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Re: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
« Reply #110 on: August 11, 2007, 12:12:35 AM »
This appears to be quite interesting
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Re: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
« Reply #111 on: August 12, 2007, 03:31:34 PM »

The negative (fractal) dimension is introduced by Benoit Mandelbrot, in which, when it is positive gives the known definition, and when it is negative measures the degree of "emptiness" of empty sets.
 

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Benoît B. Mandelbrot is best known as the "father of fractal geometry." Although Mandelbrot invented the word fractal, some objects featured in The Fractal Geometry of Nature had been previously described by other mathematicians. However, they had been regarded as isolated curiosities with unnatural and non-intuitive properties. Mandelbrot brought these objects together for the first time and turned them around into essential tools for the long-stalled effort of extending the scope of science to non-smooth parts of the real world. He highlighted their common properties, such as self-similarity (linear, non-linear, or statistical), scale invariance and (usually) non-integer Hausdorff dimension.

He also emphasized the use of fractals as realistic and useful models of many phenomena in the real world that can be viewed as rough. Natural fractals include the shapes of mountains, coastlines and river basins; the structure of plants, blood vessels and lungs; the clustering of galaxies; Brownian motion. Man-made fractals include stock market prices but also music, painting and architecture. Far from being unnatural, Mandelbrot held the view that fractals were, in many ways, more intuitive and natural than the artificially smooth objects of traditional Euclidean geometry.




The boundary of the Mandelbrot set is a famous example of a fractal.


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Re: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
« Reply #112 on: August 27, 2007, 04:17:15 AM »


Indeed, zero is a very curious number. How can nothing be something?

Everything can be divided into an infinite amount of pieces, but although the size of the pieces decreases as the amount of pieces increases, the sizes will always approach zero, but never hit it. How can zero exist as a number then? Zero began as a place holder in Babylonian and Mayan societies. It was accepted as a place holder in some societies, while rejected in others. Zero does not conform to the laws of mathematics, and therefore became a difficult concept to accept. Since it did not fit in with laws, it could destroy all logic.


Cutting edge physics disagrees. Things are not infinitely dividable. Zero, or (imo) to be more precise, negation, may seem illogical, but mathematically (although i personally can't prove it) it's real, (i.e. matter can come and go / be and not be)


Well, in physics we talk about Absolute Zero -- it describes a theoretical system that neither emits nor absorbs energy. The Absolute zero temperature is known to be 0K (–273.15 °C). It should be noted, however, that while it is possible to cool any substance to near absolute zero, it can never actually be achieved.

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Zero Point
« Reply #113 on: August 27, 2007, 04:30:48 AM »
Zero Point Energy, Science



In a quantum mechanical system such as the particle in a box or the quantum harmonic oscillator, the lowest possible energy is called the zero-point energy. According to classical physics, the kinetic energy of a particle in a box or the kinetic energy of the harmonic oscillator may be zero if the velocity is zero. Quantum mechanics with its uncertainty principle implies that if the velocity is measured with certainty to be exactly zero, the uncertainty of the position must be infinite. This either violates the condition that the particle remain in the box, or it brings a new potential energy in the case of the harmonic oscillator. To avoid this paradox, quantum mechanics dictates that the minimal velocity is never equal to zero, and hence the minimal energy is never equal to zero.

Does electromagnetic zero-point energy exist, and if so, are there any practical applications and does it have any connection with dark energy? The theoretical basis for electromagnetic zero-point energy is clear. According to Sciama (1991):

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Even in its ground state, a quantum system possesses fluctuations and an associated zero-point energy, since otherwise the uncertainty principle would be violated. In particular the vacuum state of a quantum field has these properties. For example, the electric and magnetic fields in the electromagnetic vacuum are fluctuating quantities.

The Casimir Effect is an example of a one-loop effect in quantum electrodynamics that can be simply explained by the zero-point energy. It is precisely localizable differences in the zero-point energy that may prove to be of some practical use and that may be the basis of dark energy phenomena. Moreover it has also been found that asymmetries in the zero-point field that appear upon acceleration may be associated with certain properties of inertia, gravitation and the principle of equivalence Haisch, Rueda and Puthoff (1994); Rueda and Haisch (1998); Rueda and Haisch (2005)

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Lastly, insights may be offered on certain quantum properties (Compton wavelength, de Broglie wavelength, spin) and on mass-energy equivalence (E=mc2) if it proves to be the case that zero-point fluctuations interact with matter in a phenomenon identified by Erwin Schrödinger known as zitterbewegung (Haisch and Rueda 2000; Haisch, Rueda and Dobyns 2001; Nickisch and Mollere 2002). As intriguing as these latter possibilities are, the first order of business is to unambiguously detect and measure zero-point energy. While a Casimir experiment such as that of Forward (1984) can in principle measure energy that may be attributed to the existence of real zero-point energy, there are alternative explanations involving source-source quantum interactions in place of real zero-point energy (see Milonni 1994). To move beyond this ambiguity of interpretation experiments that will test for the reality of measurable zero-point energy will need to be devised.

Zero Point

Consciousness exists in a virtual reality experiment in which souls enter to experience linear time and emotion. Reality is myth, math and metaphor set in motion for souls to experience linear time. Look upon everything as a metaphor for a greater truth. Twins, Zero Point Merge, our Spiraling DNA, Our DNA genetic programming set to remember all at Zero Point EXperiment = ZPE. We spend our lives in the search/quest for our truths, who are we and why are we here.


Zero Point, Circle, Completion of a Cycle when both aspects of your soul merge then blink out of existence.


Zero Point Merge is the coming together of the matter and antimatter aspects of your soul. It is accompanied by a tone.

