Black Rose by vbanken

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Seeing Black Holes

   


As you approach the centre of the black hole, you reach the inner horizon, where everything falling in meets matter being pushed out by the hole's rotation, similar to where the torrent flowing over the falls hits water rebounding back up… The inner horizon is one of the most extreme environments in the universe. According to general relativity, the only place more extreme is what lies beyond it… At the centre of a black hole, the equations predict something so strange, it blows Einstein's greatest achievement out of the water and forces us to question our understanding of the universe.

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AQ 2248 = THERE'S A BEAUTIFUL ANALOGY BETWEEN BLACK HOLES AND WATERFALLS WHICH ACTUALLY LETS US CALCULATE ALL PROPERTIES OF BLACK HOLES EXACTLY (Max Tegmark • Seeing Black Holes) = HE RAILS AGAINST "POLITICAL DEFEATISM" AND BEGINS THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A POSITIVE VISION FOR EUROPE FROM THE RUBBLE OF HIS ANALYSIS (Habermas, the Last European).

AQ 2760 = NATURE SHOWS US ONLY THE TAIL OF THE LION. BUT I DO NOT DOUBT THAT THE LION BELONGS TO IT EVEN THOUGH HE CANNOT AT ONCE REVEAL HIMSELF BECAUSE OF HIS ENORMOUS SIZE (Parable of the Lion • M-Theory: The Mother of all SuperStrings) = OUR TACTIC IS TO APPROACH CLASSICAL POLITICAL ECONOMY, THE WAY CHILDREN LEARN TO VIEW A SOLAR ECLIPSE BY PUNCHING A SMALL HOLE IN A PIECE OF PAPER HELD ABOVE ANOTHER PIECE (The Secret History of Primitive Accumulation and Classical Political Economy).

AQ 4195 = NATURE SHOWS US ONLY THE TAIL OF THE LION. BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT THE LION BELONGS WITH IT EVEN IF HE CANNOT REVEAL HIMSELF TO THE EYE ALL AT ONCE BECAUSE OF HIS HUGE DIMENSIONS. WE SEE HIM ONLY THE WAY A LOUSE THAT SITS UPON HIM WOULD DO (Einstein's Collected Papers Vol. 5, Correspondence 1902-1914) = THE 49 PRELIMINARY GATES ARE ALL THE COMPARTMENTS OF CREATION, WHICH IN TURN DEMONSTRATE PICO'S NEW ALLEGORICAL METHOD BY EXEMPLIFYING IT: THE UNIVERSE OF EXISTENCE IS ALSO THE UNIVERSE OF UNDERSTANDING THAT SHOWS THE PATH TO MYSTICAL UNION (Giovanni Pico della Mirandola).

AQ 3867 = IN MARCH 1914, HE EXPRESSED HIMSELF AS FOLLOWS ABOUT HIS OWN EFFORTS. 'NATURE SHOWS US ONLY THE TAIL OF THE LION. BUT I DO NOT DOUBT THAT THE LION BELONGS TO IT EVEN THOUGH HE CANNOT AT ONCE REVEAL HIMSELF BECAUSE OF HIS ENORMOUS SIZE' (Subtle Is the Lord: The Science And the Life of Albert Einstein) = GRADUALLY OVERCOMING ALL RELATIVE, APPARENT, CHANGEABLE AND TRANSITORY HORIZONS, AND SEEKING IN ONESELF AND ONE'S EXPERIENCE OF THE WORLD, 'THE ABSOLUTE HORIZON OF BEING' AND RELATING TO IT. THAT IS THE ONLY KEY TO RESPONSIBILITY (Letters to Olga (Havel 1988, 301)).

