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

Total Pageviews

Friday 24 August 2018

Zeno's Arrow Paradox explained


I suggest that Zeno's arrow paradox is more easily explained if you imagine that in our universe, there are three dimensions of time, not one.
The paradox of Zeno suggests that at any point in the arrows flight, it must be stationary, having already arrived at that point no further motion is required. With no duration scheduled for this momentary stop, the arrow can not advance, leaving it stuck mid flight. Some say that there is good reason to assume that the flight never takes place at all, a point taken up by the proponents of Biocentricism. We could now identify the problem as the same as regards the very meaning of the 'present', the here and now.

Where does the 'present' lie if the future extends from  ...well, infinity to now and the past begins immediately and extends back to the 14 bn years of the universe's age. Where lies the present, lodged as it is between the non-existing point at the end of the future and the beginning of the past? Does the 'present' even exist in reality? see diagram.

Using this conventional thinking, the arrow has the past behind it, the future in front of it and no room for the becalmed arrow stuck in the present. So why does the arrow keep flying?

The remedy is to think in three dimensions of time as Martin Heideggar did in the 19/20th century when he argued that everything could be explained with reference to the three aspects of time, the past, the present and the future.

'Real' time is the 'present'. We, and all forms of life exist solely in the present, 'real' time.
'Unreal' time represents the past. We can perceive the past because it was once the 'present' and can recall it with memory.
'Imaginary' time represents the future. Although we can have no 'present' without the future it doesn't, in fact, exist. It never has and never will.

The arrow, according to the Davies Hypothesis     only flies in 'real' time, the present, and because new time is being continuously created as the universe expands, so the present also is continuously renewed. see diagram. The arrow keeps flying.

explains some of the mysteries of quantum mechanics such as conjugate spin, entanglement, the two-slit experiment and Schrödinger's  Cat.

Thursday 23 August 2018

State of the nation. Summer 2018

An American representative, when asked about the moral backbone of the US, in the wake of recent Trump allegations, said don't talk to me about moral backbone when the Leader of Her Majesty's opposition in the UK was was a raging anti-semite. He might have added: 'and a terrorist sympathiser' with links to Hamas and Hezbollah.
This is the UK today. a laughing stock, because we as a nation have let the idiots out of the asylum. How come we have a Muslim mayor of Sheffield barely arrived in the Country, who in a recent interview didn't remember the name of her Majesty, the Queen. How come the police are more interested in fining motorists for going 1mph of the speed limit but fail to crack down on knife and gun crime. How did it come about that prisoners' rights now outweigh those of victims and who is to blame for them running the prisons as in some South American countries.
How do commentators on tv get away with extolling the virtue of socialism when it is in decline around the world. One recently cited the NHS as an example of successful socialism. No one challenged him by pointing out that the NHS is paid for by hard working people earning a wage and paying taxes, which is capitalism. By companies paying taxes on the hard won profts which is capitalism. How can these stooges get away on telly with their idiocy and lies. This morning, the doubters were out in force saying that a 'no deal' in the Brexit debate would be disastrous; no food, no drugs, no aeroplanes, no trade, destitution and death all round. Firstly a no deal IS a deal; the uk would trade on wto terms. Hardly a defeat. Do these doom merchants have no faith in the British spirit and enterprise. Have they no faith in the British capability of overcoming any adversity to triumph. Like the old Armoured Corp motto: through the mud and the blood to the green fields beyond.
The trouble is the UK is increasingly being occupied by peoples who are not British, peoples like the Mayor of Sheffield whose family fled from misery from a country full of losers, but are more likely to vote for a supporter of  Muslim terror groups, thereby perpetuating the problem.
The people of the UK will only take so much nonsense. I can sense the growing dissatisfaction as people frustrated by all attempts to quieten them as racists, fascists well up under a new banner. But who will lead them to the promised green fields?

Monday 20 August 2018

Indalo & Chi Rho Symbols. Are they related?


Have you ever noticed a similarity in the indalo of Almeria Province in Spain and the depiction of Jesus, as the Christ, in the Chi Rho symbol? see diagram below.

The Chi Rho symbol is a composite of the greek letters X & P which correspond to our CH. It was first used by the Roman Emperor Constantine who made Christianity the official religion of the empire, with CH representing the Greek word for Christos.

