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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Does laughter hold the key to human consciousness? | Aeon Essays

Does laughter hold the key to human consciousness? | Aeon Essays

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This is Graviton Ring. I call this podcast Free Thought, the sense of humor.

There were several sources on the web, which talked about the reasons behind the human sense of humor.

One key factor is the ability to suspend one's concept of reality temporarily. Amazingly, as many as half of the people hearing a joke cannot see the humor because they see the imaginary conditions in the joke as real.

Especially if there are some gory details in the joke. The sticklers for reality may actually be offended by the attempt to make them laugh.

During my first attempt to write a science fiction movie script, I consulted many different sources about the story and the proper form for screenplays. One very credible source with a good track record offered to evaluate my story and possibly offer some of the accepted standards of writing as a service, in which they might actually ghostwrite the story.

In the evaluation, the reviewer stated that one key aspect in my science fiction story was unbelievable. My first thought was that the reviewer was joking or perhaps testing my resolve to defend the story under critical analysis. Whatever the reviewers reason was for the incredible analysis, fortunately my instructor in screenwriting offered to do the ghostwriting and to make sure the industry standards of structuring a professional screenplay were followed.

The reviewer of the incredible analysis charged me about 150 dollars. The ghostwriting service arranged by my instructor received fifteen hundred dollars. My instructor received another fifteen hundred dollars to review the ghostwriting. The Management Service which my instructor arranged received an additional fee of six thousand dollars.

Simply believing in my story as it was intended to be, a work of fiction, was worth about 60 times the unbelief.

My opinion about this phenomena of suspending or not suspending reality temporarily, in order to consider something as humorous or fictional, is that humans in Western Culture are often polarized into right or left brain thinking. In addition, Western Culture seems to favor either or thinking in any circumstance.

Some documentaries displayed the right brain state, which was confirmed by brain scans, as one in which the person experiencing right brain thinking often rejected any changes in the testing situation. This seems unusual to me because right brain thinking is often associated with artistic abilities such as music and art. However jazz music and abstract art were often criticized during their introduction into the mainstream.

Left brain thinking is often associated with science and logic. Recently, in my experience while communicating with members of the scientific community, I have often encountered a similar disparity. Some scientists who refuse to think about new theories or changes in accepted theories seem to be expressing the same right brain need to resist changes.

Perhaps we spend part of our time in right brain thinking, such as during a brainstorming session, to think about new ideas and then use logic and science to refine the results of the brainstorming. Whatever happens in general with our thought processes we also seem to have considerable control over our free thoughts.

Even though there are many similarities, such as predictable dumb creatures in pulp science fiction, there are always new ideas that fascinate fans. In particular, for me, the real science of understanding how many different ways there might be for sentient creatures to gather intelligence, many of which were portrayed on The Science Channel, is enlightening and may even provide clues to the past or future developments by nature or nurture in human ways of thinking.

We all drink from the same fountain of wisdom. I'm Graviton Ring.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Neurotheology: This Is Your Brain On Religion : NPR

Neurotheology: This Is Your Brain On Religion : NPR '...I think we have to be careful about concluding too fast one way or the other, either for the pro-religious or for the anti-religious, what the nature of these experiences are and how they affect us and what the true nature of the reality is...'  Dr. ANDREW NEWBERG Author, Principles of Neurotheology

Transcript of the podcast above, After Death Communication.
There have been several after death events in my life. The first one I can recall was about age 7 in 1945 a few years after my uncle was killed in the US Army as described in another blog post. The other events happened much more closely to the actual date of the death of a friend or family member and were just brief encounters such as a smell or an unexpected encounter with a bird. The first event that clearly changed my life is described below. The editor described below is Charles T. Tart, Ph.D. This article first appeared on his website, T.A.S.T.E., The Archives of Scientists' Transcendent Experiences.

Anthony Chipoletti (real name) graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980 with a BS degree that included training in Chemistry, Biology and Psychology. He was employed for a time in Pittsburgh in 1968 as a medical research technician in hematology and hemophilia research with Jessica Lewis, who discovered Factor VIII. Financial and family needs kept him from further graduate education and he was employed as a researcher in the media industry. 

