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Saturday, November 21st, 2009

As reported in Time Magazine on August 4, 1952, Harry T. Rowe, Los Angeles Mortuary Director of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California where Yogananda’s body was embalmed,[28][29] stated in a notarized letter:

The absence of any visual signs of decay in the dead body of Paramahansa Yogananda offers the most extraordinary case in our experience…. No physical disintegration was visible in his body even twenty days after death…. No indication of mold was visible on his skin, and no visible drying up took place in the bodily tissues. This state of perfect preservation of a body is, so far as we know from mortuary annals, an unparalleled one…. No odor of decay emanated from his body at any time….

Vegetable for Brains

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Apparently, eating vegetables and fruits does not necessarily make one a vegetable:

If this article is correct, then the Obama’s would agree that vegetables and fruits are a good thing:

Of course, if they decide to make a healthy smoothy, they may need a good blender:

Wait just one cotton pickin attosecond!!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Quoting the online article (italics below) at

No one keeps track of time better than Ferenc Krausz. In his lab at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, he has clocked the shortest time intervals ever observed. Krausz uses ultraviolet laser pulses to track the absurdly brief quantum leaps of electrons within atoms. The events he probes last for about 100 attoseconds, or 100 quintillionths of a second. For a little perspective, 100 attoseconds is to one second as a second is to 300 million years.

But even Krausz works far from the frontier of time. There is a temporal realm called the Planck scale, where even attoseconds drag by like eons. It marks the edge of known physics, a region where distances and intervals are so short that the very concepts of time and space start to break down. Planck time—the smallest unit of time that has any physical meaning—is 10-43 second, less than a trillionth of a trillionth of an attosecond. Beyond that? Tempus incognito. At least for now.

Efforts to understand time below the Planck scale have led to an exceedingly strange juncture in physics. The problem, in brief, is that time may not exist at the most fundamental level of physical reality. If so, then what is time? And why is it so obviously and tyrannically omnipresent in our own experience? “The meaning of time has become terribly problematic in contemporary physics,” says Simon Saunders, a philosopher of physics at the University of Oxford. “The situation is so uncomfortable that by far the best thing to do is declare oneself an agnostic.”

Time is an illusion? Nah……

When Does Space Flight Become Boring

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

When I traveled a lot I used to fall asleep during take-off of an airplane. Reminds me of this one scene in the movie Aliens, where the characters are deploying to the planet.  Through all the turmoil and shaking of the space craft, one of the space rangers is fast asleep.

This may be an example of the Law of Octaves at work. I imagine that eventually, no matter how entertaining it is, even space flight could become boring.

Patterns in Pi errr.. Primes

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

The following url describes scientists identifying patterns in Primes. This is similar to something I once read in the book, Contact, by Carl Sagan. In this book, a pattern was discovered in Pi, which formed a sphere.

The following article indicates that Pi is pretty random though:


Shadow of the next World

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

 Quoting the online article:

“Shadows live in a simple world. They glide effortlessly across any sort of surface, oblivious to the higher dimension of space in which 3-D bodies move, collide and sometimes block the paths of rays of light.

Shadows have no idea how important that third dimension is, and how objects in it endow those very shadows with their quasi-physical existence. Indeed, the laws of shadow physics all depend on the third dimension’s presence. And just as the clueless inhabitants of the shadow world require an extra dimension to explain how they exist and interact, reality for humans may also depend on an invisible dimension or dimensions unknown.”

Sound familiar?

On my Knees

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

“There shall be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars.” Luke 21:25


Bunk. Of the Devil. Evil.

I used to think of such things as astrology as sheer nonsense. Utter and COMPLETE Foolishness. The more I study spiritual things, the bible, etc. the more I am learning about how much is in there about astrological stuff that we have been TOLD to ignore. That we have been lead to believe is evil, when it seems to be – just the opposite. Allow me to explain.

I’m not talking about horoscopes here. Those are bunk. I’m talking about “Real” astrology – which means charting stars, birth times, and coordinates. Things forgotten for thousands of years and ignored by our scientists who think this place just sort of sprang into being and that everything is random. The church isn’t helping much either as they seem to possess fragments of taboo from the dark ages still.

