Friday, October 22, 2010

exercises of Tao

In the S bus, in the rush hour. A chap of about 26, felt hat with a cord instead of a ribbon, neck too long, as if someone's been having a tug-of-war with it. People getting off. The chap in question gets annoyed with one of the men standing next to him. He accuses him of jostling him every time anyone goes past. A snivelling tone which is meant to be aggressive. When he sees a vacant seat he throws himself on to it. Two hours later, I meet him in the Cour de Rome, in front of the gare Saint-Lazare. He's with a friend who's saying: "You ought to get an extra button put on your overcoat." He shows him where (at the lapels) and why.


The description of systems with feedback developed by cybernetics in the 40s and 50s is not enough when one considers systems that have different logical levels of description such , in general, complex systems, which contain many feedbacked subsystems and have several retroactive stabilization processes at many, such, for example, as metabolism:

The notion of complexity also marks the transition from first to second cybernetics: according to the first cybernetics an objective and external reality exists independent of the observer. In the system approaches according to the second-cybernetic the system, that is the set of elements that are interacting in the observable reality, it is comprehensive, dynamic and consists of two subsystems individual/environment in which the role of the observing subject is fundamental and should be taken into account in describing the global system. In complex systems, such as an animal, person, family or organization, we observe the system under observation and describe it exactly as the system observes and describes us.

Each of the two subsystems evolve according to its own logic and implement their own changes, but it is the other subsystem that determines the conditions that define the transformation that each subsystem implements.
In the second cybernetics subject and object, knower and the known are part of the same system. The individual and the environment are no longer places of property whose identification and description is under the responsibility of the outside observer, but location of mechanisms governed by their own rules, which determine the footage of their reciprocal interactions. The reality, no longer independent of the observer that actively builds it, becomes the personal reality of each individual, and any personal vision of reality comes from a specific relationship between knower and known, which reflects self-specific constraints. The individual thus becomes a cognitive system with its own internal coherence that can filter the reality, and structured through a set of constructs and beliefs that allow them to organize their behavior in response to the environment, according to its own self-constraints. The second cybernetics, seen as meta-cybernetics of the first cybernetics or simple, cybernetics, is characterized by subsequent orders of feedback:

and from the recursion between the orders of feedback and those of calibration which follow the feedback process:

taken from:

A simple feedback brings the system to calibrate itself to stability. A feedback of feedback leads him into a state of meta-calibration. A further level of feedback brings the system in what is called a stand-alone system, where the relationships and interactions that define it as a whole are determined only by the system itself, or autopoietic system, with a meta-meta-meta-calibration of closed organization.

Monday, October 11, 2010

triplofonic Tao

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John Cage, Mesostic for Demetrio Stratos (1991)

Caution Radiation Tao

AreA ~ “Luglio, agosto, settembre (nero)” – 4:29 Album: Arbeit Macht Frei (1973) Track No: 1 Genre: Progressive Rock Label: Cramps Records HQ:
Song description: “Luglio, agosto, settembre (nero)” (“July, August, Black September”) is an anti-war song with lyrics written by Frankenstein (Gianni Sassi) and music composed by Patrizio Fariselli. The song begins with an Arab voice (“Poem for peace” from a pirate recording in a Cairo Museum (see below for the translations into English and Italian). The second intro is pure poetry. Demetrio Stratos was able to reach the 7kHz and possessed the gift of triplophonic voice. He seems to be three singers because of his great ability.
Lyrics: (English translation) Intro (Arabs) My love With peace, with peace I have placed Loving flowers at your feet With peace, with peace I stopped the seas of blood for you Forget anger Forget pain Forget your weapons Forget your weapons and come Come and live Come and live with me my love Under a blanket of peace I want you to sing, beloved light of my eyes And your song will be for peace let the world hear, my beloved and say (to the world): Forget anger Forget pain Forget your weapons Forget your weapons and come And live in peace Second part (Italian) Playing with the world, leaving it in pieces Children that the sun has reduced to old age. It’s not my fault if your reality forces me to fight your conspiracy of silence. Maybe one day we will know what it means to drown in blood with

Friday, October 8, 2010

master of Tao level 0 (physics) - 1 (chemistry) - 2 (cellular) - 4 (social) - 5 (ecosystem)

