Golden ratio Line segments in the golden ratio In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities. The figure on the right illustrates the geometric relationship. Expressed algebraically, for quantities a and b with a > b > 0, The golden ratio is also called the golden section (Latin: sectio aurea) or golden mean. Other names include extreme and mean ratio, medial section, divine proportion, divine section (Latin: sectio divina), golden proportion, golden cut, and golden number. Some twentieth-century artists and architects, including Le Corbusier and Dalí, have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio—especially in the form of the golden rectangle, in which the ratio of the longer side to the shorter is the golden ratio—believing this proportion to be aesthetically pleasing (see Applications and observations below). Calculation Therefore, Multiplying by φ gives and History
Quantum "spooky action at a distance" travels at least 10,000 times faster than light Quantum entanglement, one of the odder aspects of quantum theory, links the properties of particles even when they are separated by large distances. When a property of one of a pair of entangled particles is measured, the other "immediately" settles down into a state compatible with that measurement. So how fast is "immediately"? According to research by Prof. Juan Yin and colleagues at the University of Science and Technology of China in Shanghai, the lower limit to the speed associated with entanglement dynamics – or "spooky action at a distance" – is at least 10,000 times faster than light. Despite playing a vital role in the development of quantum theory, Einstein felt philosophically at odds with its description of how the universe works. Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein debating quantum theory in the mid 1920s In 1935 Einstein and his coworkers discovered quantum entanglement lurking in the equations of quantum mechanics, and realized its utter strangeness.
Fun Colors and their symbolism - effect of sunlight and all colors on humanbeings, color calculator Sun is the source of light and heat to sustain life on our planet ‘earth’. This is the reason Sun is treated as ‘God’ in ancient Greek and Hindu scriptures. Sunlight appears to be in gold color but it contains 7 different colors visible to us. Saptaswaradhamaarudham prachandam kasyapaatmjam | Swethapadma dharam devam tham suryam pranamamyaham || -I bow before Sun God, who rides on a chariot of 7 horses (7 colors of Sunlight) and who appears in brightest light sitting in a white lotus (white light). Astrology is called ‘Jyothisha’ (related to light) and it studies the effects of celestial light on the human beings. According to Einstein’s formula E = mc2, energy can be converted into mass. If we take different colors, they will have different wavelengths associated with them. Effect of light on human beings: 98% of Sunlight enters our body through our eyes and remaining 2% enters through our skin. Just a bit above the hypothalamus, almost in the middle of the brain, we got pineal gland.
Beyond the Bell Curve, a New Universal Law Imagine an archipelago where each island hosts a single tortoise species and all the islands are connected — say by rafts of flotsam. As the tortoises interact by dipping into one another’s food supplies, their populations fluctuate. In 1972, the biologist Robert May devised a simple mathematical model that worked much like the archipelago. He wanted to figure out whether a complex ecosystem can ever be stable or whether interactions between species inevitably lead some to wipe out others. By indexing chance interactions between species as random numbers in a matrix, he calculated the critical “interaction strength” — a measure of the number of flotsam rafts, for example — needed to destabilize the ecosystem. Little did May know, the tipping point he discovered was one of the first glimpses of a curiously pervasive statistical law. Renate Schmid Harold Widom, left, and Craig Tracy pictured in 2009 at the Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics in Germany. Lopsided Curve
Quantum physics says goodbye to reality Some physicists are uncomfortable with the idea that all individual quantum events are innately random. This is why many have proposed more complete theories, which suggest that events are at least partially governed by extra "hidden variables". Now physicists from Austria claim to have performed an experiment that rules out a broad class of hidden-variables theories that focus on realism -- giving the uneasy consequence that reality does not exist when we are not observing it (Nature 446 871). Some 40 years ago the physicist John Bell predicted that many hidden-variables theories would be ruled out if a certain experimental inequality were violated – known as "Bell's inequality". Bell's trick, therefore, was to decide how to orient the polarizers only after the photons have left the source. Many realizations of the thought experiment have indeed verified the violation of Bell's inequality.
How to Make Anything Signify Anything For much of his long and largely secret career, Colonel William F. Friedman kept a very special photograph under the glass plate that covered his desk. As desks go, this one saw some impressive action. At first glance, the photo looks like a standard-issue keepsake of the kind owned by anyone who has served in the military. The photograph was an enduring reminder, then, of Friedman’s favorite axiom—and he was so fond of the phrase that some fifty years later he had it inscribed as the epitaph on his tomb in Arlington National Cemetery.2 It captures a formative moment in a life spent looking for more than meets the eye, and it remained Friedman’s most cherished example of how, using the art and science of codes, it was possible to make anything signify anything. The crucial point in Bacon’s system is that the a’s and b’s in the ciphered text are not represented by those actual letters.
8 Telex External Link Internal Link Inventory Cache This nOde last updated April 8th, 2008 and is permanently morphing... (2 Ik (Wind) / 5 Pohp (Mat) - 2/260 - 126.96.36.199.2) The Law of Octaves by Pythagoras the Science of Yoga - the Eight limbs (steps) Buddha and his Noble Eight Fold Path to enlightenment one of the particle symmetries in high energy physics is called "the eightfold path" The word 'byte' is a contraction of 'by eight.' Timothy Leary's 8-Circuit brain model 1st circuit: Survival/security Things are okay or they're not, or somewhere in between. time may compensate by eating, especially sweet things, pudding, 'nursery food' that makes them feel better for a while. 2nd circuit: Territorial/Emotional This is a very particular definition of 'emotional' - are you feeling up or down? defend it against others by throwing shit at each other (in the form of words, lawsuits, horn honking, or however you prefer to 'dump on' people). One of the ideas that came up in feedback information
Buckminster Fuller Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (/ˈfʊlər/; July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. Buckminster Fuller was the second president of Mensa from 1974 to 1983. Biography Years later, he decided that this sort of experience had provided him with not only an interest in design, but also a habit of being familiar with and knowledgeable about the materials that his later projects would require. Fuller earned a machinist's certification, and knew how to use the press brake, stretch press, and other tools and equipment used in the sheet metal trade. Education Wartime experience Between his sessions at Harvard, Fuller worked in Canada as a mechanic in a textile mill, and later as a laborer in the meat-packing industry. Depression and epiphany Buckminster Fuller recalled 1927 as a pivotal year of his life. In 1927 Fuller, then aged 32, lost his job as president of Stockade. Recovery
Quantum Mechanics and Reality, by Thomas J McFarlane © Thomas J. McFarlane 1995www.integralscience.org Most traditional [spiritual] paths were developed in prescientific cultures. Consequently, many of their teachings are expressed in terms of cosmologies or world views which we no longer find relevant. . .The question then naturally arises: Is it possible to incorporate both science and mysticism into a single, coherent world view? . . .Up until the first quarter of the twentieth century science was wedded to a materialist philosophy which was inherently antagonistic to all forms of religious insight. The primary purpose of this essay is to explain how quantum mechanics shows that the materialistic common sense notion of reality is an illusion, i.e., that the objective existence of the world is an illusion. The appearance of an objective world distinguishable from a subjective self is but the imaginary form in which Consciousness Perfectly Realizes Itself. Now listen to Niels Bohr, the pioneer of 20th century physics: