Friday, December 31, 2010

Quantum Corrections

When making a comment on a blog I follow regularly, where Schrödinger's Cat was brought to my attention, it had me to wonder, how the quantum reality has changed our view of the world? For instance the old saying is “Curiosity killed the cat” which was to mean that the cat’s curiosity can be its undoing. Now of course with the revelations of Quantum Theory it is the observer's curiosity which can kill the cat, rather than its own. This had me to imagine what other famous quotes could be so altered by this new reality with the one found below coming to mind.

”Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive!”
-Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17.

Now today this would have to be changed to read:

Oh what an entangled web we unweave,
When first we practice to perceive!”
-Phil Warnell, Quantum Quote Corrections (2010)- all rights conserved

I wish all a Happy New Year and Paradigm Shift! :-)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Is There Trouble in The Forest?

There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their please.

The trouble with the maples,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.

There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light.
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.

-The Trees, by Rush ( Hemispheres) 1987

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Will Artificial Intelligence Ever be Able to Discern the Truth?

The following is simply a comment I first attempted to post in response to a piece written in the blog Dialogos of Eide. However it appears that as has happened one time before with another blog the comment was automatically rejected by the anti-spam filter which is now a standard component of Blogger. Although this leaves me somewhat frustrated it indicates to me that the dream of creating artificial intelligence is of yet to be realized if not impossible.

Hi Plato,

As you say in Plato’s conception the guardians would be deemed being so solely on the basis of ‘
merit’, which would have this employment of meritocracy to form the bases of both governance and general guidance. However it has always been a question for me what Plato thought ‘merit’ to be, that is as it is now mostly considered in the west or rather as it is thought of in the eastern conception.

I consider this important as I find if the former be the case, than ultimately the lie if revealed would be to find that the components of society have no compassion at all, yet strictly having all as self serving; although indiscernible with only the use of metrics. However if merit is held to be as in the eastern conception, then the lines between self and others blur to the point of having no meaning, in which case compassion born of empathy need not be an act dependant on a lie, yet one necessitated by truth.

The thing being that Plato as revealed in his writings never referenced to anything being known as the “noble lie” and therefore I find it interesting to wonder if he was simply the first ‘’
objectivist or rather did consider quality as being inseparable from good. With all I’ve read of him I’m almost certain it be the last to be true, as otherwise the rest of his teachings would become illogical and if nothing else I find him certainly to be logical.



Sunday, May 9, 2010


On this day thoughts of our mothers come to mind, which lends a sense of gratitude for those who are responsible for each of us finding ourselves in the world; that in it holding so much meaning as to what is born out of a hopeful continuance of existence and purpose. So I would like to thank all the mothers of the world today, along with the one who has them best represented of all; being the Mother of Invention.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

From Where Springs Hope?

I so love spring, as with it comes the promise and demonstration of renewal. That as it marking the time for us to leave our fortresses of safety and solitude, as to venture out once again in search of the joy found only in discovery. It has often been reminded that hope springs eternal, yet so often forgotten that spring itself is the harbinger of hope, with having us all as its harvesters to benefit.