and bubbles join with one another. Now I was once told that this coalescence can carry on until a form of equilibrium exists and this happens when there are just two bubbles. It is impossible for the two to collapse to form one bubble.
Is this like life itself? Will there always be two options to every problem? It could be, because its how we see life as I explain above. The sad thing thing is that no matter how hard we strive, the people of our planet can never be united. There will always be something to divide us ... unless we can find another body, another planet, perhaps. Then we will have our two entities. We can unite as the planet earth against those of planet Zog.

Kevill Davies