USA Oregon Lake Oswego - Oswego Pioneer Cemetery, Linus Pauling grave 20
picture by Radigan Neuhalfen

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1954

"Professor Pauling. Since you began your scientific career more than thirty years ago you have covered a diversity of subjects ranging over wide fields of chemistry, physics, and even medicine. It has been said of you that you have chosen to live "on the frontiers of science" and we chemists are keenly aware of the influence and the stimulative effect of your pioneer work.
Wide though your field of activity may be, you have devoted the greater part of your energy to the study of the nature of the chemical bond and the determination of the structure of molecules and crystals."

The Nobel Peace Prize 1962

from the presentation speech:

Shortly after the atomic bombs were exploded over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Albert Einstein made this statement:
"The time has come now, when man must give up war. It is no longer rational to solve international problems by resorting to war. Now that an atomic bomb, such as the bombs exploded at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, can destroy a city, kill all the people in a city, a small city the size of Minneapolis, say, we can see that we must now make use of man's powers of reason, in order to settle disputes between nations.
In accordance with the principles of justice we must develop international law, strengthen the United Nations, and have peace in the world from now on."
At the time few people heeded these words of Albert Einstein.
One man, however, never forgot them, the man we welcome among us today, the man whom the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament has selected for this year's award of the Peace Prize - Linus Carl Pauling, who ever since 1946 has campaigned ceaselessly, not only against nuclear weapons tests, not only against the spread of these armaments, not only against their very use, but against all warfare as a means of solving international conflicts.
Linus Pauling is a professor of chemistry; for thirty-nine years he has been on the staff of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, where he was made a professor in 1931. In addition to the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, his scientific achievements have won him many distinctions, medals, and honors, both in his own country and abroad. His renown as a scientist is beyond dispute.
In 1946, at the request of Albert Einstein, Linus Pauling, together with seven other scientists, formed the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, of which Einstein was chairman. The most important task of this committee was to bring to the notice of people everywhere the tremendous change that had taken place in the world after the splitting of the atom and the production of the atomic bomb had become fact. In the words of the author Robert Jungk, "it was a crusade undertaken by men who were children in political affairs."
The hope cherished by mankind that, once the Second World War was over, an age of peace and disarmament would follow, was not fulfilled. It was not long before differences between East and West emerged in all their stark reality, as the cooperation engendered in time of war crumbled and was replaced by suspicion and mutual fear of aggression.
The result was the armaments race between the two great powers, to see who could produce the most effective nuclear weapons. Gradually the "terror balance" became the tacitly accepted safeguard against war and a guarantee of peace.
It was in August, 1949, that the Soviet Union also succeeded in producing the atom bomb.
The armaments race created an atmosphere which not only made it difficult to work for the promotion of disarmament and peace but also threatened to muzzle freedom of speech.
Inevitably, the crusade lost impetus and faded away.
But Linus Pauling marched on; for him, retreat was impossible.
During the first few years, his aim was above all to prevent the hydrogen bomb from becoming a reality. In speeches and lectures he endeavored to open the eyes of his fellowmen to the catastrophe it represented. "This bomb", he declared, "may have a destructive effect, a hundred, a thousand, nay ten thousand times greater than that of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Its effect will depend on how great the bomb is and at what height above the earth it is exploded.
This statement was made as early as 1947, and subsequent tests with the hydrogen bomb proved the validity of his predictions.
On February 13, 1950, Pauling spoke to a large audience in Carnegie Hall in New York, this time in protest against the decision to produce the hydrogen bomb. His speech was subsequently published as a brochure entitled The Ultimate Decision.
He opened his speech by describing the consequences, should there be a major war involving hydrogen bombs: a thousand million men and women dead, and the earth's atmosphere permeated with toxic radioactive substances, from which no human being, animal, or plant would be safe.
He concludes as follows:
"The solution of the world's problem - the problem of atomic war - is that we must - we must bring law and order into the world as a whole...
Our political leaders impelled by the massed feelings of the people of the world must learn that peace is the important goal - a peace that reflects the spirit of true humanity, the spirit of the brotherhood of man.
It is not necessary that the social and economic systems in Russia be identical with that in the United States, in order that these two great nations can be at peace with one another. It is only necessary that the people of the United States and the people of Russia have respect for one another, a deep desire to work for progress, a mutual recognition that war has finally ruled itself out as the arbiter of the destiny of humanity. Once the people of the world express these feelings, the East and the West can reach a reasonable and equitable decision about all world affairs and can march together side by side, towards a more and more glorious future."

