After 2020

09/14/2019

 

People have asked me what our country would look like if a democrat were to be elected president in 2020. Nobody knows for sure, however, based on what candidates have promised publicly, including the Green New Deal, I would have to say that it would look something like this:

Traditional forms of energy (gas, oil and nuclear) will be eliminated. As Joe Biden said, “ I guarantee you, we are going to end fossil fuel.”

Combustion engines will be banned. No cars, no airplanes (except private jets for the elite).

Gun confiscation (except for private security for the elites).

Restrictions on free speech, including government control of the internet.

Open borders; no ICE or DHS.

Capitalism will be replaced by socialism.  The economics of the corporate, globalist state will not include free markets.  The State will control everything. As Rashida Tliab said, “We need a political revolution” to “completely transform” America.

Healthcare for all, including illegal aliens.  Free healthcare for life for children of illegal aliens.

Taxes will go up…and up, especially for the Middle Class. The wealthy needn’t worry too much because their existing wealth is virtually tax-proof because of non-profits, foundations and non-taxable trusts. Besides, they make large contributions to the campaigns of the congressmen who write the tax code.

Universal Basic Income – including for people who don’t want to work.

Religious people will be discriminated against.

Climate change will be deemed to be a National Emergency.

 

Of course, that’s far from a complete list. For example, American cities will increasingly resemble San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. People from Third World countries will continue to migrate to this country, and in much larger numbers.  However, those of any financial means will increasingly leave the country. Within a generation or two, there will be no middle class; only the elites and a servant class. America, itself, would look like a Third World nation, incapable of taking care of the hordes of poor, mostly uneducated people who would then live here.

As for the 2020 election, you need to understand that Trump is simply a bogeyman. The original game plan was for Hillary to succeed Obama. That didn’t happen, of course. The new game plan is to convince the public that they need to move on from Trump so that the country can then be radically transformed. That’s how political revolutions are born.

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If A Tree Falls

08/28/2019

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it still make a sound? This is one of the riddles of modern science.

The answer is that it depends on what you mean by “sound.” Philosophers argue that sound is a quality which exists only in our minds. Sir John Eccles, a neurophysiologist and Nobel Prize winner, put it this way:”I want you to realize that there exists no color in the natural world, and no sound – nothing of this kind; no textures, no patterns, no beauty, no scent.” What Eccles is saying is that the world is contained within the mind and not the other way around.

More confused?  Welcome to the world of quantum physics.  In quantum physics, quantum particles exist in all possible states simultaneously. They have distinct properties only after they are measured/observed (by human consciousness). So, science can never know where an electron (the basic building block of reality) is until they measure it because the electron, itself, is everywhere at once.

Human consciousness is the key. In that regard, physicist Bernard d’Espagnat said that, “The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment.” We live in a world that is affected and changed by our very existence. As physicist John Wheeler put it, “The universe does not exist ‘out there,’ independent of us. We are inescapably involved in bringing about that which appears to be happening. We are not only observers. We are participators.”

The native peoples of ancient times were much more in touch with nature (the universe) than we are today. For example, the Australian aboriginals have a saying which goes like this: “We are all visitors to this time, this place.  We are just passing through.  Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love…and then we return home.” Notice the first thing that they say about our purpose in life.  It’s to observe.

One could make the argument then, based on quantum physics, that we are observers (of the universe).  In actuality, we are an integral part of a conscious universe, a universe that is alive and evolving, a universe that is an all-pervasive sea of quantum energy which is constantly creating reality. Thank you to Bernaud d’Espagnat, John Wheeler and the Australian aboriginals for illuminating this matter for us.

 

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Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe that was created out of nothing and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life. In the absence of an absurdly improbable accident, the observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan.” –  Arno Penzias, physicist and Nobel laureate

 

 

 

 

Dark matter (and dark energy) is missing.  At least, scientists haven’t been able to find it yet.  It’s the elephant in the room (space), but we don’t even know where the room is, or even if it is a room for that matter.

