Posts Tagged ‘#science’

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Unseen Dimensions

It is great to be human.  We see beyond our primitive instincts.  We learn by watching others.  We know things our senses blind us to.  We carry lessons learned from one event and apply to others.  This is one of the reasons I love photography.  Our naked eyes and untrained mind can hide what is right in front of us.  With the simple ability to focus and zoom, we are no longer limited to what the unaided eyes communicate to the brain.  With the pictures in this post, it is easy understand the dramatic change in focus alone.  Each picture was taken in the same place and at almost the exact same time.  A slight change in focus and what was invisible becomes clear.  Zoom in further and what is hidden directly in front of us becomes unmistakable.

Perhaps looking for other dimensions is just like that; maybe we need a simple device like the lens array in a camera.  Once we learn how to look – we may be able to see them all around us.

Fact or Perception

As an update and a gentle lead-in to the title of this post, I recently put in a job application at the Sam Ash Music Store in Cincinnati.  I worked for years at a local instrument music chain a while ago (not records or CD type of music store…) and I also worked at an electronics music store called ICB Audio.  I thought that and my decades of management, sales and customer service experience would make me a good candidate.  I started working at Sam Ash about two weeks ago.  For me, it is like being a kid in a toy store……. because I AM!

So, do I feel like the employment situation is getting better because I now have a job?  In reality, unemployment rate is very low, and has been for a while now.  There are people still looking for work, but there are also companies that are looking but cannot find qualified workers in their field and/or location.

Do we feel that food insecurity is a myth because we do not see it in our neighborhood or town?

Everyone we know is well fed and has no difficulty getting their next meal.

Do we refuse to believe specific facts or national statistics because they do not apply to us?

I am glad to be working again doing something I love.  I will probably spend more money than I make as I have done in music stores in the past, but I will hopefully meet a lot of new talented people driven by their passion to make music for all to enjoy.

It is tough when you are unemployed.  For those of you still looking I wish you well in 2017!

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Scientists have been puzzling for years to explain observations confirmed by the Hubble telescope and other sources. Where does Dark Matter come from? What is Dark Energy? Why does the Universe continue to excel and expand rather than slow down and contract? I am no Scientist and I have no formal training in this area, but I have an idea of something that may have happened in the past that could possibly explain these mysteries. I first considered this when I was thinking about where dark energy and dark matter come from and of course what each mystery is. And not being a scientist I have no way to prove or disprove any of this and it might be easily proven or disproven by those with much more experience and training than I have.

So here is my theory or idea:

Everything we know, everything we see, everything we can experiment and everything we believe to exist, did not result from a big bang or single event. What if it did not begin with a bang but rather through an event horizon of a super black hole. The universe is much bigger than we can possibly imagine and of course may be much – much older and much more mysterious. When Matter gets squeezed through the black hole it creates dark energy and dark matter out of normal matter. They get dispersed through the emptiness of space and eventually fill the void between galaxies and universes as they are formed.Matter is funneled through the event horizon in a way that follows gravity polarization. This pattern encourages solar systems, universes, and everything in between to form collections like discs or plates rather than spheres. The enormous thrust of matter is polarized as it gets sucked into the black hole. As this was not a one-time single event matter continues to be pushed through the black hole and this requires the universe to expand.