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Monday, June 21, 2021

Dark Matter: The Source

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:17 AM

Here is the source of an image from the "tour a book"
link target in the previous post

Note the time and date Midnight on the morning of Oct. 26, 2015.

Synchronology check From that date, posts now tagged Critical Space Theory.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Dark Matter

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:38 AM

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Science and Science Entertainment

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:38 AM

Google News today — Science:

Google News today — Entertainment:

Science Entertainment

See "Dark Matter" in this  journal.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The 7-11 Culture War

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:44 PM

Here  on June 7-11 —

June 7: Pullman's Holy Office

June 11: Dark Materials

Friday, June 11, 2021

Dark Materials

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:25 PM

Items from the Dark Matter Research Unit office in
the recent HBO version of His Dark Materials

Closeup of the I Ching  book:

Closeup of parquet-style patterns in a 4x4x2 array —

Monday, June 7, 2021

Pullman’s Holy Office

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:23 PM

Good question.  From Philip Pullman's recent HBO version of
"His Dark Materials," The University of Oxford’s St. Peter’s College:

Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Four  Posters

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:26 PM

         Diamond arrangement of the four elements

and   

Logo by Steven H. Cullinane for website on finite geometry

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Bright Star

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 8:15 AM

See instances of the title in this journal.

Material related to yesterday evening's post
"Bright and Dark at Christmas" —

The Buddha of Rochester:

See also the Gelman (i.e., Gell-Mann) Prize
in the film "Dark Matter" and the word "Eightfold"
in this journal.

" A fanciful mark is a mark which is invented
for the sole purpose of functioning as a trademark,
e.g., 'Kodak.' "

"… don't take my Kodachrome away." — Paul Simon

Monday, December 26, 2016

Bright and Dark at Christmas

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 PM

See also this journal on Christmas night.

"Adam Frank, an astrophysicist who writes for NPR's
13.7 blog, described dark matter by comparing it to
a ghost in a horror movie. You can't see it, he writes —
'but you know it's with you because it messes with
the things you can see. ' " — NPR.org this evening

See as well today's post Old News and the Nov. 4, 2008,
book on Charles Dickens, The Man Who Invented Christmas .

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Logic of the Dust

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

"Dust is a fictional elementary particle that is of
fundamental importance within the story." 

— Wikipedia on Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials  trilogy

A review of posts tagged Kabbalah yields —

  "If all that 'matters' are fundamentally mathematical relationships, then there ceases to be any important difference between the actual and the possible. (Even if you aren't a mathematical Platonist, you can always find some collection of particles of dust to fit any required pattern. In Permutation City  this is called the 'logic of the dust' theory.)….
    Paul Durham is convinced by the 'logic of the dust' theory mentioned above, and plans to run, just for a few minutes, a complex cellular automaton (Permutation City) started in a 'Garden of Eden' configuration — one which isn't reachable from any other, and which therefore must have been the starting point of a simulation….  I didn't understand the need for this elaborate set-up, but I guess it makes for a better story than 'well, all possible worlds exist, and I'm going to tell you about one of them.' "

— Danny Yee, review of Permutation City
     a novel by Greg Egan

See also in this journal a search for Dark Matter.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Notes towards a Dark Tower*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

Or:  Shema, SXSW

The doors open slowly. I step into a hangar. From the rafters high above, lights blaze down, illuminating a twelve-foot cube the color of gunmetal. My pulse rate kicks up. I can’t believe what I’m looking at. Leighton must sense my awe, because he says, “Beautiful, isn’t it?” It is exquisitely beautiful. At first, I think the hum inside the hangar is coming from the lights, but it can’t be. It’s so deep I can feel it at the base of my spine, like the ultralow-frequency vibration of a massive engine. I drift toward the box, mesmerized.

 

— Crouch, Blake. Dark Matter: A Novel
(Kindle Locations 2004-2010).
Crown/Archetype. Kindle Edition.

Related reading —

"Do you know there is a deliberate sinister conspiracy at work?"

"No, but hum a few bars and I'll fake it."

A few bars —

* Not the Dark Tower of Stephen King, but that of the
University of Texas at Austin, back in time 50 years and a day.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Cube

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 10:28 PM

From this journal —

See (for instance) Sacred Order, July 18, 2006 —

The finite Galois affine space with 64 points

From a novel published July 26, 2016, and reviewed
in yesterday's (print) New York Times Book Review —

The doors open slowly. I step into a hangar. From the rafters high above, lights blaze down, illuminating a twelve-foot cube the color of gunmetal. My pulse rate kicks up. I can’t believe what I’m looking at. Leighton must sense my awe, because he says, “Beautiful, isn’t it?” It is exquisitely beautiful. At first, I think the hum inside the hangar is coming from the lights, but it can’t be. It’s so deep I can feel it at the base of my spine, like the ultralow-frequency vibration of a massive engine. I drift toward the box, mesmerized.

— Crouch, Blake. Dark Matter: A Novel
(Kindle Locations 2004-2010).
Crown/Archetype. Kindle Edition. 

See also Log24 on the publication date of Dark Matter .

Monday, January 31, 2011

Darkness at Noon

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM

In today's Wall Street Journal , Peter Woit reviews a new book on dark matter and dark energy.

For a more literary approach, see "dark materials" in this  journal.

Before thir eyes in sudden view appear
The secrets of the hoarie deep, a dark
Illimitable Ocean without bound,
Without dimension, where length, breadth, and highth,
And time and place are lost; where eldest Night
And Chaos, Ancestors of Nature, hold
Eternal Anarchie, amidst the noise
Of endless warrs and by confusion stand.
For hot, cold, moist, and dry, four Champions fierce
Strive here for Maistrie, and to Battel bring amidst the noise
Thir embryon Atoms....
                                ... Into this wilde Abyss,
The Womb of nature and perhaps her Grave,
Of neither Sea, nor Shore, nor Air, nor Fire,
But all these in thir pregnant causes mixt
Confus'dly, and which thus must ever fight,
Unless th' Almighty Maker them ordain
His dark materials to create more Worlds,
Into this wilde Abyss the warie fiend
Stood on the brink of Hell and look'd a while,
Pondering his Voyage....

-- John Milton, Paradise Lost , Book II

Related material:

1. The “spider” symbol of Fritz Leiber’s short story “Damnation Morning”—

2. Angels and demons here and in the Catholic Church.

3. The following diagram by one “John Opsopaus”—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix09/090312-OpsopausSquare.jpg

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