Beyond the Light, by Anthony Chipoletti.
Early in 1995, about one year before my mother's death, December 14, 1995, I saw a copy of the book Beyond the Light, written by P. M. H. Atwater. I seemed to have many of the personal attributes of the people she described as near death survivors. I could not clearly recall any NDE event except for a brief childhood episode after tonsil surgery under ether;
I wrote to her, and she sent seminar details;

I also realized that the medical community and other folks around Pittsburgh PA were interested or involved in NDE research. For example, one of the local hospitals was cooling bodies of patients, and repairing their blood vessels near the brain stem. Patients who survived lost all awareness of who they were, and any other personal identity, including other skills such as reading and writing.

Dr. Atwater's research seemed to me to include reputable sources in the scientific and medical communities.

In May of 1996, six months after my mother's death on December 14, 1995, and very near my mother's birthday on May 9, I was preparing for a visit to the city of Pittsburgh by P. M. H. Atwater.

Atwater had given me three names and phone numbers to call for background information on her near death research, which she was scheduled to speak about in June 1996 at my invitation.

My first call was to a gentleman who hosted near death seminars in his home for many years. He was a dedicated skeptic and did not believe the experience was real.

The second person was the mother of a young son. She and her son experienced an unusual event, and had been featured on a television show. However, she felt that people would inflate their experiences to get attention, as she did.

The third call lasted about thirty minutes. I do not recall any of the conversation. The woman had experienced a profound near death event, however, she sought no publicity and received none.

As soon as I hung up the phone after the third call, my room, which is about nine feet high and twelve feet square, lit up with a wonderful, pale light. I had risen from my chair, just after the call, and immediately sat back down. The light lasted about twenty minutes, then went away.
About one year after my Light experience, I asked P. M. H. Atwater if she had informed her friend about it. She stated that the Light experience had happened to many others after speaking with her friend, so she had not mentioned mine!

The website of the third person, Nancy Clark

My letter from Nancy Clark.

Contributor's Comments on the Experience:

Editor: Were there any psychological effects of the light?

My psychological interpretation of the light was that it consisted of, or included, the spiritual presence of my mother, who had died about six months before the light appeared;

Editor: As described, it just sounds like a curiosity. Perhaps that's all it was, I don't want to put words in your mouth, but perhaps there were other effects?

There were no other effects;

Editor: And did the light seem to have a source, interact with whatever illumination was already in the room (what was that?), be sourceless, or what?

The light did not seem to me to have a physical source, nor interact with any physical aspect; The room was lit with a bare 100 watt bulb in a mid ceiling fixture; The home is probably built around 1930 or 1940 and has been renovated.

The light fixture is not modern and dates probably from the 1950s or even the original building; it has no adjustments nor shades, simply 120 volts and a ceramic bulb receptor;
When we moved into the home, around 1990, I cleaned the dust from the ceiling fixture and reconnected the house wires to the electrical connections at the base of the fixture, which is metal.

This Beyond the Light article was first published on T.A.S.T.E., The Archives of Scientists' Transcendent Experiences.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Stone Spirit, Killed in Action

Stone Spirit

by Anthony Chipoletti

Parts of me have turned to stone,

and my only joy is being alone.

Other parts dissolve from me

into the next reality.

Only my spirit truely lives,

where other spirits always give

wholesomeness to who I am.

Killed in Action (KIA).

B-17G 42-97578 stalled after take off for a flight to Deenethorpe and crashed into a barracks on 24 Mar 1944.

Tragedy In Yelden In 1944

The Yelden crash is extensively documented within Bill Donald's book JOHN BURN ONE-ZERO-FIVE

This ship was a radar equipped PFF (Pathfinder) and was designated to be flown by another crew of the 401st BG as lead ship in the mission to Schweinfurt. Pilot Sellers and his crew were to fly the plane from their base at Chelveston, across to the 401st BG at Deenethorpe during the early morning hours of the 24th. The ship would then have been flown by an experienced PFF crew on the mission to Schweinfurt.

However the B17 crashed on take off near the village of Yeldon England, she was fully loaded with both fuel and bombs ready for the next days mission. 21 people were killed including the crew of 11, 8 servicemen of the 1121 Quartermaster company barracked in the village and two civilian children perished in the incident, Edwin Keith and Monica Ruth Phillips. killed in their families bungalow.

