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Archive for February, 2008

2008
27
Feb

Science v The Chruch

being an intenet marketer means that most of the time my inbox is chocker full of email’s promoting the latest “must have” new course or product, much of which get deleted, but there’s a few people out there who’s email’s I look forward to receiving and will make a cup of tea and put my feet up to read, ’cause they’re just that good..

One such guy is Phil Gosling and I though I’d share his latest email:

Success Engineering revisited.

Suppose I tossed a coin ten times and it landed heads up every
time. Is the probability that the coin will land tails up on
the eleventh throw greater, less, or still 50-50?

Statistically, the more you throw the coin, the more the
scores should even out at 50% heads and 50% tails. So, we’ve
just had ten heads in a row, surely the chance of getting a
tail result has increased?

Not so, say the boffins. The coin has no memory. It does not
know the previous result, therefore the next throw must be
50-50, just as if nothing had happened.

This is perfect science. It is logical, and indisputable. It’s
also ‘not quite right’.

Instead of a coin, let’s use an electronic random number
generator (like ERNI - the Electronic Random Number Indicator
used to select Premium Bond winners.) These gadgets are far
more accurate than a coin.

In scientifically conducted tests, a team of experts in
meditation techniques managed to influence an e.r.n. generator.
They couldn’t make it produce a given number, but they did
influence its randomness. It became ‘less random.’ This test,
like all good science, is repeatable and confirmed as true.

There is an ongoing experiment taking place in which a series
of e.r.n. generators have been placed around the globe to see
if their ‘randomness’ can be influenced by world events. They
discovered that major world events can influence the
generators. The death of Princess Diana, and 9/11 caused a
change in the statistical randomness of the generated results
in all the machines. This was at odds of billions to one. It
seems that human emotion can affect statistics. Science finds
these results deeply unsettling. In days gone by, such tests
were often performed by ‘unqualified’ enthusiasts working in
the ‘unscientific’ field of ‘the paranormal’. But not now.

These tests are being conducted by rogue scientists. Rogue
doesn’t mean they are stupid, or weird. Many of these
scientists are brilliant in their fields, like Dr John Hagelin,
a Ph.D in Physics at Harvard, or Dr Fred Alan Wolf Ph.D,
Theoretical Physics UCLA. These guys are not quacks. They are
very serious geniuses who are in the forefront of correcting an
historic anomaly.

Back in Galileo’s time the established church and scientists
like Galileo were having a bit of a barny. They still are
today, but this time without the instruments of torture. Every
time a scientist disproved some church dogma, like the
earth-sun rotation, the church got all uppity and started
excommunicating and dismembering people left, right and centre.
So the scientists quite understandably backed off and created
‘The Clockwork Universe’ in which life, or the life-force, was
ignored. It was taken out of the equation, so to speak.

This made things simple. To calculate the gravitational forces
between objects was simply a function of the mass of those
objects and the distances between them. It didn’t matter a jot
if one, or any of these objects was alive. That had nothing to
do with it. The gravitational forces between Galileo, Pope Paul
V and a medieval toilet seat were the same irrespective of the
heat of the argument, or indeed the heat of the seat.

And for the next five hundred years the idea of a universe in
which life was only a side show to the physics held sway.

But what’s happening today is that eminent scientists,
particularly in the micro-world of nuclear physics, have no
longer any choice but to include life itself in the workings of
the cosmos, because if they don’t - the numbers don’t work. The
clockwork universe is dying on its feet. Indeed it’s looking as
though life itself is at the very core of science, beyond
string theory, beyond energy. In the beginning there was life.
‘Things’ came later.

This is hugely exciting. If Bob Proctor, or Tony Robbins, or
yours truly, or any of a whole host of people tell you that you
can change your life around using the ‘law’ of attraction then
you largely have to take this on trust. There is no ‘law’ of
attraction, not in science. If there was, there’d be an
equation to go with it.

But there is a law. There is an equation. It’s many equations,
all so complex that only geniuses understand them. All the
numbers work. The experiments work.

When science had the door slammed on it by ancient church
dogma, it developed a dogma of its own. That dogma said that
things and objects do things as they do without the need for
life to be included. Everything must be proven in the most
rigorous of objective, repeatable tests, and if it doesn’t fit
into that framework then it is either wrong, or intellectually
sidelined. Things to do with science fitted in the box marked
science. Things to do with life, the life-force or the plain
weird, or anything that didn’t fit into the first box, were put
into a second box marked unscientific. Unscientific was quietly
redefined as ‘not to be believed’.

It’s still early days. The thumbscrews of the inquisition have
been subtly replaced by the torture of isolation and ridicule,
used by the scientists of the new inquisition to excommunicate
scientists who dare question their own sacred texts. You’re
still thrown out of the club if you speak too much heresy. But
it’s started. One swallow does not a summer make, but a dozen
or so swallows are braving the winter.

