Step out of the world of Television, and make believe, into the world of the edge of belief. The thinkers and curious people of our time are making some startling discoveries, or getting remarkable insights…and they don’t watch much TV.
One guy has shown- albeit only mathematically, that Time, may form crystals. Yep. It may be possible someday to “freeze” time into a crystal. Hold a moment frozen forever. Or, stack them in your house some where; then when you want to experience a particular moment, choose that crystal, and play it. It won’t be a memory, it will be the actual “Time”. It wouldn’t be like that experience, it would be that experience happening at the exact time that it did happen. How would you get out?
Another guy is debating Einstein, and making progress. Simply put, he thinks that Newton used a grid to hang his ideas of motion and space on. Einstein used a grid to hang relativity on- except he added a fourth dimension – SpaceTime to his grid. This new guy, says that objects are only relative to themselves over time- with no grid. Just the shape between objects. Kinda tough to wrap your mind around; or form a shape. Yet, his theory is called : “Shape Dynamics.” He thinks about this kind of thing every day.
Yet another guy, over in Scandinavia, has shown that he can predict your choice of which button to hit, six seconds before you make the decision. He hooks you up to some fancy brain monitoring machines, and then asks you to choose between the red button, or the blue button. Before you even “decide” to reach for which button, your hand is already moving towards your “choice” of red. That happens about a few hundred milliseconds before you consciously make the “choice”. But, before even that, your brain gives off a signal for the red one- a full six seconds before any of the other parts of your brain, or your conscious volition kicks in.
Here is another intriguing theory, this one from the Social Science world. Where are the men going? It appears that almost all colleges in the USA are now highly skewed towards females. Recent numbers show that women outnumber men by a large margin in college. The average college is over 60% female, and in graduate school that number approaches 80%. So why don’t men go where the women are?
One suggestion is biological. Most women are on birth control pills for their college years. Birth control pills mimic pregnancy, therefore, women don’t put out the little subtle cues that they are fertile. Men don’t see the subtle cues (which by the way, both sexes can spot, but not consciously- they just go: “I don’t know, she just looks more attractive. Or She goes: ” I don’t know, I just kinda wanted him.” ) So in a way, both sexes become neutral, if not kind of chemically neutered. So, since there are no signals, no invitations; men don’t bother, and women don’t notice. LOL
Here is another finding I find fascinating – the color blue does not physically exist, it is a construct of your brain – period. There is no cell in your eye (which is a bubble sticking out from your brain) that is capable of receiving the wavelength of blue light. What you do have (according the the brain folks) are two specialized yellow and green photoreceptors – that make up the purely subjective color; “Blue”. You never actually see it, no blue jeans, no blue skies, no blue moods. Yet we all “see” blue, and each in our own way.
Here is another finding of mind boggling proportions; the Schumann Fields. These are electronic fields caused by the Earth’s magnetic core; and technically are called the Schumann Cavity- the gap between the Positively charged ionosphere, and the negatively charged earth. In this cavity exist standing waves; determined to be between 4 Hz and 12 Hz ; which is the same range of frequencies that the human brain process things at. If the Schumann Field gets excited- it releases waves called: Gamma Oscillations – at about 40 Hz to 60 Hz. Why is this important? Because brain scientists also not Gamma Oscillations in the human brain, at the same frequencies, and they think those waves are the precursor to consciousness! How’s that for mind boggling. Think of the implications…
The Earth itself may be thinking! Gaia theorists; rejoice! Or, perhaps, genius is just a person with the right sympathetic harmonics for these waves. If said genius, say she is under a part of the Schumann Cavity that is firing off Gamma Oscillations, her mind then reflects that harmonic- voila! Genius. The possibilities are endless. So far though, the only practical use of the Schumann field, is to create the lower frequencies in sound studios, to reduce exhaustion in musicians, and clear the sound.
Last but not least – Love. It turns out there is a raging debate going on over human pheromones. A woman genius has proved we have them, but the debate is over the receptors. It appears that all of us humans, have tiny pits in our noses, called: VSO’s. I think that just means : “vestigial sensory organs.” The debates is over whether or not the VSO’s are functional. It appears they are, because we certainly react to scent. In fact, one scientist wrote a book about these human Pheromones, called: Love Stinks. LOL Other studies show that when a woman kisses you, she is actually tasting your immune system. You smell led her to taste you – just like food. LOL
Back to the birth control pill, it masks these ways of smelling and tasting. So women “marry” the”wrong” guy.( We are speaking only biologically here, he may be the “right” guy, in every other way!) When women go off of the pill, in order to have a baby, or for some other reason, they often remark: My husband smells different. If she hadn’t been on the pill, she may not have chose him for a mate. Interesting stuff. Stuff that makes you both think , and consider. Consider how small seemingly unrelated things, may indeed play a significant role somewhere else.
Why did I write this on a blog about being Super at sixty? Because to be Super at Sixty- one must learn to think, to consider, to ponder, to reason, and to learn. It keeps your brain young and intrigued. The intellectual side of it anyway. The emotional part is to fired up from “News” and doom and gloom, to think, it just loops over the negative stuff, until; it can’t think anymore. Find yourself lost in the world of ideas, and the world becomes ideal.