GoldenOdyssey

'Tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. Tennyson, Alfred, Lord

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Location: Orange County, CA, United States

I am an avid golfer who enjoys political discourse and quantum physics. I believe that regardless of politics that reality eventually intervenes.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Hugh Hewitt's Interview with Cheney

Here's Hugh Hewitt's interview with Vice President Cheney. It was really good.

I've also been impressed lately by yhe people he has on his program. A very impressive list of people.

Here's Hewitt's interview with Jim Brady, the executive editor of the Washington Post. Apparently the left got real mad at the WaPo for saying that Abramoff directed money to the Democrats. The left hates the truth.

LA Times Circulation Down

What wonderful news! The LA Times circulation has been in a decline for a while now.

See Michelle Malkin's: The LA Times Goes Down, Down Down.

I've seen them at several trade shows trying to get people to subscribe. I feel sorry for the ones manning the booths. They look so lonely and miserable. I've been ask more than once by the booth workers to subscribe. I tell them the paper is too liberal. They don't even try after that.

I won't even accept their free trials in the mail. Why would I knowingly bring garbage into my home?

Remeber that student who went to Iraq?

Check this out.

h/t Lucianne

Sure glad the MSM are doing their job. Sheesh.

Osama bin Laden Offers Truce, US Rejects

Osama bin Laden offered a truce to the US. What wonderful news! This can only mean that he has been weakened severely is trying to buy the time. The White House rejected his offer and the military will continue to execute on their plan.

It's all Bush's fault.

I'm a little surprised at this latest move by OBL. It clearly shows that he is losing. He must be in very bad shape but we can never let our guard down. Ever.

BTW, it was interesting to see OBL use the Democrats talking points: Howard Dean, M.D.: The WMD for Fools?

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Aristotle, Newton, Einstein ... what's next?


How about the wave structure of matter?

For anyone who likes my posts on my science, don't skip this one. If my post doesn't make sense I recommend visiting the website: The Dynamic Unity of Reality. It is also the "Space and Motion" link in the Science section of the left-hand column.

Physicists are having a difficult time with unification but this theory is best I've seen.

Aristotle started with:
"The first philosophy (Metaphysics) is universal and is exclusively concerned with primary substance. ... And here we will have the science to study that which is just as that which is, both in its essence and in the properties which, just as a thing that is, it has. ... That among entities there must be some cause which moves and combines things. ... There must then be a principle of such a kind that its substance is activity. (Aristotle, Metaphysics)"

After Aristotle the following developed:
"... it it is ironic that the main problem for human knowledge also came from the Ancient Greeks, with their conception of matter as discrete Atoms (Democritus, Lucretius). Unfortunately, Physics took the path of the atomists (Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Lorentz) and this led to the creation of 'Force Fields' (generated by particles) to explain how matter interacted with other discrete matter at-a-distance in Space."

...

Firstly, Newton's Absolute Space was considered a 'background' reference frame for the motion (and acceleration) of matter 'particles'. Thus in Newton's Space matter did not affect Space (matter was somehow separate as 'particles'). Einstein rejected the 'particle' conception of matter and tried to unite matter and Space (and time, gravity) as one thing, by representing matter as continuous spherical fields. So in Einstein's relativity matter does affect Space, as matter and space are united (i.e. matter is spherically spatially extended and represented as a spherical field). The Wave Structure of Matter agrees with Einstein, Matter and Space are one and the same thing (there are no 'particles'), and thus matter does affect space and its properties. The central difference is we are describing matter in terms of Spherical Waves in Continuous Space, rather than Einstein's (failed) field theory of matter as Continuous Spherical Fields in Space-Time.


Space is the primary substance, the one thing.
Time is the wave motions in continous space.
Forces and fields are caused by the waves in space. This also explains quantum entanglement.
Matter is the spherical wave centers in continuous space including light particles.

By abiding by [Aristotle's] central rule of Metaphysics and describing Reality in Terms of One thing existing, Space, and its Properties as a Wave Medium for Spherical Standing Waves that form Matter, we find a very simple solution to all of the above problems of Physics (again this is a big claim, but this website does explain many of these things). Basically Einstein is correct, Matter is a Spherically Spatially extended structure of Space (there is no 'particle') though most importantly we have simplified Einstein's ideas from: Matter as Continuous Spherical Fields in Space-Time to Matter as Spherical Waves in Continuous Space

I have to admit, this makes sense to me.

Alito SCOTUS Hearings: Wife leaves in tears

James Taranto makes some observations about the Alito hearings. For you Ted Kennedy fans, he's also known as "Alioto".

The Democrats couldn't get anything on Alito so they started "beating dead horses" for days by implying he is a racist bigot and his Vanguard investments somehow caused conflicts. Lindsey Graham, finally made a poignant speech about the Democrat's repulsive attack and this brought Mrs. Alito to tears. Of course, the MSM dishonestly reported this as if the Republicans were responsible for Mrs. Alito's tears when obviously it was Graham's speech that exposed the pain that the Democrats had inflicted on her husband. That's just another day at the office for them, though.