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1121st Quartermaster Company,

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Sargeant Nils S. Johnson
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Sargeant Edward W. Dell
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Corporal Sebastion J. Attilio
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Corporal Robert Paul McClain
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Private First Class Michael R. Arato
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Private First Class Arnold N. Chipoletti
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Private First Class William Loren Dickerson
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Private First Class Frank J. Amato
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My Uncle Private First Class Arnold Neal Chipoletti

Gravestone of my uncle at Greenwood Cemetery in Lower Burrell Pennsylvania 1 5 0 6 8

Monday, January 8, 2018

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In the mid-1990s, I met P. M. H. Atwater who's a near-death researcher.

She said that near-death experiences are not necessary to change all of the things which happen in the most profound near-death experience can happen in everyday life. All you have to do is realize you have this set of continuums.

I use an example, there are an infinite set of continuums, you can define yourself as a total free thinker, you can define yourself on any continuum, you can define yourself as an infinite mind with absolute intangibility, or you can go along this whole continuum to you are a physical body with no intangible stuff.

So there's always that continuum, but that is not the only continuum. There are a billion other ways to think of yourself as something, star stuff as Carl Sagan used to say we are made out of star stuff.

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Children and grandsons of Rosina Trasente and Antonio Chipoletti, Weido, Nunzio [in Marine uniform], Sylvio, Rosina, Frank [my father], Antonio, Neal [top row], Millie, Bea, Betty Jane [in front], Yolanda, her son Don Bertino, and me [about to pee my pants :) ] at 410 17th Street Arnold PA 15068 about 1941.
Children and grandsons of Rosina Trasente and Antonio Chipoletti, Weido, Nunzio [in Marine uniform], Sylvio, Rosina, Frank [my father], Antonio, Neal [top row], Millie, Bea, Betty Jane [in front], Yolanda, her son Don Bertino, and me [about to pee my pants :) ] at 410 17th Street Arnold PA 15068 about 1941.

This site is written by myself, Anthony Chipoletti. Almost every link on this site goes to free web
articles or web pages that add information to my topics. I hope the topics will be of some help.
My audios were recorded years ago, so many of the references mentioned may no longer exist.
I have added many new references to the blog posts here, and I update this site when possible.

The goal of this site is to express my belief that I am an intangible observer of everything physical, including myself. As an observer, I never become the observed. I create my physical existence by observing it.

Listen to my audio The simplicity of spiritual life.

Listen to "EPISODE 3 - The simplicity of spiritual life" on Spreaker.

This is an edited transcript of The simplicity of spiritual life:

This is Graviton Ring. I call this podcast: Freethought, The simplicity of life.

The spirit, in my opinion, is very simple. Are you aware of yourself and of others? That awareness is your spirit. It had no beginning. It has no ending. No one gave it to you. No one can take it away. It has always existed exactly as it does now and it always will exist exactly as it is now. It never goes anywhere. There is no place to go.

The spirit of awareness simply is the way any sentient being observes reality. The spirit is not physical in any way. It observes the physical reality. The physical reality is completely different from the spirit. However, the spirit and the physical reality cannot exist without each other.

The human body or any aspect of the physical reality obviously appears and disappears while changing constantly. The spirit simply observes these changes. There are infinite sets of changes in the physical reality. There are also infinite sets of new observations in the spiritual reality.

The only thing required for the spirit to do is to pay attention to reality.

If there is any need for a moral structure in religion or society, then the laws of such a structure are always about the physical reality. How could any laws tell anyone how to think or how to see reality? The spirit of awareness does not need any laws. It does not do anything except see the physical reality. The human body needs laws and moral values. Maybe a structured society when there is a large number of humans alive.

However, that was not always the case. Life was meant to be simple. The simplicity of life is that we consist of a spirit of awareness. The physical reality seems to be a part of who we are. However, the spirit, in my opinion, is the actual way we are.

The physical reality, including the human body, appears and disappears and evolves over billions of years. The spirit simply continues to do what it does now, it observes these changes. There are no spiritual laws. Laws are about humanity and physical reality. Spirit is simply intangible, infinite, eternal awareness.

There are additional references in the text portion of this site. They may or may not agree with me.

This is Graviton Ring. We all drink from the same fountain of wisdom.

Reference: QUOTE: '.time and space are tools of the mind.' Does Time Really Exist?
Quote is from the article on the website:
Biocentrism theory of Dr. Robert Lanza.

