Monday, July 22, 2013

not ‘absolute’ but determined


Aether (ether) = properties of space  -  has been replaced in modern physics by the theory of relativity and quantum theory. (future generations will refer to quantum theory as a source of faith, the religion of the enlightened [not a pun, a coincidence?] ...an opinion.

1920: To deny the ether is ultimately to assume that empty space has no physical qualities whatever. The fundamental facts of mechanics do not harmonize with this view. For the mechanical behaviour of a corporeal system hovering freely in empty space depends not only on relative positions (distances) and relative velocities, but also on its state of rotation, which physically may be taken as a characteristic not appertaining to the system in itself. In order to be able to look upon the rotation of the system, at least formally, as something real, Newton objectivises space. Since he classes his absolute space together with real things, for him rotation relative to an absolute space is also something real. Newton might no less well have called his absolute space “Ether”; what is essential is merely that besides observable objects, another thing, which is not perceptible, must be looked upon as real, to enable acceleration or rotation to be looked upon as something real.[13]

1924: Because it was no longer possible to speak, in any absolute sense, of simultaneous states at different locations in the aether, the aether became, as it were, four dimensional, since there was no objective way of ordering its states by time alone. According to special relativity too, the aether was absolute, since its influence on inertia and the propogation of light was thought of as being itself independent of physical influence....The theory of relativity resolved this problem by establishing the behaviour of the electrically neutral point-mass by the law of the geodetic line, according to which inertial and gravitational effects are no longer considered as separate. In doing so, it attached characteristics to the aether which vary from point to point, determining the metric and the dynamic behaviour of material points, and determined, in their turn, by physical factors, namely the distribution of mass/energy. Thus the aether of general relativity differs from those of classical mechanics and special relativity in that it is not ‘absolute’ but determined, in its locally variable characteristics, by ponderable matter.[14]

Source WiKi:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_time_and_space#Impact_of_special_relativity

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Poster shot

Ok its a stretch - Maybe?


Monday, July 08, 2013

Poem from a 1980 Poetry Page


IN ESSENCE

THERE WAS AN OLD LADY 
WHO LIVED IN A FROCK
SHE HAD SO MANY CHILDREN
SHE DID NOT HAVE STOCK

NOT STOCK DID SHE TAKE
FOR THE FROCK IT WAS FREE
NOR CHILDREN WERE SENT 
FAR AWAY FROM THEE

BUT ONCE THERE DID HAPPEN
A GENTLEMEN MAN
WHO GAVE A KIND WORD
WHO HAD A SLIGHT HAND

HIS NAME SHE BELIEVED
WAS HIGH ON THE LAND 
HE GAVE NOT CHILDREN
BUT STOCK FROM HIS HAND

ALL WAS WELL FOR A WHILE
IN MANY DAYS COME 
UNTIL THE MAN SEWED AWAY
ALL HE HAD BRUNG

HOW THE OLD LADY SAD 
IS GIVEN FOR FREE
CHILDREN FROM STOCK
FOR GENTLEMEN TO SEE

THE PLANTED SEED FLOURISHES
NOT FOR YOU AND ME
BUT FOR THOSE WHO BRING STOCK
TO THE OLD, THE CHILDREN, AND THEE. 

JUNE 27, 1980 TAMPA FLORIDA 

Rendering of extrapolated artistic bosons


Fundamental particles don’t just exist; they influence each other in ways that manifest as electromagnetism and gravity, creating matter. Similarly, artistic bosons do not passively exist, but accrue force that manifests as human affinities such as: intrinsic motivation (doing things from your personal energy and yearning, as opposed to extrinsic motivation, which drives all the other ways things happen in the world), curiosity, playfulness, satisfaction and gratitude (they seem linked in my experience), the recognition of beauty, the experience of love, and the cohesion of groups and communities. No wonder the arts have sustained since the beginning of human history—this is the list of the best parts of being alive. They provide unity, attraction, and the reason there is something to being a human instead of being nothing.
Author: Eric Booth May 20th 2009   Software: Groboto 2.3.3


I put this frame together because I find it interesting.
Besides if art can anticipate scientific outcomes it saves
scientists at the Large Haydron Collider a whole lot of time
and money.