Indeed agree, hard to express how grateful I am to us folks who have to go off and fight on our behalf , I have a huge amount of admiration for how courageous they have to be, as I'm sure I just wouldn't be capable of it. If not for the us marines over the last ,80 years give or take, there would have been an immense amount more suffering afflicted on humanity. As is said God bless these brave persons.
PS. Your son has a cool bit of fashion swagger going on as well Pat !!😀
He's been that way since he was a kid. All he ever wanted to do, since he was a toddler, was be in the Armed Forces.
It will be a wonderful world when national defense is no longer necessary. Humanity is still a distance away from that.
I also appreciate (& can relate to) the coffee mug your son is holding in the current banner photo.
If my personal Hubble Telescope is accurate, It says: "Bacon gives me a reason to get out of bed".
It's currently 4:30am (my time) and I recently woke from a dream and couldn't fall back to sleep. So i figured i'd do a bit of reading to fuel (fill) my brain for the next round of dreams and ended up here, reading this fascinating post about Black Holes.
I guess that means, "The Amendment" is my "Bacon" and reason to "rise", while TC "shines" a light on a very interesting subject.
I'll insert a few "unrelated" comments & musings below, in case other comments want to flow.
@ Tim: Your telescope works well. Grits, toast and scrambled eggs with diced tomato & ham ALSO get him out of bed.
I love these posts that get into the mechanical details of our "UNI"Verse (our "You & I" Verse if you will), but they tend to get little commentary afterward (likely because the subject matter is related to subjects that don't "matter" to many readers or touches upon topics that are out of our "intellectual wheelhouse", if you will.
With that in mind, i thought I'd ask a former "Dense Star", (aka George Castanza of Seinfeld fame) to weigh in on this rather heady subject of the impact of "temperature changes" on the distance between a nucleus and surrounding electrons (aka size & density).
Think of George as a "Professor" of our "UNIverse-ity", who can explain very complex subjects in very real human terms (or in the common man's language).
This short clip is his "Cliff Note's" version explaining this relatively scientific post .
If that is too much work, just know Professor George's lesson plan can be summarized as ...
"I WAS IN THE POOL! I WAS IN THE POOL!"
Great memory, Tim thanks!
Great post--now I know that "black holes" are way more than a place to store lots of stuff--closet, basement, attic, garage...
Loved the picture of your son and his troop--precious young men, may they be blessed and always safe! And what a beautiful picture of you with your lovely wife and friends--it looks like a very festive occasion!
It was a wedding, my compadre's son got married. There was a 15 piece Cuban orchestra, it was out of this world and probably like being in Havana during the late 1950s (but 800 miles to the southeast)
The wedding must have been a blast! My son-in-law is Cuban--I love visiting them in Miami and checking out the Cuban restaurants--they know how to party!
The only Cubans there were the musicians, but I will say Colombians have EVERYBODY in the world beat when it comes to a party.
Good looking gents and ladies
Thanks, Patrick and TC for another fascinating post. The issue of adjacent universes that have the same basic characteristics as this one raises a question: For what purpose(s) do such universes exist? Is another god in charge of each of those universes? Do the higher planes of existence (astral, causal, etc.) in these universes connect to, or unite with, the planes in this universe? How many other such universes are there in total?
Questions numbered and repeated to match answers.
1. For what purpose(s) do such universes exist? C: Growth, compartmentalized thus unique.
2. Is another god in charge of each of those universes? C:Define God and your answer will emerge. You are all God, together. "The Force" in Star Wars is God.
3. Do the higher planes of existence (astral, causal, etc.) in these universes connect to, or unite with, the planes in this universe? C: Yes, as does yours however you are not aware of the connection. The equivalents in other universes are not aware of you either. The connections are not as strong inter-universally as they are intra-universally.
4. How many other such universes are there [and] in total? C: Eight, there exist a total of nine.
Patrick and TC, thank you. I remember pondering whether George Lucas' The Force is a perfect analog of God, but I had to conclude it was not, for two reasons:
1. The Force seemed to be represented only as an external entity, at least in the early movies in the series;and
2. There is no "dark side" of God, as I understand it. Negativity is the absence of God, I seem to have read. And certainly any dark side of God would not have enhanced powers.
Does TC agree?
2. Humans discuss the dark side constantly - Hell and Satan, versus Heaven and God.
1. I saw "The Force" as a strength available to anyone willing to tap in, who had the ability. Nothing external at all.
Dear Patrick and Committee,
just pondering on the answers, maybe (no, for sure) more questions to come, but for now I have just one:
Nine "universes"? This number flabbergasts me, and make me wonder: why nine (1-our universe, plus other eight) ?
I just supposed that the universes were unlimited in number, so this exact number disconcerts me... Is there a foundamental reason for this number? Or is it just as it is, a thing without a reason?
Do physical laws are different from ours in those other eight universes? Considering your answers, it seems not. Just other eight universes much like our? Are the universes evolving and eventually all nine disappear, to allow a different number of universes arise and develop?
Have a nice day
@ Pierluigi: Says The Committee:
The nine digits used on Earth, are a symbol and representation of the nine universes, three groups of three, the points of the triangles which represent all matter.
Dimensional levels and physical constraints & properties are the same in all nine.
All nine mutate, evolve and develop simultaneously.