posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 11:28 PM
So, I forgot to post the next email from my brother, this is what he said:
"Novelty theory has its basis in bullpucky.
Really, this dude and his theory couldn't have missed the target of "truth" by a bigger margin of error.
He is way way off base, and his contrived calculations and desperate formulations do absolutely nothing to legitimize his insane theory.
The most powerful word in mathematics ="Let"
or more succinctly: "if"
or more descriptive "suppose"
Begin with those words and use a little bit of logic, and ANYBODY can create entire worlds of math, existing in fantasy only, consistent though they
may be, and patterns though they may show, they correspond to nothing in reality.
His equations mean nothing. If anybody wanted to spend the time, all kinds of mathematical fantasy worlds could get created from scratch, or even
based upon ancient writings. They could use random input and apparently produce discernible patterns. But so what? Look up in the sky at night,
and the universe presents us with a totally random distribution of stars, yet we also look at constellations. We can stare at clouds and see a rabbit
or a dog floating as random collections of water vapor. We see patterns out of random everywhere we look. And we also see the self-similarity of
fractals everywhere. Very common I learned in my chaos theory class at Western. No surprise dude sees some fractals in history books. Seems to have
driven him mad however.
Human brains do only 3 things with all the sensory input, data and information they get bombarded with during the experience of life.
Brains process by 1. Deleting 2. Generalizing 3. Distorting. We do not actually interact with the world directly. Rather, each of us interacts with
our model of the world. The stick in the bucket of water looks bent, but we know it doesn't bend like that if we pull it out. Our senses fail us,
and so do our models. McKenna's theory works for his model of the world, but that's not how the world actually is.
In fact, any scientist that truly knows the philosophy would have to say that science does NOT claim to make any statement as to how nature actually
is, rather, science can only make statements about our observations of nature. Big diff.
Personally, in my view, any numerology that doesn't include e, can definitely be immediately dismissed as entertainment only. I must admit that all
numerology isn't any more legit than astrology, though it may seem more fun and interesting. I prefer Number Theory, for it is real mathematics and
doesn't purport to explain any physical phenomena, as numerology does.
I watched the dude on youtube and he talks like a certifiable nutjob. Even disregarding his mannerisms (which could be explained by his passion for
his "discovery"), he obviously has absolutely no idea that all his beliefs are based upon our cultural mythology.
Like many scholars, the dude believed that what civilization calls "the agricultural revolution" was a technological event. Which it was NOT. He
believed that agriculture developed as a response to famine, which it did NOT. Therefore, his entire timewave theory and how it corresponds to world
history collapses upon this error.
I don't claim to know the truth, but i do know that humans are not the purpose of the universe. I do know that farming was not the divine destiny of
I also know that mathematical fantasy doesn't create physical reality. And correlation does NOT imply causation.
McKenna's novelty theory isn't anything better than what someone could get from a tarot card reading."