     Linus Pauling Institute

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tao level 1: the bond of Tao

Perhaps there is no discipline where the textbook and the work of a single man has had the effect that "The nature of the chemical bond" was to level 1. It is based primarily on the work of Pauling in this area the assigning of Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954 "for his research on the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances. " In fact every part of the organic and inorganic chemistry can, in principle, be derived from this work.

Atomic orbitals 3D shapes (spatial probability density of electrons in an atom) for several values of the quantum numbers l, m, n

Tao, meta-Tao and meta-meta-Tao

René Magritte, The Two Mysteries, 1966

the Teh of Tao

- 7 -

The Tao is infinite, eternal.
Why is it eternal?
It was never born;
thus it can never die.
Why is it infinite?
It has no desires for itself;
thus it is present for all beings.

The Master stays behind;
that is why she is ahead.
She is detached from all things;
that is why she is one with them.
Because she has let go of herself,
she is perfectly fulfilled.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Traveling (8 of Wands)

The tiny figure moving on the path through this beautiful landscape is not concerned about the goal. He or she knows that the journey is the goal, the pilgrimage itself is the sacred place. Each step on the path is important in itself. When this card appears in a reading, it indicates a time of movement and change. It may be a physical movement from one place to the next, or an inner movement from one way of being to another. But whatever the case, this card promises that the going will be easy and will bring a sense of adventure and growth; there is no need to struggle or plan too much. The Traveling card also reminds us to accept and embrace the new, just as when we travel to another country with a different culture and environment than the one we are accustomed to. This attitude of openness and acceptance invites new friends and experiences into our lives.

Life is a continuity always and always. There is no final destination it is going towards. Just the pilgrimage, just the journey in itself is life, not reaching to some point, no goal--just dancing and being in pilgrimage, moving joyously, without bothering about any destination. What will you do by getting to a destination? Nobody has asked this, because everybody is trying to have some destination in life. But the implications... If you really reach the destination of life, then what? Then you will look very embarrassed. Nowhere to have reached to the final destination--and in the journey you have lost everything. You had to lose everything. So standing naked at the final destination, you will look all around like an idiot: what was the point? You were hurrying so hard, and you were worrying so hard, and this is the outcome.

the Signature of Tao

In the novel "Contact" Carl Sagan, astronomer, astrophysicist, astrochemist, great science writer and author, a founder of SETI Project, imagine a possible real "Signature of God".

In the story of Ellie (Jodie Foster in the movie) after a trip through a wormhole to get to meet an extraterrestrial intelligence that appears in the imagine of her father. At the end of the interview he is suggested to calculate pi much more thoroughly in the extension of digits than ever before, because it could be "very interesting".

Mosaic at entrance to math building, Technische Universität Berlin

pi is a number which is both irrational and transcendental, with infinite  decimal places after the point, that means that in base N the probability that in a certain position would appear any number between 0 and N is 1/N. Any statistical discrepancy from 1/N, for example a specific number repeated many times or a sequence of numbers repeated is a fact definitely worthy of note.

The calculation of decimal places of pi it's easy numerically through several series that approximate pi as much as desired, for example:

In computing the digits of pi several months later Ellie is warned by a statistical correlation that controls the figures calculated of a statistical anomaly that appears after several tens of billions of digits after the decimal point. Let us assume that the figures calculated are represented in binary mode with the 1 and 0, what appears is:

that is, arranging the 0s and 1s in a square shows a statistical anomaly of 0s and 1s that represents a circle. Deeply hidden after billions of digits of the number that represents, by definition, the circle there is a circle.
Since a circle is a circle everywhere (apart from very particular places where the geometry of the space-time is not  euclidean), and is an intrinsic property of our Universe, this means to Sagan that this sign has been placed before the creation of the Universe, in its very structure, a true "Signature of God."