Tuesday, September 28, 2004

1, 2, 3 Personalities

I belong to the Christian Faith and in that Faith we are taught there is one God of the universe who has disclosed himself in three distinct personalities. They are the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I’m not familiar with other faiths but maybe you have something equivalent based on the number 3. God the Father is usually seen as the Creator of the universe. God the Son is Jesus Christ .God is also the Holy Spirit. Only the Holy Spirit can give us the ability to believe. God is the ultimate complicated Being to understand. God really doesn’t need us for his existence. God has an immense capacity for love and that is why you and I probably exist even though when push comes to shove we don’t deserve to be here. God the Son became human so we would have a three dimensional illustration of God. God the Son literally went through hell for us, died a horrible death and then rose again as a Soul to sit on the right hand of God. God the Son showed us what could be accomplished if we got a grip on ourselves and got down to work and quit fooling around. God the Spirit is the personification of God’s Love as demonstrated through his love and treatment of Jesus following Jesus’ 3 dimensional death. God the Spirit is the reality of God’s Love towards the Soul which is part of every living creature / thing in this Universe. I suspect when the rubber hits the road that God is us in disguise!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

God Does "Interesting"

In my Blog "Ain’t God Clever" I mentioned that in addition to Objects and Structures, God had to make life interesting or we would all get bored . God did "interesting" by inventing Time, Gravity, and Randomness. Universe Time never stops and moves only in one direction which is forward. You may stop doing something but that doesn’t stop the forward March Of Time. We all experience this phenomena in the workplace. This is why your Manager yells at you, along with your customers and other assorted Objects. Gravity is something that tends to keep things in place so Objects don’t go wandering off Willy Nilly. Do you remember the old phrase "Everything In Its’ Place and A Place For Everything" or "Neatness is close to Godliness." Typical motherhood statements used to restore order or what passes for it. Randomness is designed to keep things interesting. That is why we don’t know when the next set of truck headlights is due or when our favorite stock is going to tank. This is why nobody can "Time" the market accurately. This is why "Past Performance" is not indicative of future results. This phrase is usually applied to the Stock Market but also could be applied to certain situations after you marry, however, that is another Blog subject. If the Randomness Do Do starts it only lasts over about 3 cycles of things happening. There may be a problem with the length of Time associated with Random Do Do but it won’t be covered in this Blog.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Ain’t God Clever

This universe seems to need 3 essentials. First of all we have objects which are like single particles. Objects can be constructed out of a lot of neat stuff and do interesting things. Something like you or me for example. The second thing is structures. Structures are needed because the Objects have to be put in, on, or close to something. The third thing is that you have to have something interesting going on or the Objects (you and me) will lose interest. This involves Free Choice and its’ downside, Randomness. If you have too much randomness then total chaos is the result. This means that have to have an Attractor that will bring Randomness back into line. The Attractor in this Universe seems to be 3. Most things that involve you and me doing stuff, the Arts such as painting, Work, or even Construction are based on the number 3. Even mathematics, based on the Power Of Three, is attracted back to 3 as I demonstrated in my Blog "God’s Favorite Number" as in (3X3X3 = 27, 2 + 7 = 9, 3X3 = 9, 3 is the square root of 9). Gee, ain’t God clever!! He has the KISS principle by using the smallest number to make the universe work, he has given us Free Choice, and lastly has given us 3 dimensions to give us lots of room to move in and do our own thing!! Then after all that, some of us Objects still say "God Doesn’t Exist." H-mmmmmmm.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Stupidity Is Important In Life

There comes a time in everyone’s life when you finally realize that you aren’t the sharpest tool in the shed. If you have a philosophical bend you can express it as wondering if you are naturally stupid or do you have to work at it?? Anyway even the most careful of us sometimes live life on the edge. Today was one of those days!! I took a cracked tea cup out of the cupboard and filled it with hot tea this morning. This was my start of living life on the edge for today. I started to drink it and all of a sudden the tea cup finished cracking and spilled its’ contents into private parts that won’t be discussed in this blog!! Have you often noticed in your own life that some of the best things in life are discovered through stupidity??? For instance Goodyear discovered the vulcanization of rubber when he spilled some concoction on the stove. Someone else invented Velcro after he stupidly walked through nettles and they stuck to his pants. I suspect that stupidity is just another form of deterioration. Everything that has to do with life deteriorates over time. The prime example is that we all get older. I bet even in your own life you have done something stupid and benefited from it.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

God’s Favorite Number

I have always been fascinated with Quantum Mechanics. Only heaven knows why. I seem to have a natural philosophical insight into things but no aptitude for proving it mathematically. Mathematicians, on the other hand, can solve anything mathematically but can’t come up with a decent theory / explanation. Anyway, while surfing the net I came across this little gem: "Physicists have so far identified 57 species of elementary particles. In particular, the Standard Model contains quarks and leptons, grouped into three families that differ only in their masses. Why the pattern of particles is repeated three times with enormous variations in mass but with other properties seemingly identical is an open question. Quantum physics has shown that three families are the minimum necessary to accommodate CP violation in the Standard Model. Such CP violation is necessary for matter to predominate over antimatter in the universe, but its’ effects observed so far are insufficient to explain this predominance." Here we go again: grouped into three families that differ only in their masses, three families are the minimum necessary to accommodate CP violation in the Standard Model, physicists have so far identified 57 species of elementary particles. All I know about CP violation is that if it didn’t happen you and I would never have gotten our personal show on the road!! God’s favorite number is 3 and 3 is the major universe attractor leading to stability over time. Here are some fascinating things about 3! If you take 3 and multiply 3 X 3 any number of times (Power is number of times 3 is multiplied) you get an answer. If you add all the digits in the answer together until you get one total occupying one column you get 9. 9 is 3 X 3 or stability. Physicists have so far identified 57 species of elementary particles. If you take 3^5=243 and 3^7=2187 and then multiply 243 X 2187 you get 531441 which is equivalent to (5 + 7 = 12 or 3^12!! Fascinating wot????