AQ 8645 = I WAS TOILING AGAIN ON THE GRAVITATION THEORY TO THE POINT OF EXHAUSTION, BUT THIS TIME WITH UNHEARD-OF-SUCCESS. THAT IS TO SAY THAT I SUCCEEDED IN PROVING THAT THE GRAVIT. EQUATIONS HOLD FOR ARBITRARILY MOVING REFERENCE SYSTEMS, AND THUS THAT THE HYPOTHESIS OF THE EQUIVALENCE OF ACCELERATION AND THE GRAVITATIONAL FIELD IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, IN THE WIDEST SENSE. NOW THE HARMONY OF THE MUTUAL RELATIONSHIPS IN THE THEORY IS SUCH THAT I NO LONGER HAVE THE SLIGHTEST DOUBT ABOUT ITS CORRECTNESS.152 (Einstein • Pathways Out of Classical Physics) = SCHÉHÉRAZADE CREATED A SENSATION IN THE BALLETS RUSSES' 1910 SEASON, ITS DESIGN BY BAKST BUILDING ON THE POWERFUL VISUAL EFFECTS OF HIS EARLIER CLÉOPÂTRE… BAKST'S DRAWING FOR SHAH ZEMAN IS AN EARLIER, MORE ORNATE, VERSION OF THE SHAH'S ACTUAL COSTUME, ACCENTUATING THE STRONG RHYTHMS OF THE DANCER'S BODY BY DEPICTING THE FABRICS AND THE SKIRT ORNAMENTS AS MOVING AND FLOATING. WITH GOLD BODY PAINT AND BEJEWELLED OUTFIT, NIJINSKY COMMANDED THE STAGE WITH HIS VOLUPTUOUS AND FELINE PERFORMANCE AS ZOEBÉIDE'S FAVOURITE SLAVE (Ballet Russes: The Art of CostumeBallet Scheherazade).

AQ 2376 = GENTLE SIR PHILIP SIDNEY, THOU KNEW'ST WHAT BELONG'D TO A SCHOLLER; THOU KNEW'ST WHAT PAINS, WHAT TOIL, WHAT TRAVAIL CONDUCT TO PERFECTION = …COMMENT/ON DOIT FEINDRE ET CACHER LES FABLES PROPREMENT,/ ET À BIEN DESGUISER LA VERITÉ DES CHOSES/ D'UN FABULEUX MANTEAU DONT ELLES SONT ENCLOSES.

AQ 9028 = 152 "ICH HABE MICH WIEDER BIS ZUR ERSCHÖPFUNG GEPLAGT MIT DER GRAVITATIONSTHEORIE, ABER DIESMAL MIT UNERHÖRTEM ERFOLGE. ES IST NÄMLICH DER BEWEIS GELUNGEN, DASS DIE GRAVIT. GLEICHUNGEN FÜR BELIEBIG BEWEGTE BEZUGSSYSTEME GELTEN, DASS ALSO DIE HYPOTHESE VON DER AEQUIVALENZ DER BESCHLEUNIGUNG UND DES GRAVITATIONSFELDES DURCHAUS RICHTIG IST, IM WEITESTEN SINNE. NUN IST DIE HARMONIE DER GEGENSEITIGEN BEZIEHUNGEN IN DER THEORIE EINE DERARTIGE, DASS ICH AN DER RICHTIGKEIT NICHT MEHR IM GERINGSTEN ZWEIFLE." EINSTEIN TO HEINRICH ZANGGER, 10 MARCH 1914, (CPAE 5, DOC. 513) (Pathways Out of Classical Physics) = YOU HAVE LONG KNOWN THAT THE SELF ABOVE THE ABYSS WAS NOT THE SELF WHO IS BELOW, AND THAT NO MAN PASSES THE ABYSS, BUT IS ONLY ABSORBED FOR A TIME BY THAT HIGHER BEING. THAT WHICH IS OF THE EARTH REMAINS IN THE EARTH. THAT WHICH IS OF THE RUACH REMAINS IN THE RUACH. THAT WHICH TRANSCENDS BOTH REMAINS TRANSCENDENT. ALL IS EVER AS IT WAS. YET THE LOWER, BY ACCOMMODATING ITSELF TO THE HIGHER, HAS MADE ITSELF TO BE THE TRUE REFLECTION OF THAT PORTION OF THE HIGHER THAT IS POSSIBLE OF MANIFESTATION. THAT THIS REFLECTION WILL BROADEN IN SCOPE INEVITABLE (Touring the Earth Tablet).