Exploring Biocentrism with Bob Berman.
Inquire Within Podcast By Darren Main.

My own opinion about our freedom to choose is that we have the ability to define ourselves as an observer. Everyone has the freedom to define their own awareness from their own point of view. There might be billions of different ways to observe reality. Just as there are a billion different stars. There are also billions of ways to define what we observe. There are obviously billions of objects which can be observed.

The question for science to answer now seems to be exactly how are any physical objects created. Or perhaps, whether what is observed is actually physical or simply perceived to be physical. Identifying awareness as solely a physical object might limit our freedom to choose.

My opinions are often based on ideas such as the ones at this site: The Philosophy of Objectivism One of the ideas there that I particularly like is that it is undeniable that we exist, have an identity, and are aware of reality. Also that these three axioms are indeed undeniable, however, they are not self-evident. Rather that nothing is self-evident because everything must be tested by reality.

I added many Reference web links in the transcript of the interview with Sue Grandys and added my comments to clarify what I was thinking at the time.

Most of what is here is simply my own opinion, which can change from time to time. I think it is wise to believe in one's own experiences, and whatever science can prove. Please forgive me if any of my opinions seem to be unreasonable. Everyone should be free to express their opinions, and have the right to change them when they choose. Enjoy! - Anthony Chipoletti

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

The illusion of time

The speed of light time.

Photo: Big Ben At Night with light trails caused by two double deckers passing by.

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The speed of light time

Does Light Experience Time? And Other Riddles. By Paul Sutter.

Listen to my audio of the illusion of time.

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This is an edited transcript of my audio.

My real life experience showing me my brain needed weeks to construct the present moment. Inside the brain the so-called future may actually be the past. The brain needs a long time to construct the present moment. The event below happened to me in the mid 1990s which was about 50 years after I had a near death experience at age seven. I was working through PMH Atwater's book FUTURE MEMORY. You can find the book with a web search. James van Avery has an experiment which PMH Atwater thoroughly outlines in the book.

Here is a description of the James van Avery experiment.

I worked through the experiment VERY SLOWLY over several days. I let everything marinate in my mind. The outcome of the lesson was a picture which I drew in pencil on a piece of typewriter paper. I set it aside for several weeks. There was an internet workshop at Verizon Corporate offices in Pittsburgh PA which I attended about a month later. When I arrived at the Verizon office building there were about 20 people already seated in the presentation room. As soon as I sat down, I got chills and goosebumps!

This room was in the pencil drawing which I had drawn last month. I dismissed the idea of seeing the future because something directly in front of me in my drawing was MISSING. Then a few seconds before the demonstration began two young women arrived LATE to the lecture. They quickly grabbed two chairs for themselves, AND PLACED THE CHAIRS EXACTLY WHERE THE CHAIRS AND THE WOMEN WERE DRAWN DURING MY EXPERIMENT.

Years later I realized I was actually seeing the past. My brain was very slow at constructing the moment of the lecture. It cannot catch up to the speed of infinite awareness EVER. It just sees a movie filmed a LONG TIME AGO. I did actually experience the lecture exactly as it happened except my brain needed all of the so-called future to get the movie of the lecture ready to be seen.

I USUALLY DISAGREE WITH almost any interpretation of events like this experience. My motto is LET'S AGREE TO DISAGREE. One IMPORTANT DETAIL, my drawing was a MIRROR IMAGE of the actual scene. I had to flip the paper over and view it from the back to align the actual scene as it appeared to me during the lecture.

During my experiment and the actual event, the earth traveled 50 million miles in 30 earth days, however light took only 4 or 5 seconds to travel 50 million miles, what did my brain do in those 50 million miles ??

My brain was experiencing 30 days of earth time while the actual event happened in only a few seconds from the time I drew the mirror image of the event and the actual experience of the event...
the earth traveled 50 million miles in 30 earth days

Writer's note: This episode answered for me, why I had nightmares about President Kennedy being killed in Dallas for about a month before he was actually assassinated while I was working in the Pentagon.

My audio of a brief summary of time at Talk Shoe.

Free Thought, a brief summary of time.

This is Graviton Ring. I call this podcast: Free Thought, a brief summary of time.

