Energy Imbalances and Global Warming

T’is Spring and today, Saturday 23 March, in NSW, it’s unusually hot with a total fire ban.

Climate changers would insist we humans caused it.

Intelligent people would realize that after a couple of weeks of extremely intense weather phenomena, destructive hurricanes like Irma, earthquakes in Mexico and other regions, that an awful lot of energy seems to have come into the earth-system.  This is not surprising since Ole Sol has been dumping a few CMEs in our direction.

So what happens when energy is added to a physical system?

Its temperature increases.

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Mexican Madness

Apparently the latest earthquake to affect Mexico has highlighted, wait for it, drum roll, or is that Marimba Rattle, Mexico’s social INEQUALITY.

You have to be kidding. I knew the political left have a difficulty separating fiction from facts, but at least one thing is clear –  socialism generates poverty always and everywhere, it is the poor who are unable to cope with natural disasters, and the ruling elite, who are nothing more than modern day bandits and pirates, who steal everything and produce poverty, who make sure they suffer less.

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Inca Instances

One of the more mysterious occurrences over the world are the so-called Inca Walls, precisely quarried and dressed stones forming walls and other constructions principally in the South Americas.  These stone walls are more widespread than one realises with remnants of one occurring on Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean.

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Easter Island Inca Wall – Source.

Another, but startling, occurrence occurs literally on a cliff face facing the Pacific Ocean in Peru.

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“Inca Wall”, Cerro Azul, Peru – Source

Similar stonework is found in the Egyptian Khafre’s Valley Temple,

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Which suggests that the stone architecture found on Easter Island, Cerro Azul, Cuzco and Egypt, etc., shared a common cultural heritage that was disrupted by some natural geological catastrophe that I tentatively link to the Tertiary event since Khafre’s Temple is made of limestone blocks faced with Nubian dressed granite, the limestone being identified as Cretaceous.

Mind you the dating for the limestone forming the Temple and the Sphinx as Cretaceous could be problematical since dating on the basis of fossil content is a Lyellian/Darwinist procedure and not scientific.

Totally inexplicable are the remnants on Easter Island.

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Easter Island and Cerro Azul Locations

Building stone walls of this nature requires a large human population based on the division of labour and Easter Island certainly could never have been able to support such a population.  My gut feeling is that Easter Island might have been once been part of South America. How it could have become detached is simply a mystery for the present moment, and a detailed analysis of its geology and the potential source areas on South America might yield a clue. It is in particular a difficult task for Plate Tectonics. (The stone work on Easter Island also appears to have undergone a distant thermal event, in which surficial vitrification is observed, A.J. Peratt, pers.comm.).

Update: The top narrative alluding to extra-terrestrials, in the photo of Easter Island, is ignored in this post.

 

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Memory & Muses

Mulling over the implications of a holographc universe and the anecdote describing the late Lyall Watson’s experience in Indonesia, The Kangaroo Mystery, I realised other implications, especially those associated with observing motion.

Comprehending motion is essentially a process of memory. We remember that an object was located in position, and then after the passing of some time, now see the object in a new position while at the same time recalling its previous position, and hence conclude that the object moved, or more accurately that the object is moving.

Often one hears of race-car drivers recalling, at the instant of a crash on the race track, that their personal experience of the crash was in slow motion and that it seemed to take ages for the crash to play out, while bystanders insist the crash took but a few milliseconds, as it were. I have experienced this sensation in other circumstances when on one occasion the 4WD I was driving almost hit a large tree when it lost traction on a boggy section of a bush track.

Seeing is believing?

It’s much like the idea of a tree falling in a forest when there is no one to observe it.  Does it make a sound when no one is there to listen?

And if we stop thinking, which is effectively the dynamic recollection of memories into persistent patterns representing ideas, does our perception of motion also cease?

The problem is about either assuming a sterile, inanimate physical universe to which a spiritual or ‘life’ factor is added, the creationist Newtonian model, or whether ‘life’ or consciousness and the physical universe are the one and same thing, Amit Goswami’s model of monistic idealism.

The evidence seems to support monistic idealism.

