The Theory Of Everything

It may sound simplistic that the universe started from a singularity.

Or that black holes are not that black, that in fact, there is some Hawking radiation escaping from them.

In his book, The Grand Design, he pauses to note the big and the small and everything in between.

The epic, the unified field theory is about putting it all together, questions like how does relativity relate to say quantum mechanics.

Imagine, making sense out of all of this…

Canada, among other nations, mark the passing of great scientists like Max Planck, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Their contributions to science are still being examined today and for many years into our future,

The Philosopher King

Plato says this king is not like any other.

Can he led others, or follow when it is better to do so?

Does he know when the people are ready for a new law?

Are his personal values aligned with the values of the people?

Many captains of industry appear to hold the keys to the kingdom.

There are geniuses of every caliper, why not a wise living leader who can work with the people?

Some say this is just a catch all phrase for great leaders like Marcus Aurelius, Jesus Christ, Buddha, mahatma Gandhi, and many others.

Like all these great leaders, there was also good people willing to build a better way.

Who are these kings today?  Who are the good people?  What is the better way?

Subjectively we try to find a better way and practice it’s lessons and build a better life.

Collectively we collaborate and cooperate our teams to build a better way for many of us.

To all those philosopher’s, leaders, good people and better ways…

Me and My Gallbladder

A gallstone wedged in the liver or stuck in a canal that runs between it and the gallbladder…

Huge pain, from a bundle of nerves, it radiates under the shoulder blade or is it in front by the solar plexus?

The hot pain is constant for hours, finally a change, a gag reflex, heaving and up comes everything in the stomach.

6 hours in the emergency to get a bed and a blood check.

The doc sends me home, in the wee hours of the morning.

Slash 15 years later, I check my progress.

Still have gallstones, according to the ultrasound and doctor.

I am keeping a healthy diet:  much more veggie.

Is my gallbladder worth enduring all the pain?

It’s not bad when I eat right.

And I suffer a little in the late night and wee hours, but I am staying on track with proper diet, exercise and lifestyle.

My gallbladder reminds me what is important.

And if I loose it someday, it will because of an infection, or a good medical reason, not because of a lack of trying.

Leonardo Vs Raphael: The Science Behind The Art

In this dialogue, two great artists discuss the benefits of practice and method, theory and discovery, in the learning of mastery of painting as an art form.

Leonardo: My dear Raphael, I realize you are enamored with Benois Madonna. Can you tell me that your mastery of light and shadow have no bearing on this art form?

Raphael: You are the one who uses science to discover ways to improve your painting method. Who is your ‘captain’?

L: Yes, it is true, I have become engrossed with sciences to show me ways to practice my work. My ‘Adoration’ will forever remain a work in progress. Do you know why?

R: I stand in front of it like a awestruck child. I will copy some of the elements of it’s style. But I can not tell you why?

L: I believe in using science to discover new method, like the use of oils for painting. And as much theory as I can to build practice.

R: I have incorporated the lute in some of my work. Why do you love to play it? You were heavy into competition in Florence.

L: Music is helpful in learning to learn. And I need to learn how to master myself. Is not music just another of the faculties?

R: Of course, you master music, mathematics and as much science as you can learn. This will help you know different parts of yourself. Perhaps now, you can try the engineering of the Art Form?

L: My teacher has taught me to respect science as my ‘captain’. And practice as my ‘soldier’. And I believe not to copy great works of art but to discover new ways to practice it. I have a motto: I am especially stuck by this one: “ostinato rigore”-obstinate rigor. I feel this is true. Now, I need to think and research moral patterns.

R: Why don’t you become a messenger for your captain (science) and a soldier’s soldier to make more practice and a better engineer of art.

L: All the boys at the shop, including myself, have learnt from our good teacher Verrochio. I now teach my own pupils to strive to be universal in all we paint, to learn to paint every image.

R: Perhaps this is your moral pattern, The Proper Use Of Impressions, or learning to Know Thyself.

L: I gave up science to pursue art and science is catching me up. I shall practice using these forms in all my work.

R: I follow where you led.

How Time Will Shrink or Expand

He is a bully with his precision.

But he measures, beats and flows.

There are moments and parts and streams where almost anything goes.

He allows forces like gravity to change us and makes everything grow and die.

His heart is cold and his mind is hot but he never really slows.

Be a fan or an enemy, he is indifferent as the weather.

His age is immortality’s length.

He has an unfathomable measure of strength.

He does not show his senses.

But you can measure him like a wavelength.

Duration is his passport.

He travels across the universe.

I Watched A Speech In Rejuvenation Biotechnology By Aubrey de Grey, PH.D.

Is aging a disease? Can we cure cancer, and the other diseases associated with age?

Check out his book called “Ending Aging” to find out.

Can regenerative biotechnology reverse age related damage?

People and machines ware out. This is a physics fact called thermodynamics.

The damage is what eventually happen to the people or the machine.


Why are we failing at diseases of old age, but so successful at diseases of the young?

Some people say there are too many things going wrong to understand the damage or old age diseases?

Diseases are communicable, congenital and chronic.

The aging diseases are essentially the same thing but to prevent them is to correct the damage using types of therapy.

The damage can not be corrected through diet or biochemistry at this stage because prevention has too much damage to correct.

What about genetic manipulation or pharmacology?

Where is the fountain of youth?

His “Fourth Paradigm” is called the maintenance approach and uses promising therapies like stem cells.

The seven major categories of damage can be fixed by this approach.

Is this the next leap in technology?

People will anticipate that this thing will happen very soon!

Is this a scam? Or the new science?