compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
Since I was first introduced to the ART of SYSTEMS ANALYSiS on an IBM System/360 64K CoreStore Mainframe, which was the size of a small block of flats, during my initial training as an Air Traffic Controller with the Ministry of Aviation at the School of Air Traffic Control in Hampshire, UK; and here we are NOW, as computing moves to the sub-atomic level, contemplating the development of an IBM device that can unlock THE MOST SOPHISTICATED forms of modern computer cyber-security. …Continue
received their Nobel Prize for unravelling the structure of DNA, two other
Cambridge scientists were preparing for a second revolution. A PhD student
called Fred Vine and his supervisor, Dr Drummond Matthews, had found the
crucial evidence that the Earth’s surface is not fixed and immutable, but is
created more or less continuously at ridges in the middle of the ocean.
The publication of their paper in Nature, 53 years ago, under the slightly
arcane title “Magnetic Anomalies over Ocean Ridges”, is widely held as
marking the arrival of plate tectonics – the grand unifying theory that
underpins all of modern geology. This subject of plate tectonics had
become a foundation stone of Rex Beddis's SENSE of PLACE series of…Continue
Posted by Michael Grove on October 22, 2018 at 12:00
... of EVERYTHING [BE]ing CONNECTED to EVERYTHING ELSE, throughout
our multiverse of parallel universes, the situation in that respect, here on
Spaceship Earth today, could have been a Japanese-Nazi controlled global
hegemony had it nor been for the invention of the 10cm Cavity Magnetron
by John Randall and Harry Boot. IS THERE ANY WONDER therefore • in
the context of my very own ATC Area Radar Controller experience of the
Spiral Dynamics Integral…Continue
For while there is no Great Chain of Being, as the medievals understood
it, there is most definitely a Great Matrix to which all beings belong.
The existentialist in you may stay awake at night pondering how big the
universe is, but it is perhaps more instructive to pay attention to how
small entities can be. The known universe is as many orders of magnitude
smaller than us as it is larger. As physicist Richard Feynman famously
“there is a lot of room at the bottom.”
A MATRIX is a structure, medium, or environment in which something
develops. The Great Matrix is …Continue
THE group of islands off the northwest shores of the
European Sub-Continent of Asia, which today constitute
the nations of the UK and Eire, stems from the fact that
Cornwall, as the centre of tin-mining for that group of
islands, was the epicentre of the development of the
Bronze Age, because [IT] was only one of less than
10 places on earth where tin has ever been mined.
Mining existed in Cornwall from the days of stone age
man and dates back to between 1000 and 2000 B.C.
when Cornwall is thought to have been visited by metal
traders from the eastern Mediterranean. They named
Britain, the 'Cassiterides' - 'Tin Islands'; and [IT] was of
course the Romans who named Britain, Britannia for the
self same reason that the Latin name means '…Continue
Posted by Michael Grove on September 22, 2018 at 17:30
of the RAF recede into memory and the 100th Anniversary of the ending of
the Great War looms large • the words which Winston Churchill wrote in his
book Painting as a Pastime ...
"Whether you feel that your soul is pleased by the conception or contemplation of harmonies or that your mind is stimulated by the aspect of magnificent problems or whether you are content to have fun in trying to observe and depict the jolly things you see, the vistas of possiblity are limited only by the shortness of life. Every day you may make progress; every day you may be fruitful, yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the…
Posted by Michael Grove on September 22, 2018 at 10:30
[IT] IS a most humbling thought to realise that 99.99% of ALL that ME•WE
NOW K•N•O•W about our relationship with Spaceship Earth and [IT]s interrelationship with the MAJESTY of the KOSMOS, has happened during the last three-score years and ten of my own life here on our pale blue dot, and that more specifically THE uniqueness of THE group of islands off the northwest shores of the European Sub-Continent of Asia, which today constitute the nations of the UK and Eire, stems from the fact that Cornwall, as the centre of tin-mining for that group of islands, was the epicentre of the development of the Bronze Age, because [IT] was only one of 10 places on earth where tin has ever been mined. So let those that subscribe to THE MINDSIGHT of THE curious case of [BE]ing BRITISH ~ NOW rejoice in the fact that the so-called BREXIT looms large and pay homage to that man of ultimate wisdom from across the seas, who IS absolutely responsible for that which we all know as…Continue
Posted by Michael Grove on September 22, 2018 at 8:30
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The Colour of Time by Dan Jones and Marina Amaral
This book, a collaboration between historian Dan Jones and Brazilian artist
Marina Amaral, takes 200 photographs from the century between 1850
and 1960 and renders them into colour with the aim of giving them greater
immediacy. It is a century of empires and revolutions, cataclysmic social
change and great technological progress.
Images from Russia before and after the revolution share pages with figures
before and after the American Civil War. Politicians and royalty alternate
with soldiers and peasants, labourers and assassins, the living and the…
The emphasis that science has placed on one particular form of
observation has made any kind of unified view quite impossible.
As said here before and often complained of elsewhere, the dualistic
view is self-justifying. It makes a (quite spurious) claim to "objectivity"
in such a way as to exclude human experience and knowing from any
possibility of delivering the "truth". The objectivity is spurious because
that choice of perspective is a subjective one. Perhaps more importantly,
it is quite simply out of touch with the scientific nature of reality.
Remember, we have used science itself both in
our method and our …Continue
1. These files are in the recommended reading order for a very good reason.2. In The Milk Is White read from the very first page viz. the title page.3. Most, perhaps all, questions that arise in the…Continue
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