Dark matter supposedly makes up some 90% of creation.  We, on the other hand, exist in the other 10% (the known physical universe). From that perspective, you could say that we are the tail wagging the dog.  Of course when I say that 90% of creation is missing, it’s probably much worse than that.  The 90% figure is calculated by scientists based on known matter in this universe.  However, we don’t know how big the universe is and on top of that there are no doubt other universes and other dimensions.  It’s very probable, therefore, that we exist in an extremely miniscule part of creation.

I know.  You’re probably asking what does any of this have to do with Jesus.  Well, according to the Bible, there were times when Jesus could not even be recognized by his closest associates, the disciples and Mary Magdalene. Further, Jesus apparently had the ability to disappear through walls.  It’s fair to say, then, that whoever, or whatever, Jesus was defies all logic.  He’s beyond our ability to comprehend, just like the universe.  To wit, an understanding of the real Jesus is “missing,” just like dark matter.

The Bible says that Joseph was the father of Jesus. However, Joseph is not even mentioned in the Gospel of Mark, which is the oldest of the gospels. In Mark 6:3, Jesus is referred to simply as the “son of Mary.” Besides, why would a 12 year-old marry an old man?

I’ll tell you why, although you might not like it. The Gospel of Matthew (1:18) says that, “His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.” So, Jesus was an illegitimate child. The Talmud says as much (see also John 8:39).  Further, Matthew 1:25 says that Joseph “…did not have sexual relations with her until she gave birth to a son. And he named him Jesus.” In any event, then, Joseph was not the biological father.

Therefore, we don’t know who the real father of Jesus was.  However, I can tell you this about the ”virgin birth.”  It was accomplished by artificial insemination. Just ask the “angel” Gabriel. Gabriel was no angel yet he somehow predicted that Mary would give birth to Jesus.

What’s missing from the story of Jesus is just about his entire life; for example, his biological father, the “missing years” from Jesus’ life which were approximately from age 12 to age 29, his marriage to Mary Magdalene (although their marriage ceremony is in the Bible disguised as the Wedding at Cana), his children, in effect the Holy Grail, and most importantly his body after the crucifixion. Much of his life is like dark matter. It’s simply missing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Quantum Conundrum

07/01/2019

 

What is a quantum conundrum? It’s a riddle wrapped in an enigma. It exists only at the mysterious quantum level (smaller than sub-atomic particles).

According to the science of quantum mechanics, the quantum world works in ways that do not reconcile with the laws of physics and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.  Basically, what we have is two connected worlds each with its own set of different rules.  Thus the riddle: How is that even possible?

Here’s what science claims that it knows:

  • Quantum particles exist in all possible states simultaneously. They have distinct properties only after they are measured/observed.
  • Quantum particles come in what is referred to as “entangled pairs.”  The two pairs always know what the other is doing even if they are separated by vast distances.  The communication between the two exceeds the speed of light, thus violating the Theory of Relativity. Einstein referred to this as “spooky action.”

Two connected worlds, with different, incompatible rules, which instantaneously understands what is happening throughout creation. We are left with an enigma that has left scientists searching for a Theory of Everything to reconcile the two worlds.  However, as John Hogan put it in his book The End of Science, scientists will never be able to understand the universe (creation) because parts of it are beyond space and time.

The answer to the dilemma can only be answered by what I would call the supernatural. By supernatural, however, I mean something that is beyond our level of comprehension.  By definition, the supernatural will always be beyond man’s ability to understand.

Our world can only be a subset, or a projection, of “the source of reality.” If you are not standing at the source, you will never understand the cause (even if you can observe the effect). Thus, the answer to the question of “what is my purpose in life” can only be answered in the context of the “cause” and its effect on life in the universe.  We are simply the effect and the cause, whatever it is, is what gives meaning to our lives.

In the end, we have a conundrum.  More to the point, we are the conundrum. We are an extension of something that is supernatural, a riddle wrapped in an enigma. As Einstein simply put it, “The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe.” Welcome to the quantum conundrum.

