Sunday, November 25, 2012

Infinity is Fantasy

picture of infinity pool

Infinity is a Fantasy

Reality 'Rithmatic Requires Real
(Finite & Discrete)

Money is Fantasy & Hence Can Grow to Infinity and Beyond

Imagine a Giant (but finite) computer with a storage capacity of G bits (where G< infinity).
That computer could store one Giant number that is G bits long.
Or that computer could store a Giant number, G of one bit values.
Neither distribution comports with that of Gaussian distribution found in Nature.

Instead, in a finite and bound Universe,
the number line holds only a finite set of number points,
with vast voids in between,
not an infinite set with no voids as we were taught in math class.

Our Visions of Infinity are an Illusion
Mirrors are made of finite numbers of atoms

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Right Means Never Having to say You Might be Wrong

There is absolutely only one possible way to think.
My way or the highway.

Isn't that how some people approach any conversation?
But why?

picture of flocking birds

Maybe they are looking to determine if you are part of their flock?
Birds of a feather flock together.
We avoid conversation with "the stranger".

You might be a Republican tool if ...

You Might Just Be A Republican (Hawaiian Style)

Hoax Hoax Hoax Hoax Hoax Hoax Hoax Hoax Hoax

You might be a Liberal If ....

Monday, November 19, 2012

Contact of the Disconnected Type with a Climate Denier

Their eyes glaze over.
Their ears clog full of wax.
Why even bother?

We've all been there,
trying to talk sanity to a stuck-in-the-cement climate denier.

Here are some recent links,
Not that they will help.
Deniers have picked their story and they are going to stick with it no matter what. Any of dozens of denialist talking points will do.

James Hansen's TED talk

Turncoat Skeptic Richard Muller

Deniers are human too:

Another Climate Skeptic Turned Into a Believer

Bonus Video (Now I'm a Believer)

More on Talk'n to Deny Baby Deny kinds
Finding Points of Commonality
Love (/Hate) of Warming, American Style