The A, B and C of this
Before groups of people conspire, to use each other to exploit a resource unavailable to each individual, the manipulation of another is by intimidation :- the fear of violence. This is basic animal instinct, survival at any cost.
Once individuals agree to work together to add more force to a greater obstacle, there arises hierarchy, administration and order based on the threat of even greater violence and now the added incentive of torture for non compliance. Force within the group is now a permanent instrument to ensure compliance for the so called greater good. Let us not invest in the idea that compliance is a humbling experience and shows a spiritual awareness; that's often what those in the admin section of the group promote.
Once a group is formed to exploit some magical resource hidden from the individual there becomes a hierarchy of fear and laziness. The more invested in the administration the greater the fear dished out to those in the group who do the work that each in the group is supposed to benefit from. The idle adim group actually demand a greater part of the looting as they wish not only to feed there bloated ego but to feed their policing network, further reducing the actual real workforce.
By now almost every individual is hooked into a role in an ever growing community
The way out of this corrupt continually creeping consumption is to reduce group exploitation, or as it is so nicely termed: co-operation.
The reduction in the administration is an obvious outcome, but those lazy bastards who use admin to make ends meet will not easily give up their power trip, they will find reasons to form groups on the basis that it is for the greater good. Being without a group or two to belong to is a scary place to be for those who see them selves as administrators of great ideas.
The furtherance of religion is the most outstanding, but nationality, capitalism and consumerism are now arguably more popular. Once the fear of being unable to escape the mob is set, almost everyone will buy the new line.
Some of the new lines up for snorting are (the anti-national, one world party) (the anti-capitalist, rent a mob) (the save the world for later, campaigners) and the (new age religion, buy my talisman and incense party)
One thing they all have in common is their reluctance to chop their own wood and grow their own food. They often resort to simple arguments hoping to defend their delinquent position. Often it's, 'I couldn't do that'. What? couldn't chop wood, couldn't grow food. They just don't want to leave their cushy number of selling fuel, food, accommodation, trinkets, money and most importantly themselves or at least their ideas.
Yeap! it's all to easy to listen to the music or better still join the band and hope someone else will listen and be swayed to pay the artists. So don't come to me with your bleeding heart, but a cut or scratch from manual labour I'm only too happy to tend if it gets you back to the fields where you can chop more wood until you can live happy in the coldness of reality.
Feeling left out in the cold for not being a part of the community of consumers has encouraged me to learn to turn my back on the sun and face the darkness of life immortal rather than the promise of a future warmth in the continuing bloodbath..
It's a gas
What's the story with global warming? Wouldn't you like know?
Is it happening? - I should say so.
Does it matter? - more than you and I will ever know.
So is it ok then? - For some.
For who? - For those that can move, not city populations.
You mean some cities will be flooded? - Yeap :
London, Paris, Tokyo, New York - get the message.
Is it going to happen soon? - Sorry it's already happening.
You're joking. Nope! Some are laughing; but for most it's not funny.
What can I do? - Very little. You're probably doing too much already.
That's very worrying. - Forget it. It's not your problem.
Thanks. - For what?