A pole shift of consciousness occurs when the polarities of our energy fields merge and shift.

The sound of a soul leaving the physical body is a \'thuup\' noise that one hears when opening something vacuum sealed, Hermetically sealed, Hermes -- Thoth -- Zoroaster, Z (Zero), Zero Point, the seals are opened and the soul released. Hermetically sealed Completely sealed, especially against the escape or entry of air, Impervious to outside interference or influence.\" Hermetic Mythology relates to Hermes Trismegistus, or the works ascribed to him, deal with the occult sciences, especially alchemy and magic - The Emerald Tablets of Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean which takes us to Atlantis -- the theory of Crustal Displacement -- Helena Blavatsky -- Edgar Cayce and endless others who equate the end of time, zero point with the rise of Atlantis as the poles shift, and Earth Changes take hold as prophesized at the \'end of time.\'





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Re: Zero Point
« Reply #114 on: August 27, 2007, 05:06:31 AM »


Zero Point Merge is the coming together of the matter and antimatter aspects of your soul. It is accompanied by a tone.


Could you expand a little bit?

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Re: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
« Reply #115 on: September 02, 2007, 09:10:46 PM »


Zero Point Merge is the coming together of the matter and antimatter aspects of your soul. It is accompanied by a tone.


Could you expand a little bit?


In particle physics, antimatter extends the concept of the antiparticle to matter, whereby antimatter is composed of antiparticles in the same way that normal matter is composed of particles. For example an antielectron (positron) and an antiproton could form an antihydrogen atom in the same way that an electron and a proton form a normal matter hydrogen atom. Furthermore, mixing of matter and antimatter would lead to the annihilation of both in the same way that mixing of antiparticles and particles does, thus giving rise to high-energy photons (gamma rays) or other particle–antiparticle pairs. The particles resulting from matter-antimatter annihilation are endowed with energy equal to the difference between the rest mass of the products of the annihilation and the rest mass of the original matter-antimatter pair, which is often quite large.

There is considerable speculation both in science and science fiction as to why the observable universe is apparently almost entirely matter, whether other places are almost entirely antimatter instead, and what might be possible if antimatter could be harnessed, but at this time the apparent asymmetry of matter and antimatter in the visible universe is one of the greatest unsolved problems in physics. Possible processes by which it came about are explored in more detail under baryogenesis.

Antiparticles are created everywhere in the universe where high-energy particle collisions take place. High-energy cosmic rays impacting Earth's atmosphere (or any other matter in the solar system) produce minute quantities of antimatter in the resulting particle jets, which are immediately annihilated by contact with nearby matter. It may similarly be produced in regions like the center of the Milky Way Galaxy and other galaxies, where very energetic celestial events occur (principally the interaction of relativistic jets with the interstellar medium). The presence of the resulting antimatter is detectable by the gamma rays produced when it annihilates with nearby matter.

Antiparticles are also produced in any environment with a sufficiently high temperature (mean particle energy greater than the pair production threshold). During the period of baryogenesis, when the universe was extremely hot and dense, matter and antimatter were continually produced and annihilated. The presence of remaining matter, and absence of detectable remaining antimatter, also called baryon asymmetry, is attributed to violation of the CP-symmetry relating matter and antimatter. The exact mechanism of this violation during baryogenesis remains a mystery. Positrons are also produced from the radioactive decay of nuclides such as carbon-11, nitrogen-13, oxygen-15, fluorine-18, and iodine-121.

Antimatter-matter reactions have practical applications in medical imaging, such as positron emission tomography (PET). In positive beta decay, a nuclide loses surplus positive charge by emitting a positron (in the same event, a proton becomes a neutron, and neutrinos are also given off). Nuclides with surplus positive charge are easily made in a cyclotron and are widely generated for medical use. Also, because of its potential to release immense amounts of energy in contact with normal matter, there has been interest in various weapon uses, potentially allowing miniature warheads of pinhead-size more destructive than modern-day nuclear weapons. However, this development is still in early planning stages, though antimatter weapons are very popular in science fiction such as in Peter F. Hamilton's "Night's Dawn Trilogy" where the production of antimatter leads to the possibility of a highly effective weapon.

In the first seconds after the Big Bang, there was no matter, scientists suspect. Just energy. As the universe expanded and cooled, particles of regular matter and antimatter were formed in almost equal amounts. But, theory holds, a slightly higher percentage of regular matter developed -- perhaps just one part in a million -- for unknown reasons. That was all the edge needed for regular matter to win the longest running war in the cosmos. When the matter and antimatter came into contact they annihilated, and only the residual amount of matter was left to form our current universe.



http://livefromcern.web.cern.ch/livefromcern/antimatter/

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Re: Zero Point
« Reply #116 on: September 03, 2007, 01:21:38 AM »

[...] Hermetic Mythology relates to Hermes Trismegistus, or the works ascribed to him, deal with the occult sciences, especially alchemy and magic - The Emerald Tablets of Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean which takes us to Atlantis [...]



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Re: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
« Reply #117 on: September 03, 2007, 02:37:48 AM »

[...] Hermetic Mythology relates to Hermes Trismegistus, or the works ascribed to him, deal with the occult sciences, especially alchemy and magic - The Emerald Tablets of Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean which takes us to Atlantis [...]



In Mythology: The Capitol of Atlantis


St. Peter's Square at the Vatican


World War II Memorial in Wash. D.C.

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Re: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
« Reply #118 on: September 05, 2007, 02:59:08 AM »




electra, couldn't you go to some fee image upload service to adjust your image for this borad???


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Re: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
« Reply #119 on: September 09, 2007, 04:17:56 AM »


electra, couldn't you go to some fee image upload service to adjust your image for this borad???


you meant free image upload service..