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Concluding Philosophical Comment
Zeldovich and Novikov have made the following intriguing philosophical point about the picture of the formation of a neutron star sketched here. They note that stars begin their lives as a mixture mostly of hydrogen nuclei and their stripped electrons. During a massive star's luminous phase, the protons are combined by a variety of complicated reactions into heavier and heavier elements. The nuclear binding energy released this way ultimately provides entertainment and employment for astronomers. In the end, however, the supernova process serves to undo most of this nuclear evolution. In the end, the core forms a mass of neutrons. Now, the final state, neutrons, contains less nuclear binding energy than the initial state, protons, and electrons. So where did all the energy come from when the star was shining all those millions of years? Where did the energy come from to produce the sound and the fury which is a supernova explosion? Energy is conserved; who paid the debts at the end? Answer: gravity! The gravitational potential energy of the final neutron star is much greater (negatively; that's the debt) than the gravitational potential energy of the corresponding main-sequence star (Problem 8.7). So, despite all the intervening interesting nuclear physics, ultimately Kelvin and Helmholtz were right after all! The ultimate energy source in the stars which produce the greatest amount of energy is gravity power. This is an important moral worth remembering and savoring. If we regard the neutron star as one gigantic atomic nucleus, we may also say that nuclear processes plus gravity have succeeded in converting many atomic nuclei into one nucleus. Problem 8.7 then shows that the ultimate energy source for the entire output of the star is the relativistic binding energy of the final end state.
- —The Physical Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy University Science Books, 1982, p. 157♦
Gravity is the inwardly cohering force acting integratively on all systems. Radiation is the outwardly disintegrating force acting divisively upon all systems.
- —Fuller, Buckminster ♦ Synergetics (§000.113) Macmillan, 1975
After each infinitesimal step of collapse the star has to wait until it has radiated away half of the released gravitational energy before it can continue to contract.
- —Böhm-Vitense, Erika ♦ Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics Cambridge University Press, 1992, p. 29
Depending on the initial condition of the system (initial alphabet and number of elements) the co-evolution of nested local and global hierarchies continues until the system reaches a maximum value of complexity. At least for nuclear systems a quantitative variable called "complexity" can be defined, which increases in an irreversible manner during stellar evolution (Winiwarter, 1983). This variable C is composed of an informational measure I describing the variety of the computed formulas and an energetic measure R describing the relative binding energy or "synergy" permitting the coherence of the system.
Once the maximum complexity of the system is reached, it breaks down. A catastrophic "implosion" destroys local and global hierarchical structures. In some cases—depending on the initial conditions—this "implosion" is accompanied by an "explosion" emitting computed local formulas into space. These emitted local formulas can be captured and re-entered into the initial conditions of a future gnostic cycle.
- —Dillon, John Andrew (Society for General Systems Research) ♦ Proceedings of the International Conference on Mental Images, Values, & Reality Vol. 1, Intersystems Publications, 1986, p. D-7
Class boundaries, language boundaries, gender boundaries—all this stuff is melting. The universe seems to be evolving toward ever greater connection, and the only end that can come for that process is the moment when every point is connected to every other point. This is probably the most important moment. As I understand the tree of life, it’s a metaphor for a certain kind of connectivity. It’s a global, archetypal symbol of life understood in a certain way. An example of this tree metaphor is the internet. I really think that the internet is the tip of the evolutionary iceberg. In other words, people are waiting for Jesus to come. They’re waiting for the flying saucers to bail them out. They’re waiting for Earth changes. Meanwhile, the internet is here. The internet is more life-changing than an alien invasion, and far more interesting than an Earth change. It’s here. Information is power. And, it’s the power not to build, but to dissolve what has been built—to dissolve the boundaries.
