Thursday, 16 September 2010

Yeah, right!!

OK - This is from the stable of really fabulous science - not!! Astronomers can't find what they expect to find near black holes, namely old stars, so they put forward a new theory - that something is gobbling them up rather than face the possibility that their ideas are wrong. It's like Ptolemy's epicycles all over again.

What's eating the stars out of our galaxy's heart? - 15 September 2010 - New Scientist

Ptolemy's epicycles were added to his view of the cosmos as his observations did not fit his theory - namely that the earth is the centre of the universe. Lesson - if it don't work don't fudge it.

Yet it seems that history is repeating itself  as we are inventing concepts that we think must exist because they fit our beliefs not our observations

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

H-8 group video online

In 2008, a group of intrepid scientists and philosophers gathered at the Windsor Hotel at Lake Toya, Northern Japan to take part in a ground-breaking discussion, examining the current assumptions behind science and exploring what the assumptions behind a new global science would look like. 

After much editing and transcribing sort of behaviour, the video is now available for you lucky people to view, courtesy of Professor Brian Josephson at the University of Cambridge. 

Video is available below. 

The Participants of the meeting were 

Osman Bakar PhD
Emeritus Professor of Islamic Thought and Civilisation 
International Islamic University of Maylasia 

Brian David Josephson PhD
Physicist and Nobel Laureate 
Emeritus Professor, Cambridge University 

William A Tiller PhD
Physicist, Engineer, consciousness Research
Emeritus Professor, Stanford University, California 

Elisabet Sahtouris PhD
Evolution biologist, futurist

Yasuhiko Genku Kimura PhD
Philosopher of Science, Buddhist-priest Scholar
Vision in Action Leadership Institute

EnoƩ Texier PhD
Anthropologist, Social Scientist
Central University of Venezuela

Akio Shoji
President and CEO
Aleph Inc

and myself. 

Myself mid-flow at the H8 meeting