Saturday, 16 April 2011

Why can't cars do 200 mpg?

Umm I’ve just realised I haven’t added anything recently; I suppose this sort of thing happens now and again. Some strange things have been playing on my mind this week; well one thing has, it is mile per gallon, car ads keep harping on about how they can do ex miles per gallon. What I find amazing in this day and age is that cars cannot do 200 miles per gallon, why can’t they figure this out? I am sick of seeing ads for Toyota hybrids, where they say it can do 74 miles per gallon, but I am pretty sure cars could do 70 mpg in the 80’s, so whats the big deal. The car that will sell the most in this day and age is the car that can do 200 mpg; now that would be something to shout about. Everyone raves on about hybrid cars and electric cars, but wouldn’t it be good to just make a more efficient petrol car, for the time being anyway. Get the petrol engine car to do 200 miles to the gallon, then introduce hybrid engines to bump that up to 400 mpg, now that would make sense to me, instead of bragging about reaching 74 miles to the gallon.

I am sad to see the space shuttle is finished, never to be used again. BBC showed a Horizon doc about the history of the flawed space shuttle. I can remember the first time the space shuttle was launched it looked like a coolest thing ever, to me at the time. In the doc it was originally supposed to a cheap way to get to space and I suppose that was its problem from the outset. One guy called it a space ship, attached to the stick of dynamite with two fire crackers on either side. What I find disappointing is that there seems to be no plans to make another reusable shuttle type space craft, what a shame that is. It is unfortunate that only the private sector, are thinking of ways to take advantage of space. Although it was like an expensive Lada, in a Ferrari’s body; without the Space Shuttle we would never had got the greatest manmade object in space, the Hubble Space Telescope.

So let’s hope the greedy bankers will allow some more money to flow, so we can get back in space.

Monday, 11 April 2011

The Joy of Life

When you can see the everlasting light,

A light so bright, a glow of life,

When you can feel the warmth of its touch,

Soothing, sensual, caressing, calming of one’s soul,

When you can sense the presence of something precious,

Delicate, and pristine, clear and pure,

When you can notice all the beauty around you,

Exquisite splendour, essential to the joy of existence,

When you can do these simple things,

An inner peace will surely flow.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

A Perpetual Loop of Infinite Existence

I strange idea popped into my head last night. I think I may have talked about it before, though not like this, in fact it is almost certain I have discussed this before, as it is to do with what my blog was originally about, namely the Universe or as I call it My Universe.

The strange idea that implanted itself in my mind last night was this; we all originate from the same thing whatever that thing maybe. Now I know to some this may seem obvious, but just to think about it further, everything can follow its evolutionary track backwards to the big bang. So we know at least at present we know, we are all descendants of the singularity which created the perceived Universe.

To carry this further, since I believe our Universe is just a minuscule part of an entirely larger manifestation, I call the Infinitiverse. Everything is interconnected at a very basic level, naturally everything on this planet is; humans, animals, plants, all life, the rocks that form the crust, the Mantle and the Inner and Outer Core. Even our Moon, and our Sun, as well as all the planets and the asteroids, and comets; we know they are all definitely interconnected to us, because we all originate from the same after effect of a Supernova blast.

Logically in the same way astronomers, and cosmologists use the fact the Universe is expanding to work out it was once a tiny dot, we can do the same with evolution. We can go back to the big bang in the same way; I would go further back and say that eventually if we were able to go back far enough we would probably end up back to where we are now.

I have mentioned this idea for the perspective of observer, where each observer is made up of smaller objects, which in turn can be classified as observers themselves. And are parts of a larger object, which equally can be classified as an observer*. This is then carried on infinitely in both directions, yet this seems too messy. I believe it is trapped in a perpetual loop of infinite existence, with some quirk of the Universe allowing the smallest, tiniest, object, to also at the same time be the largest.

*You may find the use of the word observer to be false, but you have to remember that just because an object, whether it is an atom, a planet or star, though does not seem to observe from our perspective in our reality. This does not mean it is unable to observe from its perspective in its reality.

This all might be possible who knows, I am sure some scientist would be pulling his hair out saying this is utter rubbish, but it seems plausible to me that it could be the case. Maybe one day someone brighter than me and with far more qualifications in the field will prove it to be so.

Let’s pretend for arguments sake that is it true, and that the universe or Infinitiverse is a large perpetual loop, it is continuous, never ending, constantly growing; constantly evolving new forms and new perspectives, as well as new observers, creating new realities to exist in.

What if the evolution of the observer is also in some kind of perpetual loop, going back to its original form after so many evolutionary cycles? It seems madness to think it would be so, but then most things seem mad when they are first thought of, and maybe someone has already thought of this and so it might not be so mad after all.

