By Brian George
Here today; gone tomorrow
“Soma has climbed up in us, expanding. We have come to the place where they stretch out life-spans.”—From “We Have Drunk the Soma,” The Rig Veda
“Newton even devised an anagram of his name as a pseudonym (‘Isaacus Neuutonus’ becoming ‘Jeova sanctus unus’), which allowed him to exchange manuscripts with his correspondents while remaining anonymous, despite widespread speculation.”—Alain Bauer, from “Isaac Newton's Freemasonry; The Alchemy of Science and Mysticism”
You wrote, “Belief in aliens, god, or anything esoteric is stupid. Why don't you guys just drop this stupid crap—so unimportant. You guys are just crazy. Haven't you even heard Bill Nye the Science Guy’s view on this stuff? He says it’s all baloney.”
I would grant, yes, that Science has taken a few baby steps towards “objectivity”, but the problem is that scientists may be still not objective enough. Civility prevents them from deploying their big guns. Many a theory of impure origin has gained access to the Institute.
Thus “objective methodology” should compel us to discard the last 50 years of genetic research, since Crick was high on LSD when he first “discovered” the double-helix structure of DNA. Kekule dreamed of a Uroboros—a snake eating its own tail—which prompted him to arrange the 6 atoms of Benzene into a ring. No more of that! Such Jungian molecules can no longer be allowed.
Newton’s decades-long infatuation with Alchemy and Kabbalah should give us pause, and force us to question the legitimacy of the “Principia.” While we’re at it, we should probably throw out the Pythagorean Theorem, since Pythagoras was a believer in transmigration—there were 4 past versions of Pythagoras, plus the 5th—and he quite unreasonably subjected his followers to a taboo against eating beans.
We must strengthen our collective will to expunge the dangerousness of the “Zero”—that so called “number”; without which there would be no differential calculus, or so the 18th century has led us to believe. We must once again learn how to get along without it. For the Zero is, as Alain Bauer argues, “a strange and terrifying concept”, and one “rejected by (almost) all the thinkers of the ancient world.”
For—as we know beyond the shadow of a doubt—a number cannot be “nothing” and simultaneously “infinite.”
If we allow for the introduction of such revolutionary concepts, then there is no telling where the “laws” of Physics will end up, or if any laws will be left. It is possible, of course, that we have already fought this battle—in a universe that is long ago and far away.
Crick, is that you banging around, and could you pass a message to Watson for me? Always “finding” things that he does not return, Tesla seems to have made off with my E-Meter.