 

Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe that was created out of nothing and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life. In the absence of an absurdly improbable accident, the observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan.” –  Arno Penzias, physicist and Nobel laureate

 

 

Blue-Eyed Gods

06/17/2019

 

A little over three years ago I posted an article entitled “Does God Have Blue Eyes?” It has been one of my top read posts of all-time. The premise of the article is that we didn’t all evolve from Adam and Eve and we all didn’t come “out of Africa,” so to speak. Genetics pretty much tells the story.

Researchers/geneticists have demonstrated that people with white skin, blue eyes and blond hair first made their first appearance on this planet only 10,000 years ago, a real johnny-come-lately in evolutionary terms.  All three traits appeared suddenly and simultaneously in one area (near the Black Sea).  All three traits are “recessive” genetic traits meaning that they could not come from people with darker skin, hair or eye color. They had to have had a unique gene pool separate and apart from the other races on the planet.  Thus the question, does God have blue eyes.

While they first arose in the area around the Black Sea (the Caucasus Mountains), Caucasians have migrated all over the world. Some went east to Iran (Persians) and India (Aryans) and some even further to China, as the discovery of the Tarim mummies can attest to.  Some went south into the Middle East and then west into Africa (Berbers and Tuaregs).

Some also became pharaohs in Egypt as their mummies attest to.  Egyptologists have said that King Tut is Caucasian and is related to most of the men in England (and therefore most Europeans) and geneticists have said that they all have a common ancestor from 10,000 years ago in the Black Sea area. Of course, what they conveniently forget to mention is that King Tut had an elongated skull.  Queen Nefertiti, for example, is always pictured with a headdress which obscures her elongated skull.

As for the rest of the blue-eyed peoples, they migrated throughout Europe (Scandinavians, Germans, Anglo-Saxons, Irish, Scots, etc.) and eventually on to America where half the people in the country had blue eyes as of the turn of the twentieth century. Some, of course, stayed in the area around the Black Sea (e.g. Russians) which today boasts a very large blond, blue-eyed population despite having recessive genes (because blue-eyed people are constantly inter-marrying).

Aside: Further, all these people spoke some version of an Indo-European language which is one related family of languages.

Of course, the Mayans, the Incans, the Aztecs and the Sumerians knew about blue-eyed gods hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago. The truth is a funny thing.  That is, it can be repressed for centuries, but eventually it has to surface. Welcome to the world of the blue-eyed gods.

 

Epilogue

Some of the the aboriginals of Australia have blue eyes and blond hair.  How did that happen without blue-eyed gods?

 

 

I’ve written about this topic several times so I thought you might enjoy the take of Anthony Peake who is a writer/researcher on human consciousness.  Here’s the link to the full video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH2kutE2h0k.

Peake’s theory can be summarized as follows:

  • Sub-atomic particles exist only as statistical probabilities until they are measured (e.g. by human consciousness).
  • Once measured, the sub-atomic particles become part of the material world (“reality”). Peake likens this to playing a CD-ROM on a computer whereby the computer processes the digital information on the CD-ROM creating an on-screen version of the game (the universe). This digital information is programming in the traditional form of 1s and 0s.
  • The universe is a two-dimensional hologram which our brain views and converts to a three-dimensional image.
  • Everything is consciousness. The material world is simply an extension of, and creation of, consciousness.

 

“…we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.”  – Bill Hicks

With respect to my last post, Evolution of Man (and Worms), some of you asked about what happened to the worm. Is it still in the apple? Well, the answer is a little complicated but I’ll try to convey the meaning as best as I can. The story about the worm is an allegory of sorts. The worm is actually man himself. The apple is “the universe” and what’s outside of the apple is the rest of “creation.”

The story is not unlike Plato’s famous allegory The Cave, which I highly recommend that you read.  If you don’t already know, The Cave represents the matrix that man is trapped in and his ignorance about his condition and that of all mankind.