The Christmas of the year 2015 AD is the moment of the Final Jubilee because it is the cusp of the solar month of Capricorn (Goat) of a year of the Goat (2015), and the goat is a symbol of hardness, holiness ("hard as a goat's knees"):
The word “Jubilee” comes from the Hebrew “Yobel” meaning “billy goat”, in reference to theused in religious celebrations. The Jubilee is the year of the remission of sins and of suffering from sin, of reconciliation, of conversion and of sacramental penance. 365 days of solidarity, hope, justice and commitment to serving God in the spirit of joy and peace with everyone. Above all, however, the Jubilee Year is the year of Christ, the giver of life and of grace to humanity.
It is called “Holy Year” because it is celebrated with sacred rites and also because its mission is the holiness of human life.
- —Agasso, Domenico jr (Vatican City) ♦ Extraordinary Jubilee Vatican Insider, 13 March 2015
In astrology, the keyword of Capricorn is "goal", because the ancient solar calendar consisted of ten months, and the Sun passed the sign of Capricorn during the tenth month—December:
The year began in March and consisted of 10 months, six of 30 days and four of 31 days, making a total of 304 days: it ended in December, to be followed by what seems to have been an uncounted winter gap.
7. an intention or aim.
8. the object for which a thing exists; purpose.
9. an outcome or result.
10. termination of existence; death.
- —Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
Thus, the words "goal" and "goat" are not only homographic, but also essentially synonymic.
The end of anything, that for sake of which anything exists, can hardly be separated from the perfection of that thing ...
In the same way the End mixes itself up with the efficient cause, the desire for the end gives the first impulse of motion, the final cause of anything becomes identical with the good of that thing, so that the end and the good become synonymous terms. And this is not only the case with regard to individual objects, but all nature and the whole world exist for the sake of, and in dependence on, their final cause, which is the good. This, existing as an object of contemplation and desire, though itself immovable, moves all things. And so the world is rendered finite, for all nature desiring the good and tending towards an end is harmonised and united.
- —The Ethics of Aristotle Vol. 1, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1866, p. 172♦
Since God is the good, the words "God" and "goat" are not only homophonic, but also essentially synonymic. And, since God makes nature harmonized and united, the goat is the ultimate symbol of synergy—the summit of perfection.
An astrological year begins at the moment of the vernal equinox, when the Sun enters the sign of Aries. The planetary positions at the beginning of a year determine the character of the entire year. The astrological year of 2015 AD begins at 22:46 GMT of 20 March 2015 AD. 13 hours earlier, at 09:46:46 GMT of 20 March 2015 AD, there is a total solar eclipse—a symbol of the Mystical Marriage. A total solar eclipse, preceding the beginning of an astrological year by less than 48 hours, has not happened since at least 1943 AD.
A total solar eclipse is a particularly intense new moon. On the scale of a year, the moment of new moon corresponds to the beginning of the solar month of Capricorn (the winter solstice), when the sun is "eclipsed" and the Earth's insolation is lowest. On the scale of the duodennial cycle, Capricorn corresponds to the year of the Goat. 2015 AD is a year of the Goat and begins with a total solar eclipse, which makes its caprinity particularly intense; the year's caprinity peaks on 31 December, in the month of Capricorn.
- ↑ Why is the Potential Energy Negative? HyperPhysics
- ↑ ♦ The Inflationary Universe Beam Line, fall 1997, p. 18 ♦ "Mechanically such a negative pressure corresponds to a suction, which does not sound like something that would drive the Universe into a period of rapid expansion."
- ↑ Harrison, E. R. ♦ Cosmology Cambridge University Press, 2000, p. 475 ♦ "Electrons are wavelike and do not behave in a commonsense corpuscular way like billiard balls, and the classical electron radius is not a meaningful measurement of electron size."
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 βαφή, βάπτω An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon
- ↑ Martin, Dale B. ♦ Sex and the Single Savior Presbyterian Publishing, 2006, pp. 44–45
- ↑ Pengilly, Richard ♦ The Scripture Guide to Baptism Andrew & John M. Duncan, 1822, pp. 14–15
- ↑ ENIAC: The Birth of the Information Age Popular Science, March 1996
- ↑ The ENIAC Effect: Dawn of the Information Age ENIAC Museum
 External links
- Terence McKenna's interview Hawaii, October 1998