DNA is a sequence of 'characters' that form chromosomes 'code' that is translated to form amino acids and complex proteins. How this translation happens is another matter! A full DNA code is displayed in a complete set of chromosomes, though different in each individual plant or animal. There can be duplication or cloning and identical twins are developed from a single DNA at first cell division. Cloning can happen at initial conception of the root cell or at any point when a child cell is prompted to replicate. It is worth noting that although there is a theoretical duplication in the two strands of DNA that form a chromosome they can be different as 'random' mutations occur due to changes in the energy level of quantum particles that make up the atoms. The DNA code is laid down in a series pairs of nucleic acids (Adenine and Thymine) and (Cytosine and Guanine).Genes are a little more instructive than words. Words in themselves are a pure indicator of properties whereas a gene is an instruction set, that in a particular setting has a method which given it's setting will provoke an event upon external interaction. Some external input is beyond the method, a) micro input such as radiation may alter the gene to be ineffective or improper, b) non-aligned input may be ignored and c) a range of chemical and physical environments may cause absolute destruction. Events are responses of the methods to external stimuli and result in a learned structure of ethics. I say ethics as the set or rules that are drawn upon to establish continuity of existence of one of more methods. The homo-sapien intellect is one such collection of methods, and as such a person is a collection of ethical decisions as to whether one course of action is likely to be more sustainable than another. There is no moral aspect to ethics although ethics through morality in terms of absolute right can be implied by immortality. Here I'm querying the language basics or a basic language, via ethical models, to see how close a consciousness can get to separating an ethical understanding from a moral one. There are only four characters to build DNA and that DNA is chromosomes made of DNA account for all biologically progenitor and degenerate experiences that are commonly assessed as awareness. Unlike the verbal wranglings of creatures, the language built on DNA's four characters are, for want of further information, the single base of plant and animal being. Yet like other languages, words have not only to be strung together for power but an agreement has to be made to define and use the words in a specific way. Words, although common and exact amongst different settings, have different responses. Some word or gene in an uncommon position can drastocally change the meaning and outcome of the sentence (method) How can the basic characters have gathered to form genes and chromosomes that has such variable and wide ranging effects. Can consciousness exist at such levels? Is consciousness really only self awareness that grows as a person recognizes their dependence and interdependence or can the concept or morality exist beyond the ethical structures for survival. My assertion is that moral consciousness, does exist beyond any structure born of parts and hence must be beyond the effects of words and intellect, has no method for the purposes of creation, which would require characters to build from. It would seem their are many examples or hierarchical intelligences, spirits, gods and angels that are created from one set of characters to develop a newer and updated quasi-moral - overriding - impersonal rules to guide those that are indebted to society and ancestry. Clearly these are powerful ethical structures but cannot be moral. Fights between individuals, tribes and religions only express the fear of pain and dying yet the actors seem only concerned with their degree of pain for that is the limit of their awareness. The game of ethics that forms around human suffering or planetary ecology is just that, a self aggrandized set of actions to improve our worth that we may continue this degrading method of consumption and propagation dependent upon degradation??? We may call it life but it is nothing of the sort if you have any moral value. Given a) each cell,optimally, has two 'tumor suppressant' genes b) both could be destroyed in any or multiple cells If cells produce unfettered replicas what options are there to catch and destroy the clones before they become pathologically malignant?
The consequence of a linear scientific measurements and the concept of a circle and infinity provides the option of proving almost anything to someone but very little to everyone.
An example is the one of distance, which equates to effort in an object moving through time. Note that the theory is that if enough effort is applied so that speed is 186,000 miles per second distance will no longer exist as time will be unmeasurable.
Back on simple Earth, for those of use that do not have interstellar or orbiting station we have only two tools at our disposal. a) our bodies ability to move around and b) our ability to think, both of which are limited in each person, to hugely different degrees. Young children and the aged and infirm are likely to have, relative to a physically strong and/or intellectually astute individual inadequate abilities to assess even the most basic states of the environment as the next example I hope will show.
Take the distance from point A to point B. Logic will define a straight line as the shortest distance between A and B. However this is only in logic practically speaking for someone unable to walk the distance would seem insurmountable without aid.
This diagram shows some of the parameters in flux,
The height of the mountain cannot be measure directly and has to be done mathematically and if you don't have the necessary skills you will not know, unless you believe someone else.
In the example A = Apex (top of the mountain, B = Base (height from adjacent land), F=Foot (the outer extreme of the mountain bulk where it merges with the surrounding ground. O is the position of the observer. AB = BF = FO
From overhead the distance between the OA (observer and apex) would appear the same as BO, but not having m own aircraft I can only walk OF and FA which is 2.4141 the height of the mountain or if the mountain was 1000m height a further 414meters than the apparent flat earth distance. So was id the distance?
If the mountain was vertical I would be and I am at the base on the flat earth view, from an aircraft above the mountain I would travel 0 metres however if I did climb to the top of the mountain I would travel the mountain height.
The proportional difference in distance is infinity.
So linear measurement must take into account not just latitude and longitiue but altitude direction none of which clearly account for gravity and it is moving in respect gravity that requires the effort. So who cares how far it is when all that matters is how easy or difficult changes position is.