The apple is like the cave, a place where man resides but doesn’t realize that there is more to reality. The worm that takes a bite out of the apple, which creates a hole to the outside world, represents a more enlightened version of man.  That is, without that higher level of awareness, it would not have even been able to create the hole.  Once the worm sees that there is a world beyond its own, it gains the ability to “see.” This is indicative of it becoming highly aware. As a result, it has an epiphany.  It realizes the truth about reality and that its own world is an illusion.  The real world is actually outside the apple.

As for the choice that the worm then made…well there really is no choice as a fully enlightened worm can only live in the outside world.  That is, it can only live the truth.  Of course, that’s just one worm and there are millions of others still contently munching away inside their own apple, impervious to the real world outside.

 

 “I’m trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.” – from the movie The Matrix

 

 

 

 

Nature has much to teach us about the world we live in starting with the universal laws that govern us all. Physicist James Gates Jr. says that these laws, which describe the fundamental nature of the universe, operate using computer codes. That may give us a real clue as to our origins.

However, I personally like to observe nature when trying to understand why things are the way that they are; things like bees, butterflies…and worms. Yes, worms; well, sort of. I liken man’s evolution to that of the worm who lives inside of an apple.

This particular worm lives a very cozy life. It is safe and warm inside the apple, with a seemingly endless supply of food. Life is very uncomplicated and the worm is pretty certain about its “universe.” Then, one day, the worm takes a bite out of the apple and in the process creates a hole to the world outside of the apple.

When the worm poked its head out through the hole, it received a wake-up call. Its universe had been completely transformed. There was a world outside of its world; a world totally different from the one that it lived in and thought it understood. The farther the worm crawled out of the apple, the farther it could see into this new world. It could literally see as far as the eye could see. With that, the worm suddenly realized the implications. It had a dilemma. Did it go back inside to the cozy, safe world of the apple or did it venture out into a brave new world?

Like this worm, man, and all life, does not evolve gradually but rather in sudden bursts; for example, the Cambrian Explosion. If you don’t know what that is, you should look it up. Like the worm, man can’t unlearn any new things once he discovers them.  The mind is like a rubber band. That is, once it has been stretched to a new dimension, it can never go back to its old shape.  So, even if the worm crawled back inside the apple, it would forever know that its universe extended outside of the apple.  It would not be possible to pretend that the apple was all that existed.

So, too, science is experiencing its own Cambrian Explosion. Our knowledge about the world we live in is increasing dramatically. As layman, these new scientific discoveries are well beyond our ability to comprehend them. However, like the worm, we have been exposed to the reality that our world could be vastly different than what we previously believed.

As a result, the old paradigms no longer work. That is, there is something outside of the apple (universe). We may not know what that something is but it is pretty obvious that, like the worm, our perception of the world has to be completely rethought.  We have been exposed to a new worldview based on Dr. Gates’ computer codes or the holographic universe of physicist David Bohm or the simulated reality of Nick Bostrom. The question I pose for you is this: What are you going to do with this information?  Like the worm, you have a choice. Either way, your mind has already been stretched to a new dimension.  Welcome to evolution.

 

“Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe that was created out of nothing and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life.”   – Arno Penzias, physicist and Nobel laureate

There is a question about the universe which no one seems to ask.  That is, if the universe is conscious, then which came first, the universe or the consciousness? The answer must be that the consciousness came first, but boy does that open up Pandora’s Box.

So, we have all these existing theories above the universe, from the Big Bang to black holes with talk about strange stuff like dark matter and dark energy.  Then, we have the dilemma of why these scientific theories can’t explain the universe or can’t even explain rather elementary things like, say, gravity or why some scientific theories disagree with other scientific theories. So many theories with literally no real answers.

Here’s the thing about consciousness, though.  Consciousness does not require Big Bangs or black holes or any of the other existing scientific theories for that matter. While consciousness does not explain what we are doing here, it does explain what the universe is doing here.  The universe is here because consciousness created it.

So, exactly where does that lead us?