Update: And what experienced the change in time perception, the biological body or the brain-created Ego?

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Cui Bono ?

Dr. Gary North, economist, has posted a very short comment about 9/11 – Seeing Is Not Believing: Steel and Concrete Become Mid-Air Dust on 9/11.  Dr. Judith Woods’ work is the main source of information. She refers to Tesla’s work and hints at some application of directed energy.

My take is that this 9/11 event was a warning that someone now has a weapon whose destructive power was demonstrated on 9/11.

But if you believe in a religious Second Coming, of ending times, and wish no opposition to setting up your utopia in preparation for those times, then a demonstration of this kind would be a useful thing to do to stop anyone from interfering with your divine chosen role.

It’s origins lies in the global catastrophes of the Bronze Era and afterwards, particularly the catastrophes of the 1st millennium when the Abrahamic Religions appeared as a response to those terrifying times.

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Reflections

I’ve become familiar with John Rappaport’s ideas encapsulated in his Matrix concept, and receive a weekly email of his most recent thoughts; this week’s blog on “Is the individual an outmoded idea?” is intriguing as it gets to the core of human activity or action.

Humans act from a personally felt and sensed feeling of ‘uneasiness to reduce or remove that felt uneasiness; (Ludvig Von Mises first coined this definition in his Opus Magnum Human Action). If you are hungry, you eat; if you fear, you run.  These are essentially animal attributes that none of us can escape.  It is a world in which stimulus and feeling dominate. We are in this sense strictly animals controlled by feelings and our reactions to those feelings.  What distinguishes the human from the animal, however, is the human’s ability to abstain from instinctive behaviour.

In ages past, millions of years ago, it was probably true to assume that humans were simply another life form of the Earthly biosphere living the vagaries of animal life when some became sustenance for others, and vice versa, a so-called, paradiscal one-ness of sustainibility.  This feeling of one-ness can be actively felt when humans assemble together for some event, foot ball match, political rally, when at times overwhelming feelings seem to appear out of nowhere – the madness of crowds, as one viewpoint might interpret it. It even happens when one watches a televised documentary of some or other human celebration such as the English tradition of trooping the colours in London, whren some become emotional for no particular reason.

The natural state of humanity is grinding poverty where nomadic tribal groups lived at the subsistence level and when most of their waking hours were devoted to the activity of simply staying alive.  In a paradisical state where there might have been an abundance, animals including humans would have lived without much happening.  This assumed previous state might have been the basis for the belief of the noble savage held dear by some of today’s politically collectivist activists.

Then something happened and that blissful garden of Eden was forever destroyed.

Species mass extinctions occurred, and humans, for what ever reasons, reacted differently than other species, and developed memory from which they fabricated a surreal mindscape to escape from the terror and destruction Mother Nature visited the Earth.  The human response to the destruction and awfulness of the natural catastrophe was to escape from the present into their thought-worlds by the process of thinking.  This escape into the surreal mindscape became habitual, which is to say, that it became an unconscious human attribute, much as the learned skill of riding a bicycle in time becomes an unconscious skill.  The problem is that most of us automatically escape into our thought-worlds when we sense personal uneasiness.

But not all humans succombed to the demands of their mindscapes and unaffected groups returned to their simple lives as nomadic hunters and gatherers living in the rainforests dotted around equatorial Earth that might have been globally extensive in the previous golden age of humanity’s dim memory. Such peoples continue to live, more or less unmolested, in various remote locations on the Earth’s surface.

One biological response to catastrophic reductions in population numbers is to rapidly increase the population so that when the next mass-culling occurs, sufficient survivors will exist to continue the species. If the human species then experiences further global climate catastrophes, as seems to be the case as described in humanity’s various myths, then an obsession with avoiding future catastrophes by human interventions becomes a dominant social factor; and all driven by the collective accumlated memories of those past catastrophes. The nett result is exploding human populations driven by an overwhelming sex-drive, a simple animalistic response.

