Novelist. Author of APSARAS and tales from the beautiful Saigh Valley. First person to quantify spiritual values.

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Thursday 21 December 2017

Do trees possess consciousness?

Do trees possess consciousness? Do they have self awareness? You wouldn't think so; it certainly doesn't bother us as we cut them down, often demolishing whole communities of these majestic plants.
But I've been thinking. The Davies Hypothesis proposes that consciousness (in humans at least) is a consequence of the brain working with the three dimensions of time. These dimensions, roughly equating to the past the present and the future allow us to access memory and therefore knowledge, monitor the senses to establish environment and circumstances, giving rise to understanding and 'imaginary' time which processes the data to enable decision making leading to wisdom. 'Imaginary' time is also responsible for dreaming, man's ineffable traits, the appreciation of the arts, music and the discernment of the abstract.
But what's this got to do with trees? Do trees have access to memory? Yes they do because they feel the presence of predators such as aphids (real or present time sense) and recognise the cause. that's two of the dimensions of time in operation. What about the third? Well in response, the tree releases bitter tannin into the leaves making them  unpalateable to the aphids. Furthermore, it has been shown that some trees have the ability to exude vapours which attract ladybirds to the site of the infestation. How clever is that?
It is, surely, undeniable that trees do possess some level of consciousness but are there degrees. Research shows that trees do communicate by widespread fungi interacting with the tree roots, sharing information on nutrient and water sources. Trees are amazing. It's just as well we can't hear their screams when the chainsaw bites.

Wednesday 13 December 2017

A Tale of Two Tribes

The new Labour Muslim Network, headed by an activist who allegedly said that 'Israel had no right to exist', seeks to reinforce the push by the socialists to secure the UK Muslim vote. They know that if they can gather the support of the Imams they will be able, by virtue of the tribal structure of Muslim communities, to influence the voting intentions of their community.
Another tribe that won't accept opinion other than  that espoused by the leader, no matter how wrong, are the followers of Manchester United. Their leader, the Manager, Mourinho, described the celebrating, victorious Manchester City players as 'educationally diverse', a euphemism no doubt for his pejorative response to defeat. (Result: United 1- 2 City). In both instances, the tribe will not accept that they are wrong in their belief that they are the chosen ones. In Mourinho's view, City cheated and had luck and the officials on their side. In the past, when Muslims won their battles, God was with them but when they lost, he was merely 'testing' them. No setback would deflect them from their belief.
Now the Labour Party under their 'messiah' Corbyn conveniently ignores that throughout the globe most conflicts involve Muslims. From Burma and Thailand in Asia, to Europe and today in the US it is the followers of Islam who are responsible, whereas as far as I know, Israel only protects its borders. But no, Corbyn and other supporters of terrorists such as the IRA and Hamas cannot see the carnage that Islam has inflicted on the Middle East, nor can Mourinho accept that he and his team were well beaten at the weekend. Different scales, I know, but the same problem due to entrenched views, a consequence of the natural 'Rule of Two. see:

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Interference in UK politics

Am I missing something here? One week, the House of Commons and the liberal elite are condemning Donald Trump for interfering in UK politics and the following week not a peep when the Irish Republic does the same with regards to the Country's Brexit terms.

Friday 1 December 2017

Perfidy in the Commons

Yesterday saw a disgraceful betrayal of the British majority when Members of the House of Commons spoke out in unison against the sensible advice of the President of the United States. POTUS is said to have retweeted videos showing Moslem violence, claimed to be fake, whilst advising the UK to be wary of Islamic terrorism. Some on the Labour side wanted a State visit cancelled and a few wanted him arrested on landing on UK soil. When members on all sides collude together to see who can be the most obnoxious one has to sense something is up. On the Labour side it's easy to see that at a need for the Moslem vote to preserve their majority demands a pro Islam stance bordering on the anti-semitic. It is harder to guess why Tory members should follow suit given that the US is the UK's most powerful ally, but the Prime Minister is said to have voiced her unease at POTUS's intrusion into UK's domestic politics. Why? when he talks common sense. I have said before that the threat to global peace does not come from Scandinavians, South Sea Islanders or people from Malta, it comes from the followers of Islam as manifest in every corner of the globe apart from Antarctica and I bet somebody has plans to erect a mosque there soon. The followers of Islam hold grudges from Biblical times and are intent on making earth a grand Sultanate, exactly as seen in Turkey where a twentieth century country is gradually being turned into a parody of the Ottoman Empire by the megalomaniac leader, Erdogan.
As the Commons vented their outrage an Islamic terror group broadcast their desire to kill Western children over Christmas as a reprisal for all the kids killed by air raids in Syria and Iraq. You won't find condemnation of this amongst the Labour ranks whose leader prefers to dally with Hamas and Hezbollah and talk tactics with the IRA. What, I ask myself, has the most glorious nation on earth done to deserve this bunch of stupid idiots in the mother of all parliaments? These members are, with a few exceptions, looking after their own interests, not those of the nation and the majority of British people whose family's built the Country and Empire for the Glory of the world. Why didn't somebody ask the Minister, Amber Rudd, how many people have been killed in the UK by extreme right wing groups during the last two years and how many have been slaughtered by followers of Islam. You can guess the answer and guess, also, who the 'honourable' members wish to proscribe. Confusion to the lot of them.