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    Great Quotes Thread

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    “We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain. By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies—all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable. We can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation, every human group is a society of island universes.” ― Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception



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    Poetic Justice January 25, 2014
    Many thanks to Steve Bannister for this fine summary. In turn, I have the greatest of respect for Steve.
    Re: Stephen Hawking boldly claims there are no black holes

    “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Arthur Schopenhauer.

    Welcome to the truth, Dr. Hawking.

    “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Dr. Martin Luther King (Original thought from Theodore Parker, 1857)
    And your justice will come, Myron.

    With great respect,
    Steve
    On 1/25/2014 7:09 AM, EMyrone wrote:
    Of course there are no black holes, and of course there is no big bang. Having just got his three million bucks from the Milner Foundation, Hawking can relax now to the point of telling the truth. Hawking never answers e mails – that is left to a secretary who also never answers e mails. Maybe it is a dalek in some Cambridge wine cellar. They do strange things up there.


    Sent: 25/01/2014 13:15:30 GMT Standard Time
    Subj: Stephen Hawking boldly claims there are no black holes
    Physicists Raphael Bousso and Joseph Polchinski,
    I note that you are both quoted in this very recent report:
    http://www.news.com.au/technology/sc...-1226810339993

    Surely Hawking jests yet again:

    “On the Invalidity of the Hawking-Penrose Singularity ‘Theorems’ and Acceleration of the Universe with Negative Cosmological Constant”,
    http://viXra.org/abs/1304.0037
    And here is another revelation:
    The Temperature of the Universe before the Jury,
    http://www.principia-scientific.org/...-the-jury.html

    Stephen J. Crothers

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    from: Beckwith, Andrew W beckwith
    to: “Beckwith, Andrew W” <beckwith>,
    Stephen Crothers <thenarmis>,
    Max Tegmark <tegmark>
    date: Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 3:25 AM
    subject: Refusal to discuss WMAP data will relegate you, Crothers to the crackpot file. Enjoy your stay in dugout doug city. You earned it. In spades.
    mailed-by: central.uh.edu
    Crothers,
    I saw your reply, and this is why I am going to say once again you are a FOOL. It is so STUPID I am not going to forward it.
    You are obsessing about COBE. COBE is decades out of date.
    WMAP and PLANCK. That is where the evidence is. Funny you do not get it that Cosmology is a data driven SCIENCE. DUH.
    I actually have met Arp and other non traditional GR specialists in face to face meetings. If you wish to play GALOIS, then you have dug your hole to China. I can and WILL contact the non traditionalists, and say you cannot be trusted. ALL of them. BTW the non traditionalists, hold that fidelity to the scientific METHOD is a must. When a fraud like YOU comes, who tries to upend the scientific method, it will be condemned as I am doing NOW. Your last reply, Crothers is so stupid, that I am not bothering forwarding it. You have had your groupies, Crother, and now you have to face me, and I will not accept rants from people peddling FAKE science. LOSER. If you say something about WMAP, I MAY say something to you. Until you do, go piss off. You are now on ignore. Go play wounded duck with your groupies . Your rants about COBE are MORONIC. And if you do DARE hold Dr. Alp as an example, I have a surprise for you. A big one. You are no Alp. You are an obsessive covering up your refusal to face WMAP. Get lost,and go play Gaois with your groupies.
    MORON.

    Andrew Beckwith, PhD

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    Heisenberg and Shchrodinger Joke for physicists
    December 26, 2013
    Heisenberg was a crazy, mixed up cat. If he knew exactly where he was he could be travelling and at any speed at all, and if he stopped he could be anywhere – at the other end of the universe, and into many other universes. So he probably ran over the cat and hid it in the boot, or trunk. After that time went backwards and the cat came alive again, devouring Heisenberg’s indeterminacy for breakfast, or was it still dinner time? After that Schroedinger went for a pub crawl with Coffey, who had travelled backwards in time to meet him, and both fell in to the grand canal.

    To: emyrone@aol.com
    Sent: 26/12/2013 17:25:32 GMT Standard Time
    Subj: Heisenberg and Shchrodinger Joke for physicists

    Hello Myron, I don’t know if you are familiar with this one. Heisenberg was out driving once and got stopped for speeding by a policeman. The policeman asked him. “Do you know what speed you were going at sir?” Heisenberg replied “No but I know exactly where I am” so the policeman told him “lYou were going at 108 mph sir.” Heisenberg was upset when he heard this and threw his arms up in the air saying ” Great, so now I am lost!”. Then along came Shrodinger in his car, also driving too fast. So the policeman stopped him and started lecturing him. As Schrodinger looked a bit suspicious, the policeman said “Have you got anything in the boot of your car? “. Shrodinger replied ” a cat” So the policeman on hearing this opened the boot immediately. The policeman, on opening the boot yelled. “Hey this cat is dead!”. Schrodinger angrily replied “Well he is now”. Vivienne ‘

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    Famous errors of judgement in history
    November 28, 2013

    One more: The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded for the Higgs boson.


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    Sent: 27/11/2013 18:09:05 GMT Standard Time
    Subj: Famous errors of judgement in history

    “Everything that can be invented has been invented” — Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899.

    …There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.”– Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923. …

    …………..”The Bomb will never go off; I speak as an expert in explosives.”- – Admiral William Leahy, US Atomic Bomb Project

    ………. “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”


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    Pot Shots at Yours Truly
    October 11, 2013

    These have never had any effect in more than forty years, and now they are less effective than ever because ECE is the new physics to all reasonable scientists, or at least one of the new schools of thought. ECE is not the only theory that rejects the standard model of physics, far from it. I am not a fan of war as is well known, no sane person encourages war, but as an illustration only there is a nice quote of Wellington (assuming he really made it). An officer of artillery asked permission to take a pot shot at Napoleon (in the film “Waterloo”) visible on a white horse in the distance. Wellington replied something as follows putting together several quotes (admittedly just a film script): “Certainly not, Generals have better things to do than shoot at each other, and he (Napoleon) is not a Gentleman”. Wellington surveyed the dreadful carnage of men and horses after the battle (on all sides) and this is a serious historical quote, which goes something as follows: “Save for a battle lost, nothing is as melancholy as a battle won.” He never fought another battle, being heartily sick of the butchery, and became Prime Minister, but being an old soldier like Cromwell before him did not like politics very much. He was born Arthur Wellesley in Ireland, a member of the Irish Gentry

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    “We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain. By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies—all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable. We can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation, every human group is a society of island universes.” ― Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception



    The Dalai Lama:

    "One, warm heartedness. That brings inner strength, more self confidence. That reduces fear, that reduces suspicion. So we need friendship, friendship entirely based on trust. So that's one thing. Then in order to pay more attention to these things, you see, we must use our intelligence in order to know the reality more holistically. So a combination of warm heartedness and sharp intelligence. Combine these two things, then your life becomes more healthier, more wiser."

    "Ginger did everything Fred did, but she did it backwards, and in high heels."

    Not sure who was the first to say this, might have been Roslynn Russell, but it was repeated by a great woman, who also said:

    "Poor George, he was born with a silver foot in his mouth!"

    Anne Richards, about George HW Bush, and boy, did she have that one right!

    And, one of my personal favorites:

    "Before embarking on a course of revenge, be sure and dig two graves."

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    In the past quarter century, we exposed biases against other races and called it racism, and we exposed biases against women and called it sexism. Biases against men we call humor.

    —Warren Farrell, Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say

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