One thing I will say is this, I feel since we have the same ingredients in our makeup, like elements, molecules, even DNA, our minds might actually be programmed to work out the Universe because of what it already knows. Or at least the reality we exist in and perceive as the Universe. Since the mechanism to create us was formed at the origins of our Universe at least, via the big bang, though in a different evolutionary cycle.

Remember it is electric charges of energy, jumping between synaptic nerves, that create our mind, and this energy was around at the beginning, though in a different form.

I hope that makes sense, it does to me.

Monday, 4 April 2011

The Mind

The unseen boundaries of existence,

A parameter of an unknown universe,

The limits of infinity,

The extension of reality,

A duration of endeavour in the mind.

Limitless is the extent, to which we see,

The motion of the waves as they caress,

Space and time,

Forward and backwards,

A motivation of the learning of the mind.

An eye beyond the sight of light,

A dimension of constant continuation,

Perpetual loop endless,

Eternal evolution,

An inspiration of the creation of the mind.

To understand is to not comprehend,

To feel its presence is to sense its mystery,

Barriers before me,

Canyons of obstruction,

A difficulty to overcome for the mind.

To wish away is a flight of fancy,

The wisps of delicate indecision do they sway,

Desire and ambiguity,

Incessant lust and vigour,

To strengthen the power of the mind.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

I Saw the News Today Oh Boy!

I don’t normally watch the news on TV, I normally prefer to read the news online, for one it’s about the only way I can read things – online I mean, and secondly it’s not as depressing.

Last night the BBC news lived up to the billing, as one of the most miserable and depressing TV programmes. First story up, some extremist, fundamentalist, religious, nut job from America, Terry Jones, decided to judge a book and then sentence it to death. He then carried out a despicable act of burning the book. And he did all this on camera. Now the fact the book is the Koran to me is irrelevant, no one should burn books, and it is an act of ignorance, stupidity, and narrow-mindedness. Adolf Hitler burned books; this is the type of person associated with the burning of books, Nazi’s and haters.

The fact that it was a religious book is in a way worse, because all it does is incite extreme retaliation, which is what happened. I do not agree with any of the stuff written in the Koran or the Bible, but I believe they have a historical significance to humanity on this planet, and to burn either of them is a disgrace and a lowering of our humanity.

So to the retaliation; in Afghanistan in a supposed peaceful part of the country, if that is possible, they decided to take their obvious anger out on the UN personnel. The people sent to that shithole country, to help rebuild it, they themselves were attacked and some were murdered, beheaded, or even burned to death.

One extreme fundamentalist reglious act of evil is followed by an even worse act in vengeance, by an extreme fundamentalist religion. When will it stop? You know what; the Americans should get a hold of that selfish, stupid, idiotic, bigot, pastor, and hand him over to the Muslims. I bet he would shut his big mouth up then.

That was story one, wonderful just what you want to hear on a Friday night.

Story two was about Libya, and the rebels and the confusion that is happened there. It’s not looking good in that country.

Story three was about the Ivory Coast and the civil war going on there, another evil despot trying to hang on to power.

After that I switched it off, I am sick of hearing about how the world and its wonderful human population is trying desperately to provoke, antagonise, torture, kill and cause genocide. So they can satisfy their selfish, greedy, needs and cause harm and misery to others with opposite views.

I wonder how many countries are in a state of civil unrest or worse at this moment in time. I bet there is quite a few.

I never used to think this, I always thought it was better to try to help these countries, the ones that are at civil war, and to help freedom and democracy, but that is just a pipe dream. As we must have learned over the last forty years, today’s freedom fighter saying they want our help, is tomorrows evil regime, hating the countries that tried to help them.

I don’t know what the best course of action is, how do you stop this sort of insanity from happening. How do you get people to see that they are all essentially the same? And that superficial reasons like race, nation, tribe, religion, faction, class, position, and many more divide us. When we should be united as one, as humans, and not divided by any of the above.

I’ll end by saying that I hardly ever watch the TV news, and it made me feel depressed and saddened to be a human, but what about the people that watch the news every day. Do these people just switch off to the level of misery, extreme violence and destruction they are watching? Do they become so accustomed to seeing this sort of thing that it starts to not affect them. Do the ‘news readers’, just switch off and delude themselves they are just reporting the news, because if I had to read and go through all that shit every day, I would want some kind of counselling to help me cope with it all?

The TV news is an instant up to the minute status on the world we live in today, and all it is ever about is violence, destruction, murder, mass death, misery, pain, suffering, hardship, poverty, and hardly ever about anything decent. It is a visual record of the slow dismantlement of civilisation, of intellect, of creative endeavour, and the evisceration of humanity.