I consider myself to be an absolutely free thinker. I believe there is nothing preconceived nor dogmatic anywhere at all in the infinite universe. The physical reality is bound by a type of dogma, however I define that dogma as chaos within the irreversibility of time.

Any dogma in the physical cosmos is a record of the past. I believe there are no real-time events in the physical cosmos, only a history of past events. Real-time events happen in every instant, an entire infinite set of new experiences without pausing nor  repeating.

Any God, in my opinion, would have to be exactly the same as any other sentient being: an intangible observer of this infinite set of new experiences. An intangible observer, by my definition, cannot ever be observed.

The physical cosmos may have existed forever, in what cosmologists now call the eternal universe. It seems that the observers must have existed forever as well. Eternal inflation and self-reproduction of the universe is a phrase that I learned from Andre Linde,
a well-known and respected cosmologist.

This brings me to my new motto: Let's all agree to disagree. In other words, every observer has the ability to think freely from their own point of view about anything and everything.

From my point of view, we can improve the physical reality, however, we cannot make it perfect. There is perfection in the real-time events because they happen without repeating themselves. Improving the physical reality is possible only by correcting our misconceptions about real-time events.

We all drink from the same fountain of wisdom. I am Graviton Ring.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

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What if the Big Bang, which is assumed to have created our cosmos, actually destroyed our spiritual freedom, trapping us as physical entities bound to the fabric of the time-space continuum for billions of light years? A young scientist, hoping to improve the quality of life for elderly people, has discovered new information about human DNA that might free us from this ancient bondage.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Universe, Multiverse, Information, Andrei Linde and the Biggest Discovery of All Time

The Basis of the Universe May Not Be Energy or Matter but Information, Big Think. In this radical view, the universe is a giant supercomputer processing particles as bits.

Can science define itself? Can the human mind define itself? From what point of view do we define our lives? How are we aware that we are tangible? What is the source of our awareness of anything?

Listen to my audio, My definition of science, at Talk Shoe.

Listen to "EPISODE 5 - My definition of science" on Spreaker.

My definition of science, This is Graviton Ring.

I wanted to say a little more about my definition of science.

Many of my professors at the many universities which I attended from 1956 to 1980 were great scientists. They lived in the century of science the 1900's, the age of Albert Einstein, Niles Bohr and countless geniuses whose legacy we have inherited.

I hope I can carry the same respect for scientific method, and the realization that reality is always different than the math, and math is always different from reality. Reality and math both have elements that are real and unreal. An unreal element in science today might be a string of energy, a quark, or whatever happens to be defined as the current building block of information, matter or energy.

One mystery, from my point of view, is that many people who claim to be an authority on science have a more obsessive set of ideas than many fundamentalists religionists.

Dogma simply does not exist in my idea of reality or science. There is nothing absolutely true nor absolutely perfect. These are concepts that I think we humans use to prevent having to say that we just do not know why. Why anything exists at all or why anything happens the way it happens. We just do not know the cause of existence.

Of course my opinion is that there is no cause because everything has existed forever and will continue to exist forever. Stuff simply changes its form from time to time. This is obvious to me. There is nothing that I have ever experienced which could prove that any preconceived dogma exists, whether it is called science, religion or whatever.

There seems to be only one predictable aspect of life. Everything in the physical reality changes. Whether these changes are called scientific evolution, biblical prophecy or simply historical development, the facts seem to be obvious. Change happens everywhere, to everything.

What stays the same, in my opinion, is the awareness that we all have of an infinite universe, and the awareness of every detail within that universe.

There is such a bias in western culture to either-or thinking that we seem to be unable to understand that both infinitely large and infinitely small aspects of life can be contemplated and taken care of at the same time.

Science and religion are not really different in that aspect. Both of these ways of thinking often include infinitely large and infinitely small ideas. No particular way of thinking has a complete and final proof of anything, in my opinion.

There are always unanswered questions within any discipline.

This is why I admire Michelle Martin, and her idea that the enemy of faith is not doubt, but the enemy of faith is certainty. The fact is we do not know the cause of existence, nor do we know what will happen in the next nanosecond. Hopefully we have faith in wellness. Wellness, in my opinion, is a spiritual aspect of life.

Our awareness of existence is the same as our spiritual existence. There are no mysteries to spiritual awareness. It simply is what it seems to be, the understanding that an infinite universe exists. We are that universe in every aspect of it and in every aspect of ourselves. As Alan Watts said, we cannot separate ourselves from it in any way.