AQ 823 = VISUALIZING SUBSTANCE AS SPACE-TIME GEOMETRY (Loops and Knots as Topoi of Substance, Zimmermann • The Prague Esprit de Spinoza and Einstein's Inception of General Relativity) = BARE THE NORMATIVE PRESUPPOSITIONS IT HIDES = D'UN FABULEUX MANTEAU, DONT ELLES SONT ENCLOSES (Jean Dorat taught the Pléiade) = MORAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND COMMUNICATIVE ACTION (Habermas) = ONE OF THE MOST PIVOTAL YEARS IN NASA HISTORY = THE COLLECTIVIZATION OF THE FICTIONAL SYSTEM = TO BRING TOGETHER ALL OF THE RAW INTELLIGENCE DATA.

AQ 9044 = THE ALLEGORY IN WHICH THE POEM IS EXPRESSED IS NOT PETRARCHAN CRYPTIC SYMBOLISM, YET ALICE HULUBEI'S COMMENT ON THIS PASTORAL IS JUST: "OUTRE LE THEME DU LAURIER, DORAT EST REDEVABLE À MESSER FRANCESCO DE LA CONCEPTION MÊME DE SES DEUX ÉGLOGUES À MARGUERITE, AFFLIGÉES D'UNE ALLEGORIE OBSCURE [THIS AT LEAST IS OVERSTATED] ET TROP SUBTILE. IL EST PAR CONSEQUENT BIEN PLUS PRÈS DE L'ESPRIT DU MOYEN ÂGE QUI RÈGNE DANS LE 'BUCOLICUM CARMEN' [I.E., OF PETRARCH] QUE DE LA CLAIRE IDYLLE DE THEOCRITE, SIMPLE ET LITTÉRALE, OU MÊME DE L'ÉGLOGUE VIRGILIENNE ALLÉGORIQUE" = THIS STUDY IS INTENDED TO ASSIST POLICY-MAKERS AS THEY JUDGE WHICH COURSE OF ACTION BETTER SERVES THE NATIONAL INTEREST: MAINTENANCE OF A POLICY/LEGAL ENVIRONMENT FAVORING THE U.S. COMMERCIAL SPACE LAUNCH INDUSTRY THROUGH GOVERNMENT SHARING OF LOW-PROBABILITY BUT POTENTIALLY HIGH-CONSEQUENCE THIRDPARTY LIABILITY RISK. OR PHASE-OUT OF U.S. GOVERNMENT (TAXPAYER) RISK EXPOSURE FOR THIS HAZARDOUS PRIVATE-SECTOR ACTIVITY. THIS CHOICE IS THE FIRST STEP CONGRESS MUST TAKE TO SETTLE THE INDEMNIFICATION ISSUE (Study of the Liability Risk-Sharing Regime in the United States for Commercial Space Transportation).

AQ 2766 = THERE WAS ONLY FATHOMLESS SILENCE AND BLACK DARKNESS BEYOND THE FAINT RED GLIMMER. HE PRAYED: "APPREHENDE VENTILABRUM, DOMINE, DOMINE! PARCE TAMEN TRITICO PRO GLORIA TUA!" (The Kingdom (1913), Harold Elsdale Goad) = HE REASONED THAT SINCE THE SERPENT MOVES UP THE TREE, THE SEQUENCE OF THE PATHS SHOULD GO FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP, INSTEAD OF FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AS IN THE G.D. TREE = ILS TABAAN LI AL PRT CASARMAN VPAHI CHIS DARG DSO ADO CAOSGI ORSCOR DS OMAX NONASCI BAEOUIB OD EMETGIS IAIADIX ZACAR OD ZAMRAN, ODO CICLE QAA, ZORGE, LAP ZIRDO NOCO MAD, HOATH IAIDA (15th Enochian Key) = WOE TO YOU EXPERTS IN THE LAW, BECAUSE YOU HAVE TAKEN AWAY THE KEY TO KNOWLEDGE. YOU YOURSELVES HAVE NOT ENTERED, AND YOU HAVE HINDERED THOSE WHO WERE ENTERING (Luke 11:52 • 1646 Latin captions of Postel's Clavis).

