WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF U.S.
The Government’s motion seeking clarification of our order of June 26, 2017, is denied. The District Court order modifying the preliminary injunction with respect to refugees covered by a formal assurance is stayed pending resolution of the Government’s appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Gorsuch would have stayed the District Court order in its entirety.
brilliant thesis on YouTube by nerdwriter1.
He distills BladeRunner as a postmodern epic so well in another vid.
I like to think of myself as scientific literate enough that most popular scientists (Bill Nye, Tyson, Brian Green) can’t teach me much. Especially since they are in the fields of science EDUCATION, and not research.
This academic lecture TAUGHT ME ALOT new not in any pop-science documentaries, but goes to confirm the quote from Richard Feynman. "Physics is the ever-expanding horizon of our own ignorance."
When humanity learned to see into deep space, they questioned why we needed God. Now we see regular matter as a mere 4% of the universe, compared to dark energy and dark matter — cosmic forces needed to make the calculations works — which begs the question: why are we even here? Either some freak accident, highly unlikely in a cold and entropic universe. Or we are the the guided result of careful planning of a very active Creator.
Matter itself is unreal. Take your Newton and your deCartes and forget you know anything about what is real. Real is not 3D, real is not gravity, and not anything you can perceive. No more than you perceive the Earth as a flat expanse because it’s curvature is too large for you to imagine.
It took me two days to get through this video, (total run time 30 minutes) but I think it’s ultimately brilliant how calm gentle but passionate , assertiveness is far more effective than rambunctious O’Reilly rhetoric.
And for the past 20 years, our society (esp in the form of cable news discourse) has preferred the latter.