Paradox by Jim Al-Khalili - book review

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Scientific paradoxes are fascinating things. Just to be clear, the definition of a paradox, thanks to my dictionary is as follows: 'a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.' The scientific paradoxes that Jim Al-Khalili talks about in this book are:

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1) The quantum physics conundrum of Schrodinger's Cat.
2) The intelligence and entropy conundrum of Maxwell's demon.
3) The existence of aliens conundrum of Fermi's Paradox.
4) The paradox of Laplace's Demon.
5) Olber's Paradox, which is 'if the universe in infinite, why is the sky dark?'

Jim also adds in a few relativity paradoxes and a statistical paradox (the game show goats and car problem).

First off, I must point out that I'm a big fan of popular science books; I find the good ones fascinating and they're a great way to learn about our universe, and so even though I was aware of Jim's approach to major topics, I still wanted to read the book because I was looking forward to reading his explanation of fascinating matters. To be clear, Jim is a fervent Scientific Materialist. In other words, he will not allow the possibility that minds or spirits can exist independently of physical things. For him and other Scientific Materialists, who dominated mainstream science, all 'thought' and 'life' is simply an illusory phenomena that comes about by the action of physical mechanisms. Read More...

Big Premonition Experiment - Update

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It's now the 12th of January and it looks as if the vivid dream's prediction of an explosion/eruption and a large cloud of black smoke in the first few days of 2019 isn't going to happen, which is a huge relief. When I read in late December that Anak Krakatoa and Mount Etna were both active, and that Anak Krakatoa had created a devastating tsunami, I was very worried that a huge eruption would take place. Fortunately, it hasn't.

What does this say about my vivid dream? So far, it would seem that the dream was just a dream. Some readers might point out that I had the dream a year-and-a-half ago and that the timing of a volcanic eruption is chaotic in nature. In other words, that small shifts over time in weather systems, acting upon each other, could alter when a destruction occurs; the so-called 'Butterfly Effect'. This would mean that the time of an eruption is fundamentally unknowable, even using psi-awareness, until close to when it actually happens. I don't know if that's true. Personally, I am defaulting to a conservative viewpoint. Unless new evidence arises, I'm concluding that my dream wasn't prescient.

Unfortunately, I don't think this lets us off the hook in terms of the likelihood of a future disaster. Climate change now seems unstoppable, according to all the scientific evidence. We should definitely therefore be planning how we're going to survive on an inhospitable Earth. We need to start constructing protective environments for ourselves and our crops, not necessarily to survive in immediately, but part of a long-term development of our survival strategy.

There is also the big issue of the Celestial Bombardment Theory. As I've explained in my Gobekli Tepi article, as well as in my Predictions of the Future article and as part of my review of Dr LaViolette's book 'Earth Under Fire' and my article on the Sphinx, there is an awful lot of evidence to indicate that the centre of our galaxy produces a wave of gravity, energy and matter every 12,900 years. This gravity-energy-matter wave has entrained the axial precession of our planet, which is why disasters are inextricably linked with our zodiacal ages. It's why our ancient civilisation seem to have made a huge effort to warn us that disaster strikes at the beginning of the ages of Leo and Aquarius and as the musical states, 'this is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius'.

Unlike the tentative periodic comet theory, this periodic gravity-energy-matter burst theory is causally linked with celestial precession. These periodic gravity bursts from the centre of our galaxy have entrained our planet's axial movement and so it's natural that the disasters occur at specific points in our planet's axial movement, specifically the two points are when our planet's axis is facing in line, either forwards or backwards, with the source of the gravity-energy waves. These are the stable node points which aren't disrupted by the gravity wave's passage.

Graham Hancock, in his recent Magicians of the Gods book, gives a different set of ancient evidence, but it comes to same conclusion, that the celestial disaster will occur between 1960 and 2040. In addition, my translation of the Mesopotamian legend, as stated in the Gobekli Tepe article, states that the disaster will occur during Polaris's closest approach to the Celestial North Pole, which occurs during this century.

Therefore, even if my vivid dream was just a dream, we've got big problems coming our way. Even if that celestial cataclysm never arrives in this century, we will still be suffering climate-change Apocalypse by 2100, if not much sooner. I have a strong suspicion that powerful groups have known this outcome for a long time and they've been preparing for it since 1959, for a variety of reasons, but I'm pretty sure they're not going to be inviting the rest of us into their shelters. We will therefore almost certainly have to survive this collapse as individuals or in small groups. If we don't, we're probably going to leave the Earth to neo-nazis, religious zealots and selfish billionaires who have made plans. Nuts! Time, I think, for us to do some prepping.