For one thing, it would be impossible to develop a scientific theory that explains everything unless you have experienced everything (and understand it).  So, complete understanding of all that is …is an impossibility. Pure science is pretty much at a dead end anyway as John Horgan discusses in his book The End of Science.  Therefore, all the exotic theories discussed in science today are simply an attempt to stay relevant…which is pretty much impossible under the circumstances.

For another thing, it means that we are not a physical life form. There are, then, only a few possibilities of what we are. We could be part of a computer program which is simulating life or we could be the consciousness that is, in effect, creating all life (including, perhaps, a simulation) or we could be part of a unified field of consciousness which includes everything in  the universe.  If we are part of a computer simulation, there still has to be a higher level of consciousness (even, maybe ourselves in another form) that is creating the simulation.  In any event, consciousness has to be the source of reality.

Bottom line: Consciousness is the creator of all that is and therefore, all that is… is consciousness.

Of course, there is no way to exactly define what consciousness is.  Suffice it to say, though, that consciousness is the creative force in, and of, the universe.  For some, perhaps that’s enough; for others like me…..

 

“Life is the most mysterious of all the wonders of creation because atoms have been assembled in such a way so that they can ponder their own existence.” – Martin Rees, astrophysicist

P.S. “Ponder” you understand, meaning that the universe is self-aware and intelligent.

 

 

Science is a mystery, even apparently to the scientists.  Who are we? Where did we come from?  So many questions, with so few answers.

Some scientists now believe that reality is an illusion.  You see, we now know that the atom which is responsible for our “solid” universe of matter is essentially empty space. The problem facing scientists is that reality not only relates to our 3D world, but includes higher dimensions as well. In other words, the effect may be in our universe but the source, as physicist David Bohm said, is beyond space and time.

Unfortunately, scientists’ exploration of the universe now utilizes the use of mathematics instead of science.  The blackboard has become the tool of choice, rather than the laboratory. While science used to be a process of measurement and observation, it has devolved into assumptions and theory. One theory is stacked on top of another theory which is stacked on top of yet another theory until, as Nikola Tesla said, “Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.”  As a result, we have wound up investigating things like black holes, dark matter and dark energy that probably don’t even exist.

Way back in 1927 at the Fifth Solvay International Conference in Brussels, the brightest scientific minds gathered to discuss the latest findings in physics. Present were Albert Einstein, Neils Bohr, and Werner Heisenberg, among many others. At the conference, Heisenberg presented his Uncertainty Principle which flowed from the now-famous Double Slit Experiment. The Double-Slit Experiment showed scientists for the first time that everything in the universe, including ourselves, is nothing more than probability waves that coalesce into particles only after they are observed and that the results of the experiments were affected by the minds of the researchers.  Einstein did not agree with the new theory at first but eventually even he would admit that, “Anyone who becomes seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that there is a spirit manifest in the laws of the universe, a spirit vastly superior to that of man.” The so-called spirit that Einstein was referring to was consciousness.

Today, the conversation among some scientists is that consciousness creates matter (and our reality), rather than the other way around.  However, if consciousness creates matter, then it is the evolution of consciousness that matters (no pun intended) while the physical evolution of the species is largely irrelevant. So, the final frontier may not be space after all, but rather the vast untapped potential of human consciousness.  A consciousness that interactively affects our future possibilities in a universe that itself is intelligent and alive.  As physicist John Wheeler said, “The universe does not exist ‘out there,’ independent of us. We are inescapably involved in bringing about that which appears to be happening. We are not only observers. We are participators.”

Observers and participators in an intelligent, conscious and ever-evolving universe.

 

Epilogue

It is said that the universe began with The Big Bang.  It is also said that the universe was created out of nothing.  The only way that could be true would be if the universe was a computer program consisting of 1s and 0s.  Yes, I’m talking about a simulation.  Yes, there would be a creator of the program.  That creator could be AI, it could be a highly intelligent race (even a future human race), it could be another simulation, or it could even be the collective consciousness of all living things.

 

“…we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.”  – Bill Hicks