AQ 2558 = 59 THIS SENTENCE IMPLIES THAT THE PATHS METIONED IN THE PREVIOUS PARAGRAPHS ARE THE BALANCE OF MALE AND FEMALE IN THE TREE, WHICH, TAKEN AS A WHOLE, IS ALSO THE TAO (Touring the Earth Tablet) = JUST AS THE TAIL, EAR, AND LEG ARE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE SAME LION, THE STRING AND VARIOUS P-BRANES APPEAR TO BE DIFFERENT LIMITS OF THE SAME THEORY: M- THEORY (M-Theory: The Mother of all SuperStrings).

AQ 730 = SPECIAL RELATIVITY THEORY WAS IN THE AIR = 1977 FITZ & FLOYD 'YOU'RE A GOOD EGG' SHELF SITTER.

AQ 4779 = EINSTEIN USED TO SAY THAT THE SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY WAS IN THE AIR WHEN HE DISCOVERED IT, THAT PAUL LANGEVIN, FOR INSTANCE, MIGHT HAVE DONE SO AS WELL. THE GENERAL THEORY, ON THE OTHER HAND, WAS, HE THOUGHT, A UNIQUE ACHIEVEMENT THAT WOULD NOT HAVE FOUND AN ALTERNATIVE DISCOVERER (Einstein and the Generations of Science, Feuer • The Prague Esprit de Spinoza and Einstein's Inception of General Relativity • {46} Albert Einstein, His Work and Its Influence On Our World, Leopold Infeld - 1963) [+] = MEDITATION ON THIS NAME BRING: FAREWELL TO ARMS: JUST AS THE LIGHT OF A BULB BANISHES DARKNESS FROM A ROOM, CONFLICT ON EVERY SCALE BETWEEN PEOPLE ARGUING ABOUT A PARKING SPACE, OR BETWEEN NATIONS ARGUING ABOUT AN OILFIELD. THIS NAME IS BROUGHT TO A PEACEFUL END THROUGH THE LIGHT OF THIS NAME (Mebahel - Ruling Angel for Regulus entering Virgo) = THIS FESTIVAL IS CALLED ZKRVN THRVOH, REMEMBRANCE BLOWING, I.E. OF TRUMPETS (LEV. XXIII, 24; SEPT. MNHMOSUNON SALPIGGON; VULG. SABBATUM MEMORIALE CLANGENTIBUS TUBIS), AND YVM THRVOTH, THE DAY OF BLOWING, I.E. THE TRUMPETS (NUMB, XXIX, 1; SEPT. HMERA SHMASIAV; VULG. DIES CLANGORIS ET TUBARUM).

AQ 5048 = WHEN R = 0 PHYSICS BREAKS DOWN. / 1 OVER R = 1 OVER 0 = INFINITY MONSTROSITY. --- THERE IS INFINITE GRAVITY AND TIME STOPS. THEY SAY, THIS IS THE FUNDAMENTAL FLAW. EARLIER THEY SAID; IF ONE DATA POINT OF EINSTEIN'S THEORY IS OUT OF PLACE, THE ENTIRE THEORY WOULD HAVE TO BE TOSSED OUT. SO WE HAVE A PHYSICS PARADOX (Sprague) = USING LI'S COPULA APPROACH MEANT THAT RATINGS AGENCIES LIKE MOODY'S - OR ANYBODY WANTING TO MODEL THE RISK OF A TRANCHE - NO LONGER NEEDED TO PUZZLE OVER THE UNDERLYING SECURITIES. ALL THEY NEEDED WAS THAT CORRELATION NUMBER, AND OUT WOULD COME A RATING TELLING THEM HOW SAFE OR RISKY THE TRANCHE WAS (Recipe for Disaster).

AQ 4161 = HIS METHOD WAS ADOPTED BY EVERYBODY FROM BOND INVESTORS AND WALL STREET BANKS TO RATINGS AGENCIES AND REGULATORS. AND IT BECAME SO DEEPLY ENTRENCHED-AND WAS MAKING PEOPLE SO MUCH MONEY-THAT WARNINGS ABOUT ITS LIMITATIONS WERE LARGELY IGNORED (Recipe for Disaster) = IN ONE OF HIS GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS, DIRAC USED THIS METHOD TO ARRANGE WHAT HAD SEEMED AN UNLIKELY MARRIAGE - BETWEEN QUANTUM MECHANICS AND EINSTEIN'S THEORY OF RELATIVITY - IN THE FORM OF AN EXQUISITELY BEAUTIFUL EQUATION TO DESCRIBE THE ELECTRON (The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom).