Where else would we go?

Alan Watts: What is the self?

Self defined not as individual ego, but the whole universe. MIKE COLAGROSSI, 04 April, 2019

We are woven into the tangible and intangible reality. Our thoughts may be free, however, I think we are physically anchored in some ways. The physical aspects of life simply allow us to focus on the local experiences of everyday life. There is no reason to ignore the infinite universe in order to pay attention to everyday life, nor any reason to ignore everyday life to pay attention to the infinite universe. They are woven together as well.

As humans, or whatever you believe yourself to be, a spiritual entity or a soul created by your particular idea of a creator god, we are integrated into the entire experience of infinite mind. I have no idea with the infinite mind is exactly. The experience and knowledge that we all gather and share from our everyday life might be our infinite mind.

Many of my professors experienced and shared firsthand knowledge about their lives. One particular adventure which one of my professors saw in East Africa was a swarm of locusts, one mile wide, one half mile high at the center, and tapering off for about three or four miles in length. The swarm was moving through the Rift Valley. My professor remarked that there was nothing left in the trail of the swarm except tiny grains of sand.

All the math and science in the world could not count the number of locusts in that swarm nor the number of grains of sand in the desert. Reality cannot be measured with absolute perfection in math, science nor with any perfect answers.

Science is a template which can be used to estimate reality, however, in my opinion, reality never repeats itself nor pauses for anything. This idea is simply my own observation. Reality happens right here, right now. Science, religion or any set of knowledge is about past events, which do not even exist anymore. The past is a fantasy and an illusion, which I think allows us humans to feel some comfort and connection to each other and to the whole reality.

I'm not saying that fantasy and illusion are evil or even useless. On the contrary I believe that fantasy and illusion are simply ways that we entertain ourselves. I am a Star Trek fan and a Gene Roddenberry want-to-be. My movie script is pure fantasy, an idea that I have had for a long time, that we are stuck in our physical existence.

Our spiritual experiences are integrated into our physical existence. However, for some reason we seem to think that we can only experience one or the other at different times.

I think we experience both our spiritual and physical existence at the same time, all the time.

YouTube video of Multiverse: One Universe or Many?

Andrei Linde on the Big Bang and the biggest discovery of all time Quote One of the biggest theoretical advances during this difficult period was Linde’s work on the multiverse.. Unquote

Parallel Worlds, M theory, String Theory, Dr. Michio Kaku
Host Dr. Michio Kaku chats with Simon Singh and Spencer Wells on the topics of Origin Of The Universe and Origin Of The Human Race. Duration:00:58:43

About Science Friday. Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff.
Science Friday

'... quantum experiment suggests there’s no such thing as objective reality Physicists have long suspected that quantum mechanics allows two observers to experience different, conflicting realities. Now they’ve performed the first experiment that proves it. Article by Emerging Technology from the arXiv, March 12, 2019

My audio at Buzzsprout, Human experiences and the speed of light.   

This is an edited transcript of the audio.

In my opinion, human experience is a result of the so-called big bang event. This idea of mine is a stand-alone description of how photons affect humans. By stand-alone, I mean that I make this statement only about what it contains.

For example, I am saying that human experience is limited to it's physicality. There are an infinite set of implications that one may make about physicality. Physicality may include many observable aspects other than a human experience.

For this topic, I am expressing my opinion that human experience is time-bound. Specifically, I am talking about my past 25 years of reviewing near-death events.

An event in my life illustrated to me that time may pass very slowly for humans. Photons at the speed of light may have little or nothing to do with time passing.

Near-death events may be the awareness and experience of moving at light speed.

My idea about awareness is that it is eternal, infinite and always intangible. I am speaking here only about my own experience and my own definition of life. I believe that my awareness has no speed limit and is not in any way physical. I believe that my awareness exists for the act of observing any physicality.

My awareness is an intangible HOW which exists for the purpose of observations. Observations, in my opinion, are of any physical aspect of life, human or not.

It is undeniable that I exist, I have an identity, and I am aware of reality. There is nothing that is self-evident, everything must be tested by reality. Obviously, my idea of reality differs from any other, and must be tested too.

