Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Stephen Hawking Has An Explosive New Theory About the Universe

For those who've been following all the breath-taking developments in cosmology and string theory, dark matter and dark energy, even at the layman's level, there is some exciting news from the frontier of physics (via Richard Dawkins) from Stephen Hawking. (what a hero!) Religion hasn't produced anything quite this exciting for over 2,000 years, at least. This is NOT your grandfather's Big Bang. I'm becoming more and more comfortable with a notion that occurred to me because of something Blackshama said recently about how Religion gave rise to Science. I now think that Science evolved out of Religion much as Riemannian Geometry evolved out of Euclidean Geometry through the removal of an axiom or postulate. That postulate was the axiom called "God." What is delusory about modern Religion is not really its methods, such as Aristotelian logic, nor its moral conclusions at their core, but the God Postulate alone and its absurd logical consequences, theorems and lemmas. Remove that and you enter the physical universe described by Hawking and the biological universe of Darwin.
By the way, what is more neurotoxic to fisherfolk, market vendors and society's sanity: Endosulphan pesticide or the precautionary principle of panic first before anything else that Greenpeace and the inutile Government has foisted on us? Susmaryosep! Prices of fresh fish and seafood are reportedly down by up to 50% at the Navotas seafood market but people aren't buying because they've have been spooked by all the media hype over endosulphan contaminating fish half an archipelago away. Now it turns out there is only about 100 kg. of active endosulphan ingredient on board the capsized Princess of the Stars and its in tightly sealed containers. Well, that's commercial journalism for you...

11 comments:

manuelbuencamino said...

Wasn't it the government who first raise the alarm?

Commercial media merely reported that government pulled out its divers, sent them for a medical check-up, the health secretary said he wanted to test the fish for endosulfate contamination.

Should the press have embargoed the warning by the government and waited for the test results to come out? What if the test results show there was indeed endodulfate contamination?

DJB Rizalist said...

Haha! We can't even clean up the Pasig River, which flows right behind the Palace.

Amadeo said...

Not to worry, fresh tamban (sardines) are aplentiful and cheap. As cheap as 30-40 pesos per kilo. Same with flying fish. Good enough for kinilaw, or sushi for the urbane.

So for those fish-strapped citizens, come to Northern Mindanao!

Jego said...

Forgive me for not sharing in the enthusiasm, DJB, but until they design tests and validate this new story, Im relegating it to the category in my head where 'inflationary theory of the big bang' and string theory also belong: science fiction with math. :-D

DJB Rizalist said...

JEGO,
if a giant black hole eats up the earth when they turn on the Large Hadron Collider...

blackshama said...

DJB

I agree most wholeheartedly. Science evolved from religion.

Science and Religion:

Two ways to get to the truth - Galileo

Truth cannot contradict truth - Pope JP II

"Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind." - Albert Einstein

What really is delusory about fundamentalist religion is that it says science or God is not necessary to understand reality.

Without either our understanding of the cosmos,collapses.

I am quite Swinburnian on this one!


BTW, The precautionary principle is an ethical principle. Greenpeace has made a religion without science on this one!

Jego said...

See you on the other side then. :-D

Jaywalker said...

Give the PDI a rest DJ, it is not just the endosulfan scare that turns off people from seafood but also the fear that the fish are feeding on the floating cadavers.

cvj said...

DJB, interesting theory by Hawking. Not only does God play dice, he's into lotto as well.

Jeg, i like your euphemism, 'the other side'. :-D

DJB Rizalist said...

cvj,
hahaha. an 11-dimensional hypercubical manifold lotto space...but does He load the dice and who makes the rules and what might the prize be? Surely not Homo sapiens filipinensis!

DJB Rizalist said...

Jaywalker,
okay, okay, i'm getting bored hitting PDI ...its like shooting fish in a barrel full of endosulphan...just one more round during the coming july 4th holidy then i must look for something worthier to diss...maybe that dumb Supreme Court...hehe