Archive for August, 2006

It’s an advantage…

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

“It’s an advantage to know the truth when you are about to tell a lie.”

The Solar system has lost a planet!

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Prague – Our solar system has lost a planet! It’s the smallest and most desolate planet, Pluto, that is no more!

The most amazing thing about the news is the fact that first news was that the solar system was to gain three new planets (under a revised definition). So the first news proposal was for the solar system to be expanded to contain 12 planets (in two tiers), but now the IAU found that there is only eight!

Pluto is a planet no more after the world’s leading astronomers ruling that only eight celestial bodies deserved the prestigious title…

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News background

For a week, an assembly of 2,500 delegates at the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has been debating Pluto’s future, as well as the status of three other bodies: Ceres, until now regarded as the solar system’s largest asteroid; Charon, one of Pluto’s moons; and a newly discovered object called 2003 UB313 – nicknamed Xena after the television warrior princess played by Lucy Lawless.

A seven-strong IAU committee that has spent two years deciding the criteria that command planetary status. This semantic issue has caused bitter disagreements between astronomers for years, as there has been no official ruling on what constitutes a planet. Broadly, large round objects that are not stars and which orbit the Sun rather than another planet have been considered planets, but no upper or lower limit has been set for size.

Pluto was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh, a 24-year-old American astronomer, Pluto’s status as the ninth, oddly small planet had been in jeopardy since the 1990s – one of the longest-running controversies in astronomy. Pluto’s right to be called a planet was questioned when powerful telescopes revealed objects just as large also making distant orbits in the darkness beyond Neptune.

A new order – Solipsistic Pantheism

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

The Ministry is intrigued to announce a new world order: Solipsistic Pantheism. SP can accomplish for anything and explain everything.
Do you know that there is anything else outside your mind, anything but wishful thinking, illusions or mindgames? No, not if you think about it. All you experience is what your mind conveys to you. And everything you experience is the result of electric charges in your brain. In fact, the brain can’t tell the difference between an illusion or “the real McCoy”.
But that sounds like a pretty empty way of looking at it, doesn’t it? But what about adding pantheism to the mix? Everything around us is God and God is everything (sigh)… or rather, Pantheism signifies the belief that every existing entity is, only one Being; and that all other forms of reality are either modes (or appearances) of it or identical with it.
And that’s why a solipsistic-pantheistic view on things can explain everything.

Progress report

Friday, August 25th, 2006

The upcoming NeuroArt-project: ARCHIVE – part III, “Eslöv By The Sea” is progressing in a good pace. Preparations for it’s premier performance and opening night has been taken and it’s now set to be performed for the very first time in Eslöv (in english, click here) during their “Culture Night” in september (Friday the 15:th). More info about this later.

Det kommande NeuroArt-projektet: ARKIV – Del III, “Eslöv By The Sea” – fortgår med god fart. Förberedelser för uruppförandet har tagits och det är nu bestämt att stycket ska få sin premiär i Eslöv under Kulturnatten den 15 september. Mer information om detta kommer.

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Conference on Design, Form and Architecture

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

The Ministry has been invited by the National Council for Architecture, Form and Design to partake in a Conference about two new national museums, in Stockholm 29 August. The conference shall analyse different needs around these projects, such as localisation, conditions, usage and needs from citizens and visitors.

Ministeriet har blivit inbjudet att delta i konferensen ”Arkitektur och nya museer” i Stockholm den 29 augusti. Rådet för arkitektur, form och design har bjudit in till en Startkonferens då två nya nationella museer ska etableras.

”Konferensen ska överväga vilket slags museer vårt samhälle behöver i framtiden, men också om att noggrant analysera förutsättningar, lokalisering, tillgänglighet och användning samt vilka krav medborgare och brukare ställer.”

Inevitable evolutionary development?

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006
The lack of organized religiosity could be an inevitable evolutionary development as mankind approaches true civilisation.
Or is that wishful thinking?

the Unforgivable Sin

Monday, August 21st, 2006

“The one Unforgivable Sin, the offence against one´s own integrity, is to accept anything at all simply on authority.”

Logic

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

“Logic is an organized way of going wrong with confidence.”

Reality check

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

Where are we today? The humans, the mankind. How long have we come so far? And where do we stand, regarding; science, technology and the supernatural?

In the end of the 20:th century the Roman-Catholic church actually admitted that the great visionary Galileo Galileo – was in fact right… On the other hand, religious organizations has monopolized the interpretation of the supernatural to control the human mind.

Scientists can only admit that mankind is nothing but some billion creatures sitting on a piece of solar driftwood, floating in space.

Leading physicists (Heisenberg) is stating that “mass is a physical interpretation of energy”.

It has been noted that scientists attitude towards their experiments affect the results from their experiments. Perhaps there is a connection when the quantum theory (if nothing else) states that “there is no such thing as a definite fact in science”.

The 2:nd millennia has come to an end, and the universe as a whole is beyond explanation. We have also learned that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. We are in the year of 2006. In “the age of science”. Still, the age of science has failed to explain our universe in rational terms. Scientists have to admit that the universe – is magic.

Results from World Jump Day!

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

The result of the jump from World Jump Day are here! (Finally) We have been anticipating the results for some time now from Fulda, Germany. Here it is, read more on the WJD homepage.

After analysis of all major seismographic and satellite data we have to conclude that the World Jump on the 20 July 2006 11.39.16 GMT has not caused any permanent changes in the orbital positioning or rotation of the planet earth.

Nevertheless there are scientific results suggesting that the jump had temporary effects resulting in an unusual drop of the average global temperature by drop by 0.09 degrees Celsius around 11.40:27 GMT.

Momentary partial orbital shift = 532,6 m – Momentary partial axial shift = 2.879

Furthermore, there is seismographic recordings which suggest that the highest concentration of jumpers were in Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Italy and Portugal.

Dr. Hans Niesward, who has been intensively criticized for his theory, concluded that only the uneven participation from country to country has limited the impact of the jump. He said in a recent interview:
“…if only everybody had participated like the Brazilians, the WJD (World Jump Day) theory would have been proven right…”