AQ 4868 = EINSTEIN REALISED THERE WAS A PROBLEM WHEN HE WAS SHOWN THIS INFINITY, BUT HE THOUGHT THAT BLACK HOLES COULD NEVER PHYSICALLY FORM, THEREFORE IT WAS AN ACADEMIC QUESTION. SURE, THERE WAS A PROBLEM IN THESE EQUATIONS, BUT IT DIDN'T MATTER BECAUSE MOTHER NATURE COULD NEVER CREATE A BLACK HOLE ({03:16} Michio Kaku; Seeing Black Holes) = QUI NON INTELLIGIT AUT TACEAT, AUT DISCAT • MONAS HIEROGLYPHICA IOANNIS DEE, LONDINENSIS, AD MAXIMILIANUM, DEI GRATIA ROMANORUM, BOHEMIAE ET HUNGARIAE REGEM SAPIENTISSIMUM • ACUMINE STABILI CONSUMMATUS OMNIUM PLANETARUM PARENS ET REX FIT • DE RORE CAELI, ET PINGUEDINE TERRAE DET TIBI DEUS GEN 27 (Monas Hieroglyphica frontispiece {33} Dee/Josten) = THESE DISKS ARE INSCRIBED WITH VARIOUS SYMBOLS OF MERCURIAL CHARACTER EXCEPT THAT THE COIN IN THE PLACE OF HOD (MERCURY) ON THE TREE IS MARKED WITH THE CIPHER OF THE SUN. THIS INDICATES THE ONLY POSSIBILITY OF ISSUE FROM THE IMPASSE PRODUCED BY THE EXHAUSTION OF ALL THE ELEMENTAL FORCES (Ten of Disks).

AQ 16167 = IN ONE OF HIS GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS, DIRAC USED THIS METHOD TO ARRANGE WHAT HAD SEEMED AN UNLIKELY MARRIAGE - BETWEEN QUANTUM MECHANICS AND EINSTEIN'S THEORY OF RELATIVITY - IN THE FORM OF AN EXQUISITELY BEAUTIFUL EQUATION TO DESCRIBE THE ELECTRON. SOON AFTERWARDS, WITH NO EXPERIMENTAL CLUES TO PROMPT HIM, HE USED HIS EQUATION TO PREDICT THE EXISTENCE OF ANTIMATTER, PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN PARTICLES WITH THE SAME MASS AS THE CORRESPONDING PARTICLES OF MATTER BUT WITH THE OPPOSITE CHARGE. THE SUCCESS OF THIS PREDICTION IS, BY WIDE AGREEMENT, ONE OF MOST OUTSTANDING TRIUMPHS OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS. TODAY, ACCORDING TO THE COSMOLOGISTS' STANDARD THEORY OF THE EARLY UNIVERSE - SUPPORTED BY A WEALTH OF OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE - ANTIMATTER MADE UP HALF THE MATERIAL GENERATED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BIG BANG; FROM THIS PERSPECTIVE, DIRAC WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO GLIMPSE THE OTHER HALF OF THE EARLY UNIVERSE, ENTIRELY THROUGH THE POWER OF REASON (The Strangest ManSilent Quantum Genius) = FOR DECADES, THE SOURCE OF EARTH'S VOLATILES, ESPECIALLY WATER WITH A DEUTERIUM-TO-HYDROGEN RATIO (D/H) OF (1.558±0.001)×10(-4), HAS BEEN A SUBJECT OF DEBATE. THE SIMILARITY OF EARTH'S BULK COMPOSITION TO THAT OF METEORITES KNOWN AS ENSTATITE CHONDRITES SUGGESTS A DRY PROTO-EARTH WITH SUBSEQUENT DELIVERY OF VOLATILES BY LOCAL ACCRETION OR IMPACTS OF ASTEROIDS OR COMETS. PREVIOUS MEASUREMENTS IN SIX COMETS FROM THE OORT CLOUD YIELDED A MEAN D/H RATIO OF (2.96±0.25)×10(-4). THE D/H VALUE IN CARBONACEOUS CHONDRITES, (1.4±0.1)×10(-4), TOGETHER WITH DYNAMICAL SIMULATIONS, LED TO MODELS IN WHICH ASTEROIDS WERE THE MAIN SOURCE OF EARTH'S WATER, WITH 10 PER CENT BEING DELIVERED BY COMETS. HERE WE REPORT THAT THE D/H RATIO IN THE JUPITER-FAMILY COMET 103P/HARTLEY 2, WHICH ORIGINATED IN THE KUIPER BELT, IS (1.61±0.24)×10(-4). THIS RESULT SUBSTANTIALLY EXPANDS THE RESERVOIR OF EARTH OCEAN-LIKE WATER TO INCLUDE SOME COMETS, AND IS CONSISTENT WITH THE EMERGING PICTURE OF A COMPLEX DYNAMICAL EVOLUTION OF THE EARLY SOLAR SYSTEM (Ocean-like water in the Jupiter-family comet 103P/Hartley 2).

