[There is an update to this story, the experiment has been repeated and succeeded again click here to read about it]
Faster than light? CERN findings bewilder scientists
By Eryn Brown and Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
Physicists at the lab near Geneva say they’ve observed subatomic particles moving faster than the speed of light. If confirmed, it would defy Einstein — and upend our understanding of physics.
The globe of the CERN laboratory shines outside Geneva. A team of experimental physicists there says it has recorded neutrinos traveling 60 nanoseconds faster than the speed of light. Albert Einstein had the idea. A century of observations have backed it up. It’s one of the cornerstones of physics: Nothing travels faster than the speed of light.
But now a team of experimental physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, says that one exotic particle possibly can.
The scientists reached their conclusion after sending streams of tiny, subatomic particles called neutrinos hurtling from an accelerator at CERN outside Geneva to a detector at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy, about 450 miles away.
The neutrinos seemed to get there too soon — 60 nanoseconds too soon, give or take — than they should if they’d been traveling at the speed of light.
That slight edge, if it holds up under scrutiny, has enormous implications for our understanding of the laws of nature, physicists said – More here
“Basically, all of special relativity would be wrong,” said Drexel University physics professor Dave Goldberg, referring to Einstein’s 1905 theory establishing that light travels at a constant speed, regardless of how fast an observer is traveling, and that nothing in the universe can go faster than it. – More here
Scientists Use Brain Imaging to Reveal the Movies in Our Mind
Imagine tapping into the mind of a coma patient, or watching one’s own dream on YouTube. With a cutting-edge blend of brain imaging and computer simulation, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are bringing these futuristic scenarios within reach.
Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational models, UC Berkeley researchers have succeeded in decoding and reconstructing people’s dynamic visual experiences — in this case, watching Hollywood movie trailers. – More here
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Yesterday, while shopping, I saw a cute 1 year old with blue eyes sitting on top of a shopping cart while her mom was shopping. She kept waving to me when she saw me, it was so cute. And yes, I waved back.
The next day, I had a dream. I’ve never heard of anyone having one like this before, because it was a cross between a dream and a nightmare. It was a short dream, and in general was a little blurry, not sharp and vivid. I was near some village, and it was at night. It seemed like I was outside of the village boundary, because I only sensed houses to the left side of me. They looked like they were made of dark gray stone, and the few windows I saw were lit with a bright yellow light. I saw moon illuminating a blue sky and showing white clouds and maybe some dark ones. I was playing with a large-sized dog and a giant cat with long black shaggyish hair, but the cat may have started out as a dog at first. Then a black whispyish humanoid with bat-like wings flew overhead and I sensed terrified people running around. And from miles away I saw this creature land on the highest peak of the mountains where the moon was overhead and it crouched there with it’s huge wings, and I mean huge. Of course, if it was miles away, it would have had to have been a giant, but that wasn’t the impression I got. I’m not sure if it was at this point of when it was flying overhead, that I stopped playing with the animals and let out a screech like a bird to show the creature I wasn’t afraid, I guess to show it I would fight it if it attacked me. It reminded me of a nightmare I had many months ago when a demon attacked my mom, and without any fear I ran up to it to make it go away. This time it was different though… the creature (flew?) to me and transformed into a very beautiful woman with medium brown hair, a little longer than a bowl cut, blue eyes, red lips, and an average-looking gray sweater, like one a guy would wear at Walmart, and blue jeans, and I picked up that cat in fear of her, so that it was facing her while I held it around its chest area. At least I didn’t pick up some villager’s baby right? Or my own. She walked up to me and was looking at me in the face and smiling the whole time and with her arms was trying to move the cat out of the way. She looked about nineteen or twenty. And I think the cat got loose and it went away, though not fast. Then I tried to break her neck. Don’t worry, I wouldn’t actually do this to you if you trying to hit on me, unless I thought you were going to eat me.
I thought she might eat me, so I put my hands on her head, though didn’t see my hands since I could see the side of her face clearly, and tried to break her neck while my elbows were near my stomach (not the best position to have your elbows when trying to break someone’s neck). And I got her head to turn to the right, but she showed no sign of pain, and I was too filled with fear to get the strength to snap it. I think then I woke up.
I wish I had hugged and kissed her instead of the stupid cat :(
No I didn’t kiss the giant shaggy cat.
Maybe she would have taken me to a giant nest in the mountains and I would have had changeling babies with her, among other things.
I think this dream was a result of a hot white girl with long dark hair, blue eyes and another significant feature, living in my neighborhood, and having heard a Van Helsing son a few days ago and then thinking about that movie and the hot vampire girls in it. Did Kate Beckinsale have blue eyes in that movie? And rather than me thinking the girl was romantically approaching me, maybe it was a reflection of the baby’s friendly inquisitiveness that my mind infused into this bat creature, or a cross between that and romance.