The Wahington Times explains why Kennedy is not exactly the right people to start accusing others of racism: he belonged to the Owl club at Harvard that excluded women. CAP, on other hand, an organization that Alito joined only because of Princeton's poor treatment of ROTC, did allow women and minorities to join. CAP was against quotas and that got turned into discrimination. That figures.

I've run out of creative words to express my disgust for the Democrats.

After all of that, though, it looks like Alito will be confirmed soon.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Nanotechnology and Quantum Computers ... hold on to your butts!

Cuanas makea an excellent observation

Consider this: nanotechnology and quantum computers evolved to the point that nanotechnology can create self-contained "intelligent" quantum computers.

Beam me up Scotty!!!!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Want to help search for pulsars?

At Einstein@Home they have a program you can download to your computer that will process raw data from gravitational wave detectors that they provide.

BTW, the Planetary Society has a similar approach where you can download their SETI@home program to process data collected for the search of extraterrestrial intelligence. I participated for a few years and wanted to try something different.

Good Advice MacStansbury: "Be Kind"

MacStansbury has a very thoughtful reminder of how bloggers and commenters should remember to be more kind.

Never hurts to be reminded.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Iraq DID have terrorist connections

Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard talks about the terrorist camps in Iraq in Saddam's Terror Training Camps.

William Kristol of the Weekly Standard details Iraq's connections with the terrorists in Just the Facts.

Here's an excerpt from the article:
Senate minority leader Harry Reid put it this way: "There was [sic] no terrorists in Iraq." His colleague, Carl Levin, member of both the Armed Services Committee and the Intelligence Committee, says Iraq's relationship with al Qaeda was "nonexistent."

I guess Herry Reid and Carl Levin lied. Is this what Pelosi is talking about when she says Congrss is so corrupt?

As usual, why am I not surprised ...

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Bush Wire-taps OK

As far as I'm concerned Bush is doing his job when warrantless wire-taps are done. Here's what I found ...

John Schmidt who served under Clinton wrote an article saying that the Bush wire-taps were OK. The bottom line is that FISA does not alter the constitutional power vested in the president to conduct warrantless searches to obtain foreign intelligence. Even the FISA court in 2002 agreed.

I took a look at FISA.

Section 1802a says:
"Notwithstanding any other law, the President, through the
Attorney General, may authorize electronic surveillance without a
court order under this subchapter to acquire foreign intelligence
information for periods of up to one year if the Attorney General ..."

Section 1802b indicates that a US person cannot be surveilled. It's not clear to me but it doesn't look like it affects 1802a.

But then section 1806i seems to open the door wide open for any surveillance:
"In circumstances involving the unintentional acquisition by an
electronic, mechanical, or other surveillance device of the
contents of any radio communication, under circumstances in which a
person has a reasonable expectation of privacy and a warrant would
be required for law enforcement purposes, and if both the sender
and all intended recipients are located within the United States,
such contents shall be destroyed upon recognition, unless the
Attorney General determines that the contents indicate a threat of
death or serious bodily harm to any person."


I'm no lawyer but it sure looks like Bush had every right to conduct warrantless wire-taps.


And then there's nonsense like this:

The process to get a warrant was beauracratic and took too long, not to mention the "not-my-job" mentality.

The FISA Court slowed down the process even further during an urgent environment after 9/11.

The FISA court discouraged Moussouai Warrant.
"Sen. Charles Grassley is among those who think that the FBI might have been able to stop the 9/11 attacks if the FISA Court hadn't discouraged the Bureau from aggressively pursuing a warrant in the Moussaoui case."

Intelligent Design: Reasons to Believe website

I was listening to KFI the other day and a one-hour segment discussion of evolution and intelligent design came up. Evolution was presented the first thirty minutes and intelligent design was presented the next 30 minutes.

The gentleman who presented the intelligent design absolutely stunned me! He was presenting intelligent design using science, specifically quantum mechanics and cosmology! He did not disrespect religion even though he would not allow it into his arguments. He also felt that evolution should be defended but said that it was becoming a weaker theory as time went on.

Here is the website.

I don't recall the person who presented evolution. It doesn't matter. As usual, she was very defensive about evolution and took several cheap shots at intelligent design. Typical. Her expertise was in philisophy which made me realize that the people I've heard defend evolution usually don't have a background in biology or other scientific fields related to evolution. Maybe that's just a coincidence.

Who knows what is really the truth out there. It was very refreshing to hear someone who is a scientist who believes in God argue for intelligent design using only scientific observations, theories and data. This is same approach cosmologists used to predict phenomena.

On a related note, the blog Kobayashi Maru had some interesting observations about spirtuality and quantum mechanics.
h/t The Anchoress

Mark Steyn Predicts the Disappearance of the Western World

I had to read Alec Baldwin's predictions after reading Mark Steyn's predictions.

He predicts that much of the western world will disappear over the next century due to disparity in birth rates between the western world and third world countries. Essentially, the birth rates of third world countries are much higher compared to developed countries that aren't even at the replacement rate.

Here's the article: It's the demography, stupid

It's tough medicine to swallow.

Alec Baldwin makes predictions for 2006

I just picked myself off the floor ... I don't even have to joke about this.

Read it for yourself.

In fact, I'm going to add a link to Huffington's blog. The occasional posts by some celebrities are just priceless.