Originally posted by SeenAlot
reply to post by Zagari
I actually like TWZ. I have found some great dates on it. Also a few complete misses.
My only suggestion for this most recent date would be an actor of internationl fame telling the POTUS derogatory insults no other person on the planet
could conceivably get away with.
I heard about this all weekend. Works for me. Not a tragedy-sorry no involvement with trauma for you gore porn fans.
Amen Brother Eastwood.
If Timewave Zero is representative of activity in global consciousness then there are potential scientific explanations for why some important dates
have novelty spikes and others don't.
This is one reason I think people are just so full of it when it comes to dismissing Timewave Zero and those trying to figure out what it could be
telling us. The naysayers have no idea what they're talking about. There is a little bit more involved than simply saying: "the peak doesn't
match where it should, this theory is ridiculous."
That is a very narrow, judgemental view of novelty theory in general. Some have said the same thing about the global consciousness project when Roger
Nelson from Princeton tells us the probability against the results being chance is billions to one. Is he crazy too? No, he isn't.
Noone knows how global consciousness works. Some might say it is something acting at the quantum level, some might say it is something caused by the
effects of larger, macro-scale human decision-making on this planet. Noone knows.
What we do know is that global consciousness is likely to exist due to the scientific data conducted by experiments at Princeton and elsewhere. We
know it is an effect that occurs independent of our conscious, day to day life experience. We are not conscious of it and it appears to occur whether
or not people are sleeping, eating, buying snuggees or playing angry birds.
The X in the Timewave Zero equation is "Novelty" - because we have no idea what it is.
Thus, if we work off the other quantifiable data on the graph it might be possible to solve for X. Then we would have a better idea of what the
theory is supposed to be telling us - if anything.
Some people do this kind of work is to at least attempt to solve for X knowing that it might not be possible. It might just be a fluke that the spikes
and troughs are organized the way they are and simple coincidence that the spikes correlate to days that we view as having significant importance.
People have always said that about this theory and we know that.
What we don't know is whether or not this theory can somehow be verified, whether or not the unknown variable of novelty can be solved for and what
the overall theory could be telling us even if it is a solvable equation.
To others, the only possible explanation is that the theory has significance and that the data represents something of global importance -
potentially, the biggest discover in modern science if X can be solved for.
The only way to take the next step to understanding this is to try and solve for X. If people are so inclined to do so, they should be allowed to do
so free of namecalling, ridiculous attacks and narrow-mindedness.
At least they're willing to try.
Astrophysicists and cosmologists all over the world are starting to pull the curtain on everything from dark matter and dark energy to parallel
universes. We are beginning to understand some of the most bizarre, mysterious aspects of the universe. Why would we not try to pursue every
Sometimes, the biggest discoveries in science have come from those who were ousted, dubbed crazy and thrown into dungeons to rott and die because
people didn't agree with what they had to say.
We are only here for a brief moment.