I wonder why the changeling girl that tried to get close to me had brown hair, and not dark? And why a bowl cut? And what was with the red lips? I don’t remember thinking about those things recently.
Oh, I just realize something a little while after copying and pasting this story to here, I think the thought about the changeling biting off my head came from watching V, when I saw that blonde clone girl (with blue eyes right?) bite whatever his name was’ neck. Why did they kill that guy? Maybe he got sick of the show, and wanted to go. Didn’t he have blue eyes too? What about his mom?
I could find any article with a title like that while searching for one on the Internet, but perhaps someone can come up with an alternative history based on the world’s history right up to the point before there were any patent or copyright laws, and after reading these articles on why patents and copyrights are more of a hindrance then a help to the world (and I hope won’t copyright it):
The Myth of the Rule of Law
The Case against Copyright: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Intellectual Property Regimes
The Case Against Copyright Litigation
The Libertarian Case Against Intellectual Property Rights
The Case Against Patents
The Surprising History of Copyright and The Promise of a Post-Copyright World
Chaining Open Source Software: The Case Against Software Patents
Internet Business Method Patents: Why the Contrarians have it Right
The Creator-Endorsed Mark as an Alternative to Copyright
Ten Myths About Patents – Falkvinge on Infopolicy
Against Intellectual Property – Danny Yee
Funding creativity and innovation (without patents or copyright)
How patents prevent rather than promote adoption of new technologies
Hobbes’ Mistake – The Rational Case For Anarchy
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Tonight, on the Kevin Trudeau show, ancient astronaut “theorist” Giorgio Tsoukalos was a guest. He’s hardly a theorist, rather he rehashes existing ancient alien visitation theories and claims that they are facts. Concerning buildings like the pyramids and the ones at Tiahuanaco, Giorgio said, “I defy anyone to tell me how it’s done.” Sure, I’ll tell you without any payment. How naive. Does he really expect someone to just give him that information freely? That’s what he sounded like. I wonder if he is a narcissist. He also said, “real life stone masons that I’ve talked to today… they say to me… he says… that not for any amount of time or money” would he volunteer to do this. So, because some stone masons expressed doubt about building giant buildings of stone which humans built, and that the “ancient texts” say that the “teachers from the sky” came down and helped them. 1) What ancient texts? 2) Gave what help? 3) Therefore we shouldn’t try to figure out how to do so even if we had help from aliens building them, despite not knowing WHAT KIND of help? For all he knows they gave us extra food. And he kept repeating that “we would have difficulty” building them with modern technology. Tsoukalos is the type by the way to only hone in on the less than 1 percent of the Bible that mentions the “flying chariots” and wheels within wheels, as if none of the rest of the 99% is anything but useless or bad filler to control your mind. Arbitrary. So the only part that matters is the “sci-fi” part. That’s childish, shallow thinking and obviously misleading. Which is more important: Ezekiel talking about difficult to understand beings that had a small role in visions he had concerning the downfall and later supremecy of Israel, or being shown how good, doing to others as you would have them do to you, even when they are tyring to kill you, is? Which matters more: The star of Bethlehem hovering over Jesus, or learning not to and why not to lie, steal, cheat, become impatient, murder, hate anyone, blaspheme, throw fits or assume and learning to be mentally and emotionally self-controlled? Tsoukalos would have you believe it’s seeing a spaceship and hankering on the question of how stones weighing over 12 tons could be moved for miles, and then uphill and stacked on other such stones, not getting the answer as to how exactly, but just marvelling that aliens helped us and forever wondering how it was done. Or maybe he thinks that if we all admit aliens helped us they will come down and tell us how to do it again, and then? So forget self-control and morals, just marvel, wonder and wait on information on how to cut and stack stones.
There are a few other good theories as to how these stones were cut and moved, perfectly reasonable with evidence to back them up, but if we all to follow Tsoukalos, we’d all be stupid, primitive ignorants doting on such buildings, getting no where, and losing time and money. Though he claims to be an expert on the ancient astronaut theory, what he says is rehash of what has been said before in many books and shows. He’s just good at rehashing it and making a show of it. His “expertise” is not expertise at all. Conclusion: not someone to listen to for spiritual guidance, Biblical interpretation or guidance on how to build ancient buildings.
He also said on the show, “They weren’t stupid they weren’t dumb there were as smart as us we are today.” But no one among them was smarter then “the average person”? No one among them could have discovered some clever way to cut and lift giant rock? Are we all of “average intelligence” today?
Kevin asked Tsoukalos about Roswell, and poised a nonsensical questions, that if aliens have come from tens of thousands of miles, they must be pretty poor pilots because they crash a lot.” Where is the evidence they crash a lot? Where is the evidence that only a few come and a lot crash out of the few? So it’s a question based on assumptions and misinformation. Tsoukalos then went off on a tangent and said he was happy to talk to Kevin and then started talking about Chariots of the Gods and the Nazca lines and then finally go to Roswell, to say, “I don’t know what happened… I live it to my modern experts and researchers”. So he really can’t learn about something so significant, because he too busy looking at ancient buildings to tell us, “We were too stupid to build those, too weak, not clever enough, aliens had to help us!”