Looking at the images one can make out in the indalo the letter ‘X’ with the top arms flattened. Could the ‘rainbow’ part and trunk, then be a stylised depiction of the ‘P’ or rho. But why? CH can also be shortened form of ‘Chrestos’ the Greek word for ‘good’ or useful.
But how does an image based on two Greek letters appear in a cave in Almeria province? Could it be that the Phoenicians who traded in Almeria from about 700BCE, brought the Greek language with them. From wikipedia:

a number of late inscriptions from what is now Constantine, Algeria dated to the first century BCE make use of the Greek alphabet to write Punic

Punic is one of the variations of the Phoenician language.
It is believed that the indalo image found in the 'Los Letreros' cave of Velez Rubio was made around
2500BCE which would make any comparison futile but nevertheless worth pointing out especially as the indalo is portrayed as a good luck symbol

Thursday 9 August 2018

Burqa. 2. A guest post

With thanks to The Times, Guido Fawkes Blog

Dr Taj Hargey, Imam, Oxford Islamic Congregation, tells The Times
“Sir, Boris Johnson should not apologise for telling the truth. His evocative analogy is unfortunate but he is justified in reminding everyone that the Wahhabi/Salafi-inspired fad of female facial masking has no Koranic legitimacy. It is, however, a nefarious component of a trendy gateway theology for religious extremism and militant Islam.
The burka and niqab are hideous tribal ninja-like garments that are pre-Islamic, non-Koranic and therefore un-Muslim. Although this deliberate identity-concealing contraption is banned at the Kaaba in Mecca it is permitted in Britain, thus precipitating security risks, accelerating vitamin D deficiency, endorsing gender-inequality and inhibiting community cohesion.
The retrogressive Islamic clergy has succeeded in persuading ill-informed Muslims through suspect secondary sources that God wants women to cover their faces, when in reality it is a toxic patriarchy controlling women. Is it any wonder that many younger women have internalised this poisonous chauvinism by asserting that it is their human right to hide their faces? Johnson did not go far enough. If Britain is to become a fully integrated society then it is incumbent that cultural practices, personal preferences and communal customs that aggravate social division should be firmly resisted. For this reason Britain must emulate France, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria and Denmark in banning the burka.”

Wednesday 8 August 2018

The burqa

The burqa is an all covering dresswear worn principally by Muslim women when not in their homes. It has recently been described, by politician, Boris Johnson, as making women look like bank robbers or letter boxes. Whilst not calling for a ban on their wearing as in other European countries, he suggested they looked ridiculous promoting outrage amongst his detractors and the left-leaning, liberal elite.
Wearing of the burqa is not required by the teachings of Islam, but often insisted upon by husbands out of fear of inciting animal passions in other God fearing Muslim men, which is frowned upon.  In other words, the wearing of the burqa is deemed necessary because Muslim men cannot be trusted to behave in a civilised manner when in public, a fact amply demonstrated by their horrendous treatment of young white girls around the UK. This situation comes about because in Muslim countries men come first and women obey. Women must cover their natural (they might say, God given) beauty because the men cannot be trusted to keep their hands off.

Monday 6 August 2018

Slap in the face

I'll be honest; I haven't watched a whole programme of 'Love Island', only a snippet but it was enough to convince me that it was all a load of crap, produced by money grabbing oiks for the amusement of low intelligence, social-media obsessed wannabees.
The success of some, poorly educated, talentless but overbotoxed, over made-up people is a slap in the face for the many hardworking kids that want to learn a trade and make their honest way in a hard world, paying their taxes, bringing up their families rather than appearing on cheap TV shows like Loose Women, the panel fawning over the gormless, charmless winners of the swamp show. Why don't they talk to more educated people that have something to contribute to the sciences, for instance? What! Nobody would understand them and switch off. You're right because that's the level of British TV at the moment. Decent programmes of merit are pushed to the outer channels while the main channels rush to the bottom with ever more vulgar programs that test the limit of public decency.
A report, today, says that the number of children, especially, girls, self-harming has risen alarmingly. I can't say I'm surprised with the trash, like this program, they have to contend with.