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by Roncooper
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Scientific myths
Replies: 200
Views: 12345

For me the realm of science is a subset of the whole and my religion is my relationship with the whole. So, I feel no conflict. I do require that my image of the whole be reasonable.

Ron
by Roncooper
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Scientific myths
Replies: 200
Views: 12345

Cindy, Here is a very useful article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time It clears the argument up for me. Two philosophical views of time. I am really not interested in which is right. I am motivated by the whole and have no problem accepting the coexistence of these two opinions. I think the proble...
by Roncooper
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Scientific myths
Replies: 200
Views: 12345

Cindy, I was focused on time dilation, not the existence of time. The common interpretation of time is that it is one of the extended dimensions of our physical universe. IMHO the question of whether time exists without any physical universe goes back to the debate whether ideas "exist" independentl...
by Roncooper
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 50122

James, It is true that there are enormous quantities of methane trapped in the permafrost. Dr. Chris Tulk at Oak Ridge National Lab is an expert in this area. He once showed us a really cool film of a flaming snow ball. There are two issues with this technology. First, it has not yet been possible t...
by Roncooper
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Story
Replies: 324
Views: 20407

Biosemiotics created meaning and on the seventh day it rested. The review in amazon.com was vicious and brillant and was a good example of why people don't like scientists. The writer's lack of sensitivity was paramount. It reminded me of a quote by Richard Feynmen who said, outside their areas of e...
by Roncooper
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Scientific myths
Replies: 200
Views: 12345

niebieskieucho

I am not convinced by your argument, but I would like to wish you good luck.

Ron
by Roncooper
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 50122

No problem. I enjoyed the links to Inherit the Wind. When I watched the movie some time ago these speeches didn't have the same impact as when I see them out of context. Probably due to sensory overload from the movie. I live just 60 miles from Dayton, TN where the trial took place. I believe TN rep...
by Roncooper
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 50122

James,

My premise is my post on this thread two days ago.

I must admit I don't follow your comments. For my part senility might be setting in.

Ron
by Roncooper
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 50122

I explain my position to my friends that don't believe we are causing global warming in the following way. First, atmospheric scientists, using the global warming model, predicted the current temperature rise before it happened, and second, there have been no natural events that have occured, which ...
by Roncooper
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Scientific myths
Replies: 200
Views: 12345

niebieskieucho In reply want to say three things. 1. I have to argee with Rom, you write the equation: s/v =s/t , which isn't true. Look at the units s = position in meters v = velocity in meters per second t = time in seconds and this equation becomes: meters/ meters per second = meters / second or...
by Roncooper
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 50122

To boldly go where no robot has gone.

Ron
by Roncooper
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 50122

Hi, I am a member of the Topical Group for the Physics of Climate Change of the American Physical Society,APS. The APS put out a very strong statement about climate change in 2007, which caused a lot of turmoil within the group. In response, they are planning to release an updated statement this yea...
by Roncooper
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Alan Watts
Replies: 20
Views: 4725

I have been thinking about the Feb 22 post in the last month and have some ideas concerning the Zen Koan comment. Watts had some deep mystical experiences but was an intellectual at the core. He studied Zen and Buddhism in general, but did not practice in a serious way. Instead, he chose to think ab...
by Roncooper
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Buddhism and Hinduism
Replies: 416
Views: 20336

Nandu, Here is my favorite poem by Kabir. I posted the two translations I have seen, which are very different. First one Between the conscious and the unconscious a third thing has put up a swing And all earth’s creatures even the supernovas sway between these two trees And it never winds down Angel...
by Roncooper
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 45615

I tried to imagine a soundtrack for the video. At first I thought Philip Glass would be good, but then there were the bright red flashed. Perhaps Beethoven's 5th would fit better.

Ron