You: Why Dave; why now?
Me: Well, I've two talented kids; the younger mentioned my stopping with the lectures. Then enthusiastically asked, 'Dad, can I help you set up a blog?' Moments later, Me: 'OK, that's great, thinkin' they might just read it someday.
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'To say: "He is a man of truth," is to say nothing; to say: "He is a man of of," is to state an elementary truth of logic.'
Winston Davids, 1969 - Trinity College
And thanks for pianoforte: 'Anything from the 14th century on...' and at my wedding: DC, 1979.
More on that 300,000 lightyr. dia. Halo; Here’s an Idea
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(tryed to give a picture, but having trouble, so here’s the url: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap080508.html)
Ever since NASA discovered this 300,000 light year diameter ‘Baryon Halo’ (BH) surrounding our Milky Way, I have a renewed respect for the forces that play with us from infancy to old age. It occurs to me that it’s like a dance of light year sized objects as well as micron. And like a dance, no matter how complicated, no matter how large the stage or party, you always know who you are with, whose toes to avoid, how hard to squeeze and sometimes the joy of sweet neck hairs wafting makes everything seem possible.
Scorpio, astrologists tells us are ‘serious’, ‘powerful’. And both my dad and father-in-law were born under that sign. This tower of dark energy within Scorpio also would seem serious. The question whether it is within the BH is not clear. The question of whether it is moving into the BH is not answered either. Imagine this Tower moving into the BH. Is this a dance where each will find a partner, or is this a dance from a Hellish reality, like medieval soldiers storming the castle’s moat of the BH, both torus in shape and with a design to protect that which is centered within.
To give such anthropomorphic attributes to our Cosmos, our Universe has some validity in mathematical circles (after all we are part of that same Universe). Theologically, if this Hellish BH cloud of super Sun heat engages the incoming object like this Tower, wouldn’t you put your least valuable, but most violent and destructive elements in front of this threat? So even the worst criminal among us will protect us eventually, but is left isolated in a superheat microcosmic entity called a ‘Baryon’, some force which contains that negative intelligence, or that intelligence that has dedicated itself to destruction. This would seem a brilliant design, and by a designer who knows that everyone will not heed the warning for love and dedication.
It also confirms both my children’s statements when they were almost 5 years old. My daughter said, ‘Everybody goes around something’. I repeated it, but suggested ‘Everything’. She corrected me, reestablishing that ‘Everybody’ was the correct word. My son informed me with: ‘Dad, I know why bad things happen’. I turned and asked, very engagingly, ‘Why?’ He answered, ‘Because G-d lets everyone have a turn.’
Out of the Universal Mouth of Babes. My daughter classically danced for twelve years before graduating high school, in many professional productions, with one of her most favorite solos as Bo-Peep in ‘The Nutcracker’. My son, was a USA swimmer, and Varsity College swimmer as a freshman. He also did several 5K open water races, chosen by Sid Cassidy, who coached the US Open Water team in the Beijing Olympics, for an all star team here in Florida with times under 60 minutes.
Today, she teaches mathematics and he is learning neurobiology on a premed track. I am truly blessed and happy with and for them. Go ahead, tell me there is no G-d, no Design, no Dance, or no Swimming allowed.
But don’t worry, there is always a place for you in Our cosmos. Here’s a picture that inspired all this ‘dance’ and ‘swim’ metaphor… http://physicsforme.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/galaxy-dance-of-death-creates-starburst-shockwave/
And here’s a view of what seems to be either the birth of a new galaxy from the combination of two, or is this the death of two?
For people like me, who need a little ‘Primer’ to put some of this into perspective, Robert Gendler, whose pictures I delight in, has something that’s worth it, to get a perspective, to see in an instant 2.5 million years ago into our next neighbor, mate, G-d, Bride. It’s called Andromeda. So here’s the Primer; I’m going to read it too, so I can present this new BH more intelligently. http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/primer.html