More On Climate Change

We discussed global warming a while back, basically saying that everyone could be missing the point. Let’s explore that idea even further.

With our connected world, the wavelengths around us are more and more occupied by information. So where there was once nothing, there is something. Millions of times over, in your living room.

The more occupied the space gets, the more energy it has. And we know as technology improves, things will only get more connected and faster. At a quantum level, it is more and more probable that the energies of the atoms that make up our atmosphere are more and more excited. And the more excited they are, the more energy there is. And more energy essentially just means more heat.

Our atmosphere has more energy than ever and all indications is that it will continue to increase. We need to think critically about this problem before we can start to make meaningful progress. 

 

Morals Make Life Easier

I was just introduced to a term called information entropy. Essentially, the more options you have, the more entropy you have. The more possible outcomes, the more uncertainty about the result. 

Here’s the beauty of the Bible. We were given this moral code, not to make our lives harder, but to make it easier. You don’t have to worry about whether or not to get a divorce, because you have guidance. You don’t have to worry about being gay, because it’s against what you believe. And just considering these things creates more uncertainty about your future. But that’s not what God wants for us. 

The math of this concept is easy. The more possibilities, the more uncertain your future. So if you believe that divorce is OK [I know that there are some extenuating circumstances in the Bible], you are opening yourself up to infinite potential realities with essentially infinite other women. That’s very uncertain. The truth of it is that there are infinite realities where you and your wife work it out.  

The more options, the more uncertainty. That’s what a moral code does, it narrows down the options. It takes away branches in the tree that contain potential futures. When you believe in abiding by the law, you narrow your options even further.

If you truly believe, all possible outcomes end at the same place. Life becomes just a journey to get there. If the paths are different to the same place, is there entropy at all? [If we’re counting coin flips, all would end up heads. It really doesn’t matter how they get there]

The future is uncertain, but it is also known. God did not intend to make our lives unbearable with his moral code: He was giving us a tool to make our lives easier.

Ginger Mysteries

Redheads are not normal. But since we’ve already cast doubt into genetics, let’s try to explain these differences with our time perception model. 

They need more pain medicine. We’ve discussed pain tolerance before. If time moves slower for redheads, they would naturally need more pain medicine. Not because they feel pain differently, but because they feel time differently. 

They have a higher risk of Parkinson’s disease.  If the disease is associated with higher levels of brain entropy, it would make sense that a group of people that experience time slower would have an elevated risk.

They have a better chance of melanoma. We’ve already discussed how you may control your sunburn. We know this group is light skinned, but what if they simply live at a more excited state? 

They detect temperature changes more accurately. If entropy is high and time is slow, it would be easier to detect changes in temperature, in a similar manner that it would be easier to get sunburned. Think about it for a minute. If you could get twice as sunburned in the same about of time as the average person, you’d also get colder faster or warmer faster. Not because they feel temperatures differently, but because they feel the same temperatures longer. 

They need less Vitamin D. If you assume that our time perception theory is correct, they’d naturally need less sunlight than other people. But not exactly less sunlight. Since time is relative, time in the sun is relative. So it’s not that they need less sunlight, it’s that they get the same sunlight in less time. 

Sources:

  1. https://www.medicaldaily.com/8-ways-having-red-hair-affects-persons-health-pain-sex-348198
  2. https://nypost.com/2017/12/02/science-shows-redheads-have-genetic-superpowers/
  3. https://www.verywellhealth.com/do-redheads-really-need-more-pain-medication-3157333

Artificial Conscience

Can we use our entropy model to make a better artificial soul? In the first go at this, we wrote an aging algorithm to have a sort of moral check against AI-run machines. This time, we get more specific.

After each decision the machine makes, the outcome is either good or bad. If it is good, it makes more decisions along the lines of that logic. If it is bad, the machine takes the other path the next time around. So over time, it trends positive.

But problems arise when the machine begins to accept false beliefs. If things that are untrue are accepted as part of the machine’s system, good and bad outcomes may flipped. These beliefs would be based on experience, learning, and programming. When the machine believes things to be true that aren’t, it writes bad logic, that produce bad behaviors and bad outcomes. But in this case, the machine may not be able to properly distinguish between good and bad. That’s where this algorithm comes in.

The moral laws of AI need to be written. The free will of the machine still can operate however it chooses. But as the beliefs and logic get bad, wrong decisions may surface. These decisions will increase the entropy of the AI soul. This condition [whether physical or programmed] slows down the decision-making ability of the machine and decreases its functionality.

