Philosophy and Guesswork

All this talk of multiverses should not assume that the laws of physics apply equally on them all. If they don’t then it is not true for physicists to say such things as. “we could be having this very conversation/interview simultaneously on an infinite number of places in an infinite number of universes.” That assumes that multiverses are identical to ours.However if, for example,the speeds of light or sound or gravity are different,the whole of life if it exists anywhere in them will be very different.
One argument for their existence is that they exist in dimensions different from ours. That alone argues against a parallel life does it not?
Whilst I do not have the knowledge to argue the physics too deeply, the need to move into this rarified field is sometimes posited on the grounds that if proven, it will be a major step if not the final link,towards the unified theory or at perhaps a further development of it.
It seems though that if these multiverses are of an unknown number, then until they are quantified and the answers to practical difficulties are forthcoming, there are more questions to be answered on this minuscule planet even before our universe can be fully understood.
If I am undergoing an experience that occurred simultaneously but on a parallel universe where time is not of the essence I might have died yet still be alive!
Perhaps even thinking about it puts us too far ahead of ourselves.

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Dig a Little Deeper

These words from St Mark’s gospel apply to so many human words and deeds today.
We are reminded to examine and re-examine the intention behind our everyday thoughts and actions.
Where do we sow?
“in the course of his teaching he said to them, ‘Listen!, Imagine a sower going out to sow. Now it happened that, as he sowed, some of the seed fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some seed fell on rocky ground where it found little soil and sprang up straightaway, because there was no depth of earth; and when the sun came up it was scorched and, not having any roots, it withered away. Some seed fell into thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it produced no crop. And some seeds fell into rich soil and, growing tall and strong, produced crop; and yielded thirty, sixty, even a hundredfold.’ And he said, ‘Listen, anyone who has ears to hear!”

With Eyes Raised to Heaven

I wish you could meet Newton. He is a charming and spirited being but he expects to carry eternally a measure of the embarrassment of his own arrival. You may have read of his belief that on Earth he was one of the unique figures designated by God in each age to receive the ancient Hermetic wisdom. How vain and how wrong can one be! Apparently he only just, got away with it because he discovered that an anagram of his Latin name Isaacus Neutonus was Jeova santus unus – Jehovah the holy one. Please don’t any of you try it though, especially anyone whose name already incorporates the three letters GOD!

Contrast that with Einstein’s words. He wrote:
“the most beautiful and most profound emotion a human can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer stand rapt in awe is as good as dead. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.”

That was the man from whose brain came first the theory and then the special theory of relativity and the resultant breakthrough equation E=mc ².

SECOND THOUGHTS?

My friends because of your shared conviction that the universe is not under the rule of almighty God, you probably miss the beauty of the scriptures. Should you wish to rediscover some of this beauty try a read of the first chapter of the Gospel of John…”In the beginning was the word…”
I am always struck by the repeated promise of eternal life purchased for us all by the Christ. Whether we acknowledge this or not, eternal life is probably an uppermost hope which is why I bring you an excerpt from the letter of John, who was with Jesus throughout his ministry years and who stood at the foot of the cross at the end and was one of the first to discover the resurrection.

“God has given us eternal life
and this life is in his Son;
anyone who has the Son has life,
anyone who does not have the Son does not have life.
I have written all this to you
so that you who believe in the name of the Son of God
may be sure that you have eternal life.”
1 John 5:5-13

Where are we all today?

In June 1921 my late eldest aunt Mary Knight sailed to her new life in USA on the Kaiser-i-Hind.This ship sailed between UK and India and called several times at Sydney until it was taken over by Cunard and put on the London to New York run in June 1921.
Now 90+ years later I have some 50+cousins of some degree in the States and have met none of them. I am in touch with one Mark whose grandfather is my first cousin and hope to make contact with more of them by post.
This is the vessel which carried the start of my american family to the US.
Kaiser-2-pc

LESS AND LESS FOR MORE AND MORE

GENEROSITY IN THE HUMAN HEART IS SELDOM MORE APPARENT THAN AT THIS SEASON. WHILE THAT IS TRUE IT DOES NOT REPLACE THE ONGOING NEED OF THOSE INCREASING NUMBERS OF “THE EXCLUDED”. A NATION’S GOVERNMENT HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR INCLUSION. IN AUSTRALIA, ALL THE PEOPLE MUST FILL THE TANK OUT OF WHICH THE POOR MAY TAP TO LIGHTEN THEIR BURDEN .
IN EUREKASTREET.COM TODAY JOHN FALZON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY WRITES STRONGLY ON HEARING THE UNHEARD. THIS COINCIDES WITH TODAY’S GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT OF A DWINDLING SURPLUS AND AT A TIME WHEN THE ‘BURDEN’ IS TO BE MADE HEAVIER ON THOSE LEAST DESERVING OF FURTHER AUSTERITY.

ASYLUM SEEKING

It is regrettable that the national press won’t publish in full the latest article today 19th dec. by Fr frank Brennan on eurekastreet.com.
It is entitled “Border Protection Word Games” and is highly illustrative of the shallow arguments placed before the Australian people on this difficult problem.
The information in the article is there for all to read and who want to add to their understanding.

NEWTOWN CONNECTICUT

Another horrific tragedy in the USA unfolded at first light today.
In a very ordinary town lives came to an unexpected end at the hands of someone armed with weapons which belong, if they do, only on a battlefield.
Worse was the news that a number of small children suffered death beside their teachers.
The gentle epitaph came to mind…..
“If I am so quickly done for
What on earth was I begun for.”
People now will second guess a loving God, asking why he allows such terrible things. We forget too easily that as human beings we have free will. We can at our individual choice do good or do evil and face the consequences. In Newtown today the choice was someone’s to do evil and to suffer death and judgement.
Our part in this disaster is to pray for those who are grief stricken and for the whole community that they may draw close in love for one another.
For the US government it is yet another wakeup call for action to prevent this repeated agony.