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|From the star wars homepage. Yoda|
is a Jedi Master, and supercute. I want
one for christmas!
Einstein showed that time and space are malleable structures whose appearance depends on the observer's motion states. This truth was further developed, space and time can also be distorted and bent due to the presence of matter or energy. Gravity can move from one place to another. It sounds like something one learns from Yoda in the Jedi school on the planet Coruscant (for those of you who may be Star Wars).
"String theory is, strictly speaking, the history of space and time since Einstein. Most of us take for granted that our universe has three spatial dimensions. But that is not according to string theory, which argues that our universe has many more dimensions than those we see, the dimensions are tightly curled in the universe ‘s pleated fabric. "
Jedi Knights are taught that not everything is as it looks. This seems to be correct according to modern physics. How many dimensions are rolled up right in front of us? The physicists have worked on this and the number of "extra" dimensions have varied over the years. Right now it is believed that there are 11 dimensions all in all, including our three dimensions and time.
How to relate the string theory to our world that we see and can interact with? Matter consists of atoms which in turn are composed of quarks and electrons (there are a whole bunch of different small particles). All these particles are actually tiny vibrating strings. What has previously been seen as a point, is now perceived as a movement. The string theory explains distinct characteristics of various small particles that these reflect the different ways that a string can vibrate.
Everything is dancing to different rhythms, like Robyn sings the song "We Dance to the Beat". String theory seems to be the longed-for "theory of everything". I have read some physics at university level but despite that string theory is more understandable when I think about what they are talking about Star Wars. Yoda would fit up there on the podium.
The conference live streamed from; http://www-conference.slu.se/strings2011/
There is an associated site to Brian Greene’s work called The elegant universe. It conveys knowledge of the vibrating universe we live in, here are videos and information for teachers who want to use them in their teaching;
Robyn's song We Dance to the Beat; http://www.robyn.com/wedancetothebeat/
Do not know who Yoda is so check out www.starwars.com
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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Monday, June 20, 2011
Apple seed and apple thorn,
Wire, briar, limber lock
Three geese in a flock
One flew East
One flew West
And one flew over the cuckoo's nest
This is the rhyme that inspired the book and later the film "one flew over the cuckoo's nest" (according to wikipedia) about institutionalization of the human mind. You could say that mental illness and creativity does the opposite, deinsitutionlize it, liberates it. I might be the same neurological processes that are involved, and if so why is it expressed in different ways in different humans?
I am just playing with the how future of psychiatry could look. Instead of trying to kill whatever processes we think are responsible, could their expressions be manipulated? I know people who rely on neuropharmacological treatment to be able to leave their house so I am not having a go at the medical industry (well maybe a bit). I am playing with the thought of instead of hitting what we want to kill, we could hit something that change how the process is expressed in the individual. Can it be supported and other pathways be manipulated...
Yes it is way out and probably wrong....outside the box...hmmm.....should I be worried?
|No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. |
The Image of Jack Nicholson comes from girlsonfilm.blogspot.com