Science is changing. You can affect the toss of a coin. You
can affect the throw of a die. The coin does have a memory.
It’s using yours.

If you are observing anything, you - the observer - influences
that event. In the Olympic 100m sprint, the timekeeper sits
apart from the competitors and does not affect the outcome.
But in the Physics 100 nm sprint, the timekeeper sits in the
middle of the track, causing competitors to stumble or go around him.
He affects the outcome. Just thinking about things affects the outcome.
This is scientific fact.

All progress starts with mind, not things or systems. Your
future starts with changing the way you think. When you do
that, you affect what’s going on around you. At a psychological
level, your thinking affects your mood and that affects
others. Enthusiasm is catching.

But it doesn’t stop there. What you think about has an effect
on the fabric of nature itself. Circumstances and events are
created according to how often you think about them and the
degree of expectation. If you expect a bad day, you’ll get one
- on all levels, both psychologically and physically. If you
expect to double your income in the next twelve months, not
only will your mind come up with ways of doing it, not only
will you be psychologically set up to achieve it, but happy
events and circumstances will appear, almost spookily into your
life.

But don’t take my word for it, or Bob Proctor’s or anyone
else. Don’t take this on trust. Don’t take this just because
thousands of others have proved it in their own lives. This is
science, albeit the thinnest, cutting edge, but science
nevertheless.

If you enjoyed that, you can sign up for more of Phil’s “Rants” on one of his websites below:

www.homepublish.com/
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www.renegadelemming.com/

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2008
26
Feb

UK Earthquake

I guess working late on the internet does throw up some interesting stuff now and then, we just had an earthquake and as I wasn’t in bed asleep I got to experience the whole 7-8 seconds of the whole house being shaken!

To start off with I thought it must be a big truck driving by or something, but as everything in my office shook and I saw the poor cat shoot by the door and head downstairs it dawned on me that it was one of our rare earth quakes..

2008
26
Feb

UK Earth Tremors

On of the best bits about living in the UK is that it’s a pretty safe place in many ways.

We don’t have a bunch of poisonous creepy crawlies or snakes like some countries.

Our coastlines aren’t terrorised by sharks.

and we seldom have things like Earth quakes..

Well, not very often anyway, except tonight that is…

just before 1am tonight I was sat here working on some blog posts for one of my many blogs,enjoying a quite glass of wine when I suddenly noticed my wine glass was shaking, next thing I knew the whole damn house was shaking!!

When you live in the UK earth tremors are not something you’re used to, do my first though was to actually look out of the window to see if there was some huge juggernaut driving by or something, then it dawned on me that it was in fact an earth tremor!

The shaking lasted for junst under 10 seconds and shook everything in my office, although not bady enough to break anything.

Once it stopped I calmed the cat down, grabbed my glass of wine and headed down to check the news on TV, I needn’t have rushed, it was over 20 minutes before they gave it any coverage at all..

So apparently it was 4.7 on the Richter scale and the epicenter was just north of Lincoln, which is well over 100 miles from me in Cheltenham, it will be interesting to see how much damage, if any, was caused in the morning once people can see what’s what, but according to the news, there’s no casualties.

So I guess it’s still pretty safe here in the UK, even if it does get a bit shaky once every few years..
:)

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2008
26
Feb

Flat Hunting

well it looks like after four years of living on the outskirts of Cheltenham I’m finally going to live a bit closer in to town and not have to pay £7 each way for a taxi whenever I want to go for a beer!

I’ve started hunting for a new flat/house to live in and one of the main criteria is that it HAS to be within walking distance of a good pub, or three..

Before I moved out of Hay-on-Wye I always said that I’d never live anywhere that wasn’t within a short walk of a pub, but when I got married for the second time and moved to Cheltenham I ended up doing exactly that.

2008
14
Feb

Valentines Day Video

Happy Valentines Day!

I’m not really celebrating, as I signed my divorce petition yesterday..
:)

Found this cool video on Revver though, check it our: -

If you don’t get the “Biff Johnson” reference, perhaps you should go rent Michael J Fox’s “Back to the Future” Trilogy” on DVD…

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2008
13
Feb

13 lucky or unlucky?

13, unlucky for some, or so they say..

Well, I just signed my second divorce petition and returned it to my solicitor today, dated 13th of Feb, on a leap year too, another date that will be easy for me to remember.

Isn’t it strange how numbers are sometimes.

I suspect it’s because the Universe knows that I’m just plain crap at remembering dates, so it’s gone out of the way to try and make things easy for me..

My birthdate is 6/9/69

My wedding anniversay with my first wife (Rach) was the 16th of september, easy to remember as it’s 10 days after my birthday, and then Rach’s birthday is on the 18th, just two days later, even I couldn’t mess that one up.