There seems to be some sort of cultural stigma – at least for me –  that has been preserved as a cultural taboo due to the dark ages. You know – grab your torch and pitchfork – there’s an astrologer – let’s get him…. raaaaaah. Or in another situation, someone may respond “Get behind me Satan!!!!!”.

Some of my spiritual mentors have informed me that it is actually one of many tools that can be used to “Know thyself”, which would be part of any descent spiritual exploration program. 

So I gave it a shot.

I hired a “professional” astrologer. Not one of these clowns on late night television mind you, but someone who is bonafide. Tried and true. I even used my limited powers of intuition to find the ideal astrologer, for me anyway.

I had to get my birth data. Apparently it is not recorded on my birth certificate so I had to contact the hospital. We got the birth time close until the hospital replies back with the actual time.

We did the best we could with my birth data, and already the results seem promising. She told me things about myself, about my personality, even about things buried deep down inside that I don’t talk about at cocktail parties. I tried to apply the things she was saying to other people I know and they weren’t matching so I figured that yeah, this was me and not some generality that I was wanting to believe. She was specific, but allowed for flexibility in how things MAY unfold.

She told me about my ability to piss people off without even trying. She told me about my knees even. My knees you say?

My knees started hurting about a month ago. Here we are sitting here going through the astrological chart and then the next thing you know she states – your knees are probably going to be hurting pretty bad for the next 6 months and should have started hurting recently. Have they? Gulp. Yes, they have actually. It is the strangest thing – I’ve never had problems with my knees.

She gave me a blue print of what COULD occur within my ongoing marital struggles and that it was likely that by the time my wife may want to come back, that I would no longer want the relationship. I was saddened by this.

She was very candid and wouldn’t allow me to lie to myself. Dang. She said that sometimes it is difficult to lay these things out exactly because things can be misread or misinterpreted, but gave some upcoming time frames for when things were more likely to change. When the tides were favorable so to speak and when they were not. Which direction the winds of change would be blowing and for how long.

We will see how it all plays out, but I think I am sold so far. She had me at the knees.

Critical Spark of Intelligence Mass

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Okay, so this may seem wacky, but I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that the same place that God came from may have an analogy in this dimension or realm or whatever it is that we live in.

You ever watched a campfire that has gone out? The wind may stir for a bit and blow on the hot coals. Then suddenly, ignition occurs – flames jump out of nowhere.

What about nucleur reactions. A mass of plutonium or uranium or whatever is sitting there all nice and happy. Doesn’t really seem to do a whole lot until just the right amount of additional neutrons are added to the mix – perhaps a catalyst , and then boom – 200,000 lives extinguished.

I’m left wondering is there is a similar phenomenon within the realm of intelligence? For example, could there be a pile of trillions upon quadrillions of circuits, that could eventually reach “awareness”. Sort of a mandelbrot set of awareness within our dimension. Sort of like that old story about a guy dreaming that he was dreaming and woke up within his dream? If you don’t get that, perhaps watch the movie Existenz or Jacob’s Ladder.

God’s Humor?

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Milk chemistry indicates that the donkey is man’s closest relative.’- (Morris, Henry M., The Twilight of Evolution, Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1967).

Origen and Origins

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

“What man of sense will agree with the statement that the first, second and third days in which the evening is named and the morning, were without sun, moon and stars, and the first day without a heaven.   What man is found such an idiot as to suppose that God planted trees in paradise in Eden, like a husbandman, and planted therein the tree of life, perceptible to the eyes and senses, which gave life to the eater thereof; and another tree which gave to the eater thereof a knowledge of good and evil?  I believe that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed” (Origen – Huet., Prigeniana, 167 Franck, p. 142).

I guess it depends on whether or not the theory of relativity and what not has been made known. I read something on that site called that discussed an alternative view of the Genesis account. Given that Origen may not have been schooled in the intricacies of Einstein’s theory of Relativity, he may have had a skewed perspective.

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