Stephen Hawking from the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists, addresses the audience during a ceremony in Beijing, June 19, 2006. Hawking, author of the best-selling ‘A Brief History of Time,’ said on Thursday humans must colonise other planets in different solar systems or face extinction. (Jason Lee/Reuters)
However, by using “matter/antimatter annihilation”, velocities just below the speed of light could be reached, making it possible to reach the next star in about six years.
It’s just one of those things that attracts our attention as we ponder the nature of the universe and how our modelling may change the way we see now. What proof for such things and we look at the basis of what we had been doing and we make changes accordingly.
More modern variations of tomography involve gathering projection data from multiple directions and feeding the data into a tomographic reconstruction software algorithm processed by a computer. Different types of signal acquisition can be used in similar calculation algorithms in order to create a tomographic image. With current 2005 technology, tomograms are derived using several different physical phenomena including X-rays, gamma rays, positron electron annihilation reaction, nuclear magnetic resonance, ultrasound, electrons, and ions. These yield CT, SPECT, PET, MRI, ultrasonography, 3d-TEM, and atom probe tomograms, respectively.
It never made much sense to me as time progressed, yet, I found myself challenging the very notions of what physics and experiment leads us, and what thoughts generated, could help propel our thinking forward. Why sound? If we thought such analogies are going to serve us then why would scientists be so misleading as to say “sound is the way we think about the universe?”
Now it is something much different that I think about these things. What caused this?
A way in which one can think and see and not have noticed the universe looks much differently from adopting these views. So of course I speak about lagrangian views and gravitational influences as a much different picture of the cosmos then the one we see as we look up. Or, as how we might look at the sun. The sun’s eye?
So as usual today as I move through the “bloggeries of scientists,” I look at what they are displaying. The post previous to this one of my article was instigated by reading John Baez’s site and what he had there of course sparked what had written previous on the topic of, “Megalithic carved stone balls from Scotland.” Yes that was in December of 2004 I wrote my article.
Artifacts of our thinking?
Now this morning of course I went over to Clifford’s Blog, “Asymptotia” to have a look there to come to see what he had posted today. The Antikythera Mechanism
Now considering the information about our beliefs of what transpired in our history about gears and such, how is it we could have lost sight of mechanisms like this to have to re-invent the gear?
While occasional discoveries, such as the Antikythera mechanism, have forced scientists to reassess the technology of ancient civilization, critics regard most cases of OOPArt as the result of mistaken interpretation or wishful thinking. Supporters regard them as evidence that mainstream science is overlooking huge areas of knowledge, either willfully or through ignorance.
For me it has been an interesting journey having the freedom’s to explore. Try and make sense of the world. Now I am experiencing the frustrations I have about the trends towards capitalism and sociological deconstruction of those things I would think should be the basis of our social fabric “as signs” of our sisterly and brotherly of caring for each other.
So should we let the resistance of fear insight distrust of the media, and have good science minds disrupt by instigating false reports like the one did by Alan Sokal in regards to quantum gravity? Nice way to treat those who move up to face the challenge of a theoretical world that expects the same validation as any process?
AS if the Sokal affair wasn’t enough, that one could use a computerized program to write a paper on quantum gravity? That those of us being ignorant of the process could be so easily fooled, has some how taken on a new thought here. About what String theory has done? What Peter Woit has placed in his information?
Hopefully this was not the nefarious intent of such information being divulged to the public as a speculation on “science’s part” to do battle with the “evil forces of disinformation?”
Alone in the Universe?
So left alone to ponder the nature of the universe how can we not be affected by what has been put out there by scientists for us lay people to ponder about the directions we are going. That in our own thinking now biased, we move forward?
What will become of the understanding of our nature as we explore those things with which we are not accustomed to seeing? Do we “shake the resolve to do the things we have done in a logical and developmental thinking?” To destroy what has been the leading theories toward what goal? Of course not.
But it is such things that ask us to consider the “anomalistic nature” that we delved ever further into the wonders of science and what will become of us? What may be revealed by discovering more of our history, and what is yet to be “reawakened” in our continuance forward.
We must look deeper into the “fabric of reality” that we can see the world in much different way. At first, some might have only recognized the “beauty of the cosmos” and it’s natural designs. Then, some wondered what are these things that they become what they are?
So we were forced to consider a much greater dimension to the reality then what was just there on appearance. Of course we might have wondered what made these move the way they do, and again we ask ourselves, “what is the motivator behind these things.” How is it we might see what drives this process?
This is a computer-rendered model of a partially telescoped nanotube with a Leonardo DaVinci manuscript as the background. In the manuscript, DaVinci considers the construction of bearings, and also the frictional forces that might be encountered in bearings and sliding surfaces. He also has a drawing of a constant force spring (a mass hanging from a cord over a pulley). A nanotube bearing may be the ultimate realization of some of DaVinci’s dreams.