AQ 4661 = (RUSSIAN :Фобос-Грунт, LITERALLY PHOBOS-SOIL) IS A SAMPLE RETURN MISSION TO PHOBOS, ONE OF THE MOONS OF MARS. LAUNCHED ON NOVEMBER 9 LOCAL TIME, OR THE 8TH FOR GMT, IN 2011, IT WENT INTO LOW EARTH ORBIT AWAITING RESOLUTION OF A TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY THAT HAS PREVENTED IT FROM LEAVING EARTH ORBIT = IN 1900 HE AND RICCI-CURBASTRO PUBLISHED THE THEORY OF TENSORS IN MÉTHODES DE CALCUL DIFFÉRENTIEL ABSOLU ET LEURS APPLICATIONS, WHICH ALBERT EINSTEIN USED AS A RESOURCE TO MASTER THE TENSOR CALCULUS, A CRITICAL TOOL IN EINSTEIN'S DEVELOPMENT OF THE THEORY OF GENERAL RELATIVITY (Levi-Civita).

AQ 3297 = I ADMIRE THE ELEGANCE OF YOUR METHOD OF COMPUTATION; IT MUST BE NICE TO RIDE THROUGH THESE FIELDS UPON THE HORSE OF TRUE MATHEMATICS WHILE THE LIKE OF US HAVE TO MAKE OUR WAY LABORIOUSLY ON FOOT (Einstein to Levi-Civita) = THE DRAWING OF THE CHERUB WITH SIX INSCRIBED WINGS FIRST APPEARS IN MONASTIC MANUSCRIPTS IN THE TWELFTH CENTURY. IT LATER MADE ITS WAY INTO CODICES USED BY CLERGY, SCHOLARS, AND LAYMEN AS WELL (The Cherub with Six Wings).

AQ 3395 = TO ME WHAT'S SO EMBARRASSING ABOUT A SINGULARITY IS THAT WE CAN'T PREDICT ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT'S GONNA COME OUT OF IT. I COULD HAVE A SINGULARITY AND - BOOM - OUT COMES A PINK ELEPHANT WITH PURPLE STRIPES (Max Tegmark; Seeing Black Holes) = C024243, C024244, C024245, C024246, C113615, C206340, C235298, X751390, X800390, X800391, X800392, B956621, C024088, C024090, C024091, C024092, C024094, C024095, C024096, C024097, C024098, C024100, C024239, C024240, C024241, C024242, C051591, C070987, C070988, C070989, C070990, X751149, X751150, X751151, X751153, X751154, X751155, X751156, X751157, X751158, X751159, X751160, X751389, X751391, X751392, X751393, X751394, X751395, X751422, X751423, X751424, X751427, X751428, X751432, X751433, X751434, X751435, X751436, X751437, X751438, X751439, Z075729, Z076719, Z076720, Z076721, Z076722, Z076724, Z093969, Z093970, C206338, C206337.