We all drink from the same fountain of wisdom. I am Graviton Ring.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Religious Freedom, Free Thought, Thought Experiments

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

QUOTE USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission, the first of its kind in the world, dedicated to defending the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad. UNQUOTE.

My sources of Free Thought are Alan Watts and Michel Martin. I first learned about Free Thought in 1962, while serving in the US Army. Edited transcript of my sources of freedom of thought shown below.

Listen to an audio of my sources of free thought.

Listen to "EPISODE 4 - Sources of Free Thought" on Spreaker.

I call this podcast: Free Thought, sources of my ideas about freedom of thought.

This is the second recording of this podcast. The first one had some background noise, and I wanted to post something new in this podcast, that I'm going to move to a new, interactive podcast. I'll put the link in the information for this one.

I wanted to mention some sources of many of my ideas about freedom of thought. Alan Watts died about 40 years ago. However, his work in audio, video and text is available on the internet at Alan Watts. A free podcast is also available there.

My ability to think freely was influenced by Alan Watts for at least 30 years. His lectures were broadcast on WDUQ, a national public radio station in Pittsburgh at Duquesne University. I never met Alan Watts, yet I believe that he has contributed more ideas to my personal beliefs and behavior than any other person. His ability to explain how humans think and act seems to me to be the most enlightened freedom of thought that I have ever seen.

In particular, recently I listened to his podcast about fundamentalist Christian bigotry, that distorts the ideas of Christianity to justify xenophobia. Generally disrespecting any other beliefs in any religion or culture other than the distorted bigotry of fundamentalist obsessions? In my opinion, these obsessions that humans have with racial or cultural bigotry are caused by various disorders, including biological diseases and chemical abuses which affect the brain

Another person who has influenced my ideas is Michelle Martin. She is a wonderfully talented interviewer and journalist at Amanpour-and-Company One of her excellent articles, called Witness to Doubt, has the subtitle What if the enemy of faith is not doubt but certainty? Witness-to-Doubt

One of the interview sessions that Michel conducted is an enlightening discussion about how several women encountered bigotry and personal challenges in their parenting of children who have mixed ethnic heritage. The women speak about their experiences in caring for their children, either biological or adopted, with some positive and some negative results.

Generally, I think there is much more positive behavior today then when I was a child. In my childhood in the mid-1940s nearly every person or group had extreme racial and religious bigotry, including every church, or nearly every church, and even my own family members. I am personally thankful for the many healthcare providers who helped me to overcome these personal challenges to my own mental and physical health.

There have been times in my own life when bigotry was included in my personal obsessions, especially against the ethnic heritage of anyone who may have caused some abuse to me in my childhood. Fortunately, my generation, born in the late 1930s, was one of the first to be vaccinated in childhood. This factor endows resilience in recovering from the many biological and other insults and injuries to the human brain.

We all drink from the same Fountain of Wisdom. I'm Graviton Ring.

What is a Freethinker? - Freedom From Religion Foundation: Quote The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Unquote.

Thought Experiments (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) Quote: Thought experiments are devices of the imagination used to investigate the nature of things. Unquote.

Why Are You a Christian?

Science fiction has not always been compatible with religion -- in fact many futuristic settings imagine no religion at all. But sci-fi and fantasy have long fascinated people of different faiths because the genres wrestle with the big questions of life. I recently moderated a discussion between Minister Oscar Sinclair, Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Alwaez Hussein Rashid about why SF worlds intrigue and inspire them. List of References: "Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien.
15th anniversary of The Lord Of The Rings

Can a Freethinker Believe in God? Free Think Tank

Freethinkers, Reason, and Religion, Michael W. Austin Ph.D., Psychology Today, Freedom of thought and evidence. Posted Nov 07, 2014.

Freethinkers, Reason, and Religion, Michael W. Austin Ph.D., Huffington Post, Updated Dec 06, 2017

  • My own scientific philosophy 
  • I actually believe that every person, beyond just humans, any sentient entity has an infinite set of ways to identify themselves, and an infinite set of ways to observe reality, no two of whom can ever experience any one else's point of view exactly...

