Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Words have no meaning only interpretations

The law is many things.

It is a digital probe into humanity.  

... a discrete constraint on behavior in a continuous world.  

... the way we settle disputes without extra-legal violence.

... a marker of our progress on the road to civilization.  

Saturday, September 12, 2020

My god

There are many solutions to the cosmic equation and God may be part of some but not of mine, other than as that which unifies us all with each other with other creatures and with the world . if this is God then I am a believer .

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Framed Bubble Sculptures

From the wikipedia page on Calculus of Variations
Plateau's problem requires finding a surface of minimal area that spans a given contour in space: a solution can often be found by dipping a frame in a solution of soap suds. Although such experiments are relatively easy to perform, their mathematical interpretation is far from simple: there may be more than one locally minimizing surface, and they may have non-trivial topology.  

(Consider the many worlds interpretation of QM)  In different worlds (or on different dips) we find a variety of framed bubble sculptures.  (Engineering issues aside)  Could the realized configuration be interpreted as a reflection of a path through the many worlds.   The bubble sculptures themselves are an emergent phenomenon.  Could the realized configuration be a function of inherently random quantum fluctuations.  

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Can Trump do what Trump has done?

Armed thugs are in cities around the country.  Trump has brought our Iron Boot home.  He has made the need for choice clear.    Can Trump do what Trump has done?  He has sent armed goons into cities around the country. 

Localities have complained and the courts have sided with Trump, so far.  There will, of course be places where the courts disagree, perhaps in CA, perhaps in NY.  Trump might choose to obey the court or not. 

If Trump obeys that court, it goes to the Supremes.

If the Supremes support Trump, I expect no election.

If they don't support Trump, he will rail against the Supremes (who will bask in their 'independence'), continue vilifying democrats and widely denying access in the many Republican controlled states, might manage an electoral victory.

If he looses, ask the military.  

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

A night's discovery

It is hot and humid here. My phone claims not, but my body is. Hot and humid. My cave is a garret and my water two floors down. I am old and thirsty and it is not close. I walk down the stairs, religiously holding banisters, one left and one right. One does not want to end a heap on the floor. As I return to the batfry, the hairs rise on my arms and I think not my lover's ex-husbands ghost returned but static electricity. As I drag my damp hands along the wooden banisters I accumulate quite a charge, realizing it gave me quite a charge as well.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Coronavirus, Aptil 21

Coronavirus is here.  My life goes on: somewhere between dream and beyond.  And what do I think of but Bernie as Biden's Director of Pandemic Response.
I listen to Harari's class and think of the changes as if in a different dimension.

Humankind lives in a world of dreams shaped by words: god, baryon, evil, gravity, ethics, news, travel, terror, carbon, freedom, greed, enemy, consciousness, measurement, family.  Some words have interpretations which can be discussed mathematically; we call those discussions science.  Some words do not: we call those discussions, humanities.  Science does not tell us how to behave, that is the realm of the humanities; however, it gives us information to help us understand and evaluate potential actions.