Each plant and animal requires space to grow, albeit at the expense of others, but as homo spaiens taking over most of the space they use ever increasing resources to control and mange it. Moreover arguably an increasing amount of the resources are used just to administer the resources and thereby control other peoples, who effectively become the resource for the stronger, just as a gazelle is to a lion.
For the limited space on this planet it is essential that if less resources are used to administer then each person must do more for themselves.
Having a share of land to build a shelter and grow food is the beginning in the reduction of harvesting each others weaknesses.
An example of the ludicrousy of administration is that the UK is know as a centre for services, as are most towns and cities. The money the government earns is by taxes, which is of course a service. Most people work to buy services from others, the grower, the builder etc. and in the course of their work are in turn service providers, bankers, retailer and transporters. These services require minimal physical activity and will no doubt soon be automated, yet the people who do this dubious yet currently essential activities require more resources than the actual farmer who's basic output is food.
Most populations do not grow exponentially, rather they follow a logistic model. Once the population has reached its carrying capacity, it will stabilize and the exponential curve will level off towards the carrying capacity, which is usually when a population has depleted most its natural resources.
I took an interest in astronomy when very young, maybe ten, but didn't get a telescope until I was about 21, when I also took an interest in astrology, emphasised by my study of the Kabbalah as retorted mostly by Aleister Crowley.
There is little difference in the math and science, except that astronomy mostly studies the mass of the planets and their effect on each other, and of what use mankind as a whole make of it, whereas astrology considers the historical meaning and impact upon culture and personality. Both make predictions.
As astrology is based upon the the culture and the state of a persons mind it can be used to manipulate individuals and groups that adhere to rituals based upon the apparent relative position of the planets aka moving stars to places and times of human endeavour, the most notable being birth.
The more obvious of the birth relativities are those of where the sun and moon are, and what other planets may be at notable locations, such as rising in the east, at mid-heaven, setting in the west and at a point of occultation, most notably at nadir, the opposition to mid-heaven.
It is the notion of relativity to other persons birth data that is used to project personally upon oneself and others, often not to a beneficial outcome. The cause fo concern is that astrology appears to enhance the sense of importance of polarity, though such is coloured like the rainbow very well.
So I would not indulge a person is their astro investigation without some serious discussion, what is the purpose.
One of the major polarities in the data is what is known as tropical or sidereal positioning.
Tropical astrology is positioning of solar objects relative to the seasons, which are denoted by the lines of tropic of Capricorn and Cancer. The first sign of the zodiac, Aries being denoted by the first 30 degree arc of space that ascends after the northern hemisphere spring equinox.
This version is the more common in the west and is that used in newspaper columns for example.
Sidereal astrology compares the position of the objects of the solar system to those deep space constellations. If enough astronomy is understood a person can see the relevance in the procession of the equinoxes. The procession means that each year our solar system and all measurements to deep space are continually modified by the angle our planet and system tilt relative to the more apparent stable objects.
Although all move the notion in the sidereal is that there is more stability for personal and cultural meditation as the stars seem to be closer to 'God' that the nearby planets.
Sidereal astronomy angular measurement is the same as geocentric astronomy and is still used to predict earthly environment factors such as when the next rain will fall in Sudan. Over thousands of years adjustments are made. Some 2000 years ago and more, groups of stars where associated under a name, Aries being one such group. In the band of space the sun and planets appear twelve groups were, the reason for twelve i will deal with later. So twelve groups of stars, each allocated to 30 degrees of rotation where used to denote the passage of planets through the heavens, though some of the primary stars in some groups may only cover 10 degrees.
Since the fashioning of the signs of the zodiac where some 200 years ago the beginning of the zodiac was 0 degrees Aries the Procession now means that at the beginning of the zodiac year, around the 21st March, which tropically is the beginning, ) degrees Aries, siderealy the stars are some 26 degrees advanced.
So a siderealist astrologer would add 26 degrees to the tropical setting.
For example someone born on the 15th March, which is tropically the middle of Aries is siderealy 11 degree Taurus. Such adjustment s for sidereal astrology apply to all planets relative to constellations.
Sidereal astrology does not effect star signs which are linked to seasons not does ir effect relative angles between the planets.
So what is it you are lookin for when you look out at the stars or inwards to your dubiou culture.