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General Board / Re: 1 year later....still glad u went to law school?
« on: August 19, 2008, 08:56:55 PM »

t --> -t


Your signature caught my attention, driven! The T-symmetry, the symmetry of physical laws under a time-reversal transformation (replacing t by −t in all the equations). All of the accepted laws of physics exhibit T-symmetry. To say simply, phenomena are reversible in time. By common sense, you might think that T-symmetry is obviously violated: we cannot remember the future, eggs are much easier to break than to reconstruct; in general, entropy increases. This is called the second law of thermodynamics, but in fact is not related in any obvious way to T-symmetry. The second law can be entirely attributed to the "initial conditions" of the universe, rather than the laws governing evolution. Decoherence in quantum mechanics is a similar phenomenon. Many physicists believe T-symmetry is violated. This is because experiments have shown that CPT-symmetry holds, but that CP-symmetry is broken. It can be shown that if CP-symmetry is broken, there must be a balancing T-symmetry violation in order to preserve CPT-symmetry.

However, there is no consensus as to the exact nature of the T-symmetry violation. Gravity is a prime contender: the fact that gravity is only attractive, not repulsive, may point to a violation of T-symmetry. Black holes appear to violate T-symmetry: there are significant differences between black hole formation and evaporation (via Hawking radiation). Particle physicists are conducting experiments looking for T-symmetry violation in high-energy nuclear reactions.

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Socratic Method / Re: Legal Reasoning
« on: August 19, 2008, 08:35:21 PM »

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Abduction means determining α. It is using the postcondition and the rule to assume that the precondition could explain the postcondition (β ∧ R1 ⇒ α).

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- Abduction allows inferring a as an explanation of b. Because of this, abduction allows the precondition a of "a entails b" to be inferred from the consequence b. Deduction and abduction thus differ in the direction in which a rule like "a entails b" is used for inference. As such abduction is formally equivalent to the logical fallacy affirming the consequent.


Post hoc ergo propter hoc, Latin for "after this, therefore because (on account) of this", is a logical fallacy (of the questionable cause variety) which states, "Since that event followed this one, that event must have been caused by this one." It is often shortened to simply post hoc and is also sometimes referred to as false cause, coincidental correlation or correlation not causation. It is subtly different from the fallacy cum hoc ergo propter hoc, in which the chronological ordering of a correlation is insignificant. Post hoc is a particularly tempting error because temporal sequence appears to be integral to causality. The fallacy lies in coming to a conclusion based solely on the order of events, rather than taking into account other factors that might rule out the connection. Most familiarly, many superstitious beliefs and magical thinking arise from this fallacy.

Pattern

The form of the post hoc fallacy can be expressed as follows:

A occurred, then B occurred.
Therefore, A caused B.
When B is undesirable, this pattern is often extended in reverse: Avoiding A will prevent B.

Cause & Effect: Logical Reasoning

http://bayes.cs.ucla.edu/IJCAI99/ijcai-99.pdf


In the natural world, most things occur in loops. That is cause becomes effect and effect becomes cause. It is a logical loop. It doesn't reduce well in the linear logic of most people. This confuses a lot of people. It seems quite logical because of this to understand that whatever process controls earth expansion would be altered by its progress. It is both cause and effect. For those who think A + B = C or other linear logic this is confusing. It doesn't reduce well. It doesn't fit computer programs well either. In the case of EE I expect in time that the reaction rates and end products will be altered by the very planet in which they occur. It is neither linear nor exponental. It is discrete quanta or packages. The reaction would happen one way for a while, and then another for a while and so on because the planet or star it happens on changes the reaction in both the matrix it happens in as well as changing the energy supply for it. The discussion of time is important because time is a pure and simple man made illusionary construct. I don't mean that things don't age but rather the clock is pure man. Many of the limitations imposed here cause us not to see what is happening or has happened because we live short lives etc. When we attempt to look too far back in time, we get a lot of errors in what we believe. In addition we rely too much on needing to know the end reaction (IE Big Bang). The Big Bang for example is taken as gospel yet even if it occurred it had to do so within an existing matrix of conditions. It wasn't the beginning. It was part of an on going process. Yet that is so far removed from our condition and events that it is really of no value to suppose it.

The Big Bang owes itself to a dynamic effort arising in the 1880's and was very much part of a social event set associated with the fracturing of religion and the rise of evolution. It was a necessity for the evolutionists to be able to destroy the possibility of creation so they latched onto a series of theories that rose up into the "big bang" cosmology. The only problem was that this theory stinks as bad as the simplistic belief of ignorant people. It really has no fact behind it. When Hubble came along the "Hubble Constant" became the holy grail of this pseudo religion or anti-religion religion. It isn't real. There is lots of good cosmologic observation that just dumps it in the trash bin. The "big bang" theory is a reaction to religion and not good science in any way. With all of this in mind, lets look at what can be expected regards the acceptance of EE. That is what will happen. Some time in the near future we will see a few literate organizations starting to openly accept small parts of the data. In time some parties will openly come out. After that it will get a place in the great discoveries. This path was what Plate Techtonics followed. It just takes people getting out of their chairs (Literally endowments) and new people coming in. I think this process is well under way. It just takes time. We can never expect a thank you note from the gang who comes in. They may not even allow us in the game. 