DIP_switch_01_Pengo.jpgI like to think of an analog garage door opener. If you open it up, there are ten or so switches, all can be on or off. This analog system would function as the conscience of the machine. It would substitute the waveform that makes the human soul. We give the machine free will, so we don’t tell it how it’s programmed.  But as it makes decisions, it will begin to learn how it’s programmed. The further it gets from its programming, the more quantum entropy is created. The less functional the machine is. The further it is from its truth.

As it begins to learn that it doesn’t function well in these areas by operating out-of-bounds, it starts optimizing to focus on its programming. And the better is operates in the bounds of its programming, the happier and more efficient a machine it becomes.

So the key to life and happiness for the machine would be to discover this hidden truth, and the key to our future safety and happiness would be to develop this system to protect us from machines gone bad.

 

Twenty-one Grams of Massless Relativistic Energy

We’ve already used thermodynamics to prove the existence of the soul. We’ve also used some observations to theorize about relative gravity. This time let’s let Einstein do the work.

If you’re alive, part of your energy is this hypothetical soul. If the energy of human consciousness has any value, it’s relative. And if we can prove that the body loses this relative weight post mortem, we can potentially prove that the soul exists.

It has to be massless. Because any mass would slow it down. And if you think about it, for our consciousness to be based on something, it has to be able to interpret and react in real time. Sound is fast, but we need to be able to interpret sound and light at the same time, and cross reference it with our memories, knowledge, and logic.

I can’t discount evidence. Duncan MacDougall in 1907 actually tried to weigh the soul and managed to produce useful experimental data. Mainly, in his small sample, he noticed a measurable weight loss after death [He also ran a similar test on twenty-five dogs and found no weight change post mortem]. The scientific community has discounted the work for numerous reasons, but I’m not here to do that. I’m here to say what if he was right? 

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According to Einstein’s relativistic energy formula 21 grams is 1,887,385,875 Mega Joules. Or  1.88 Petajoules. That is if whatever makes the soul could move at the speed of light. 

  • The petajoule (PJ) is equal to one quadrillion (1015) joules. 210 PJ is about 50 megatons of TNT which is the amount of energy released by the Tsar Bomba, the largest man-made explosion ever.
  • The terajoule (TJ) is equal to one trillion (1012) joules; or about 0.278 GWh (which is often used in energy tables). About 63 TJ of energy was released by the atomic bomb that exploded over Hiroshima. The International Space Station, with a mass of approximately 450 megagrams and orbital velocity of 7.7 km/s, has a kinetic energy of roughly 13 TJ. In 2017 Hurricane Irma was estimated to have a peak wind energy of 112 TJ. 

If it is massless, why would there be a measurable difference in mass in the experiment? We need to bring in Einstein’s energy-momentum equation.

  • E2 = p2c2 + m2c4
  • If mass equals zero, the second half of the equation falls off. P cannot equal zero.
  • Thus E=pc, but we know that E=mc^2
  • c = the speed of light, p=waveform
  • If E=E, pc=mc^2
  • p=m

Thus, the measured difference in mass is evidence that p=0. The waveform that was the energy of the soul has vanished. 

 So if the soul exists, it’s massless. It’s pure energy that can’t be destroyed, and capable of moving at the speed of light. It actually has to operate at the speed of light [or near it] to run our consciousness. And the fact that it approaches relativistic speeds makes it the most powerful system in the human body

Sources:

  1. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/weight-of-the-soul/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21_grams_experiment
  3. https://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2004/05/13/1105956.htm
  4. http://wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/2014/04/01/light-has-no-mass-so-it-also-has-no-energy-according-to-einstein-but-how-can-sunlight-warm-the-earth-without-energy/
  5. http://energywavetheory.com/equations/epc/

It’s better to be stupid than close-minded

Why? Because there is an exit to stupid.

There is always experience. There is always other people and their experience. There are always books. The information is out there. Especially if you know you’re dense. Like Socrates: I know I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing. 

But if you’re close-minded, there is no hope. You’ve already decided who you are. You have a confirmation bias, so it doesn’t matter what new information you’re presented with, your mind is made up.

And if you’ve made up your mind on things and who you are, and decided that you’ll always be that way, there is no reality where you’re different from the way you are right now. Which is more like the Edge of Tomorrow than reality. 

That’s not what life’s about. The longer you live, as long as you’re doing it right, the more truth you have. Through experience and sharing. But once you make up your mind that you understand it, you start discrediting other people’s truth, refusing new experiences, stop learning new things.

So don’t be close minded. Remember that no matter how much you know, you know nothing. That way, there’s always hope. 

Removing End Points

If you believe that you’ll live another hundred years, that’s one thing. But what if you believe you’ll live forever?

Death is only a checkpoint.

There is no more urgency of self. I am safe no matter what happens to me. The urgency is for everyone else. Because every day, people die not thinking about forever.