3 multiplied 5 X = 243, (2+4+3) =9
3 multiplied 7 X = 2187 (2+1+8+7) = 18 = (1 +8) =9
3 multiplied 12 X = 531441 = (5+3+1+4+4+1) = 18 = (1 + 8) = 9
243 X 2167 = 531441

Monday, September 13, 2004

Daddy’s Advice

Daddy only gave me one piece of advice: "If you want to be successful, study someone who is successful." Sounds simple but it isn’t!! The problem is what exactly is a successful person?? Is it someone who is a famous religious person?? Someone who has done great things for humanity?? Someone who has accumulated a lot of money?? Generally speaking in our me centered world, with the devil take the hindmost philosophy it is someone who has accumulated a lot of money!! I remember reading somewhere that a rich person once said that money was only a score keeper that measured your progress in the business world. The problem is that we only have stewardship of that money for a limited period of time and once we die we have to give it up. Doesn’t sound much like success to me!! Anyway I thought about it for awhile and the only successful person I know is God. God is the beginning and the end so he is likely to be around when you need him. God designed this universe and on the whole he has made it interesting for us if we care to get involved. He is the original inventor of the KISS principle (Keep It Simple Stupid). God has based the universe on simple principles , that are essentially maintenance free, capable of evolving on their own, and are the bricks for more complicated structures in life, relationships, events etc.. God is approachable and reasonable if you are nice to him. God has time for you if you accept the fact that he might not get back to you right away. God has given you a brain and expects you to use it. God wants you to put some sweat equity into the relationship. God has given you Free Will but the downside is you have to deal with the consequences if you screw up. Sometimes he will get you out of your personal pickle and other times he will let you sweat for awhile. God also improves your listening skills. He’s not one to give you a laundry list of things to do that day, but he does expect you to listen for hints in the form of events that come your way and things people say to you that have originated with him. Come to think about it he is a famous religious person, has done great things for humanity and as far as money is concerned, who cares, because God has a plan for you if you will stop whining and pay attention.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004


I’m haunted by Art and believe me, I’m no artist!! I never got past the colours red, white, and blue, however, I must admit I finally managed to colour between the lines in about Grade 5 or 6. My current angst over Art started about 3 weeks ago when the Fickle Finger Of Fate got me sneakily standing in front of a portrait by an artist which was simply haunting. I read somewhere that portraits were the original camera or digital picture of a person or person(s) and it is certainly true if you happen to hit a first rate artist. If you have been reading my blogs you will notice that I have become rather obsessive about the number 3, so you will be relieved to know that I have got off that topic and moved on to numbers 1 and 2. The most famous portrait in the World is the Mona Lisa. 1 solitary image on a dark background!! In Art you could almost say that 1 represents the solitary that brings one’s soul into the painting to wonder about things that can only involve the soul and the speculative future. If we move onto 2 things such as a distant sail boat on a lake or ocean or a young girl staring out onto a lake we enter into a sort of intimacy. You have the same effect if you stand in front of a painting or sculpture of Christ on the Cross. 2 intimate things. You can’t help but be drawn in and become intimate with the painting or wonder what was going on in Christ’s mind at the time in a thoroughly intimate way!! It is probably the closest some of us will ever get to God in a personal, intimate way when push comes to shove or the old rubber has to hit the road. 3 things in a picture related to each other by the artist brings stability and by extension peace. The ultimate 3 or trinity, of course, is the painting, the artist and the viewer!!

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Newton Simplified

I don’t know about you, but I can never seem to understand all those laws they put in physics books. Take old Newton for example!! In my blog "How Was This Universe Designed??" my central theme was that just because God is all powerful and can do things lickety split he is like the rest of us as far as being saddled with a bunch of extra work. God has been around long enough to realize that if you don’t want to go to a lot of work, you have to have something that is as simple as possible, essentially maintenance free, able to evolve on its’ own, and with some changes applicable to everything in sight. For instance, Newton didn’t have to have an apple hit him on the head to develop his Laws Of Motion. All he had to do was analyze his home life!!
Newton's first law of motion states that an object continues in its state of rest or of uniform motion unless compelled to change that state by an external force.
Home Life: If you sit all day on the couch (inertia) you don’t move. If you stay there too long father (an external force) is going to feel compelled to get you moving (change your state).
Newton's second law of motion states that if a net force acts on an object, it will cause an acceleration of that object.
Home Life: Father decides to take a boot to your ass (net force acts on an object) that will cause your ass to accelerate (acceleration of that object).
Newton's third law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Home Life: Father has now accelerated your ass in a forward direction through the air. Ass follows an parabolic curve proportional to father’s boot (input) and starts to decelerate by getting rid of energy imparted by father’s boot (equal and opposite reaction) .