As stated here in previous posts, terrorists claim that their main goal is to propagandize. With the misplaced help of global media which spread their messages for them, they do this effectively. Some are propelled by a death wish; and appear as randomly as quantum particles appear in quantum field theory. Others go on to […]
Recently I have read that the gravitational pull from dark matter is just that, simply gravitational pull without mass. One more puzzling item in the make-up of the universe, esp. because most matter is dark.
Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow’s 2012 best seller, THE GRAND DESIGN, raises the question of whether postulating a multi-verse, or an infinity of universes, does not require bigger gulps of faith than belief in Intelligent Design. It is hard to discern how much of their book derives from the thought of Hawking, but Hawking has […]
The first episode of the TV program Supergirl was shown last evening, Nov.1,2015, Like many programs and films it sunk to the usual level of guns, weapons, and violence. Opportunity was missed to use “super-powers” to attack not people, but problems like global warming, migrations, terrorist and other wars and adversarial situations, further weather issues, […]
Belief in an afterlife, whether genuine belief or indoctrinated, may well have influenced behavior, expecting heavenly reward and the buying of such reward by paying for indulgence. Such was Luther’s position, whether fully, variously, or partly true.
10-10-15. In the 13th century St. Thomas Aquinas wondered whether space and time can be infinite. In previous blog-posts I have agreed with Peter Woit and others that in spite of intrinsically mathematical coherence, string theory lacks external evidence for itself and for the idea that there might be a multi-verse (many universes). However, I […]
Propaganda, Hitler, Goebbels, and Bicycles Adolph Hitler’s Mein Kampf, first published in 1925 and 1926, has become available globally on the Internet. Many feel that this “return of Hitler’s perilous voice from the grave” poses a great threat in this renewed era of Neo-Nazism, anti-Semitism, and terrorist propaganda. His voice is considered dangerous because it […]
6/14/15. It bears repeating that the Kepler telescopic photo of planet earth from Saturn shows earth as a very dim and small dot, the size of the period after this D. Earth looks incredibly minute, alone, and insignificant in a universe which expands incredibly at least 13.7 billion light years in time and distance from […]
Terrorists proclaim that they wage current wars mainly by propaganda and indoctrination rather than by physical violence. They insist that propaganda and indoctrination, both strategic and tactical, are the major weapons through which they will win their battles to control the Middle East and beyond. Propaganda, and therefore the media, have become their conveyor belts. […]