Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I submitted the following comment to the wuwt site of Anthony Watts, where Willis Eschenbach reiterates his idea of climate as "emerging phenomena" (and which I understand as "magical self-creation"):
"Emergent phenomenon" is an argument from incompetent, third-rate thinkers like Richard Dawkins, determined to push Darwinian, or undirected, evolution upon students of science, despite its by now obvious failings; back in the 1980's, it was called "order out of chaos", elevated to the airy status of a "meme", and "chaos theory" was misapplied to support it (for the latter really only supports "order behind the apparent chaos", not order produced--"surprisingly", as Eschenbach himself emphasizes--BY chaos, or randomly-working physical processes).
But the idea fails, and fails here on a very basic level. "Emergent phenomenon" does not "explain" the "extremely stable system"--and the outstanding stability SHOULD be emphasized, as I have also done--it cannot, it is in fact logically opposed to it ("emergent phenomenon" is change, as Eschenbach's examples well show, while "extreme stability" MEANS unchanging).
The truth, as I mentioned when Eschenbach first brought out this recycled idea here, is much simpler (but more surprising, of course, in the tattered intellectual atmosphere of current, officially unquestionable, scientific dogma), and should have been obvious by now, if science had not gone so determinedly wrong following Darwin:
"Emergent Phenomenon", Or Design?
"Emergent phenomenon" is a desperate renaming of the observable truth, in order to avoid that truth. It is anti-scientific nonsense, which science will have to reject before real progress can be made. It is, in short, the same as saying "magic", which science once so proudly scorned, and by which it lifted itself up out of the ancient pit of superstition and "sacred writ".
Monday, January 27, 2014
When you are a scientist with research findings that strike at the heart, not only of the current consensus, nor even the current paradigm in science, but at the whole tangle of man's most obsessively and religiously affirmed beliefs, and their uncounted variations, over the full course of known history--well, suffice it to say that you find yourself in the land of perpetual experiment, strugging to find a way to get your discoveries before the world, and not just a relative handful of open-minded individuals. This blog is an exploratory experiment, as are all my efforts on the internet.
I submitted the following comments on the not even wrong site of Peter Woit, where the subject of Copernicus's heliocentrism versus the church-sanctioned geocentrism is discussed, in the context of a new independent movie in which the views of scientists Michio Kaku and Lawrence Krauss are included. Woit and others seemed to me strangely unsure of the positions of those scientists on geocentrism; they also couldn't know that there is a truth behind the religious adherence to geocentrism, so I thought I would mention it to them:
Any physicist with an awareness of the careers of Michio Kaku and Lawrence Krauss knows they are strict followers of the "sacredness" of the modern academic consensus (they just pile on more empty-headed speculation to the accepted boundaries of scientific thought than others), so one should know beforehand that they are not going to embrace geocentrism, as it has always been understood. They are hidebound, while pretending to be on the cutting edge of new knowledge (as so many are apparently taught to be these days, as the "consensus" is indeed presented as settled fact, over and over and over again, for many, many, many years).
For those willing to learn new knowledge--that will leave the current sacred consensus in the dust, probably long after I am gone and can safely be recognized--the origin of the geocentric view is the Great Design I discovered and verified, encompassing the Earth and the entire solar system (see here and here, for example, for the simplest, most easily grasped evidence--that is, for competent, dispassionate scientists, though not for the emotionally defensive of the beloved consensus). Plainly stated, the Great Design was the motivation for all the religiously-held beliefs that gave rise to all the "ancient mysteries" of perennial popularity throughout history (including the ancient, original pseudosciences, like astrology, tarot, etc.), and the overall plan of that design, its core, was the mapping (or projection) of the celestial sphere onto the Earth sphere--a whole series of mappings, in fact, spanning a series of "ages" and "generations of the gods" over thousands of years--with, of course, the Earth necessarily at the center. The Earth is at the center of that great design, not the center of the universe as clueless later generations of "god-fearing" men--strict believers in a prehistoric consensus that retained only shattered fragments of the original truth--misapprehended and made religious certainty (and thus, religious mental tyranny).
To my surprise, that comment was almost instantly rejected, so I added:
My comment, informing of the true origin behind the false religious view of geocentrism, has been summarily rejected by you (yet you cannot say my explanation, and the sample evidence I cited, is wrong–you just don’t want to let it in).
That comment was also instantly rejected. Woit has published some previous comments I have submitted there, so obviously my choice of words in the above somehow kept him from appreciating the new knowledge, which explains so much of man's religious obsessions and perennial trials on Earth. Modern scientists have been inculcated with the belief that there is no truth at all, not just in, but behind, the ancient beliefs so at odds with rational thought, much less modern knowledge. They are mistaken, and avoiding what science now so desperately needs, a broader, deeper understanding of the origin of the world as we now know it.