If you were in a Virgo Cluster galaxy today, and you had a telescope powerful enough to study Earth, you would be able to see the prehistoric reptiles.
The apple is absorbing every spectrum (color) in the light cast upon it, except red, and because the red spectrum of color is not being absorbed by the apple, it bounces off the apple and this is why we see the color red.
Black is the amalgamation of all color. It absorbs all color spectrums in a light wave and reflects nothing for the human eye to observe. The result is, we see a color which we call ‘black’… but it is not a color. It is the complete absence of observable color.
The color black, is a proverbial ‘black hole’ of light! All light and color spectrums enter a ‘black’ object and none escape it.
This is the signifance of the color black as used by the occult. It is a force which devours light.
White is simply the opposite, in that it reflects all light and color spectrums back at us. The combination of all colors and light frequencies together is what we call ‘white’. In truth, white is similar to black in that it is not a normal color. All normal colors from green to blue to red and yellow are reflections of particular light waves.
White is the reflection of all light waves and black is the absorption of all light waves.
The mind is not a camera — so what we perceive is a result of art not science.
“People assume that they perceive reality as it is, that our senses accurately record the outside world. Yet the science suggests that, in important ways, people experience reality not as it is, but as they expect it to be.”
“Physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an attempt by an atom to understand itself.”
“If you don’t have a strategy, you’re part of someone else’s strategy. ”
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”
Why isn’t the night sky uniformly at least as bright as the surface of the Sun? If the Universe has infinitely many stars, then presumably it should be. After all, if you move the Sun twice as far away from us, we will intercept one quarter as many photons, but the Sun’s angular area against the sky background will also have now dropped to a quarter of what it was. So its areal intensity remains constant. With infinitely many stars, every element of the sky background should have a star, and the entire heavens should be at least as bright as an average star like the Sun.
(We say “at least as bright” because the stars of such a bright universe would begin to absorb heat from their neighbours, and precisely what happens when a star is heated is a technical matter for thermodynamic and nuclear theories. We don’t expect such stars to cool down, but neither do we expect them to heat up indefinitely. Olbers’ Paradox originated before physicists had developed the nuclear theory of how stars shine; thus, it was never concerned with how old the stars might be, and how the details of their energy transactions might affect their brightness.)
The fact that the night sky is not as bright as the Sun is called Olbers’ paradox. It can be traced as far back as Kepler in 1610, and was rediscussed by Halley and Cheseaux in the eighteen century; but it was not popularized as a paradox until Olbers took up the issue in the nineteenth century.
There are many possible explanations which have been considered. Here are a few:
There’s too much dust to see the distant stars.
The Universe has only a finite number of stars.
The distribution of stars is not uniform. So, for example, there could be an infinity of stars,
but they hide behind one another so that only a finite angular area is subtended by them.
The Universe is expanding, so distant stars are red-shifted into obscurity.
The Universe is young. Distant light hasn’t even reached us yet.
If the universe were infinite and filled with stars in a uniform distribution, then every line of sight would terminate on the surface of a star and should be bright. To be sure, those further away would be fainter, but there would be more of them. Careful analysis suggests that the sky should be as bright as the surface of an average star.
Noting that the night sky is obviously not that bright, there are two lines of explanation. First, the universe appears to be of finite age and that light from stars at an infinite distance would not have reached us in the age of the universe. Second, we observe that the universe is expanding and that stars further away from us are receding at a faster rate. The result of this expansion is that the light from more distant stars is Doppler shifted more toward the red and beyond a certain distance would not contribute significantly in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Blindly or naively optimistic.
[After Pangloss, an optimist in Candide, a satire by Voltaire.]
Aliens may be ‘staring us in the face’ according to Lord Martin Rees, the president of the Royal Society Lord Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society and astronomer to the Queen, said the existence of extra terrestrial life may be beyond human understanding.He made the remarks shortly after hosting the national science academy’s first conference on the possibility of alien life.They could be staring us in the face and we just don’t recognise them. The problem is that we’re looking for something very much like us, assuming that they at least have something like the same mathematics and technology,” he said.“I suspect there could be life and intelligence out there in forms we can’t conceive. Just as a chimpanzee can’t understand quantum theory, it could be there as aspects of reality that are beyond the capacity of our brains.”
Sometimes I think we’re alone. Sometimes I think we’re not. In either case the thought is staggering
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
“When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty…….. but
when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is
“I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral function of the universe.”
“Everything you’ve learned in school as “obvious” becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There’s not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.”
“Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.”
Dare to be naive.
“Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.”
“I am a passenger on the spaceship Earth.”
“I would say, then, that you are faced with a future in which education is going to be number one amongst the great world industries.”
Human beings were given a left foot and a right foot to make a mistake first to the left, then to the right, left again and repeat.
Recent computer simulations on Jupiter’s role as guardian of the terrestrial planets has shown that while the gas giant’s mass appears to provide increased protection against asteroids, the total effect on all orbital bodies within the Solar System is unclear.
Some studies show that Jupiter has caused more impacts on Earth than it has prevented. Such models would appear to invalidate the argument that Jupiter-like planets as necessary protectors. The role of Jupiter, has since been revised by the Nice model.