    If any one wants to define any aspect of reality, any characteristic of one's own existence or experience, then they are the only one who can actually do that, without beginning, without ending, without permission and without limits of any kind...

    my own point of view is that I exist as an infinite, eternal, intangible awareness of every aspect of existence, right now, no after life, not even a before life, everything has existed forever, it just changes shape now and then :) no one created it...

    as far as who I am physically, I am not any one physical entity, the human body is composed of particle physics and energy fields, none of which has any permanent state of being, it changes constantly, everything I need to exist, I have now...

    I also think that reality moves at an infinite speed, it never pauses nor repeats anything, any time, it cannot be defined in human terms, it always existed, no one gave it, no one can take it away, we are intangible awareness of tangible changes...

    these two aspects cannot be separated from each other, they are the yin-yang, we are aware of our own existence because we have both an intangible point of view, which stays the same and a physical presence, which always changes... - Anthony Chipoletti

New Mexico's Unique Native American Communities

YouTube video: Deepak Chopra - An Ancient Magical Prayer Audiobook

From the transcript of this video: at 47:51, the speaker is Gregg Braden, Gregg Braden is a rare blend of scientist, visionary and scholar.

'...to share a brief story to help illustrate this concept because stories are powerful.

In the early 1990s, I was living in northern New Mexico. A Native American friend of mine invited me to join him for a prayer of rain.

That's going to be important in just a moment. During one of the worst droughts in the history of the American desert Southwest, I went with my friend. We met at a predetermined location. We went across several hundred thousand acres of very fragrant high desert sage, and we came to a place that was so ancient even his ancestors didn't know who put this place here.

Here's the key: He said this place is where the skin between the worlds is very thin. The many possibilities! I was not prepared. I had an expectation of what I thought would happen. I wasn't prepared for what I saw.

My friend removed his Kmart work boots, stepped barefooted into this circle. He honored all of his ancestors, all of those who had come before him. He closed his eyes, placed a prayer mudra in front of his chest, and in just a couple of moments, he looked at his watch and said ' I'm hungry you want to get a bite to eat? '

And I said that I thought we came here to pray for rain. And he said no, he said if we prayed for rain, rain could never happen because the moment you pray for something to happen, what have you just said is that it's not here now. Essentially, you're acknowledging when you say ' Dear God, please let there be peace in the world...', which is a very well-intentioned prayer, you may in fact be saying there is no peace here now.

And I said, what did you do when I saw you close your eyes.

And this is the way he described it to me: he said, when I close my eyes, he said, I felt the feeling of mud moving between my naked toes. The mud from our Pueblo village that is so plentiful because there's been that much rain, and I smelled the smell of what it smells like when the rain bounces off the earthen walls of our Pueblo village, and I felt the feeling of what it feels like to run naked through chest-high fields of corn. The corn is so plentiful because there's been that much rain, and in that moment my prayer became a prayer of thanks, gratitude and appreciation.

And I said, do you mean thanks for what you created?

And he said no, we never create anything.

So there it is, he said we never create anything. He said, my thanks is for the opportunity to choose which creation I experience ...'

Concepts of God Stanford Encyclopedia. Sue Grandys interview with me in 2007.

Concepts of God Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Sue Grandys interview recorded about 2007. Audio podcast of Sue Grandys interview with me on her website Uncomfortable Questions, about 45 minutes. With your host Sue Grandys, big questions of ordinary people.

Listen to my interview with Sue here.

Here is an edited transcript of her interview.

To see a Feedburner page of the edited transcript, go here.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Science fiction story, Android, Age One.

I wrote Android, Age One, about 1993.
See my journal from 1991 to 1993.

Listen to an audio of my journal.

Shortly after I wrote the story, I found an online link to ZDNET, publisher of PC MAGAZINE and other amazing tech stuff. Downloading was a kind of new idea that the publisher wanted to showcase on a free CD which they often used as a free gift for new subscribers. Several short stories, including mine, were sent to subscribers all over the world. My first fan soon contacted me to ask when I would write another story. He lived in Estonia! It was several years before I wrote anything new on the web.

Android, Age One, a science fiction story

Android, Age One is a science fiction adventure based on a real event.

The author created the character, Android, from a child born with a
genetic anomaly called leukodystrophy. The trait occurs in the nuclear
family of the writer.

The fictional setting for the story reflects recent studies tracing
human female mitochondrial cell structures. The studies indicated
all humans living now are descended from as few as two females who
lived on earth more than 200,000 years ago.

See the complete story free here.

Listen to an audio of the story.