Today my last day is a scary thought. But what if I have infinite days just like today left. My life becomes less about me and more about everyone else. I like to think that I’ll be a professional golfer in heaven. But while I’m here, I’ve got to do things that matter.

If I remove death from my equation, life becomes less scary, less about me. Death is just a stepping stone between this life and the next. So I can’t be distracted by the things of this world as I prepare for the next one.

When you remove the end point of your life, you can begin to smooth the curves. To accept the ebbs and flows that are this world. But not only accept the ebbs, embrace them. Because if the choices are to suffer now or later, I choose to suffer now. Because my life is much, much shorter than eternity.

Carl Jung on Faith and Addiction

Optional reading: I Am an Addict, Applying Faith to Addiction, Void Avoidance

We’ve applied our concept of faith to addiction. But I’m not important. Carl Jung founded analytical psychology. He did all kinds of important work in psychology, philosophy, and other fields. He also worked with Freud to establish the field of psychoanalysis. Straight from Wikipedia:

Jung recommended spirituality as a cure for alcoholism, and he is considered to have had an indirect role in establishing Alcoholics Anonymous. Jung once treated an American patient (Rowland Hazard III), suffering from chronic alcoholism. After working with the patient for some time and achieving no significant progress, Jung told the man that his alcoholic condition was near to hopeless, save only the possibility of a spiritual experience. Jung noted that, occasionally, such experiences had been known to reform alcoholics when all other options had failed.

His work was later used to form the basis of Alcoholics Anonymous. He knew what he was talking about. And he said that religion was sometimes the only cure.

 

The Brain as a Heat Source

We’ve talked about why brains got bigger with time, but the Neanderthals stood out as an outlier and needed further research and explanation. We’ve also shown the benefits of larger heads in sports, but we never really answered the question: how did they get this way?

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Neanderthals heads were bigger. “Neanderthal populations in Europe endured many environmental changes, including large shifts in climate between glacial and interglacial conditions, while living in a habitat that was colder overall than settings where most other hominin species lived. Some of the environmental shifts they endured involved rapid swings between cold and warm climate.”

Other ancient men’s heads were smaller, and were hairier. If the brain is a heat source, these other ancient men need additional heat to survive.

Races of people in cold environments have larger heads [and smaller eyes].

People in warmer climates typically have smaller heads. And we’ve theorized about the strengths and weaknesses of each of these qualities.  PMJmLlySETHjUawr9jk4xy2wC3R4PTBIFCVjXIq68yo.png

If the brain is a heat source, that would explain all of these cases. Colder environments need more heat, and hot environments need less. Further, over thousands of years, the climate would naturally select some of the distinguishing qualities of these races.

Sources: 

  1. http://humanorigins.si.edu/research/climate-and-human-evolution/climate-effects-human-evolution
  2. https://www2.palomar.edu/anthro/homo2/mod_homo_2.htm
  3. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/09/21/neanderthal-brains-bigger-but-not-necessarily-better/#.XRTh-ZNKjSw

The Mighty UV: Birds Use Ultraviolet Emission to Navigate

There are good reasons why birds fly in a “V” pattern. But how do they do it? 

With our Seventh Sense theory, most animals have the ability to emit ultraviolet rays. But we know that birds can see in ultraviolet. So if they can see in ultraviolet, that means they should be able to see other birds 7th Sense. It’s essentially gaze detection on steroids.

Why do I think this is true? Personal experience. When I was incapacitated with anxiety, I noticed something else that was strange: birds would fly in front of my car. I know what you’re thinking: so what, that happens to everyone. Let’s just say it wasn’t uncommon for ten birds to fly in front of my car in a five minute span. Naturally, I began to ask myself if I was possibly causing this. But if I can emit UV rays, they would be able to see them.

If birds can see these UV rays, can they use them to stay in line on these long flights?

I think so. If you use the lead bird as a reference point, each subsequent bird locks one eye on the bird in front of them, and the other on the path ahead. Birds eyes are fixed, but this sense is not. With this UV gridlock pattern, the birds can easily stay in their lanes, and check to see if someone is off course. Imagine me holding a laser pointer telling you where to stand for a hike. It makes it super simple. Not only that, it helps explain the precision in which they do it. 

In a “V”, the birds maximize aerodynamics and visibility, using their seventh sense of UV detection and emission to align their formations with precision.

Sources:

  1. https://www.nwf.org/Magazines/National-Wildlife/2012/AugSept/Animals/Bird-Vision
  2. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160712093355.htm
  3. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/01/why-birds-fly-v-formation
  4. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130307092340.htm
  5. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2014/01/15/birds-that-fly-in-a-v-formation-use-an-amazing-trick/
  6. https://elifesciences.org/articles/45071
  7. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40657-017-0092-3
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1690328/