AQ 2906 = LURKING IN THE 11TH DIMENSION WAS AN ENTIRELY NEW THEORY WHICH COULD REDUCE DOWN TO 11 DIMENSIONAL SUPERGRAVITY AS WELL AS 10 DIMENSIONAL STRING THEORY AND P-BRANE THEORY (M-Theory: The Mother of all SuperStrings) = I SAW THAT THE ENERGETIC PATTERN OF A PARTICULAR SQUARE WAS INFINITELY SUB-DIVIDABLE, WITH THE SAME PATTERN APPEARING AT WHATEVER LEVEL OF FINENESS ONE CHOSE TO LOOK AT IT (Touring the Earth Tablet) = THESE 54 NAMES ARE THE MYSTERY OF THE TRANSMISSION OF POWER TO ALL THAT EXISTS, IN ALL CREATION. THEY ARE LIKE A SOUL TO THE 216 LETTERS OF THE NAME OF SEVENTY-TWO TRIPLETS = WHEN THE SHAPE OF A BOND'S YIELD CURVE IS CONCAVE. A BOND'S CONVEXITY IS THE RATE OF CHANGE OF ITS DURATION, AND IS MEASURED AS THE SECOND DERIVATIVE OF PRICE WITH RESPECT TO YIELD.

AQ 2869 = IN ONE OF HIS GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS, DIRAC USED THIS METHOD TO ARRANGE WHAT HAD SEEMED AN UNLIKELY MARRIAGE - BETWEEN QUANTUM MECHANICS AND EINSTEIN'S THEORY OF RELATIVITY (The Strangest Man) = NOW THE STARS DID REARRANGE THEMSELVES, AND THE WORDS DID SAY: "LIGHT UNTO THE SPIRIT OF THE EARTH". AND THE TAROT CARDS WERE JUDGMENT, THE HANGED MAN, THE FOOL, AND THE UNIVERSE.58 (Touring the Earth Tablet) = THIS NEW AGE MARXISM-NIHILISM IS A MAJOR NODAL POINT, WHERE RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, NATIONAL FANATICISM, REVIVED RACISM AND THE CYNICISM OF THE OVER-SATURATED ALL MEET.


The Survival of the Pagan Gods

Let us note in passing that when the humanists had once begun trying to read the riddles hidden beneath the surface of fable, they were tempted to implant ideas of their own there in turn. The pagan myths did, in fact, serve as vehicle for the philosophical thought of the Renaissance. When Lorenzo Valla treats of free will, he symbolizes divine prescience by Apollo, omnipotence by Jupiter. Later, under the influence of the Florentine Academy, Charles de Bouelles breathed new life into the ancient theme of Prometheus — in this case reverting to pure Platonic tradition, the tradition of Protagoras. The lesser scholars and poets proceeded to "Platonize" in the same sense. A Dorat, for example, was not satisfied with showing his disciples that Homers was in reality a moralist:

     Seria multa jocis involvens veraque fictis.63

He further taught them the necessity of concealing truth beneath the mantle of myth, and how to do it:

                                                          …Comment
     On doit feindre et chacher les fables proprement,
     Et à bien déguiser la vérité des choses
     D'un fabuleux manteau dont elles sont encloses.
64

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63. ("Mingling many serious thoughts with playful ones, much truth with fiction.") Poemata, pt. 3. Epigrammatum libri III, I, p. 15. This formula recalls that used by Theodulph of Orléans in speaking of Ovid. Cf. supra, p. 92.

64. Ronsard, Hymne de l'automne (ed. P. Laumonier), IV, p. 313.

AQ 502 = ACHIEVING THE BREAK-EVEN POINT = CHRISTMAS PRIZE QUESTION = CONSTITUTING INTELLIGENCE = FACTORY OF THE UNCONSCIOUS = FORTY-FIVE LETTER NAME OF GOD = I LOVED MISPLACED AUTHORITY = LDS SPARKLEDAMMERUNG IS HERE! = MARINA & THE DIAMONDS - SIMPLIFY = MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD = SEVENTY-EIGHT NINETY-EIGHT = STARDATE 63170.1.. THE FINAL FRONTIER = SUN/VESTA CONJ PROTOTYPE = TAKING ON ILLIQUIDITY RISK = THE SAHWA ("AWAKENING") MOVEMENT = THE SITUATION AT THE MOMENT = TORAH MATESHET KOCHO SHEL ADAM = TRADITIONAL QABALISTIC ALTAR = YOUR TRUENORTH IS CALLING™.


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