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Death signifies nothing … the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
     —  Albert Einstein
[I wonder if he still feels that way?  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2015 Or You Don’t
2014 If You Ever Fall…
2013 Glory Days (part 2)
2012 They Follow A Pattern – If You Know What I Mean
What I Live For (Precis)
2011 Giving

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I want to know how God created this world.  I want to know His thoughts.  The rest are details.
   —  Albert Einstein
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On This Day In:
2014 Here’s One…
2013 Non-Fungible Commodities
2012 Hope And Tears
2011 Just Long Enough
Meaningful Thoughts

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I have no special talents.  I am only passionately curious.
    —  Albert Einstein
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On This Day In:
2013 Eureka
2012 Slow Me
2011 He Said What?!?
2010 Gritty
3 and 3
Just A Hunch
Wall Street – Movie Review
2nd Pair – Shoe Review (Aborted and Final)

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Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
  —  Albert Einstein
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On This Day In:
2013 Voices In The Dark
2012 Does Uncommonly Flexible = Flip-Flopping?
2011 A Modest Review Of A Modern Day Classic
Encouragement Is The Path To Immortality

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Taking an active part in the solutions of the problems of peace is a moral duty which no conscientious man can shirk.
  —  Albert Einstein
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On This Day In:
2013 Complements
2012 Sound And Light
2011 Two Politicians Visit A Farm…
2010 Labor Day And Honorable Men

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There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.
  —  Albert Einstein
 [This quote was originally found on one of the blogs I follow, maintained by Deodatta Shenai-Khatkhate:  Deo Volente  at: (http://dshenai.wordpress.com/)
The actual post is:  http://dshenai.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/insightful-inspirational-quotes-about-life/
Thanks, Deo!  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 Merry Christmas – 2012
2011 I Have Seen

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“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”
  —  Albert Einstein
—  Although I may have lost my innocence some time ago and developed a protective shield in response, my shell is only armor, not impermeable, and inside lies still a warm heart beating softly.
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
  —  Martin Luther King, Jr.
—  I always wondered from when I was a very young child, why must I wait so long for everything.  It always seemed that others got what they wanted so much sooner, but perhaps their dreams were not so complicated to begin with.
“If one advanced confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success in uncommon hours.”
  —  Henry David Thoreau
—  I am, to be quite honest, still waiting for those “uncommon hours”, but they will come, I surmise, when I least expect it.
—  I am a dreamer by day with wide eyes open, but in being so, have met with much resistance.
—  My experience has taught me that though I may see truth quite clear, that does not mean others too, can, are willing, or are ready also to meet with that same experience.
—  The trouble I have presently is bridging the gap between the truth that I see and the truth others cannot, will not, or are not ready to see.  I want to bridge that gap in light of my goal as it relates to the cultivation of beauty.
“When I do good, I feel good.  When I do bad, I feel bad.  That’s my religion.”
  —  Abraham Lincoln
—  Navigating people, in my experience for sure, is the most difficult set of lessons I have ever had to learn in life.  There is an inner compass I have discovered though, which leads me now, but a long time it was in the making and still how much refining I’ve yet to go.
  —  Kyrielle Adelshine
From a blog I follow: thecultivationofbeauty.wordpress.com
The specific posting is:  http://thecultivationofbeauty.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/my-life-in-short-by-quote/; the original posting was titled, “My Life In Short – by quote
[The above excerpt is a juxtaposition of quotes versus thoughts about one’s self.  I thought the use of compare and contrast was an interesting way of describing one’s life.
I have taken the liberty to remove a few of the quotes because the blogger’s (Kyrielle) writing can stand on its own.  I have also taken the liberty of bolding the blogger’s responses to the quotes.  Hopefully, this will make it easier for the casual reader to recognize her responses.
Please visit Kyrielle’s site to read the full posting.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 Fear And Understanding
2011 Just Being Human

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The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical.  It is the sower of all true science.  So to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.  To know that which is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms – this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.
  —  Albert Einstein
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Peace cannot be kept by force.  It can only be achieved by understanding.
  —   Albert Einstein
[But I still prefer to keep my powder dry…  —  KMAB]
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What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.
  —  Albert Einstein
[Does the nature of God preclude Free Will by God?  —  KMAB]
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Interference

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
  —  Albert Einstein
[It’s hard to add more to a full closet.  —  KMAB]
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You believe in a God who plays with dice, and I in complete law and order in a world which objectively exists.
  —  Albert Einstein
(In a letter to Max Born)
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Old Math

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
  —  Albert Einstein
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Value..

Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value.
  —  Albert Einstein
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A reasonable percentage of the general public have heard of Einstein’s formula for equating Mass with Energy (E=mc²).  Now the way I was taught this, the “c” is merely a constant representing the value of conversion – so, a little mass will equal a lot of energy.
The value of the constant “c” is equal to the speed of light (commonly know as 186,000 miles per second).  So, when squared, you receive a tremendous amount of energy for a little mass.
But, what happens if “c” isn’t “just” a constant?  What if “c” is an actual “thing“.  That is, what if “c” is actually equal to space AND time (or what we understand these two things to be).  What then?
c² = E / m
Now, we (normal folks) think of things as lines (one dimension), planes (two dimensions) and cubes (three dimensions).  Move a cube through space (meaning over some length of time) and you are starting to get a fourth dimension (space in time).
Now, what is “c”?  It is the distance light travels through space in a set amount of time.
Ok.  But what does this leave us with?
Without high level math skills and a pretty high level of understanding of physics, I can only say, “I don’t know…”
My feeling is that we are fundamentally incorrect in our current understanding of the universe.  At the moment, we (“science”) believe we come from a Big Bang.  There seems to be residual radiation all around us and this is believed to be the after-glow of creation.
One problem with this understanding is that we appear to be in a universe which is growing greater (expanding) in all directions.  That is, all parts are moving apart, in all directions, and at ever accelerating rates.  Logically, if we all come from some fixed point of origin, we should all be moving away from that point equally.  This does NOT appear to be what is experimentally provable.
That’s a problem because either the data doesn’t agree with the theory (and the theory is incorrect); or, the logic is incorrect (the universe isn’t expanding from a central point of origin AND the theory is still incorrect); or, there is something wrong with the way we are measuring and gathering the data (in which case the theory may or may not be correct, but we can’t tell and won’t be able to until we can come up with a valid experimental measure).
Now, let’s suppose we had one or more places where mass could not exist (as we know it) because of tremendous energy forces – say for example, in a singularity (aka “A Black Hole”).  Energy can’t escape and additional mass is continuously being added.  Where is all this “stuff” going?
We don’t know…  Maybe to another “universe” or a parallel dimension?  We don’t know…  But, what if it’s merely being turned into space/time?  What if deep gravity holes “create” high gravity peaks?  What if at some related, proportional distance, “new” space/time is being created and this (new space/time) is what is actually driving all of the universe apart.  The creation of this space/time would almost of necessity create “friction/vibrations” (for want of a better term) between other points of creation.  This “frictional vibration in space” is what I would use to describe something more popularly know as energy.  In turn, compressed energy becomes mass (“matter”) in space/time.
Thus my little thought experiment has accounted for continuous creation of the universe (at least we now have no way to determine its age), the background energy (of the Big Bang) – it’s the “sound” of continuous creation, and what’s going on in singularities (they are converting – recycling – mass and energy into space/time).
There now remain three issues (aka problems): 1) theory, a math proof – a neat equation; 2) observation, experimental proof – confirming data; and, 3) a test – a workable experiment.  As I stated, I do NOT have the math skills to propose a workable equation, nor would I really know where to start mathematically.
The best I could do would be to ask: where is the background energy weak and strong?  Is there anything in either of those two types of areas?  Are “new” galaxies in or near the weak/strong points?  If yes, is there any commonality amongst them?  If no, where are new galaxies relative to the map of the background energy?
And these, folks, are the musings of a blogger wondering about the universe on a Fall evening…  “Just another disturbance in the time-space continuum”
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