The maximum number of individuals in any human group where everyone knows everyone else, is about 150 individuals, give and take a couple. Such would be the maximum number of individuals in any nomadic tribal group living at the subsistence level, a level at which most of human activity is devoted to staying alive. But under conditions of exploding populations when no one actually has the physical time to know every other individual , which also recessitates the human response of the division of labour, then in order to maintain social peace and cohesion, the sanctity of the individual had to be developed along with private property rights.  This cultural institution was formed to protect the lives of strangers who might appear into strange cultures. Without this cultural tradition, strangers would have been liable to having their goods and chattles stolen by the city or culture they were visting or travelling through.

The tribal view is simply based on collectivist ownership, and this system of social coperation works as intended for groups numbering 150 individuals, or so. But when human populations reach the millions and billions, when no one knows everyone else,  then the cultural systen of maintaining social peace and cohesion is achieved by creating individual and private property rights.

However exploding human populations in response to surviving the next global catastrophe, bring their own problems described in the youth bulge theory of Gunnar Heinsohn, in which millions of unemployed youth start to make social mischief.

And it goes without saying that the pyschopaths running the world’s various religions, where they are collectively chasing their unique utopias by forcing others to adopt their preferred rituals to ward off the looming catastrophe(s), are also part of the problem. And underlying all of it is the human ability to think, that has created the mess we are presently in.  It is human thought that has divided humanity, and it isn’t a recent revelation either, as the old tale of the Tower of Babel reminds us.

It’s simply that too many of us are too comfortable living in our virtual matrix of surreality fabricated by our brains via the thought process.  The solution lies not in turning everyone into mindless robots, but in understanding our catastrophic past and the effects that ignorance results in when we refuse to leave our surreal mindscapes of religion and ideology.

It is literally human thinking that has complicated life into the mess it is today.  And it is understanding how we think, that we might find solutions, for it is this ability that separates us from the animal. It is our choice.

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The Kangaroo Mystery

On Saturday 18th March 2017 at the farm I observed a young Kangaroo going through some conniptions as if it was experiencing an epileptic fit,  jumping around erratically and uncontrollably; at least to this observer.  And, of course, no independent witnesses. Here is a photo of the other kangaroos that live on the farm. The total ‘roo population is about 70 plus or minus some wallabies, lorrikeets, occasionally some kookaburras and a pair of nesting plovers. Other animals include red-bellied black snakes who keep the rodents at bay.

 

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“Some” kangaroos – Hissink Farm, house paddock, Tanja, NSW, Australia

Next morning I ventured onto the deck and spotted a small dead kangaroo on the embankment below the deck. A potentially smelly problem that requires moving the dead animal away from the house.  After breakfast I grabbed the ‘Gator and went on corpse pickup duty only to be surprised by a headless corpse.

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A close up……..

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  1. There was no blood under the headless animal.
  2. The head was, and remains, missing.
  3. The decapitation was clean and surgical.
  4. There was no evidence of dogs or other people in the vicinity during the night.

Conclusion?  My best guess is that the corpse was of the previous day’s epileptic affected kangaroo, but how it lost its head from decapitation overnight remains inexplicable.

But it does remind me of something the late Lyall Watson, the biologist who wrote, among others, the best selling book Super-Nature, when he was in Indonesia that he watched a totally bizarre and mystifying apparition of two Indonesians, one a so-called witch or similar, and a young girl, that once he collected his senses, returned to ‘normality’.  He stumbled onto the two ladies accidentally, so he wrote, and was spooked by the experience, leading him to wonder what physical reality actually is.  He watched the two females doing totally unusual actions that folded back into his existing reality once he established his conscious focus.

A colleague reckoned Watson was under the influence of drugs, a possibility that might have been but not necessarily so, since if he had been, he would not have wasted time writing about it.  My colleague’s reaction is typical, though, of the psychological act of cognitive dissonance, much like the geophysicists who on being confronted with anomalous gravity data dismiss that data as the result of instrument error.

I suppose it’s a bit philosophical and all that, but facts are facts, and maybe there is some basis for the view that physical reality is actually an illusion and is holographic in nature that is continuously being formed or fabricated by consciousness of which we, individually, are an integral part.

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