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General Board / "All is One"
« on: August 19, 2008, 08:05:29 PM »

I think it's the Ouroboros, the snake or dragon devouring its own tail -- the alchemical symbol par excellence of eternal recurrence.



Ouroboros, Chrysopeia: the center reads "Hen to Pan, all is one"

Indeed. Jung saw the ouroboros as an archetype and the basic mandala of alchemy. He believed that alchemists, who in their own way know more about the nature of the individuation process than we moderns do, expressed this paradox through the symbol of the ouroboros, the snake that eats its own tail. In the age old image of the ouroboros lies the thought of devouring oneself and turning oneself into a circulatory process, for it was clear to the most astute alchemists that the prima materia of the art was man himself. The ouroboros is a dramatic symbol for the integration and assimilation of the opposite, i.e. of the shadow self. This feedback process is at the same time a symbol of immortality, since it is said of the ouroboros that he slays himself and brings himself to life again, fertilizes himself and gives birth to himself. This is much like the cycle of the Phoenix, the feminine archetype. Ouroboros symbolizes The One, who proceeds from the clash of opposites, and therefore constitutes the secret of the prima materia which unquestionably stems from man's unconsciousness.


The concept of cyclical patterns is very prominent in Indian religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism among others. The Wheel of life represents an endless cycle of birth, life, and death from which one seeks liberation. In Tantric Buddhism, a wheel of time concept known as the Kalachakra expresses the idea of an endless cycle of existence and knowledge. A notable new religious movement called the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University teaches that this "eternal return" happens once every exactly 5,000 years in an identically repeating cycle ending with a total annihilation of humanity via an imminent and desirable Nuclear Holocaust, civil war and natural disaster information which is generally hidden from non-members.

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Sounds exactly Joan Crawford shouting over Christina "Love me!!!" after she nearly killed her:


"Why can't you give me the respect that I'm entitled to? Why can't you treat me like I would be treated by any stranger on the street?"
"Because I am not one of your fans!"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-rkh-0S6q4


Here it is an even more complete review of the case



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGkjmUsIFR0&feature=related


"Mommie Dearest" is what Joan Crawford insisted her adopted daughter, Christina, call her. This film is based on their life together from Christine's perspective. Many folks got mad when this hit the scene, claiming it shed Joan in a horrible light as an abusive mother to her two adopted kids. Christina says it's truth as she remembers it. I figure the real deal is somewhere in between, with me tending to fall closer to Christina's view. A lot of things ring very true in her behavior and reactions to circumstances... In any case, it does make for a very entertaining movie.

Don't @ # ! * with me fellas. This ain't my first time at the rodeo.

Trying to portray a Hollywood legend has got to go from a challenge to terrifying, but Faye Dunaway does a spectacular job with the role. Every nuance from the hair pats, nervous jewelry tinkering, and false smile to the absolute rage in her eyes lying underneath it all was just perfection. There were parts here that reminded me hauntingly of my own mother, and I hate to say it, but after all these years I watched it again this morning and was a bit taken aback to see a few of my own child rearing moments in her too. I'm sorry Azure. (I never hit Azure, but I did get rather volatile verbally from time to time). 

You are a lousy substitute for someone who really cares

A 'must see' for any fan of old movies and those into psychological deconstruction. There's a lot to keep you interested here.

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General Board / Re: The Da Vinci crock
« on: August 19, 2008, 07:14:50 PM »

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http://www.adbusters.org/media/flash/recruiters/flash.html


Indeed, dissatisfied with the results of both academic and mainstream liberalism and feminism, Lasn harks back to the situationist roots of the 1968 Paris uprisings, a moment when it seemed possible that men and women might be able to wholly recreate not only their own lives but society as well. That revolution stumbled and fell with Lasn viewing contemporary existence as one in which people have almost entirely succumbed to the cultural mandates of consumer capitalism, turning to corporations for guidance about how to look and what to desire. He considers corporations as being considered "natural persons" in the eyes of the law as nothing but a horrendous miscarriage of justice.   


equation, large corporations as juristic persons have enjoyed certain constitutional rights intended for natural humans as the result of a misinterpretation of an 1886 Supreme Court Case, Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad. Certain rights of natural persons, such as the right to political and other non-commercial free speech, are now exercised by corporations to the detriment of the American democratic process as provided under the Constitution. The recent discovery of correspondence between then Supreme Court Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite and court reporter J.C. Bancroft Davis serves as proof of a conspiracy among the railroad corporations to intentionally create a misrepresentation of that decision for the benefit of the railroads.

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