Creation & destruction permeate the universe- life &
death; birth & rebirth;
incarnation, death & reincarnation.
The passing of the seasons remind us of this.
Our very breath- the inward breath of destruction &
the outward breath
of creation. Our existence where
the two meet.- Lowell
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Purpose is to increase & disseminate
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new discoveries in the field of mathematics,
to encourage gifted students to pursue
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Hebrew University of Jerusalem and to
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Joannopoulos Research Group at MIT
About half of this group is working on
problems related to photonic crystals
(also known as photonic band-gap materials).
Photonic crystals are periodic dielectric
structures that have a band gap that forbids
propagation of a certain frequency range of light.
This property enables one to control light with
amazing facility and produce effects that are
impossible with conventional optics.
Provides a professional forum for
presentations, criticism, & debate
concerning topics which are for various
reasons ignored or studied inadequately
within mainstream science.
Stephen Wolfram is a scientist, author,
and business leader. He is the creator of Mathematica, the author of A
New Kind of
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Wolfram Research. His career has been
characterized by a sequence of original
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Partnership of scientists & citizens
combining scientific analysis, policy
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Scientist who worked in the areas of
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Talk.origins is a Usenet newsgroup
devoted to the discussion & debate
of biological and physical origins.
Most discussions in the newsgroup
center on the creation/evolution controversy
but other topics of discussion include
the origin of life, geology, biology,
catastrophism, cosmology & theology.
William H. Calvin
"I talk a lot about ape-to-human evolution
& all those abrupt climate changes along
the way. But mostly I try to extend Darwin's
intellectual revolution to brain mechanisms.
What sort of Darwinian brain wiring allows
us, in just a split second, to shape up
a better thought?"
"...The great among the honored sisterhood will go
further. To these few the last unfathomable great
mystery will be made known. Alone they cross that
impenetrable division between human and
spirit....She is called the human medicine woman
because she walks with spirits and is still a human
"One of Leonardo's (Leonardo
Da Vinci's) most interesting anatomical
explorations involved his "search for the soul." His
method of working to resolve such a problem involved
the careful accumulation of information from ancient
and contemporary sources, careful note-taking,
discussion with acknowledged experts and then his
personal search for the truth. Leonardo explored a
myriad of techniques learned from his knowledge of
painting and sculpture in order to discover the site
of the "senso comune" ... the soul.""
"As far as the laws
of mathematics refer to reality, they are not
certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not
refer to reality."
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
mysterious. It is the source of all true art and
science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who
can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
"I sometimes ask myself how it came about that I was
the one to develop the theory of relativity. The
reason, I think, is that a normal adult never stops
to think about problems of space and time. These are
things which he has thought about as a child. But my
intellectual development was retarded, as a result
of which I began to wonder about space and time only
when I had already grown up."
"The mere formulation of a problem is far more
essential than its solution, which may be merely a
matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To
raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard
old problems from a new angle requires creative
imagination and marks real advances in science."
Earth- a translucent, tranquil eye gazing upon a chaotic,
violent universe. A universe studded with other Earths- reflective,
bejeweled eyes, mirroring what is within and without. Conscious entities
evolving together as the universe unfolds in space-time, requiring the
tranquility and peace that all life must have.
Our dreams reveal who we are- our dreams tie us to the
Universal Consciousness- Past, Present and Future are one. What once was is and will
always be. A celestial voyager sailing on the sea of eternity.
Mankind- more powerful than he can imagine, yet mired
in illusion- self deceived.
Moving through the space-time-continuum in silent communal
So many futures to choose from- endless civilizations,
endless futures, yet each uniquely bleak- much lost- but what gained?
Life and the Universal The Noire Side
"Other civilizations, including more successful ones,
may exist an infinite number of times on the pages of
the Book of the Universe. Yet we should not minimize our
sacred endeavors in this world, where, like faint
glimmers in the dark, we have emerged for the moment
from nothingness into material existence. We must make
good the demands of reason and create a life worthy of
ourselves and of the goals we only dimly perceive."
When I was young I saw this image: a tree changing into
autumn colors. Its leaves slowly turning hues of yellow, orange and withering brown -
finally being tossed by the wind to the cold Earth. I then reflected that statistically
and by the "laws of nature," this tree will lose all of its leaves- but who can
predict which leaf will be the last to fall? With all of our scientific knowledge and
mathematical certainty we can not predict which leaf will be the last to cling. In
thinking this way, I reassured myself of how unpredictable life is and the futility of
trying to fully predict human behavior let alone trying to foresee which leaf would stay
till the end. Since then, I have become aware of chaos theory in science. Chaos theory
embraces the unpredictable and at least provides some context to our scientific
understanding of, "of
unstable aperiodic behavior in deterministic, nonlinear dynamical systems." (Dr.
Stephen Lellert). Further, I seem to have focused more in later years on the
fact that all of the leaves will in fact fall off and less on the the lonely leaf that
remains. Yet- all life may depend on that solitary leaf- lonely atom- lonely spark-
that somehow breaks the thin veil between existence and non-existence. Wallace Stevens wrote in the poem, "The
Well Dressed Man with a Beard,"
"After the final no there
comes a yes
And on that yes the future world depends.
No was the night. Yes is this present sun."
There is no duality- and there is no non-duality.
There is no existence and there is no
non-existence. At the stroke of my pen- I speak
falsehood and bring duality- where there is none.
The limits of language you know well.
But...the great primordial energy of existence
exists in that infinitely
small, yet infinitely powerful and creative place
that is at the
boundaries of existence and non-existence- duality
and non duality,
life and death. And as our consciousness extends
to this- we have something remarkable, unexpected
and intellectually unsettling- not the illusion of
choice- but choice- the creative essence of the
universe is there- it can be tapped into into. We
are one, because we are nothing- we don't exist,
yet we exist infinitely.
Asking when the
Universe began, is like asking when does a single ocean
Asking when the Universe will end is like asking
when does a single ocean wave end.
Asking how the Universe was created is like asking-
How is a single ocean wave created?- One leading to the
next- the beginning the end.
Asking how the Universe will end is like asking-
How does a single ocean wave end?- One leading to the
next- the end the beginning.
Asking how many Universes there are is like asking
how many waves are in the ocean.
The "when," the
"how," the "how many" and the "why"- inextricable
and at each level-from subatomic to galactic to
the Universe itself-answerable in the
same way. Black holes come from collapsed suns
whose substratum comes from black holes- endlessly
recursive spirals propagating through time and
"Let the splitting of the atomic nucleus and its dangers serve warning of greater potential dangers inherent in the irresponsible manipulation of the nucleus of the living cell- the genetic bedrock. What has taken billions of years to evolve must not be undone in a thousand human lifetimes- let alone one. The future is uncertain and the pursuit of pure knowledge need not and must not result in the the blind and/or willful application of technology."
explore the limits of time, space and dimension
they confront the infinite- infinite mass,
infinite density- infinite time. Yet they cannot
conceive of the infinite- the equations lead to
derivatives that lead to nowhere.
Yet in the spiritual realm the infinite is
understood, felt, experienced. The infinite is the
very bedrock of spiritual belief- infinite worlds-
portals through space and time- infinite
consciousness- there lies the truth- the rest is
illusion. The every day reality is less real than
the dream world- all worlds are dreamed into
This "similarity" between physics and the
spiritual understanding of the infinite is not the convergence
of belief. In the realm of
physics it is the rational mind groping for control- yet
the harder it grasps the more elusive the
"target". In the spiritual realm it is