Monday, December 30, 2013
I've curtailed the quantity and nature of my posts recently because it appears that it might be hazardous to my physical life, and there are more important things in life than posting opinions on dark matters which almost everyone would prefer remain in the dark. (The visceral prospect of one's demise definitely tends to focus one's attention on what's important.) However, I will probably continue to make relatively innocuous postings from time to time, unless of course I join the crowd invisible, or rather, that portion of the human race without physical bodies at the time. I have a sense that my time is short, but then that could just be paranoia. Only time (and not much of it) will tell.
Posted by nonastronaut at 6:40 PM
Friday, December 20, 2013
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): The newly sequenced genome of the Amborella plant can provide insight on a major event in the history of life on Earth: the origin of flowering plants, including all major food crop species.from New gene study sheds light on origin of more than 300,000 flowering plants
Genome doubling may, therefore, offer an explanation to Charles Darwin's "abominable mystery" -the apparently abrupt proliferation of new species of flowering plants in fossil records dating to the Cretaceous period," said Claude dePamphilis of Penn State University.
Too bad his thoughts are based on random motion, and therefore meaningless.
But seriously, this just goes to show how the "evidence" for Darwinism consists of simply misinterpreting an endless series of observations, similar to the manner in which the Big Bang Theory TV show's theme song "proves" the Big Bang theory, despite all the evidence which proves its impossibility. The discovery of the Higgs boson/field (the most important event of at least 2013), which some consider to be more evidence that God is unnecessary to explain the universe, is actually another aspect of how the gods create the illusion of separation and limitations which we call reality, for our evolution.
Posted by nonastronaut at 7:12 AM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Scientists have found the oldest DNA evidence yet of humans’ biological history. But instead of neatly clarifying human evolution, the finding is adding new mysteries.from At 400,000 Years, Oldest Human DNA Yet Found Raises New Mysteries
So they've found some 400,000 year-old human-like DNA, but they really have no way to connect it with modern man. They just assume that it underwent many successful random mutations - it would be interesting to know how many, and the implicit mutation rate.
Still unanswered is what mutated in order to produce DNA in the first place, so that it could mutate. Also still unanswered is how complex structures could have evolved via random mutations, when they would have provided no advantage in a partly-evolved state. (The usual explanation: it was magic.)
Posted by nonastronaut at 1:59 PM
Google has revealed it has taken over seven robotics companies in the past half a year and has begun hiring staff to develop its own product.from Google robots may pose challenge to Amazon drones
Instead, the newspaper suggests, Google's robots could be paired with its self-driving car research to help automate the delivery of goods to people's doors.
This makes my proposed "last mile" monorail system that would facilitate the delivery of smaller items in just about any weather look feasible by comparison. My proposed system would consist of cars which would descend/ascend via winch, using support towers as guides, and which would be unleashed in waves with loads (or passengers) arranged in order of destination, so that the cars don't get in each other's way when they make a stop. There would be special "runs" ("waves") reserved for foul-weather deliveries that couldn't wait, to give the delivery personnel time to make the trip from the tower-base to the address of interest. They might end up stuck behind a car stopped for a particularly time-consuming delivery, but they would have an assortment of enjoyable time-killers on-board, and they'd get paid for it. Naturally, anyone who holds up the process would be pressured to go faster, because time is money in the delivery business.
But until there's an automated rail/delivery system that can stop at every address, which will probably never happen because of the cost, the existing delivery system can't be beat for efficiency and the ability to handle every situation that arises.
Posted by nonastronaut at 9:59 AM
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like "daze" and nodded at the controls before suddenly realizing something was wrong and hitting the brakes, a lawyer said.from Lawyer: Engineer in 'daze' before NYC train crash
Why not install GPS receivers that would at least alert the conductors of a dangerous situation? I suspect that the engineers' union would fight against a GPS system because it would make them practically obsolete.
But then, perhaps the claim that he was in a daze was just a cover story. In the immediate aftermath, he said that he applied the brakes, but that they didn't respond immediately. Perhaps they were under remote control via the same technology which is supposed to prevent accidents. Why else would a remote control system be required, when a GPS system would probably do the job of preventing such accidents?
The goals of causing a train crash via remote control would be to contribute to the chaos which is clearly being deliberately unleashed globally, and in the US via the frustration-fest known as "Obamacare," which is apparently a means of denying people with health care (courtesy of the same crew that runs Walmart and Lands' End, and which goes to ridiculous lengths to prevent me from getting what I want, without obviously doing so), just as the physical economy sinks to critical condition. Another goal would be to provide a distraction.
Posted by nonastronaut at 8:44 AM