Here are questions for Tsoukalos and his fellow freethinkers to freely think about if they can:
Does no one make any astounding discoveries or are their no prodigies or people who are highly skilled and learned? Do you know anything about Edward Leedskalnin or the ancient Egyptian model plane found in a tomb? Are you aware of books like Forbidden Archeology, which show that mankind rather than being simple and boring as Tsoukalos implies: were primitive and boring and stayed that way till aliens came down to help us them megaliths? Are you aware of the Flood account, not just from the Bible but dozens of surviving tribes from all over the world? Tsoukalos is aware of an ancient plane found in Mexico, or was it South America. He talked about it with Kevin, and Kevin said they didn’t have electricity and didn’t fly and only maybe invented the wheel, but Tsoukalos said that that is what mainstream scientists claimed. Tsoukalos gave evidence that he thought they did make a wheel because they had a game with a hoop and that they should have thought about some other usage for such a circle. By that logic everyone seeing anything round, like the sun, should have made a wheel. That’s a good example of Tsukoloses very shallow, very weak, very arbitrary. It’s the same kind of logic that evolutionists use, “Oh these ancient bones look similar, and the smaller creatures turned into the big ones, and then the big ones got little again because we got hit with an asteroid. Oh wait, new theory: the giant lizards turned into feathered birds. Wait, another new theory: there was crazy evolution of all kinds going on. Let’s watch a Discovery Channel cartoon and Jurassic Park again, it will help take your mind off those stupid fundies and their claims that there is all kinds of easily found evidence to verify the historical records of the Bible, and help brainwash you into thinking we actually have evidence for our theories. We can watch South Park after that and then pass out drunk and spend another five billion dollars on a 10 mile long machine to mash some particles together. Cool right? And those fundies will just waste their lives reading the Bible and trying to control you by hitting your head with it.”
Though Tsoukalos makes his theory to be in and of itself astounding and useful, it falls for short of reality, and reality that is far more amazing then he makes it out to be, so much more, that the Bible says it can’t be imagined till seen.
Tsoukalous said on Coast to Coast AM tonight (25th) that creationists who believed the world is 6,000 years old (it’s actually about 6,500) are wrong about the fossil record, because “why don’t mainstream scientists and geologists in universities (this is literally how this guy talks, in a simpleton’s way of thinking that is) believe this, are they all crazy? I don’t think so.” Yet this is a guy who goes against mainstream scientists AND ARCHEOLOGISTS, INCLUDING BIBLICAL ARCHEOLOGISTS (which includes ATHEISTS) and MAINSTREAM GEOLOGISTS every moment with his “ancient aliens theory”! And not long before that, in that same hour, said that his show and website was all about ASKING QUESTIONS, not affirming what is true and what isn’t! What an extreme oblivious hypocrite. And after he said, “ALL WE DO IS ASK QUESTIONS”. This is a confused person who states such and such is true but at the same time uses double speak, by saying nothing can be believed since you have to keep asking questions about the same things he implies. He doesn’t understand the importance of believing what is clearly true, but arbitrarily believes whatever he feels like. This is a truly confused and confusing person. He also, I noted, when referring to GEOLOGISTS, did not say MAINSTREAM and spoke as if there WERE NO SUCH THING AS CREATIONIST GEOLOGISTS, OR CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS, THIS GUY IS A BIGOT, A BIGOT DESPITE ALL HIS TALK ABOUT ACCEPTING WHAT OTHERS BELIEVE. Oh and did I mention that after saying we should accept the right of creationists to believe what they want, and “Who am I to say they are wrong” said that their beliefs, in a pretty sly way, was crazy, by saying, “That’s the crazy world we live in”, he said that right after saying we have to accept what they believe. And just minutes before he was done with his interview ended, said, “Nothing is too wild, because we should always leave open the possibility… nothing has been solved. … We should stop to be arrogant (sic), and (accept that nothing has been solved).” LIAR! IF NOTHING HAS BEEN SOLVED WHY DOES HE SAID IT IS CRAZY TO BELIEVE THAT THE UNIVERSE IS 6,000 YEARS OLD AND THAT MAINSTREAM SCIENTISTS CAN BE WRONG?! Why does he conveniently ignore that not all scientists are mainstream scientists when it comes to assessing if Christians are telling the truth or not? Why doesn’t he take into account the obvious: PRIDE AND MONEY?! DID HE NOT JUST SAY BEFORE HIS INTERVIEW ENDED, “STOP THE ARROGANCE (UNJUSTIFIED PRIDE)”?! Don’t all scholars know one of the most basic most influential verses in the Bible: THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL!? Horrible!!!!!!!!!